Jamie Silva-Steele brings with her 28 years of progressive experience in an academic healthcare environment. After earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of New Mexico, she began her career as a Pediatric Nurse and worked in the General and Sub-Acute Nursing Units at the University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH). As her career progressed, she moved into leadership roles within the organization, taking on director positions and serving as an Administrator for Ambulatory Services at UNMH. In addition to her clinical education and experience, she also received a Master’s in Business Administration—a credential that has helped her to successfully handle the business-side of healthcare operations. Prior to assuming the role of Interim President and CEO of SRMC, she served as the facility’s Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Silva-Steele continues her educational and professional growth through memberships in several organizations, including the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), the New Mexico Nurses Organization of Nurse Executives (NMONE), the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN), and the American College of Health Executives (ACHE). She was also a National Association of Public Hospitals (NAPH) Fellow from 2011-2012, and just completed a two year term on the Board of Directors for the New Mexico Center of Nursing Excellence. Further, as a recipient of The Disparities Leadership Program Award for “Recognition of Excellence in Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care” from the Disparities Solution Center of Massachusetts General Hospital, she has demonstrated her commitment to creating accessible healthcare for people from all walks of life.
Among her many accomplishments, Silva-Steele is most proud of the role she played in improving the delivery of patient care at The University of New Mexico Hospitals, including the advancement of the Patient-Centered Medical Home in Primary Care, the development of new Primary Care and Specialty facilities for patients, the expansion of Interpreter Language Services, and the development of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Program. Outside of work, she is a devoted wife to her husband and a loving mother to her daughter and two sons. She is an avid sports fan and enjoys watching her youngest son play football and basketball. She also loves to sing and play guitar – she has performed professionally over the years for a variety of events and used to have a jazz band with two of her brothers!
Ogburn is a professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology who joined UNM in 1997 as the medical director of women's services at Kirtland Air Force Base. Since, Ogburn has served in numerous leadership roles including Residency Program Director, General Ob/Gyn Division Chief and Assistant Dean of Graduate Medical Education. In addition, Ogburn has been involved in the creation and development of the Center for Reproductive Health, which has quickly become nationally recognized for excellence in clinical care, education and research. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Ogburn to his new position!
Correen Bales is SRMC's Director of Human Resources. She has 19 years of experience working in Human Resources for community hospitals.
Bales came to SRMC from the neighboring state of Arizona, where she grew up in the small community of Happy Jack. She spent a few of her childhood years in Questa and Glenwood, NM. Her love is horses and she is looking forward to the various offerings New Mexico has for the equestrian world.
Bales earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. After graduation, she started working as the Human Resource Director in a critical access hospital in Blythe, California. Once the Human Resources department in Blythe was developed, Bales moved to Show Low, AZ where she took the job as the Director of Human Resources for the community hospital. She spent 15 years in Show Low developing and growing the many areas of the Human Resource department within the hospital. Since 2009, Bales has served as the Chief Human Resource Officer accepting responsibility and oversight of: Human Resources, Employee Health/Safety, the Serenity Spa, Volunteer services, which included the gift and sweet shop of the hospital, as well as the Dietary Department, which notably became one of the best places to eat within the community.