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Alisha Tafoya Lucero

Alisha Tafoya Lucero

Cabinet Secretary

Alisha Tafoya Lucero has served the State of New Mexico for more than 20 years; 18 of those within the New Mexico Corrections Department. She began her career in Corrections in 2001 at the Penitentiary of New Mexico as a Classification Officer and has worked in various positions to include Probation and Parole Office, Unit Manager, Deputy Warden, and Interim Warden for the Penitentiary of New Mexico and Springer Correctional Center. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, both from the University of New Mexico. She is a native Santa Fean and lives with her husband of 17 years, Jon, and their 15-year old daughter Brooke.