Ladera Center
5901 Ouray Road NW
Albuquerque , NM 87120-1381

505 836-0023

Our Leadership Team

Jason "Norm" Norman, MBA, LNHA
Center Executive Director

Jason "Norm" Norman is a recent addition to Ladera. Norm has been in Long-term nursing care since 2011; after spending 6 years on the acute side. He has an Associate's Degree from Ricks College, a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Idaho State University, and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Norm, his wife, and 6 children moved to Albuquerque from Payson, AZ.  Norm has been a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in the States of Idaho, Arizona, and now New Mexico. In his previous nursing home, Norm led his team from a 1 star CMS rating to a 5 star rating in 2 and a half years. Norm is active in the Rotary Club of Albuquerque and the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce. Norm is active in his church and volunteers his time in various roles with the Boys Scouts of America.

Amy Burkart
Center Nurse Executive

Amy has been at Ladera since 2012. She graduated nursing school in 2012 as a Registered Nurse and Ladera was her first job as a nurse.  Starting as a long term care nurse, Amy moved quickly to our skilled hall, Educator position, Unit Manager and now Center Nurse Executive.  She is married and a mother of a 3 year old. Her passion is taking care of people and helping make a difference in people’s lives.

Michele Lewis
Admissions Director

Michele has been at Ladera Center since 2003. She began her career in healthcare in 1979 and developed a love for long-term care. Her belief is, "First impressions are lasting impressions", thus her goal is that all patients, residents and their families receive excellent care and top notch customer service.

Duane Bushman
Director of Rehabilitation

Duane has been a PTA for 18 years and joined Genesis 11 years ago. Duane ensures that everyone receiving therapy services achieves the highest possible functional level—and has a lot of fun doing it.  The Rehab team; Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, work hard to maximize independence in everyone in a positive and energetic environment.