Presbyterian Central New Mexico Community Board of Trustees
Presbyterian's Albuquerque area medical centers, including Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital, are accountable to a board of committed community leaders.
Brian Fantl retired after 35 years of employment as the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Albuquerque Publishing Company and Albuquerque Journal, where he oversaw daily operations of sales, production, circulation and support departments. Mr. Fantl was also responsible for healthcare benefits for more than 450 employees and had a longstanding purchaser relationship with Presbyterian Health Plan. He continues to serve as Senior Consultant and Vice President of The Studios at Journal Center, a movie and TV production facility located in Albuquerque.
Mr. Fantl has served on various corporate and community boards in Albuquerque. He also held positions of Vice President of Labor Relations for both the Sun-Times Company and Chicago Sun-Times, and K-III Information Group, a division of K-III Communications Corp. He is a graduate of the University of Albuquerque and has completed numerous other professional development programs in Human Resources, Labor Relations, and Management Development.
Mr. Fantl is a veteran of the U.S. Army.
In November 2019, the Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) Governing Board unanimously selected Tracy Hartzler to become the sixth president of CNM. She officially began her presidency on January 1, 2020.
Before becoming CNM President, Ms. Hartzler was CNM’s Vice President for Finance and Operations and has been at CNM since 2015. She has served the public sector for more than 25 years in education, government, and policy roles. Since 2011, Ms. Hartzler has played a significant role in shaping post-secondary education in New Mexico, first with the New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee, and later with CNM.
At the Legislative Finance Committee, Ms. Hartzler served as the New Mexico Legislature’s expert on higher education policy and funding where she led the annual statewide higher education budget and policy initiatives. In this role, she participated in a major revision of the state’s institutional funding formula, staffed program and funding changes to the Legislative Lottery Scholarship Program and expanded a statewide healthcare workforce initiative. She worked closely with legislative and executive agency staff on capital projects and workforce training requests. To advance this work, she served on national policy teams and student success advocacy groups helping public officials implement best practices and policies.
More recently, President Hartzler turned her national and statewide expertise to the service of residents in central New Mexico as CNM’s Vice President of Finance and Operations. Before becoming CNM President, she also served as Treasurer for both CNM Ingenuity, Inc., the enterprise arm of the College, and the CNM Foundation. She has held various positions at the College overseeing budgeting and finance, strategic planning, accreditation and research, human resources, facilities, information technology, and other operational and support functions.
In 2019, President Hartzler also served all New Mexico public higher education institutions as the Governor’s appointee to the New Mexico State Investment Council. During her time at CNM, she also served as the community college member on the state’s Complete College America team advocating for policies that improve student retention and completion.
From 2009-2011, Ms. Hartzler served as Special Assistant Attorney General for the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission in Santa Fe, and from 2006-2009, she served as Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C. During her time in these roles, Ms. Hartzler helped local, tribal, state and federal government elected and appointed leaders, as well as community advocates, solve complex problems. She drafted and led federal legislative efforts to improve health care, housing and education for tribal members and aid tribal self-determination efforts. Working effectively across political lines, she furthered legislation to resolve and fund historic land and water disputes in many western states, including New Mexico.
Early in her career, Ms. Hartzler worked with parents, school and agency administrators to help students attend and graduate from high school and college programs. She expanded a mentoring and scholarship program for historically marginalized high school students. As an urban, Catholic high school development director, she raised annual funds and led a capital campaign to build a multi-use school and community facility.
President Hartzler earned her Juris Doctorate from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America. She earned her Master of Education Degree from the University of Virginia with highest honors, and she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree, cum laude, from Saint Mary’s College in Indiana. She is a member of the New Mexico, Indiana (inactive), and District of Columbia Bars.
Norm Becker recently retired from New Mexico Mutual as President and CEO and has vast experience in the business of insurance and health care. Mr. Becker’s former roles include 20 years with Blue Cross Blue Shield plans with the last seven of those years as CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico. He also served as President and CEO of Lovelace Health System from 2003-2006, a system of hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group, health plan and medical laboratory.
