Board of Trustees 2018 – 2019

The following is a list of the current Board of Trustees for the NMDHA. NMDHA represents the interests of over 1,300 dental hygienists in New Mexico. This board is elected in the fall of each year and serves a one-year term in most offices. The position of Secretary, Treasurer, and Delegate is a two-year commitment.

The Councils are appointed or re-appointed by the current President. If you are interested in serving your profession, please contact the current President. We are always happy to see new faces and get input on keeping our profession at the forefront of oral healthcare in New Mexico.

Questions or comments for any Board member can be directed to the President, who will forward your email to the intended Board member.


PresidentElmer Gonzalez
Immediate Past-presidentCindy Vigil
Vice-presidentMaya Mascarenaz
SecretaryVivian Barker
TreasurerChristina Calleros
President ElectValoree Althoff


Delegate ChairRebecca Sanchez
DelegateAlexandra Moore
Alternate DelegateValoree Althoff


High DesertMary Kaye Vigil
Cathy Sovereign
SouthernRenee Flores
Tres RiosRachel Bartley
ADHA District IX TrusteeCynthia Baty

Council Chairs

AdministrationCathy Sovereign
Education and ResearchKayla Gallegos
General Membership MeetingsMary Kaye Vigil
Member ServicesJeannie Henley
Public RelationsVivian Barker
Regulation and PracticeBarbara Posler

PR Committee Members

Newsletter/E-newsKelly Valdez-Ayres
Jacob Kaulapai
Social Media ManagerVivian Barker
Website ManagerVivian Barker
Committee MemberVacant

Member Services Committee

Committee MemberKayla Gallegos
Committee MemberMaya Mascarenaz


HYPAC ChairErik Smith
HYPAC TreasurerPam Morris
NMDHA ADHA IOH LiaisonKelly Valdez-Ayres
ParliamentarianBarbara Posler
Volunteer CoordinatorKitty Rivera

Mission Statement

To represent dental hygienists in continuing to improve the oral health of our community by being innovative in increasing access to quality oral healthcare.

Vision Statement

To elevate the dental hygiene profession by promoting education, expanding the opportunities for practice, and enhancing access to quality oral healthcare.

Our Goals

  • Serve as the recognized authority for the profession of dental hygiene
  • Promote consumer advocacy in oral health care as part of total health
  • Achieve autonomy of dental hygiene education, licensure and practice


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