WCA Mediators

WCA Continues Limited Onsite Operations

The New Mexico Workers' Compensation Administration (WCA), in keeping with directives issued by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to further reduce community spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), will continue to operate telephonically for mediations and hearings, and for much of the agency's daily operations through Friday, May 1, 2020.
Just another reminder, employers are responsible for the cost and arrangement of a qualified interpreter for the telephonic hearings and mediations, including arrangements for telephonic participation by the interpreter. Employers and their counsel are requested to set up conference calls for all parties, and provide conference calling information to the mediators, judges and Director. All parties, counsel and interpreters are strongly encouraged to participate telephonically from their own homes and offices to minimize exposure.
Continuing updates will be posted on the WCA website as soon as available. ​

For questions about mediation scheduling or submission of exhibits, please contact the secretary listed below.

Kenneth Owens, Bureau Chief

Secretary: Patricia Baca, 841-6814

Kenneth Owens is a native New Mexican and a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute, where he received his commission as a United States Army officer. He is a Persian Gulf War era Army veteran and served as an Air Defense artillery officer. Owens has a long history of helping others resolve their conflicts in a way that is ultimately beneficial for all parties. After his military service, he worked as a community organizer for El Centro de la Raza in Seattle. He returned to New Mexico and graduated from the UNM School of Law in 2011. Owens has worked extensively in state government, community legal services and in private practice, including assistant New Mexico attorney general and as an employee at New Mexico Legal Aid. Owens joined the Workers' Compensation Administration in late March 2018.

Shannon Driscoll

Shannon DriscollSecretary: Patricia Baca, 841-6814

Shannon Driscoll is from Columbus, Ohio. She received her B.A. degree from the University of Dayton, and in 2008, her law degree from the UNM School of Law. Driscoll has a passion for mediation, and has spent many years practicing the form in various settings. She spent two years as the statewide manager for the New Mexico Magistrate Court Mediation Program. Prior to that, she provided legal services and mediation. She is the current chair of the State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and Vice President of the New Mexico Mediation Association. Driscoll has been with the Workers' Compensation Administration since October, 2017.


Amme Hogan

Amme Hogan Secretary: Liz Zon - 505-841-6076

Amme Hogan has worked at the Workers’ Compensation Administration since 2001, beginning as Assistant General Counsel. She also worked as staff attorney for the director, and spent almost nine years representing the Uninsured Employers’ Fund before becoming a mediator. Hogan earned her B.A. in liberal arts from the University of Texas, with special honors in English; she earned her J.D. from the University of New Mexico. She also attended the Trial Lawyers College in Wyoming. Hogan has worked at the Public Defender Department in the Appellate Division; the Metro Division in Albuquerque; and was also in private practice several years before coming to the WCA.


Mediator (Vacant)

Secretary: Liz Zon - 505-841-6076