The Board is comprised of professional and public members who are appointed by and serve at the will of the Governor. By law, the Board consists of the following:
- Seven Total Members who are current New Mexico residents and have been for the preceding five years
- Five Professional Members
- Two Public Members who have not been licensed or practiced in the profession or have any significant financial interest in the profession
Counseling and Therapy Practice: Board Members
Bentley Oliver, LPCC (Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor), Professional Member, Chair, Appointed August 2018, 1st Term
Kourtney Vaillancourt, LADAC (Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor), Professional Member, Vice Chair, Appointed July 202, 1st Term
Chrisine L. Ross, LMFT (Marriage and Family Therapist), Professional Member, Secretary, Appointed June 2019, 1st Term
Laura Lansrud-Lopez, LPAT (Professional Art Therapist), Professional Member, Appointed October 2020, 1st Term
Rafael L. Moya, LPCC (Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor), Professional Member, Appointed June 2019, 1st Term
Marnella L. Kucate-Yepa, Public Member, Appointed June 2019, 1st Term
Robert Chavez, Public Member, Appointed September 2021, 1st Term
Adam Griego, Board Administrator
As a public body in New Mexico, the Board is subject to and follows the requirements of the New Mexico Open Meetings Act. All meetings of a quorum of the Board must be noticed at least 10 days before the meeting with information on when and where the meeting will take place, including if the meeting will include an option to join remotely.
An agenda that includes specific items of business to be discussed or voted on will be posted on the website as soon as possible before the meeting, and no less than 72 hours before the meeting begins. Minutes of each public meeting will be completed within 10 days after a meeting, and staff will post draft minutes on the website as soon as they have been reviewed for accuracy.
The public are invited to attend any Board meeting, and public comment may be made during the meeting if included as an item on the agenda.