Dr. Karen Armitage | Chief Medical Officer, State of the New Mexico Public Health Department.
KAREN ARMITAGE, MD, FAAP is a Pediatrician and public health physician who has worked in New Mexico for 30 years, in Santa Fe for 25 years; is the Chief Medical Officer for the New Mexico Department of Health and the Medical advisor to the secretary of the department •Medical spokesperson for the department •Medically directs the quality of care delivered in department programs and services •Oversees the scientific laboratory and emergency response divisions of the dept.
Karen received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Education from Evangel University with a double minor in Social Sciences and Diagnostic Psychology.
After graduation, Ms. Šneiders traveled to Taiwan where she
lived and worked with students while learning the Chinese (Mandarin) language for four (4) years.
three sons were born in Taiwan.
Ms. Šneiders received her
Master's degree from Western Michigan University in Counseling Education & Counseling Psychology.
was involved in the lobbying effort and has been witness to the positive outcome of implementing the K-12
Comprehensive Guidance Program throughout school districts.
No longer are the Counselors viewed as "Ancillary" but "Essential and Integral" for the success of all students.
Ms. Šneiders holds a license as an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) as well as her
license as a registered Social Work Technician.
She is a trained/certified Trauma Loss Consultant and utilizes her skills daily.