Board Membership

The mission of the Board of the Public Employees Retirement Association of NM is to preserve, protect, and administer the trust to meet its current and future obligations and provide quality services to Association members.

Dr. Jacquelin Kohlasch, PhD

Dr. Jacquelin Kohlasch, PhD

Chair, State Member, NM Tax and Revenue Department

Jackie has worked for the State of New Mexico for 27 years and is currently an auditor for the New Mexico Tax and Revenue Department in Albuquerque. Jackie has a Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, a MBA in Global Management, and a BS in Information Technology. Jackie also volunteers her time providing income tax, property management, business development assistance, and a board member for several community organizations.

Jackie's motto: Become a role model and help someone else. We need to learn how to dream. With dreams everything we imagine can come true for our future.

Taxation & Revenue Department
5301 Central Avenue, N.E., 6th floor
P.O. Box 8485
Albuquerque, NM 87198
Phone: (505) 383-0176
Email: jkohlasch@nmpera.org

John Melia

John Melia

Vice-Chair; Municipal Member, City of Albuquerque

John Melia was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. He is a graduate of Eldorado High School and Central New Mexico Community College. He has served the citizens of Albuquerque as a firefighter and paramedic with the Albuquerque Fire Department since 2005. John appreciates and respects his opportunity and responsibility to serve PERA and it's members.

(505)363-5326
E-mail: jmelia@nmpera.org     

Claudia Armijo

Claudia Armijo

State Member, Regulation & Licensing Department

Ms. Armijo is the Acting General Counsel for the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department (RLD). She has been a PERA state member for 16 years, first hired in 2000 as an attorney for the New Mexico Legislature where her work focused on the state’s retirement and investment systems (PERA, ERB, Retiree Healthcare and the State Investment Council).

Later, Ms. Armijo joined the Public Employees Retirement Association, as a staff attorney in the Office of General Counsel. In 2015, Ms. Armijo was recruited by RLD.

Ms. Armijo possess a Juris Doctorate (1999) and a BS, in Business & Management (1993). She is a former small business owner.

Ms. Armijo is committed to serve on the PERA Board with integrity and with a focus on the preservation and growth of the state’s largest retirement fund.

Regulation & Licensing Department
Toney Anaya Building
2550 Cerrillos Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505) 476-4663
E-mail: carmijo@nmpera.org

Stephen J. Neel

State Member, New Mexico Educational Retirement Board

Coming Soon

New Mexico Educational Retirement Board
8500 Menaul Blvd NE, Suite B-450
Albuquerque, NM 87112
Phone: (505) 841-2009
E-mail: sneel@nmpera.org


David J. Roybal

State Member, NM Department of Workforce Solutions

David J. Roybal was born and raised in Santa Fe, NM where he attended St. Michael’s High School. He possesses a Finance degree from the University of New Mexico and enjoys being active in his community.

He currently serves as the Budget & Grant Director for the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions. He has worked at multiple state agencies including Expo New Mexico, New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico Environment Department.

David is happily married to his wife, Amanda, for 9 years and together they have three children, Nic, David and Mila. In his free time, he enjoys camping, boating and taking his two miniature schnauzers out for walks on the Bosque.

As a New Mexican and state employee who has a vested interest for his co-workers, family and friends, David is honored to support and safeguard the success of the PERA trust for our community.

New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions
401 Broadway NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 328-9066
E-mail: droybal@nmpera.org

Patricia French

Patricia French

Municipal Member, City of Albuquerque

Patrica (Patty) French started her public service career with the City of Albuquerque in 1988. She was elected to the PERA Board in 2005 and is serving her fourth elected term. She served as Board Chair for four consecutive years. She was Chair of the Board when Senate Bill 27 passed the House and Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support and was signed by Gov. Martinez. She lobbied legislators to pass this critical legislation that will benefit New Mexican workers and families for generations to come.

She attended Wichita Business College and Central NM Community College majoring in Business Administration and Computer Technology. She was the Records Custodian for the City of Albuquerque Police Department and Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department for over 10 years. She is currently the Appeal Officer for the Alarm Ordinance for the City of Albuquerque.

She has received the Rio Grande Credit Union Board Financial Literacy Training, Certificate in Public Plan Policy, Certified Investment Institute, International Foundation of Benefit Plan and has had extensive fiduciary training.

Patricia has two sons and a daughter. She states her greatest joy is her grandchildren and her three great grandchildren. Her oldest grandchild has graduated from the University of New Mexico and her youngest grandchildren are a set of one year old twins.

City of Albuquerque
Police Department
400 Roma Avenue, N.W.
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 480-1335
E-mail: pfrench@nmpera.org

Lawrence L. Davis

Municipal Member, City of Albuquerque

Lawrence is a native New Mexican and has been an active PERA member since 2006. He currently lives in Albuquerque and works for the City of Albuquerque’s Office of Internal Audit. Lawrence loves spending time with family and friends, especially his beautiful wife and two amazing boys.

Lawrence has a diverse background from both private and public sectors, which includes financial management experience with multi-billion dollar corporate expense accounts and public pension fund accounting experience with the New Mexico Educational Retirement Board’s $11 billion retirement fund.

Lawrence received his BBA and MBA from the University of New Mexico – Robert O. Anderson School of Management with concentrations in accounting and finance, respectively. Lawrence previously worked for the Program Evaluation (Audit) unit of the New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee.

