Laguna Rainbow Corporation

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MARY J. SCOTT

Chair

 

Mary J. Scott is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna and is a proud mother of three sons. She is a graduate from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor’s in Community Health. Her degree has enabled her to have the experience of working with all age groups across the spectrum, from birth to elders in a time span of 34 years. Currently, Mary works for the Pueblo of Laguna as the Benefits Services Program Manager. Services delivered include education, navigation and enrollment into State, Federal, and local Benefits. Medicaid, Medicare, BeWell NM, Social Security, Veterans Services, to name but a few are deliverables of the program. The program works and collaborates with various programs to meet the health, welfare, and support needs of their cliental. Mary believes in capacity building and assisting individuals to gain a higher level of knowledge. The Senior population holds a special connection for Mary, as she was employed by the Laguna Rainbow Nursing and Elderly Care Center for nearly 12 years. She is a committed advocate for elder safety and wellbeing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MELISSA MARTINEZ

Treasurer

 

Melissa Martinez has served as a licensed nursing home administrator/registered nurse for over 20 years in short and long-term care settings. She is currently serving as the Center Executive Director for Skies Healthcare (Genesis) in Albuquerque, NM. Prior to that she supported the Laguna Rainbow Corporation at the Pueblo of Laguna as the Director of Nursing, MDS Coordinator, and Nurse preceptor. Melissa received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration for Angelo State University and ASN in Nursing from Central New Mexico Community College. Melissa’s accomplishments include the 2016 New Mexico Healthcare Association Administrator of the Year Finalist, the Genesis Business Excellence Award, and the President’s award for achieving Western Division in Highest Overage of EBITDARM. In addition, she has been awarded the Carr International Scholarship to study in Scotland, England, Belgium, France, and Russia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RENEE PAISANO-TRUJILLO

Secretary

 

Renee is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna.  She has served as a nonprofit leader and consultant for forty years with a focus on aging, community development, youth development, philanthropy, and supplemental education initiatives across the country – primarily in rural and reservation contexts. She served as a New Mexico Children’s Cabinet ad hoc member and as a Family Subcommittee member for the New Mexico Governor’s Progress Agenda. Renee served as a board member for the New Mexico Youth Action Network, Albuquerque Indian Center, Laguna Community Foundation, and Laguna Colony of Albuquerque. National service has included the U.S. Department of Education’s 21st Century Learning Centers Access and Equity Task Force, as an evaluation panelist at the 2001 Harvard Family Research Symposium, as a Blue-Ribbon Panel member for the America’s Forgotten Children Report to the Nation, and as a presenter to the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. Renee currently serves on the Laguna Community Foundation Board of Directors and on the Albuquerque Community Foundation’s Community Impact Committee.

 

 

 

 

MARJORIE CHAVEZ

Member

 

Marjorie is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna.  She retired from New Mexico Legal Aid after 24 years of service. She is a member of the Laguna Elder Association and has been an active member of the Laguna Rainbow Board for three terms now. She is also a dedicated member and Olympian with the Laguna Senior Olympics. Marj has also worked for Grants Municipal Schools, the City of Albuquerque, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Marj graduated from Winslow High School, attended Arizona State College, and received her legal secretary certification in 1988.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PATRICK HART

Member

 

Patrick has served as Corporate Counsel for more than a decade. He currently serves as Associate University Counsel at the University of New Mexico. Previously, he served as Associate General Counsel and Procurement Director for the Laguna Development Corporation, as well as Attorney at Martinez, Hart, Thompson, P.C. and Sheehan and Sheehan P.A. Patrick received his Juris Doctor with honors from the University of New Mexico School of Law where he was also President of the Student Bar Association. Patrick received his Bachelor of Arts in American Government from Georgetown University where he was also a member of the Letter winner’s Honor Society. Patrick also serves as a member of the Albuquerque Associated Builders and Contractors and on the New Mexico State Bar Association Committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOSEPH RAY

Member

 

Joseph is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna.  He has provided 25 years of advocacy for Pueblo People with Disabilities as an Independent Living specialist, peer counselor, systems advocate, independent living skills trainer, information and referral Elder focus resource on long-term care, and community-based services. Mr. Ray believes in empowering Native American and all people with physical and mobility impairments with information about resources to improve their quality of life. Mr. Ray also serves as the National Congress for American Indians Disabilities Subcommittee Chairman, on the Native American Voters Alliance Education Project Board of Directors Treasurer, and as the Adaptive Sports for People with Disabilities Tribal Adaptive Organization President.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MARY J. SCOTT

