People of the WCA
To meet the objectives of the WCA's mission, the agency provides a wide range of services to workers, employers and insurance providers through its main office and six regional offices. All bureaus within the agency report to the Office of the Director. The WCA's bureaus are divided into three broad groups: Operations, Support Services, and General Counsel.
The WCA is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Office of the Director
The director is responsible for the administration of all aspects of the WCA. The director is assisted in duties by two executive deputy directors.
Loretta Lopez, Director, (505) 841-6007
Michael Holt, General Counsel, (505) 841-6822
Trey Flynt, Employer Compliance Manager, (505) 841-6851
Sandra Gardner, Enforcement Bureau Chief, (505) 841-6064
Mark Plomer, UEF Administrator, (505) 841-6050
The WCA's Support Services division oversees the safety program, field offices, information systems, finances, facilities,
human resources, economic research, and medical cost containment.
Leigh Martinez, Executive Deputy Director, (505) 841-6846
Brenda Henderson, Information Systems Manager, (505) 841-6867
Freddy Ramirez, Facilities Manager, (505) 841-6039
Michelle Green, Financial Manager, (505) 841-6847
Peggy Tafoya, Field Operations Manager, (505) 841-6056
Richard Adu-Asamoah, Economic Research and Policy Bureau Chief, (505) 841-6044
Jessica Sanchez, Medical Cost Containment Bureau Chief, (505) 841-6042
Paul Martinez, Safety Manager, (505) 841-6830
The Operations division oversees adjudication, mediation, clerk of the court, ombudsmen, and self-insurance.
Kenneth Owens, Acting Executive Deputy Director, (505) 841-6024
Heather Jordan, Clerk of the Court, (505) 841-6028
Kenneth Owens, Mediation Bureau Chief, (505) 841-6024
Clyde Romero, Self-Insurance and Regulatory Audit Bureau Chief, (505) 841-6860
Richard Villafuerte, Ombudsman Program Bureau Chief, (505) 841-6806
WCA Organization Chart