Presbyterian Española Hospital Board of Trustees
Because we are owned by the communities we serve, we are governed and guided by community leaders who volunteer to serve on our board of trustees. These fellow New Mexicans willingly donate their time, energy and expertise to improving the health of patients, members and the communities we serve.
Cathy Guillen has served as a member of the Presbyterian Española Hospital Community Board of Trustees since 1994 and currently serves as Chair. Ms. Guillen has previously served as Co-Chair of the Board and on the Finance Committee of the Presbyterian Healthcare Services Board of Directors. She also serves on the Holy Cross Church Finance Committee and is a member of the Amantes de Flores Garden Club.
Ms. Guillen retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2006 with over 31 years of service. Just prior to her retirement, she served as the Deputy Project Leader overseeing the implementation of the Accounts Payable module of the Laboratory’s new Oracle Accounting System. The biggest challenge of her assignment was assisting employees in accepting the new system and guiding them through the new processes while maintaining daily business functions.
She is a life-long resident of the Española Valley and is proud of the many improvements and successes she has witnessed at Presbyterian Española Hospital during her tenure on the Board.
Tess Casados is a resident of the Tierra Amarilla area, a rural agricultural community located in the mountains of northern Rio Arriba County and has served on the Presbyterian Española Hospital Community Board of Trustees since 2003. Ms. Casados is the retired executor director of La Clinica del Pueblo de Rio Arriba, having served in that capacity from 1992 through 2002. La Clinica is recognized as a model for rural health care delivery. Consequently, she is extremely knowledgeable in the special challenges of providing health care to isolated, disadvantaged communities with few resources.
From 2003-2006, she served as the assistant director of the National Center for Frontier Communities, the only national organization dedicated to the smallest and most geographically isolated communities in the United States. Ms. Casados served on the New Mexico Health Service Corps Advisory Committee from 1998–2003, was a member of the founding Board of Directors of El Centro de los Niños (a child development center) and currently serves as the secretary/ treasurer of her local domestic water association.
Josie Lujan is a life-long resident of Chimayo, New Mexico. She is a journalist, historian, and published author/folklorist. In the Humanities field, she was the recipient of a Bicentennial Award and a National Endowment for the Arts award for the study of Spanish Colonial drama, with exhibits at the Smithsonian Institution, American History Encounters Project; a Ford Foundation grant for study in Spain; and a University of New Mexico grant for study in Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico.
She brings a variety of experience, strong management skills, and is an advocate for employee career, professional development, and educational opportunities through support of scholarship programs including the Española Hospital Foundation. She has over 15 years of service, having served twice on the Española Hospital Community Board of Trustees. She is a graduate of The College of Santa Fe.
Ms. Lujan is currently a member of the Española Hospital Foundation, the Española Hospital Auxiliary, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, the MANA del Norte Scholarship Program Committee, the Santa Cruz Irrigation District Board of Directors, and the New Mexico Acequia Association. She is a former member of the New Mexico Acequia Commission, and a former associate researcher for Rio Quemado, Rio en Medio, Rio Frijoles, and Rio Santa Cruz Stream Systems’ Community Ditch Association.
Rey Medina has been a member of the Presbyterian Española Hospital Community Board of Trustees since 2009. Mr. Medina has extensive experience with legislative matters and has been a positive and proactive force in northern New Mexico in many areas, including veteran affairs, and social and health issues. He is a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and has held elective office for the New Mexico House of Representatives District 4. Mr. Medina comes from beautiful Chama, New Mexico.
Nila Montoya has served on the Presbyterian Española Hospital Community Board of Trustees since 2006. She has served the students in the Española Valley as an educator for over 16 years. Currently, she works as an instructional coach, teaching teachers as well as students. She is a member of the International Reading Association and the Council of Mathematics Teachers.
Prior to a teaching career, Mrs. Montoya worked in Human Resources and Employee Relations with Los Alamos National Laboratory and Presbyterian Española Hospital. She supports her community in various fundraising events that benefit local schools and Holy Cross Church. Her relationship with Presbyterian Española Hospital includes early student internship, employment, and service on its Board of Trustees.
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Brenda Romero has over 25 years experience in nursing. As Administrator and previous Director of Nursing and Patient Care Services at Española Hospital, Ms. Romero dedicated her personal and professional life toward enriching the health and well being of northern New Mexico and is well known for her volunteer work to address the serious and ever growing problem of drug addition and domestic violence in Española.
She is a life-long northern New Mexico resident and serves on a number of boards and committees within the hospital, such as the Española Hospital Community Board of Trustees, the Medical Executive Committee, the Medical Quality Assurance Committee and the Medical Staff Committee. She is a member of the Infection, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, the Patient Care Committee and the Environment of Care Committee. In the community, she volunteers as a Lunch Buddy Program Board Member, a member of the Nursing Department Advisory Board for both Northern New Mexico Community College and Santa Fe Community College, and previously served on the Governor’s Drug Prevention Task Force.
Lloyd Vigil, PhD
Dr. Lloyd Vigil has been a member of the Presbyterian Española Hospital Community Board of Trustees since 2004. Dr. Vigil completed his PhD from the University of New Mexico where he has earned several endorsements in psychology and psychoanalysis. He is an active member of the American Psychological Association, a Diplomat in the American College of Professional Mental Health, and an active member of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) APA Affiliate in New Mexico and Denver, Colorado.
He is currently involved in research and clinical activities which focus on Developmental Affective Neuroscience, specifically the common mechanisms by which early attachment relationships facilitate self-regulatory structures and an individual’s unique expression of his or her subjective experience. His original interest in affect regulation and self organization yielded a publication entitled, “The Impact of Early Object Relations on Personality Development.” He currently is a consultant and maintains a specialty practice in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology.
Presbyterian Española Hospital
1010 Spruce St.
Española, NM 87532