Chair

 

Mary J. Scott is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna and is a proud mother of three sons. She is a graduate from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor’s in Community Health. Her degree has enabled her to have the experience of working with all age groups across the spectrum, from birth to elders in a time span of 34 years. Currently, Mary works for the Pueblo of Laguna as the Benefits Services Program Manager. Services delivered include education, navigation and enrollment into State, Federal, and local Benefits. Medicaid, Medicare, BeWell NM, Social Security, Veterans Services, to name but a few are deliverables of the program. The program works and collaborates with various programs to meet the health, welfare, and support needs of their cliental. Mary believes in capacity building and assisting individuals to gain a higher level of knowledge. The Senior population holds a special connection for Mary, as she was employed by the Laguna Rainbow Nursing and Elderly Care Center for nearly 12 years. She is a committed advocate for elder safety and wellbeing.

 

 

 

MELISSA MARTINEZ

Treasurer

 

Melissa Martinez has served as a licensed nursing home administrator/registered nurse for over 20 years in short and long-term care settings. She is currently serving as the Center Executive Director for Skies Healthcare (Genesis) in Albuquerque, NM. Prior to that she supported the Laguna Rainbow Corporation at the Pueblo of Laguna as the Director of Nursing, MDS Coordinator, and Nurse preceptor. Melissa received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration for Angelo State University and ASN in Nursing from Central New Mexico Community College. Melissa’s accomplishments include the 2016 New Mexico Healthcare Association Administrator of the Year Finalist, the Genesis Business Excellence Award, and the President’s award for achieving Western Division in Highest Overage of EBITDARM. In addition, she has been awarded the Carr International Scholarship to study in Scotland, England, Belgium, France, and Russia.

 

 

 

 

 

RENEE PAISANO-TRUJILLO

Secretary

 

Renee is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna.  She has served as a nonprofit leader and consultant for forty years with a focus on aging, community development, youth development, philanthropy, and supplemental education initiatives across the country – primarily in rural and reservation contexts. She served as a New Mexico Children’s Cabinet ad hoc member and as a Family Subcommittee member for the New Mexico Governor’s Progress Agenda. Renee served as a board member for the New Mexico Youth Action Network, Albuquerque Indian Center, Laguna Community Foundation, and Laguna Colony of Albuquerque. National service has included the U.S. Department of Education’s 21st Century Learning Centers Access and Equity Task Force, as an evaluation panelist at the 2001 Harvard Family Research Symposium, as a Blue-Ribbon Panel member for the America’s Forgotten Children Report to the Nation, and as a presenter to the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. Renee currently serves on the Laguna Community Foundation Board of Directors and on the Albuquerque Community Foundation’s Community Impact Committee.

 

 

 

 

MARJORIE CHAVEZ

Member

 

Marjorie is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna.  She retired from New Mexico Legal Aid after 24 years of service. She is a member of the Laguna Elder Association and has been an active member of the Laguna Rainbow Board for three terms now. She is also a dedicated member and Olympian with the Laguna Senior Olympics. Marj has also worked for Grants Municipal Schools, the City of Albuquerque, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Marj graduated from Winslow High School, attended Arizona State College, and received her legal secretary certification in 1988.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PATRICK HART

Member

 

Patrick has served as Corporate Counsel for more than a decade. He currently serves as Associate University Counsel at the University of New Mexico. Previously, he served as Associate General Counsel and Procurement Director for the Laguna Development Corporation, as well as Attorney at Martinez, Hart, Thompson, P.C. and Sheehan and Sheehan P.A. Patrick received his Juris Doctor with honors from the University of New Mexico School of Law where he was also President of the Student Bar Association. Patrick received his Bachelor of Arts in American Government from Georgetown University where he was also a member of the Letter winner’s Honor Society. Patrick also serves as a member of the Albuquerque Associated Builders and Contractors and on the New Mexico State Bar Association Committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOSEPH RAY

Member

 

Joseph is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna.  He has provided 25 years of advocacy for Pueblo People with Disabilities as an Independent Living specialist, peer counselor, systems advocate, independent living skills trainer, information and referral Elder focus resource on long-term care, and community-based services. Mr. Ray believes in empowering Native American and all people with physical and mobility impairments with information about resources to improve their quality of life. Mr. Ray also serves as the National Congress for American Indians Disabilities Subcommittee Chairman, on the Native American Voters Alliance Education Project Board of Directors Treasurer, and as the Adaptive Sports for People with Disabilities Tribal Adaptive Organization President.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laguna Rainbow

