Membership & Staff


  • Hon. Edward Chavez (retd.), Chair
  • Bob Cleavall, Vice Chair
  • Cindy Aragon, appointed by the State Bar
  • Hector Balderas, Attorney General
  • Bennett Baur, Chief Public Defender
  • Neal A. Bowen, Ph.D., Behavioral Health Director
  • Jason Bowie, Acting Secretary of the Department of Public Safety
  • Hon. Daniel A. Bryant, appointed by the District and Metropolitan Court Judges' Association
  • Sheriff Mark Cage, appointed by the House Minority Floor Leader
  • Hon. John Chavez, appointed by the New Mexico Supreme Court
  • Mark Donatelli, appointed by the Speaker of the House
  • Sheriff Glenn Hamilton, appointed by New Mexico Counties
  • Claire Harwell, appointed by the Governor
  • Brady Horn, Ph.D., appointed by the New Mexico Supreme Court
  • April Land, for the Dean of UNM School of Law
  • Michael Lilley, appointed by the Senate President Pro Tem
  • Angela "Spence" Pacheco, appointed by the Speaker of the House
  • Arthur Pepin, Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts, appointed by the New Mexico Supreme Court
  • Nina Safier, appointed by the Governor
  • David Schmidt, appointed by the Senate President Pro Tem
  • Hon. Fred T. Van Soelen, appointed by the District and Metropolitan Court Judges' Association
  • Ryan Stewart, Secretary of Education
  • Martin Suazo, appointed by the Senate President Pro Tem
  • Alisha Tafoya Lucero, Secretary of Corrections
  • Clint Wellborn, appointed by the New Mexico District Attorneys' Association
  • Ron West, appointed by the Senate Minority Floor Leader
  • Linda Freeman, New Mexico Sentencing Commission Executive Director
  • Douglas Carver, New Mexico Sentencing Commission Deputy Director