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Indicator Progress Commission Members

Bios for the current Indicator Progress Commission Members for the City of Albuquerque.

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Andrea Calderon

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Andrea has more than a decade's worth of experience in local government and currently serves as a Senior Advisor for Healthy Communities at the Johns Hopkins Center for Government Excellence (GovEx). Andrea’s honed equity lens and experience operationalizing equity within local governance informs service delivery at GovEx ensuring that equity is at the root of the work and actionable. Formerly the Race and Equity Data Analyst in the City of Albuquerque's Office of Equity and Inclusion, Andrea leveraged geospatial data interventions that would better serve communities disproportionately impacted by inequities and that have historically faced underinvestment. Prior to working at the City of Albuquerque, Andrea focused on sustainability education and systems change as Baltimore City’s Youth Sustainability Coordinator in Baltimore City's Office of Sustainability. She has worked at Baltimore City Schools central office, and in an array of schools and nonprofits. Andrea earned her Master's in Community and Regional Planning at the University of New Mexico and Bachelors of Arts in Anthropology at the University of Maryland, College Park.  

Jimmy Carleton

A headshot of Jimmy Carleton in a red shirt.Jimmy is a computational scientist at Sandia National Laboratories. His focus is on modeling and simulation of multiphysics and multiscale phenomena. This work includes calibrating and validating models by finding and using relevant experimental data. He also does basic scientific research and has worked as a mechanical engineer. His experience is in mechanics, engineering, physics, mathematics, and computer science, but he also has an interest in quantifying how the community’s goals are being met using available data. He has lived in Albuquerque for seven years, has kids in Albuquerque Public Schools and daycare, and likes to hike with his family in the Sandias.



Jessica D. R. DuVerneay

Headshot of Jessica DuVerneayJess likes to help people and organizations find answers to their questions while fostering a sense of empowerment. Leading world-class teams that turn strategy into logical, useful, human-centered structure and inspiring, innovative design is her favorite thing to do. Currently, Jess is Director, UX / UI at RS21 in Albuquerque, NM, and previously held positions at One North Interactive (Chicago), The Understanding Group (Michigan), and (Los Angeles). Her Masters of Library Science / HCI (MSI) is from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 

She led the first ever World IA Day (WIAD) as executive director in 2012, and co-chaired the 2015 IA Summit, and was awarded a NM Women In Tech Award by NMTC in 2021. In her past professional lives, Jessica has been a teacher, artist, library manager, and a small business owner; this allows her to understand, connect with, and provide top-notch solutions for people and organizations with wide variety of needs and backgrounds.

She lives in Albuquerque and has for over 12 years. New Mexico is her favorite state. Jess is dedicated to supporting and empowering people and organizations here in any way(s) she can, and is honored to be part of the IPC.

Elaine Hebard

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With a background in science, law and water planning, Elaine Hebard has worked in water-related activities along the US-Mexico border as well as here in the middle Rio Grande for more than twenty years.  She worked and volunteered with the public and with government officials to develop and implement water planning, has served on many water advisory committees and commissions, and has a strong record of promoting public participation in water matters.  Her desire is for our region to focus on how to ensure a resilient water supply so future generations can enjoy choices we have today.  Her hope is that the IPCC will include climate change, with overlays of environmental, economic and social justice, to the goals and indicators.

Dr. Shana M. Judge

Shana Judge, PhD, JD, MPP, MA, is the founder and Executive Director of Duddon Evidence to Policy Research, a law and social science consulting business that supports evidence-based policymaking with research and data analysis services. She has presented and published peer-reviewed research and data analyses primarily in the areas of criminal justice and health policy and has served as the principal investigator for a range of research and training grants. Dr. Judge, an Albuquerque native, previously worked as an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing, as an attorney for the Texas state legislature, and as a reporter and editor in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Timothy B. Krebs

A headshot of Timothy KrebsDr. Krebs is Professor of Political Science at the University of New Mexico, where he also served as Department Chair from 2016-2022. He earned his PhD in Political Science in 1997 from Loyola University Chicago. Before arriving at UNM in 2002, he served on the faculty at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Illinois Wesleyan University.

His teaching focuses on American politics, with a specialization in state and local government and campaigns and elections. He regularly teaches American National Government, Urban Politics, Comparative State Politics, and U.S. Campaigns and Elections, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. His research focuses on urban politics and policy. He has recently published a textbook on urban politics, and is in the process of finalizing manuscripts for publication on female candidate emergence at the local level and state legislative professionalism. This latter project grew out of a report commissioned by the Thornburg Foundation that focused on the implications of efforts to professionalize the New Mexico state legislature.