Mr. Becker is an active leader in the community. He is a member of the Board of Directors for PNM Resources, member of the Community Board of Directors for Bank of Albuquerque, past chair of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce and Leadership New Mexico, as well as former chair of United Way of Central New Mexico. He currently serves or previously served on the Board of United Way of Central New Mexico, Leadership New Mexico, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, and National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation. Mr. Becker was honored as a Top Performing CEO by New Mexico Business Weekly in 2010 and earned his master’s in health care administration from the University of Colorado.
Christine K. Cassel holds a Presidential Chair as Visiting Professor at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine, where she is working on projects in aging and longevity, the role of technology in health care, and biomedical ethics.
In March of 2018, Dr. Cassel completed her term as Planning Dean for the new Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine based in Pasadena, California. From 2013-2016, she was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Quality Forum and, prior to that, served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the ABIM Foundation.
Dr. Cassel was one of 20 scientists chosen by President Obama to serve on the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). She was the co-chair and physician leader of PCAST reports on health information technology, scientific innovation in drug development and evaluation, systems engineering in healthcare, technology to foster independence and quality of life in an aging population, and safe drinking water systems.
Dr. Cassel graduated from the University of Chicago and completed her MD degree at the University of Massachusetts. She did her residency in internal medicine at Children’s Hospital of San Francisco and University of California at San Francisco, where she also was a founder and graduate of the bioethics fellowship program. She was the first fellow in Geriatric Medicine at the Portland VA Medical Center and Oregon Health Sciences University where she returned as Dean of the Medical School in 2001. She was chair of the Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Chief of General Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago. She is a leading expert in geriatric medicine, medical ethics, health policy and quality of care.
Among her many professional achievements and honors, Dr. Cassel was elected to membership of the National Academy of Medicine in 1992. She was the first woman to be President of the American College of Physicians and, subsequently, Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine. She has served as Chair of the Board of the Greenwall Foundation, a national foundation in bioethics, was the President of the American Federation for Aging Research, and was a member of the Advisory Committee to the Director at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Cassel’s other board service includes serving on the Boards of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Premier, Inc, and the Russell Sage Foundation. She has received numerous honorary degrees and is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Medicine of the United Kingdom and Canada. She is author of over 200 articles and author or editor of 11 books, including one of the leading textbooks in geriatric medicine, and Medicare Matters: What Geriatric Medicine Can Teach American Health Care.
Dr. Sue Cleveland has been Superintendent of the Rio Rancho Public School District since its creation in 1994 and is currently the longest-serving school superintendent in New Mexico. She began her professional journey in education as a teacher at Mayfield High School in Las Cruces. She then held teaching and administrative positions in the Houston, Texas and Charlotte, North Carolina metro areas before returning to New Mexico. She is a graduate of Sandia High School, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Mexico and a Master of Arts degree from New Mexico State, and earned her doctorate at the University of Houston.
Dr. Cleveland has served on the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors since 2007. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Central New Mexico and has had the privilege of participating on task forces, boards, and commissions for many state and national organizations. She was recently inducted into the New Mexico Coalition of Educational Leaders Hall of Fame, is a former recipient of the Governor’s Award for Outstanding New Mexico Women, and a former National Superintendent of the Year finalist.
Dr. Monique Garcia is an Albuquerque pediatrician practicing at Presbyterian Medical Group Northside Pediatrics since August 2002 where she is also the lead physician. She currently serves as one of the assistant medical directors of the Presbyterian Medical Group Primary Care Program.
Dr. Garcia received her Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Professional Studies and Theology at the University of Notre Dame. She attended Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. She completed her residency in general pediatrics at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Garcia is board certified in general pediatrics by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Mary Romero Hart is the Senior Manager of Benefits for Sandia National Laboratories managed by National Technology and Engineering Solutions (NTESS) and has a thorough understanding and successful track record of developing and implementing Human Resources (HR) and Benefits strategy across a broad spectrum of areas.