Corporation

MARY J. SCOTT

Chair

 

Mary J. Scott is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna and is a proud mother of three sons. She is a graduate from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor’s in Community Health. Her degree has enabled her to have the experience of working with all age groups across the spectrum, from birth to elders in a time span of 34 years. Currently, Mary works for the Pueblo of Laguna as the Benefits Services Program Manager. Services delivered include education, navigation and enrollment into State, Federal, and local Benefits. Medicaid, Medicare, BeWell NM, Social Security, Veterans Services, to name but a few are deliverables of the program. The program works and collaborates with various programs to meet the health, welfare, and support needs of their cliental. Mary believes in capacity building and assisting individuals to gain a higher level of knowledge. The Senior population holds a special connection for Mary, as she was employed by the Laguna Rainbow Nursing and Elderly Care Center for nearly 12 years. She is a committed advocate for elder safety and wellbeing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MELISSA MARTINEZ

Treasurer

 

Melissa Martinez has served as a licensed nursing home administrator/registered nurse for over 20 years in short and long-term care settings. She is currently serving as the Center Executive Director for Skies Healthcare (Genesis) in Albuquerque, NM. Prior to that she supported the Laguna Rainbow Corporation at the Pueblo of Laguna as the Director of Nursing, MDS Coordinator, and Nurse preceptor. Melissa received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration for Angelo State University and ASN in Nursing from Central New Mexico Community College. Melissa’s accomplishments include the 2016 New Mexico Healthcare Association Administrator of the Year Finalist, the Genesis Business Excellence Award, and the President’s award for achieving Western Division in Highest Overage of EBITDARM. In addition, she has been awarded the Carr International Scholarship to study in Scotland, England, Belgium, France, and Russia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RENEE PAISANO-TRUJILLO

Secretary

 

Renee is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna.  She has served as a nonprofit leader and consultant for forty years with a focus on aging, community development, youth development, philanthropy, and supplemental education initiatives across the country – primarily in rural and reservation contexts. She served as a New Mexico Children’s Cabinet ad hoc member and as a Family Subcommittee member for the New Mexico Governor’s Progress Agenda. Renee served as a board member for the New Mexico Youth Action Network, Albuquerque Indian Center, Laguna Community Foundation, and Laguna Colony of Albuquerque. National service has included the U.S. Department of Education’s 21st Century Learning Centers Access and Equity Task Force, as an evaluation panelist at the 2001 Harvard Family Research Symposium, as a Blue-Ribbon Panel member for the America’s Forgotten Children Report to the Nation, and as a presenter to the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. Renee currently serves on the Laguna Community Foundation Board of Directors and on the Albuquerque Community Foundation’s Community Impact Committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARJORIE CHAVEZ

Member

 

Marjorie is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna.  She retired from New Mexico Legal Aid after 24 years of service. She is a member of the Laguna Elder Association and has been an active member of the Laguna Rainbow Board for three terms now. She is also a dedicated member and Olympian with the Laguna Senior Olympics. Marj has also worked for Grants Municipal Schools, the City of Albuquerque, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Marj graduated from Winslow High School, attended Arizona State College, and received her legal secretary certification in 1988.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PATRICK HART

Member

 

Patrick has served as Corporate Counsel for more than a decade. He currently serves as Associate University Counsel at the University of New Mexico. Previously, he served as Associate General Counsel and Procurement Director for the Laguna Development Corporation, as well as Attorney at Martinez, Hart, Thompson, P.C. and Sheehan and Sheehan P.A. Patrick received his Juris Doctor with honors from the University of New Mexico School of Law where he was also President of the Student Bar Association. Patrick received his Bachelor of Arts in American Government from Georgetown University where he was also a member of the Letter winner’s Honor Society. Patrick also serves as a member of the Albuquerque Associated Builders and Contractors and on the New Mexico State Bar Association Committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOSEPH RAY

Member

 

Joseph is a member of the Pueblo of Laguna.  He has provided 25 years of advocacy for Pueblo People with Disabilities as an Independent Living specialist, peer counselor, systems advocate, independent living skills trainer, information and referral Elder focus resource on long-term care, and community-based services. Mr. Ray believes in empowering Native American and all people with physical and mobility impairments with information about resources to improve their quality of life. Mr. Ray also serves as the National Congress for American Indians Disabilities Subcommittee Chairman, on the Native American Voters Alliance Education Project Board of Directors Treasurer, and as the Adaptive Sports for People with Disabilities Tribal Adaptive Organization President.

 

 

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