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)

To view the FFY18 ATAP Return on Investment Report, please click here.

Current Membership

  • Robin Garrison (Chair)
  • Ricardo Ortega (Vice-Chair)
  • Bill Newroe
  • German Benitez
  • Nat Dean
  • Albert Deimer
  • Christian Zafra


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

Next meeting is Monday, October 17th, 2022. Location is pending in-person at 625 Silver Ave SW per current COVID statistics.

To attend this meeting, please contact Program Manager Tracy Agiovlasitis at 505-841-4464 or email at




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.