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.

Marissa Chavez, RN
Senior Director of Nursing

Marissa has worked in long-term care since she was 18 years old, when she started as a CNA at Rio Rancho Center. She became a nurse 11 years ago and spent some time as a Labor & Delivery nurse before coming back to long-term care 9 years ago. Marissa continues to work on her Bachelor's degree in nursing. 

Marla Ivey
Admissions Director

Marla has been at Las Palomas since 2016.  She has been working in long term care and skilled nursing for 12 years.  Marla’s goal is to provide excellent customer service and to educate patients as well as their family members on what to expect when transitioning into our facility.

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.