UNM Safety and Risk Services Director Carla Prando Domenici wants to introduce new hires to the department. The new faces fill positions vacated by some recent retirements. She said, "The new hires will strengthen the department's ability to help UNM comply with safety issues."
Mike Burt, an Environmental Health and Safety Technician I, does water sample testing, underground storage tank inspection and inspections and certifications of chemical flume hoods. He also works with the City of Albuquerque on generator emissions and testing.
Burt is a recent UNM graduate receiving his B.A. in Criminology and African American Studies. He was initially hired as a work study employee at Safety & Risk Services and worked for the department for more than a year while pursuing his degree. He was hired immediately after graduation.
Andrew Chavez is the new UNM Fire Marshall. He is responsible for planning, developing and implementing fire prevention procedures and protocols for university operating entities. Chavez also oversees the Fire Safety program and ensures compliance with university, state and federal policies and regulations.
Chavez recently retired from the Albuquerque Fire Department after a 25-year career. He served AFD in several capacities and worked as AFD’s Fire Marshal. He has six children, including a son working in the Albuquerque Fire Department in Fire Station 2 which is responsible for responding to calls on UNM's South Campus.
Chavez says he plans to work closely with the State of New Mexico Fire Marshall and is already reviewing and assessing buildings at UNM for their compliance with state fire codes.
Eddie Enriquez is a program specialist whose duties include managing special projects for Safety & Risk Services, serving as the liaison to other UNM departments and working with internal and external groups on all SRS related matters. Enriquez is also responsible for working on initiatives to assist the overall mission of SRS.
Enriquez worked for nine years with the Albuquerque Isotopes managing facilities and sales/marketing. He has also been maintenance supervisor with ABQ Health Partners. He is a UNM graduate.
Leslie Jaramillo is responsible for coordinating training, including N-95 mask fitting, 15 passenger van training and defensive driver course training. She is a recent UNM graduate with a B.A. in Human Resources and now provides administrative support to the Safety and Risk Services claims department. She was hired as a temporary employee in the department and recently became a permanent employee.
Mark Shoesmith is a claims specialist overseeing special projects related to claims litigation for Safety and Risk Services. He has been an attorney in private practice, legal counsel for various state agencies and an assistant city attorney in Albuquerque and El Paso, Texas.
Theresa Lujan is an accountant whose financial responsibilities include reconciling operating ledger and general ledger for department accounts; completing budgets and year-end projections; billing UNM departments for auto insurance and general insurance and departmental purchases of goods and services.
She has worked at The University of New Mexico for seven years and obtained her Bachelor of Business degree from UNM’s Anderson School of Management.
Mat Eden is an Environmental Health and Safety Tech III. He does radiation certifications including a 40 hour certification for Radiation Safety Officer. He also does Laser Safety Officer training and is an asbestos inspector. Eden does daily survey instrument constancy checks, radioactive waste pickups, and tracking for the radioisotope inventory.
McKinstry is a Environmental Health and Safety Technician III. He previously worked for the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority as an engineering assistant and will use his expertise for onsite inspections, waste water compliance sampling and laboratory chemical inventory management. McKinstry graduated from UNM with a BS in Civil Engineering.