M’tucci’s Italian, with four restaurants and a catering company, has promoted five staff members to partner status. They are Sherri Rivenburgh, controller; Austin Leard, operations manager and beverage director; Chris O’Sickey, chef de cuisine; Cory Gray, chef; and Shawn Cronin, sous chef. They join founding partners Jeff Spiegel, Katie Gardner and John Haas.
Debbie Brickman, finance manager at S.A.F.E. House, an intimate partner domestic violence shelter, has received the Advocacy in Action (AIA) Service Award from the New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission.
Viola E. Flórez, Ph.D., has received the Estrella Brillante Award from the Hispanic Women’s Council (HWC) in recognition of her extraordinary service to HWC. Flórez was commended for promoting the educational goals of HWC. She is a professor and the PNM endowed chair of the College of Education at UNM.
Lovelace Medical Group has hired two new providers. They are
Katherine Lee, M.D., board-certified internal medicine provider specializing in breast health at the Lovelace Women’s Hospital Breast Care Center. Lee has a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University; a medical degree from Northeastern Ohio University; and completed an internship and residency at the University of California – Davis. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians; Southwest Oncology Group; International Association of Medical Science Educators; and Speakers Bureau for Breast Cancer Lectures.
Catherine Lukes, CNM, ND, a certified nurse midwife with a doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine. Lukes has a master’s degree in nurse midwifery from the University of New Mexico. She will be located at the Lovelace Women’s Hospital Clinic.
Lauren Henriksen has joined Creative Santa Fe as office, media and events coordinator. Henriksen previously spent eight years working and teaching at various art and nonprofit organizations and galleries throughout California and Colorado. She has a bachelor’s degree, with honors, in ceramics from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Robin Dozier Otten has joined the Parker Center for Family Business (PCFB) at the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management as the executive director. Dozier Otten is president and CEO of RDO Strategic Consultants LLC, a public issues consulting firm founded in July 2003. She has a bachelor’s degree in government and a law degree, both from UNM.
Ries Robinson, M.D., has joined Presbyterian Healthcare Services as senior vice president and chief information officer. Robinson has 20 years’ experience in transitioning ideas and concepts into operational systems. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and a medical degree from UNM.
United Way of Central New Mexico (UWCNM) has elected new 2017-18 board of director officers and board members.
New officers elected are Kirby Jefferson – retired from Intel, chair; Kyle Beasley – Bank of Albuquerque, immediate past chair; Jason Harrington – HB Construction, chair elect; Lisa Kruger – Rio Grande Realty & Investments, secretary/treasurer; Ryan Shell – New Mexico Gas Company, campaign chair; Norm Becker – New Mexico Mutual, strategic development chair; Carol Mayo Cochran – REDW, public policy chair; Tony Dees – Sandia Area FCU, community impact chair; Del Esparza – Esparza Advertising, marketing chair; Guido Kemp – Wells Fargo, corporate cornerstone chair; and Alejandro Ortega – UNM, rural communities chair.
Board members elected are Bobbie Collins, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie; Lisa Eden, PNM; Duke Halle, D.D.S.; Jessica Hernandez, city of Albuquerque; Lisa Kruger, Rio Grande Realty & Investments; Sonya Priestly, community volunteer; and Shyla Shepperd, Bow and Arrow Brewery.