Emily Kaltenbach, State Director, New Mexico

Emily Kaltenbach is the state director for DPA's New Mexico office. She joins the organization following 15 years working in New Mexico implementing rural community-based health centers, helping reform the long-term care system, and most recently, setting the stage to implement federal health care reform in the state. Prior to joining DPA, she served as the director of Policy and Planning at the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department and served as the acting director for New Mexico's Office of Health Care Reform.

Born and raised in rural New Mexico, Kaltenbach graduated from Beloit College with a BA in sociology and a minor in health care studies. She later completed a master’s degree in health administration at the University of Washington's School of Public Health before returning to New Mexico.