Her human resources and business acumen with approximately 40 years of progressive HR management includes talent acquisition, talent management, labor bargaining, employee benefits, HR policy, performance management, compensation, training and development, wellness programs, occupational medicine, on-site clinical services, procurement, budget/financial management, and HR Information Systems project management.
As Benefits Senior Manager at Sandia National Laboratories, she is currently responsible for the strategic development, execution, and administration of the Lab’s Benefits programs, including employee and retiree health care benefits such as medical, pharmacy, dental, vision, corporate time-away-from-work policies, short-/long-term disability programs, life insurance, retirement and savings programs, voluntary benefits programs, and other related initiatives.
Prior to joining Sandia 18 years ago, Mary worked in various HR management roles for large employers in the Albuquerque community, such as BDM Corporation, University of New Mexico Hospital, MCI, and Albuquerque Public Schools. Mary has a passion for building and sustaining strong partnerships with collaboration, continuous improvement, and offering exceptional employee experiences.
Ms. Hart has served on many not-for-profit boards and local and national associations and has volunteered her time in supporting the New Mexico Coalition on Healthcare Value, a multi-stakeholder-led coalition focused on improving the quality of care both in Albuquerque and New Mexico. She also serves on the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchasers Employer Leadership Council.
Ms. Hart holds bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Organizational Psychology and a master’s degree in Organizational Development. She is certified in both SHRM-SHP and HRCI-SPHR.
Tim Johnsen, FACHE, serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Presbyterian Delivery System.
In his role, Mr. Johnsen oversees all operations across Presbyterian’s healthcare delivery system with a specific focus on patient quality, safety, experience, growth, stewardship and expansion of the daily management system across the organization. He has more than 25 years of healthcare experience, most recently as Senior Vice President, Hospital Operations at Presbyterian. Prior to joining Presbyterian, Mr. Johnsen served as Hospital Division Chair for INTEGRIS Health in Oklahoma, where he also served as President of its flagship facility, INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center. Previously, he served as President/Chief Executive Officer of several Mercy Health hospitals. He began his career as a registered nurse in critical care, emergency services and air-medical services.
Mr. Johnsen serves on the boards of directors for Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico and the New Mexico Hospital Association, and on the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board.
He earned his master’s degree in business administration from Webster University in St. Louis, his master’s degree in health services administration from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, and his bachelor’s degree in nursing from Southwest Missouri State University.
A Native New Mexican born at Presbyterian Hospital and raised in the East Mountains, Dr. Loucks has been a part of the community the majority of his life. He joined Presbyterian Medical Group in 2012 following his residency.
Dr. Loucks has served on hospital committees focused on Code Blue reviews, Hospitalist relations, and process improvements and also served as the Chair of Presbyterian’s Emergency Department Quality Assurance Committee. He has served as the Assistant Medical Director for the Presbyterian Rust Medical Center Emergency Department since 2019 and is the Co-Chair of the Medical Staff Practice Committee and Vice Chair of the Division of Emergency Medicine for Medical Staff Affairs. Dr. Loucks is the President-Elect of Presbyterian’s Medical Staff.
He earned undergraduate degrees in Spanish and Chemistry from the University of New Mexico and graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in 2009. He completed his residency training at MetroHealth Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio.
Janice Lucero is President and CEO of MVD Express, a longstanding successful private company that offers Motor Vehicle Division services throughout New Mexico. Ms. Lucero has owned the company since its inception in 1994. MVD Express employs more than 100 individuals and has processed more than 3 million transactions.
She was named one of New Mexico’s “Top 25 Women in Business” by New Mexico Woman Magazine from 2004 to 2008, a 2010 “Top CEO” by New Mexico Business Weekly, the New Mexico Small Business Person of the Year in 2011 and a 2013 Woman of Influence by New Mexico Business First. She is a member of Vistage International Organization of CEOs. Ms. Lucero has served as a board member for the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program, the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, and Roadrunner Food Bank.
