People of the WCA
To meet the objectives of the WCA's mission, the agency provides a wide range of services to workers, employers and insurance providers through its main office and six regional offices. All bureaus within the agency report to the Office of the Director. The WCA's bureaus are divided into three broad groups: Operations, Support Services, and General Counsel.
The WCA is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Office of the Director
The director is reponsible for the administration of all aspects of the WCA. The director is assisted in duties by two executive deputy directors.
Darin Childers, Director, (505) 841-6007Lisa Liegeot, General Counsel, (505) 841-6030
Diana Sandoval-Tapia, Public Information Officer, (505) 841-6052
The WCA's Support Services division oversees the ombudsman program, safety program, field offices, information systems, finances, facilities,
human resources, and employer compliance.
Vacant, Executive Deputy Director
Catherine Farrell, Human Resources Manager, (505) 841-6013
Brenda Henderson, Information Systems Manager, (505) 841-6867
Freddy Ramirez, Facilities Manager, (505) 841-6039
Manoj Shah, Financial Manager, (505) 841-6847
Peggy Tafoya, Field Operations Manager, (505) 841-6056
Trey Flynt, Employer Compliance Manager, (505) 841-6851
Paul Martinez, Safety Manager, (505) 841-6830
Richard Villafuerte, Ombudsman Manager, (505) 841-6806
The Operations division oversees adjudication, mediation, clerk of the court, economic research, medical cost containment, and self-insurance.
Dana Chavez, Executive Deputy Director, (505) 841-6810
Richard Adu-Asamoah, Economic Research and Policy Manager, (505) 841-6044
Khaled Ali, Self-Insurance and Regulatory Audit Manager, (505) 841-6860
Heather Jordan, Clerk of the Court, (505) 841-6028
Bonnie Stepleton, Mediation Bureau Manager, (505) 841-6024
Victoria Wagner, Medical Cost Containment Manager, (505) 841-6844
WCA Organization Chart