As a board member, Lawrence will preserve, protect, and administer the trust in a financially prudent manner. He will also use his work experience and education to promote a culture of efficiency and accountability. Working with PERA’s board and staff, Lawrence intends to propose innovative solutions for PERA’s complex administrative and solvency challenges.

City of Albuquerque
Office of Internal Audit
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 310-8457
E-mail: ldavis@nmpera.org

Shirley M. Ragin

Shirley M. Ragin

County Member, Bernalillo County

Shirley, a Certified Management Accountant, started at Bernalillo County in 2012 as the Budget and Business Improvement Department Director, and was appointed to her current position as Deputy County Manager for Finance in 2014. She serves on the County’s Investment Committee and represents the County on NMC’s Multiline Insurance Pool Board.

She retired from PNM after thirty-two years of service in various leadership positions in accounting, budget and internal audit. She has a BS in Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Albuquerque and Master’s in Public Administration with a certificate in Budgeting and Financial Management from UNM.

She understands the importance of solvency for the PERA trust and its impact on the futures of its members. She plans to use her expertise to bring forth ideas based on facts and competing priorities, and to collaborate on making the best decisions for the plan and the members it serves.

County Of Bernalillo
Deputy County Manager of Finance Division
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-249-6469
E-mail: sragin@nmpera.org


Daniel Mayfield

Daniel Mayfield

Retiree Member

Daniel J. Mayfield, a native New Mexican, is a graduate of Albuquerque High School, UNM (BBA) and New Mexico Highlands University (MBA). He is a US Air Force Veteran and a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM).

He retired from Bernalillo County in 2011 after 22 years as Deputy County Manager - Finance (Chief Financial Officer). During his tenure he was honored with the New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Award and was recognized with many awards for his financial management at Bernalillo County.

His recent election to the New Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association Board (PERA) continues his goal to support retiree concerns. His recent volunteer activities include the New Mexico Retiree Healthcare Authority (secretary-treasurer), Rio Grande Credit Union (Chair - Supervisory Committee) and Retired Public Employees of New Mexico Board (RPENM).


P.O. Box 90721
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87199
Email: dmayfield@nmpera.org

Loretta Naranjo-Lopez

Loretta Naranjo-Lopez

Retiree Member

Loretta Naranjo-Lopez is a Native New Mexican. She was elected by the retirees with a majority vote to serve a four year term beginning January 2012. She previously served on the PERA Board for 4 years from 2005 to 2009. Loretta retired as a City of Albuquerque Planner in July 2003. Loretta was also a small business owner and Principal of ARCH + PLAN Land Use Consultants, LLC. Loretta has a Master of Community and Regional Planning and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico.

1127 Walter, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Cell: (505) 270-7716
E-mail: lnaranjolopez@nmpera.org

Maggie Toulouse Oliver

Maggie Toulouse Oliver

Ex-Officio Member, NM Secretary of State

Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver has spent her career as a public official working for greater transparency and ethics in government, fair and efficient elections, and increased voter access.

First elected in 2016, Secretary of State Toulouse Oliver is focused on providing increased transparency in financial disclosure and campaign finance reporting, modernizing the online campaign finance system, encouraging New Mexicans to get registered and vote, and advocating for good government and stronger ethics legislation.

A lifelong New Mexico resident, Secretary of State Toulouse Oliver previously served as Bernalillo County Clerk from 2007 to 2016. She attended Albuquerque Public Schools and earned both her BA and MA in Political Science from the University of New Mexico. Currently living in Santa Fe, the Secretary of State is the proud mother of two sons.

Secretary of State
325 Don Gaspar, Suite 300
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: (505) 827-3600
E-mail: secretary.state@state.nm.us

Tim Eichenberg

Tim Eichenberg

Ex-Officio Member, NM State Treasurer

Tim Eichenberg assumed office on January 1, 2015, becoming the 29th State Treasurer of New Mexico. Raised in Albuquerque, NM he attended Albuquerque Public Schools and graduated from the University of New Mexico. Eichenberg and his wife reside in Albuquerque and have two adult children and two dogs.

Eichenberg's career in public service began in 1974, when he was elected Bernalillo County Treasurer. After serving two terms as Bernalillo County Treasurer, Eichenberg went to work in the private sector. He operated a small business in Albuquerque for over 30 years as a Property Tax Consultant, State Certified Appraiser, General Contractor (GB-98) and as a Real Estate Broker.

In 1994, Eichenberg was elected to the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority Board, a position he still holds today. In 2004, Eichenberg was appointed by Governor Richardson to the position of New Mexico State Property Tax Director.

In 2008, Eichenberg was elected to the New Mexico State Senate. During his tenure, Eichenberg served on the Public Affairs and Judiciary committees; and served as Chair of the Restructuring Committee and as Chair of the Revenue Stabilization and Tax Policy Committee. In 2010, Eichenberg carried the Governmental Conduct Act, establishing a code of ethics for all government employees.

New Mexico State Treasurer's Office
P.O. Box 5135, Santa Fe, NM 87502-5135
2055 South Pacheco St., Suites 100-200, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505) 955-1120
Fax: (505) 955-1180
E-mail: Tim.Eichenberg@state.nm.us
Contact: Julie Filatoff - (505) 955-1131