Lesley Urquhart has been a Board member since October 2015. In 2016, she was elected to the position of Board Secretary, and was elected to her second term in this position in September 2018. Lesley serves on the Friends Government Relations Committee. Lesley’s professional history and expertise are primarily in healthcare administration (both risk management and quality, in the private and public sectors), with early years as an air traffic controller.
She recently retired from her job with the Medicaid program through the New Mexico Human Services Department. Lesley has experience in policy, programs, education, and group process, as well as training and experience in workplace mediation. From past volunteer work with several organizations including Literacy Volunteers, Solace Crisis Treatment Center, and Santa Fe Cares, Lesley brings experience in event planning and fund-raising. She has lived in Northern New Mexico most of her life and is blessed with two grown children, their spouses and extended families, and two grandsons, as well as a rich network of friends and colleagues.