Me Linda Atkinson,  Executive Director

Linda has been active in DWI prevention since she began as a volunteer in 1987. She is the co-founder and the Executive Director of the DWI Resource Center and Victims Rights Project. As one of the foremost experts on the DWI issues in New  Mexico, she has held several Governor-appointed positions and published a community guide on DWI prevention. In 1994 she conducted and subsequently published a study (the Metro Court Project) on DWI dismissals and missing disposition information. Ms. Atkinson is involved in public policy and legislative advocacy, victim advocacy,  trains court monitors, and also serves as a technical consultant to local businesses regarding workplace DWI, alcohol and drug abuse prevention.

Melissa Ames, Victim Advocate

Carolyn Callaway, Attorney at Law

Virginia Perez-Ortega, Education and Outreach Coordinator


Thomas Beretich, MBA, J.D.,  Data Analyst, Attorney
Thomas received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from NCSU, and holds an MBA from Tulane. He comes to the Center with a broad background in international marketing and data analysis, specializing in data-modeling and GIS mapping. Prior to joining the Center, Thomas worked in Italy and Croatia before returning to the United States and serving as a Vice-President of Strategic Marketing at the Hartford Insurance Company in Connecticut. He is fluent in Italian, French, Croatian and English. Currently resides in Maine and is licensed to practice law in New York and Utah.

Paul Trujillo, MBA, Accountant

Ben Montoya-Jennings, MBA, Community Outreach Liaison


DWI Resource Center Board of Directors

Steven Flint, Board Chair

Steve began working with the DWI Resource Center as a volunteer consultant in 1993. Steven brings more than 20 years experience as a Programmer/Analyst. His career in traffic safety began as a programmer/analyst for the University of New Mexico, Division of Government Research. In 1987, Flint was employed as an analyst with the NM Traffic Safety Bureau, where he moved up to the Bureau Chief position and worked in that capacity for many years. After leaving the Traffic Safety Bureau, he entered the private sector as a programmer/analyst.

 Juliana Lucero, Board Vice-Chair

Juliana has been with the DWI Resource Center since 2008 as a board member and she currently serves at Vice-Chair.
Dedicated career in New Mexico State Government as a Public Health worker and Team Leader in the areas of: Implied Consent Program, Healthcare Facility Compliance, Professional Licensure Regulations, Legislative sessions, and recently in Epidemiology Response. Native New Mexican, with deep family roots in northern New Mexico. Community Volunteer in the arts and civic events in Santa Fe, NM. Earned a Bachelor of Science, General Science, from Santa Fe University of Art and Design.

Al Benalli, Board Treasurer


  Anna Lamberson, Board member

Arriving in Las Cruces, New Mexico in 1983 as an assistant professor of economics at New Mexico State University, Anna later moved to Albuquerque and commuted to work at the State’s Environmental Improvement Division and Department of Finance, the State Land Office, and for the Legislature’s House Taxation and Revenue Committee and Legislative Finance Committee. After leaving the State in 1997 to work at the City of Albuquerque, she served as Finance Director, Budget Officer and ultimately Chief Financial Officer. From 2009-2020 she worked abroad for US Agency for International Development and and European Union funded projects as a public finance advisor in Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan, Jordan, Ghana, Somalia, Libya, Syria, Liberia and Bhutan where she was able to apply her government experience and her PhD in International Economics.  Anna, now retired, lives in Albuquerque and looks forward to frequent visits to see her children and new granddaughter in London whenever possible.