Dr. Patria de Lancer Julnes

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Dr. de Lancer Julnes is an internationally recognized scholar and consultant in performance measurement, government capacity building, and citizen-driven governance. She received her Ph.D. in public administration from Rutgers University.  Dr. de Lancer Julnes joined the University of New Mexico as the inaugural Rosenthal Endowed Professor of Public Administration and Director of the School of Public Administration. She recently served as Associate Dean and Professor at the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College, CUNY. She has held positions at the University of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland; Utah State University, Logan, Utah; the University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, Illinois; and Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey.


David Medrano

David MedranoDavid Medrano moved to Albuquerque in 2006 where he attended the University of New Mexico and obtained an undergraduate degree in psychology and Masters in Health Administration. David learned the importance of community activism at UNM where he participated in student advocacy organizations. David was appointed by Governor Lujan Grisham to sit on the SERVE New Mexico Commission and he currently serves as an advisor to the UNM Leadership Development Fraternity and on Presbyterian Healthcare LGBTQ+ steering committee. David is proud to serve New Mexicans by administrating regionally excellent care through his work as Director of Practice Operations for Presbyterian Cardiology. In his free time, David enjoys exploring the prospering foodie and coffee scene with friends, time with his dog, and embracing all the great things Albuquerque has to offer.

Stephen Olson

Bio coming soon.

Judy Pacheco

Headshot of Diane OgawaJudy Pacheco has been employed with YDI for 27 years.  She currently is in the Education, Employment and Training Division and was previously in the Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Division.  She has overseen specialized programs in the areas of Juvenile Justice, Restorative Justice, Individual and Group Mentoring, Stay in School Drop Out Prevention and Gang Intervention & Prevention.  Judy was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM and graduated from Menaul School.  Ms. Pacheco believes that not only having life experience but working alongside youth,families and communities allows for services and opportunities based directly on the needs of our constituents which gives a voice and empowerment to all living in our communities.   


Sarah Sampsel

Headshot of Sarah SampselMs. Sampsel is an independent consultant with a practice focus on health care quality, public health and health care organization quality strategy development and implementation.  She works collaboratively with clients to provide leadership, insight and subject matter expertise on data strategies, performance measurement, clinical guidance development, health policy, and other quality related strategic initiatives.  Sarah’s experience includes privately funded (life science industry) and publicly funded (CMS, CCIIO, CMMI) consulting engagements.  Past employers include Discern Health (Baltimore, MD), the National Quality Forum (NQF, Washington, DC), IMPAQ International (Columbia, MD), New Mexico Health Connections (Albuquerque, NM), WellPoint/Anthem BCBS, United Healthcare and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA, Washington, DC).

Sarah’s consulting focus areas include quality strategy development and implementation, infrastructure development and specifically on projects with emphasis on driving improvements in public health, patient engagement and patient reported outcomes. Sarah’s current clinical focus areas are Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Nephrology/Kidney Health, Long-COVID, Obesity and Diabetes. Ms. Sampsel has over 20 years’ experience in a variety of health care settings, including health care delivery systems and health insurance plans (CO-OP, Exchange, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid and Commercial, Behavioral Health).  She has extensive knowledge of clinical data resources, quality measurement, accreditation, compliance, consensus building and stakeholder engagement. 

Personal interests include travel, gardening, volunteering for animal rescues, and staying health through Peloton and dog walks in local parks.  Sarah is a living kidney donor who advocating for kidney health and living organ donors and remaining active in the community.

Kyle Stepp

Kyle SteppKyle Stepp (he/him) is an internationally ranked elite para triathlete, consultant, and community activist. As one of the only openly gay para-athletes, Kyle has committed to using his life experiences and platform to advocate for disability and LGBTQ+ rights and inclusion in sports, the outdoors, and the workplace. As an independent consultant, Kyle supports organizations, companies, and political leaders on strategic partnerships, corporate social responsibility, inclusive marketing, advocacy for disability/LGBTQ+ rights, inclusivity/accessibility in the outdoors, and equitable healthcare. Kyle has worked and partnered with a diverse portfolio of companies and organizations such as Cotopaxi, On, lululemon, The North Face, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, The Outdoorist Oath, Ski TAOS, Outdoor F.U.T.U.R.E, Amputee Coalition and more.