Our Staff

Valerie Barton

Research Manager, Drug Study Coordinator


Valerie Barton has her associate degree in Liberal Arts.  Her current position is Clinical Research Manager. Her responsibilities include the operation and performance of the Clinical Research Program.
She has conducted research studies since 1988 and is a certified clinical research coordinator. Without her commitment to high quality research trials, potentially life-saving therapies would not be available to the patients who need them.
She is the Co-founder of the New Mexico Chapter of Association of Clinical Research Professional. She has served as the chapter's Secretary of Treasure and Chapter President.
Valerie is married and has a daughter and grandchildren. She is active in her church and serves along with her husband on the ministry team. She devotes her free time to studying the bible, cooking, painting, scrapbooking, hiking, biking and loves spending time with her husband, family and friends.

Yvonne Brusuelas

Management Director


Yvonne Brusuelas is an experienced office administrator and osteoporosis educator in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is Management Director and Osteoporosis Education Coordinator of New Mexico Clinical Research and Osteoporosis Center and past Executive Director for the Osteoporosis Foundation of New Mexico, and president and owner of Premier Meeting Planners, LLC.

She has over 30 years of experience in management and 24 years directly managing in the medical field.

She is a member of the New Mexico Society of Association Executives and the New Mexico Medical Group Management Association.

Yvonne helped establish the Osteoporosis Foundation of New Mexico. She helped found the annual Osteoporosis Awareness Walk in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Health. She is president and founder of Premier Meeting Planners, LLC, a professional medical meeting and events management company. She continues to have a special interest in assisting organizations in all phases of office management to meeting planning, from start-up to on-going office and/or meeting management.

Yvonne was raised in northern New Mexico. She graduated from Santa Rosa High School and attended Luna Technical Institute in Las Vegas, New Mexico. As time permits, she takes courses at Central New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on courses she finds “enjoyable” and relate to her interests.
Yvonne is married with two sons and a granddaughter. She enjoys walking, cycling, and crafts.

Devona Martinez

Research Executive Assistant


Devona Martinez joined New Mexico Clinical Research department in 2009. She is a full time executive assistant and recruitment supervisor. Her duties included managing the regulatory submission for all new clinical trials, accounting, marketing and recruitment. She received her computer programming and accounting certificate from Luna Vocation Institute in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Before joining our research department, she was employed for 24 years where she managed a large consumer credit counseling division.
Devona is happily married and loves to spend time with her husband, children and grandchildren. In her free time she enjoys cooking, reading and sewing.

Linda Weakland

Research Recruiter


Linda Weakland started out in our front office as a medical secretary. Her skills did not go unnoticed. She was later promoted into the research department. Linda is our research recruitment specialist.
She previously worked as a licensed dental assistant from 2002 until 2012 when she transitioned into the medical field. She has been a vital part of our research team since late 2012 and continues to shine.
Linda has been happily married for 8 years. She enjoys cooking and baking, arts and crafts and loves spending time with her family and friends.

Carly Dobbins

Osteoporosis Treatment Coordinator


Carly Dobbins has been part of the New Mexico Clinical Research & Osteoporosis team since 2013. She began her journey with NMCROC as a member of the front desk staff and is now the Front Desk Supervisor. She has had the opportunity to experience many facets of the organization and is eager to make your visit a pleasant experience.
Mrs. Dobbins earned her Associates in Applied Science and then graduated in 2012 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Danny Widholm

Lead Bone Density Technologist


Daniel Widholm is the lead bone density technologist at New Mexico Clinical Research & Osteoporosis Center.
He has 18 years of experience in radiology and 12 of those years have been solely dedicated to the field of bone densitometry.
He is an active member of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.
In 2017, Daniel helped establish the passing scores for the ISCD Certified Bone Densitometry Technologist certification exam and prior to that helped write test questions during the first phases of the exam. He loves being involved in all aspects of his profession and believes the field of bone densitometry needs qualified and competent individuals to perform exams. Danny was raised in Albuquerque, NM. He graduated from Sandia High School and attended Pima Medical Institute.

Daniel is married, enjoys outdoor activities, and likes to travel.

Tanya Salazar

Clinical Research Coordinator


Tanya Salazar joined our research team at New Mexico Clinical Research & Osteoporosis Center in September 2019. She has been a Research Coordinator for 7 years. She brings with her a vast knowledge and experience in Dermatology and Renal Health.
Tanya was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. She enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.

Mary Montano Niles

Certified Clinical Research Coordinator


Mary Niles joined our research team at New Mexico Clinical Research & Osteoporosis Center in February 2019. She is a ACRP Certified Clinical Research Coordinator. She brings with her 14 years of extensive research experience and knowledge in Ophthalmology

Mary is married with two children and one grandchild. She spends her free time reading and enjoying her family.

Monica Tanny

Medical Assistant Supervisor


Arianna Campos

Front Desk Supervisor


Samantha Howard

Telemedicine Coordinator


Andrea Salas

Check-in Coordinator


Mickie Sanchez

Check-in Coordinator


Jessica Mason

Centralized Scheduler