The AT Act specifies an Advisory Council is in place to assist with activities and provide advice on AT needs in the state.

NMTAP Advisory Council

Membership is governed by the AT Act and includes a majority of individuals with disabilities or their family members.

(See AT Act of 1998, Amended in 2004)

NMTAP Organizational Chart: (PDF)

Current Membership

  • Keith Maes (Chair)
  • Bill Newroe (Vice-Chair)
  • German Benitez
  • Sam Cueto
  • Nat Dean
  • Katharine Gutierrez
  • Larry Melendez
  • Albert Deimer
  • Robin Garrison
  • Michael Acorta
  • Christian Zafra


This council meets quarterly each year and meetings are open to the public.

Next Meeting is Monday, April 15, 2019 @ 1pm held at Gadsden Independent School District, Special Education Complex, Diagnostician’s Room: 500 Fourth Street, Anthony, NM 88021



TAP Council Agenda 4.15.19


Community Input

New Mexicans are welcome to offer ideas and provide feedback about NMTAP services. Attending council meetings are a good way to learn more about NMTAP and to provide your very own input. For more information you may contact the NMTAP Supervisor, Tracy Agiovlasitis, at
505-841-4464 or

If you are interested in being appointed to the council, contact the Director of the Governor’s Commission on Disability (GCD) at

NMTAP is a program of the State of New Mexico Governor’s Commission on Disability, under a grant from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Community Living.