PMS Heroes

Stacey Palmer

Stacey Palmer

Director of Behavioral Health, Central Office

PMS Hero Since 2008

“Every day brings a new challenge. We have the ability to create positive changes in the rural communities we serve. Behavioral health is a strong component of overall health and wellness, and I appreciate the commitment our providers have to our patients.  My favorite part of the job is program and provider development. Enhancing our programs with a system of care approach to ensure that we can provide exceptional behavioral health care to our patients.”

Linda Stogner, MD

Linda Stogner, MD

Medical Director, Esperanza Family Health Center

PMS Hero Since 1988

“I like the people and patients I work with every day.  I appreciate the team spirit that is reinforced, the belief that as a group we are making a difference.  I like that I have been able to develop a generational family medicine practice, the continuity of care is very rewarding as is the continuity of staff. PMS has been supportive of many of the efforts I feel strongly about including teaching, delivering quality care, and  encouraging me to be active in leadership development.  Over the years I have been able to be active professionally at the local, state, and national levels. PMS has encouraged me to keep up with the changes in health care.”

Andres Gensini, MD

Andres Gensini, MD

Vice President of Clinical Affairs

PMS Hero Since 2014

“I grew up in a physician environment – my extended family includes 18 doctors.  I was attracted to the study of medicine all my life.   I decided to become a Family Practice physician after working for a year in a rural health clinic in Ecuador.  PMS provides me with an opportunity to give back to the community and to experience new challenges.” 

Patricia Rocha, MD

Patricia Rocha, MD

Physician, Grants Family Health Center

PMS Hero Since 2015

Dr. Rocha entered the field of medicine from a desire to help others.  She was interested in joining the team at PMS out of a particular respect for her PMS colleague Ann Heath, M.D., who serves as Grants Family Health Center’s Medical Director.

Teresa Woodfill

Teresa Woodfill

Director of Nursing, Checkerboard Area Health System

 PMS Hero since 1994

“My favorite part of the job of being Director of Nursing is working one on one with our patients, our providers and our other staff members.  Seeing improvement in patient’s health, having patients understand how to better their own health, and having patients be thankful that we are here to support their needs is what our work is all about.”

Ernesto Gutierrez

Ernesto Gutierrez

Administrator, Alamogordo Behavioral Health and Ruidoso Behavioral Health

 PMS Hero since 2015

Ernesto manages 20 employees in behavioral health programs that offer needed services to the people of Otero and Lincoln Counties. His commitment to serve the multicultural people of the Southwest can be seen through the many self-sacrificing managerial decisions he has made in his time at PMS, including extending business hours, serving as a community liaison to extend outreach, and working diligently to roll out a medication-assisted treatment plan to better serve the Southern Region of New Mexico.

Jachelyn De Jesus

Jachelyn De Jesus

Certified Medical Assistant, Alamogordo Family Health Center

 PMS Hero since 2016

Jachelyn’s work ethic has set her apart and made her an exemplary addition to the PMS team. Her dedication to provide exceptional service drives staff around her to work harder and is why patients love her. Her administrator gave this testament to her character: “She recently took the US Citizenship test and scored 100%. It’s a test most of us would fail, but rather than just pass, she strived for perfection.  Jachelyn personifies our PMS values and we are happy to celebrate her.”

Cecelia Birdhead

Cecelia Birdhead

Teacher, Carlton Center Head Start/Early Head Start

PMS Hero Since 1995

“I love working with children aged three to five and their parents.  Over the years I’ve been happy to see our programs grow here in San Juan County.”  When asked about her fondest memories from all her years of service, Cecelia replied, “Seeing all the children grow up and return to tell me about their memories of a fun time here and that they have graduated from high school.  I’m also very proud to see so many of my past teacher assistants become teachers.  I have truly enjoyed all my years at PMS.”

Pamela Grassbaugh

Pamela Grassbaugh

Mental Health Therapist, Catron County Medical Center

PMS Hero Since 2018

Ms. Grassbaugh is a licensed Mental Health Therapist with more than 10 years of experience treating substance abuse and seven years of experience in mental health.

“I enjoy helping people grow and acting as a guide along the way through their life challenges and transitions.”

Bernadette Rodriguez

Bernadette Rodriguez

Customer Service Representative Central Office

PMS Hero Since 2012

Berna welcomes everyone who walks into the office with a smile. She says her favorite part of her job is “being part of helping the underserved communities and the people of New Mexico.”

Stephen Quesada

Stephen Quesada

Director of Pharmacy & Laboratory Services, Central Office

PMS Hero Since 2014

“I love and truly believe in the mission of PMS and the population that we reach out to support.  Without the services that we provide, some of the most needy and least served people in state would go without care.  That I can help bridge that gap is what I enjoy most about being part of the PMS team.”

Antonia “Toni” Cross

Antonia “Toni” Cross

Customer Access Representative, Santa Fe Community Guidance Center

PMS Hero Since 1991

A dedicated employee, Cross is known to arrive early to make sure no one is waiting unattended. She can also be found volunteering to help wherever needed, from making coffee for staff, to organizing supplies, to setting up for various meetings.  She often stays late and is willing to come in on days off when the program is short-handed.

For her part, Cross says she most enjoys interaction with patients of SFCGC.  “I am proud to have made lifetime friends with co-workers and clients,” she said.

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