Las Palomas Center
8100 Palomas NE
Albuquerque , NM 87109-5264

505 821-4200

Our Leadership Team

Jeremy Averella
Center Executive Director

Originally from Maryland, Jeremy moved to the beautiful state of New Mexico in February 2010. Jeremy is a dedicated healthcare executive and licensed Administrator with an extensive background in acute care, behavioral health, Federal and State government healthcare agency operations and programs, long-term and skilled care as well as other healthcare specialties. Jeremy did his undergraduate studies in biology, psychology and business at Towson University before continuing on doing Masters in Science studies in organizational development and management at John Hopkins University and Masters in Business Administration studies focusing on healthcare and medical administration at The George Washington University.

Christina Lopez
Director of Marketing & Admissions

Christina has been assisting families with skilled and long term placement for 13 years. She worked as CNA and a Therapy tech while attending nursing school. After helping out with her first long term care placement, Christina found a new calling. Being a caretaker to her grandmother, helping families care for their loved ones so they can enjoy them as family and not responsibility gives her great satisfaction. Christina loves coming to work and seeing the difference she makes in peoples life's. Placing family in a center can be a hard decision, but Christina is proud to making it an easy transition.

Sherri North MS, CCC-SLP
Director of Rehabilitation

Sherri is originally from Missouri, and has also spent time living in Montana, but relocated to the Land of Enchantment in 2010. Sherri has been a Speech Language Pathologist for 10 years, serving multiple populations, including geriatric, skilled nursing, long term care, pediatric, private practice, and outpatient settings. As Director of Rehabilitation, Sherri strives to bring excellent rehabilitation services and innovative approaches to our facility. She brings with her a passion for helping others to reach their fullest potential, to return patients and residents to their highest level of function, to bring excellent quality of life to the patients and residents we serve.