Villa Therese Catholic Clinic Board Members

Archbishop John C. Wester

Board President

Archbishop Wester entered the seminary in the eighth grade. He went on to attend Saint Joseph College, in Mountain View, Calif. (1968), and earn a bachelor’s degree (1972) from Saint Patrick College, in Mountain View, Calif. He holds a Master

Victoria Otero

Executive Director

Victoria is the Executive Director of Villa Therese Catholic Clinic, the only true free clinic in the State of NM that provides free basic and primary medical, dental, and vision services to the uninsured and anyone in need. Victoria has

Ron Aldrich

Board Chair

Ron Aldrich, MBA, LFACHE, has fifty-four years leadership and governance experience in national and regional healthcare organizations including twenty years as CEO of three multi-hospital systems and five years as a hospital CEO. Ron helped lead the merger twenty-four years

Emelda Martinez

Board Vice-Chair

Emelda Martinez, RN, BSN, has over 35 years working in the Maternal Child Health field.  As a clinical RN, she worked 12 years in the hospital setting as a Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse. She has a Bachelor’s of Science (BSN)

Adam Archuleta

Treasurer

Treasurer Adam Archuleta comes to LHC as a health care executive with 28 years of experience working for the Department of Health & Human Services Indian Health Service. While achieving the rank of Captain in the United States Public Health

Delores Shapiro

Board Member

Dolores Shapiro, Ph.D., RN, is a retired professor of nursing and anthropology whose research focused on Afro-Catholic religious groups in Brazil.  She hails from the borough of the Bronx in New York City, where she was educated by the Sisters

Genevieve Tarnow

Board Member

Genevieve Tarnow has over 10 years of healthcare administration and operations experience. She currently serves as the Oncology Service Line Director for the CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, which includes oversight of the Regional Cancer Center, Clinical Trials, Palliative

Aamna Nayyar

Board Member

Nayyar holds her dental practice license with the Dental Board of California and Pakistan Medical & Dental Council. She has been serving as the Director of the Department of Dental Health at Santa Fe Community College [SFCC] since 2003. She

Barbara Perez Deppman

Board Member

Barbara Perez Deppman, FACHE, has over 40 years of progressive leadership experience in imaging services since she launched her career as a registered technologist both in radiology and ultrasonography. She has worked with various consulting firms. As a solo practitioner

Gloria Martinez-Friested

Gloria Martinez-Friestad has over 25 years of development and fundraising experience. She retired from the American Cancer Society in 2013, where she spent over 20 years management and fundraising throughout northern New Mexico. In 2014 she joined La Familia Medical