Advisory Council


The Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation and Occupational Disease and Disablement is a statutory body created by the New Mexico Workers' Compensation Laws and Regulations. The Governor appoints members of the council, which is comprised of six voting members, three representing workers and three representing employers. The WCA director serves as an ex-officio member. The council reports annually to the Governor and Legislature concerning the state of the workers' compensation system, and to make recommendations regarding rules and regulations. Under law, the role of the council is strictly advisory. While the Council's role is advisory, the Council has authority to appoint members to the panel that approves Independent Medical Examination providers. It otherwise has no authority and cannot make recommendations on individual cases.

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Meeting Schedule

The Advisory Council's Thursday, December 9 at 2 p.m. meeting has been cancelled. An announcement of a new meeting date will be announced soon.

Read the draft minutes of the November 4 meeting.

Open Meeting Resolution - 2019

Advisory Council Bylaws

Advisory Council reports can be found in Publications.

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Gov. Lujan Grisham Appoints New Advisory Council Members


Darrell Deaguero
Term expires: June 25, 2023

Courtenay Eichhorst
Term expires: April 1, 2023

Sara Ranney
Term expires: April 1, 2025


Kevin J. McGinley
Term expires: April 1, 2021

Marni Goodrich
Term expires: July 1, 2025

Lillian Santillanes
Term expires: April 1, 2023

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Advisory Council Annual Reports

The Advisory Council annual reports are also available on the publications page.

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Director, Ex-Officio
Director, Workers' Compensation Administration
PO Box 27198
Albuquerque, NM 87125-7198
Office: (505) 841-6007

Staff Assistance to the Council:
Diana Sandoval-Tapia
Public Information Officer
PO Box 27198
Albuquerque, NM 87125-7198
Office: (505) 841-6052

Please mail correspondence for the Advisory Council to:

Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation and Occupational Disease Disablement
PO Box 27198
Albuquerque, NM 87125-7198

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