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Director's Biography

Darin A. Childers, WCA Director

Darin A. Childers, WCA Director

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Darin A. Childers, Attorney at Law, was appointed by Governor Susana Martinez to serve as the Director of the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration (WCA) and assumed his position on December 2, 2013.

Mr. Childers was born in Curitiba, Brazil, but grew up in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he earned both a Bachelor’s Degree in History and a Juris Doctorate.

Following graduation, Mr. Childers moved to New Mexico, where he worked as an attorney at the Albuquerque law firm of Allen, Shepherd, Lewis, Syra & Chapman, P.A. with his primary areas of practice being workers compensation and personal injury defense litigation.

Mr. Childers was appointed to serve as the General Counsel of the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration in June 2011 and worked in that capacity until his appointment as Director.

Mr. Childers is married and has three children. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time outdoors camping, hiking, and mountain climbing.

2410 Centre Avenue SE
P.O. Box 27198
Albuquerque, NM 87125-7198
Telephone: 505-841-6000
In-state Toll Free: 1-800-255-7965
One Team, One Goal: A Better New Mexico for Workers and Employers
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