UNM Children’s Hospital Leadership

The UNM Children’s leadership team strives to provide high-quality care for all of New Mexico’s children. Our leaders have worked as pediatric nurses and doctors—all are driven by decades of passion and experience.

Meet Our Team

Clinical Service Chief, Department Chair
Loretta Cordova, MD

Associate CMO, Children’s Hospital
John Brandt, MD

Executive Director, Inpatient Services
Maribeth Thornton, RN

Executive Director, Outpatient Services
Doris Tinagero, RN

Executive Director, Children’s Psychiatric Center
Lorraine Ponge, RN, NEA-BC