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Director of Human Resources

Meet the Director of Human Resources.

Director of Human Resources Anthony Romero

Patricia Harris-Tafoya, Director of Human Resources

Patricia Harris-Tafoya is the City of Albuquerque’s Human Resources Director. Patricia has also held the position of Deputy Director of Human Resources at the City. Patricia brings over 20 years of diverse experience in Human Resources spanning healthcare, gaming, tribal government and retail.

Patricia has excelled in the various centers of excellence in HR including Employee Relations, Compensation, Training and Development, Talent Acquisition, Strategic Planning, and HR Systems and Analytics. Before joining our City team, she led a team of human resource and health professionals at Boulder Community Health, where her contributions significantly amplified the organization's success. Under Patricia’s leadership, the department is primed to expand the culture of growth and development within our city workforce.

A native New Mexican, Patricia was born in Gallup, raised in Albuquerque, and holds Bachelor degrees in Human Resources and Accounting from the University of New Mexico. Outside of work, she cherishes family time with her husband, three daughters, and grandchildren.