Ms. Lucero earned a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in special education from the University of New Mexico and spent 15 years in the education field before opening MVD Express.
Lauren Madigan serves as President for Presbyterian Healthcare Services. She has held several leadership positions from leading operations for Presbyterian hospitals to guiding innovations for ambulatory services since joining Presbyterian in 1999. Most recently, she established the Ventures Department to identify initiatives that support Presbyterian’s growth strategy. As Vice President, Ventures, she led the development of ambulatory surgery centers and PRESNow locations to expand access to quality, affordable care.
She previously served as Senior Vice President, Market Development and Operational Planning and led efforts to open the first Presbyterian Medical Group clinic in Santa Fe, and as Chief Operating Officer in Central New Mexico, when she led the opening of Presbyterian Rust Medical Center. Over the past two decades, Ms. Madigan’s deep understanding of the community and market coupled with her visionary and collaborative leadership have helped Presbyterian deliver on our purpose.
In addition, Ms. Madigan serves on the management committee of the Albuquerque Ambulatory Eye Surgery Center and is a member of the New Mexico Chapter of the International Women’s Forum. She has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce and for Albuquerque Ambulance Service.
Ms. Madigan earned Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Administration and Policy degrees from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business Administration degree from Centenary College of Louisiana.
Eric Magaña has been a Pulmonary and Critical Care physician at Presbyterian Hospital since 2006. He worked in the same capacity at Lovelace Medical Center from 2002-2006. Dr. Magaña graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1996, completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas in 1999, and completed a Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of New Mexico in 2002. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. Thao Marquez practices medicine at Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center as a colorectal surgeon and serves as the Chair of Surgical Services and Chair of the Santa Fe Peer Review Committee. Prior to joining Presbyterian, she practiced in St. Louis for six years before moving to be closer to family in New Mexico.
Dr. Marquez grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota after immigrating from Vietnam at the age of 3, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry from Haverford College and her medical degree at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where she also completed an internship and a residency in general surgery. She subsequently completed a fellowship in colorectal surgery at Washington University, in St. Louis, Missouri.
Dr. Marquez is very involved in the Santa Fe community and serves as a member of the board of directors of the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico, as Chair of Hestia Fund Santa Fe, a non-profit supporting middle school youth, and as trustee on the school board of Santa Fe Preparatory School.
Patricia Montoya, a Registered Nurse by education and professional background, retired after 44 years in healthcare. She has had a distinguished and varied career and has served on many local and national boards and committees.
She began her career as a staff nurse in pediatrics at Presbyterian and then worked in the Emergency Department at Presbyterian while working as an Albuquerque Public Schools school nurse. In 1992, she opened the Presbyterian Medical Group site in the south valley of Albuquerque and served as the practice administrator.
She has worked in the private and public sector in management and leadership positions, as well as in the area of public policy. Ms. Montoya held political appointments under President Bill Clinton within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. These appointments included Commissioner for Children, Youth and Families Administration and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Dallas Regional Director. She returned to New Mexico after her federal service and later became the Secretary of Health for the State of New Mexico under Governor Bill Richardson. She led and managed the Robert Wood Johnson Initiative "Aligning Forces for Quality from 2009 – 2015” and transitioned that grant initiative into establishing the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value, a not-for-profit organization that is an employer-led, multi-stakeholder organization focused on health care value and health care transparency.
Her career focused on improving the healthcare system through innovation and transformation, improving health outcomes for everyone with attention to vulnerable and under-served populations, health professional recruitment/retention, driving the value proposition in healthcare (Triple Aim), leading healthcare payment reform efforts, and health policy.
She is a graduate of the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government State Health Leadership Initiative. She has a master’s degree in Public Administration - Health Administration, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of New Mexico.
Scottie Pierce came to Presbyterian Healthcare Services in 2016 as an inaugural member of the Santa Fe Presbyterian Advisory Committee. She served as an early voice to establish Santa Fe Medical Center advocating for the best medicine for Northern New Mexico. Expanding that focus state-wide, she joined the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors in 2017 and currently serves as Chair.
Dr. Pierce has extensive leadership experiences at the local, state, national and international levels in the areas of finance, public policy, education, mental health and addictions and advocacy. At the International level, she was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the President’s Council of Advisors on the certification of all medical schools throughout the world requesting recognition through licensing and approval that the schools were in conformance with the American Medical Association’s standards and practices. This involved each country’s medical school staffs and policy makers and, as the country appeared for periodic review and approval before this Committee, often they were accompanied by ambassadors and State Department personnel.
In addition, Dr. Pierce served on Allopathic and Osteopathic Hospital Boards and committees and has been a policy and program consultant to several medical schools, hospitals, and programs. She was further appointed by the Governor of Maine to serve on the Educational Committee of the States, part of the National Governors Association. and appointed to the New England Board of Higher Education.
At the State level, she was recruited by the Massachusetts Commissioner of Education to lead the finance and administrative policy duties for all public schools in the Commonwealth as they sought to implement the most comprehensive piece of social policy legislation (CH 766), which guarantees an appropriate education for all children 0-21. This required her to work with legislators, their staffs, and committees and every Superintendent and their staffs, as well as every city and town finance director. This legislation extended responsibility to state and local agencies responsible for all health, welfare, mental health, youth (adjudicated) services and required the re-vamping of teacher training and all professional consultant programs requiring certification to work with and deliver services through the public schools to the 0-21 age population.
Dr. Pierce was then recruited to direct two national public policy legal and programmatic national research studies for a National and Canadian Professional Association as the Director of State and Local Governmental Relations. As a result, she established the first multiple agency Policy Research Center in the United States making it possible for every State government and legislature to contract to consult, review and design enabling legislation identifying gaps, overlaps of multiple agency authority, consult on implementation strategy and timelines to provide expanded educational services and resources to the 0-21 age population through the public and private school system. Dr. Pierce appeared before numerous Congressional staff, committees, and members to lend support for best practices to be incorporated in the eventual passage of the Federal Law, expanding these policy rights across the Nation.
Dr. Pierce migrated from educational policy development to an emphasis on various funding strategies for financing post-secondary education and training for all trade schools as well as institutions of higher education. In Maine, as Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, she was instrumental in creating four not-for-profit, tax-exempt funded companies to bring new and expanded educational opportunities for Maine citizens and those wanting to attend accredited programs and schools around the world.
Dr. Pierce has served on local community boards and projects, representing the majors of Santa Fe, New Mexico and Waterville, Maine. She has also served on several community bank and credit union boards. She earned her bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees from New Mexico Highlands University and her doctorate degree from UMASS-Amherst.
John van Drimmelen is the co-owner of Innovative Systems Group, a business providing leadership on continuous improvement, complex supply chain challenges, employee motivation and retention, industry best practices adoption and cloud-based ERP systems implementation, including Oracle Netsuite. He is currently engaged with corporations in New Mexico, North America and Europe. He has a strong financial background and has extensive experience with high-level leadership in complex organizations, governance-related issues and data-driven management.
Mr. van Drimmelen has a master’s degree in economics from the University of Rotterdam and a master’s degree in the science of management from Troy University. His studies focused on managing organizations and organizational change.
Prior to immigrating to the United States, Mr. van Drimmelen had an extensive career as a Chief Executive Officer and board member for corporations in Europe. In these positions, he specialized in restructuring for fiscal responsibility and corporate expansion. He created methodologies and engaged in implementing direct changes that created the necessary foundation for companies to thrive. He has managed global subsidiaries in Europe, Brazil, Australia, and China.
Walter J. Voigt, MD, is a general surgeon providing diagnosis and management of a wide range of diseases and disorders. He also performs emergency and elective laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery, including gastrointestinal, colorectal, hernia and breast surgery procedures.
Dr. Voigt is fluent in Spanish and earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Miami and a medical degree at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr. Voigt completed an internship in surgery and a residency in general surgery at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. He is board certified in surgery.