The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
5900 Forest Hills Dr. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

505 822-6000

Our Leadership Team

Gail Wilder, RN
Center Nurse Executive

Gail graduated from Saint Joseph nursing school in 1982 in Reading, Pennsylvania. A registered nurse for over 35 years, Gail's work experience includes: Hospital nursing for 14 yrs.- in med surg units and obstetrics and pediatric units.  1996 - entered long term care as a assistant director of nursing for two years than was promoted to the Director of Nursing position.  Worked for Genesis HealthCare since 2005.  From 2005-2016 was a Director of Nursing of a 130 bed center. Gail had lived her entire life in Pennsylvania, then relocated to New Mexico in March of 2016 to be a CQS (Clinical Quality Specialist.) She missed the interaction with the residents and families, so Gail joined the RCA team as the CNE (Center Nurse Executive) as of November 06, 2016. She is the mother of two sons and a daughter.

Gail Garcia
Admissions Director

Gail is a Native American who was born, raised and lived on the Pueblo of Acoma Reservation.  She takes pride in her traditional rich culture which promotes the highest value for family, elders and children.  Gail has a combined 17 years of Long-term experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Activities Assistant, and Marketing/Admissions.  Gail has 2 years’ experience in the Transitional Care field at The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque.

Eileene Schmandt
Director of Rehabilitation

Eileen joined The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque in 2013 as a physical therapist and in 2017 became the Director of Rehabilitation. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Carroll University. Eileen completed her schooling in Wisconsin and then moved to New Mexico with her husband for work and the beautiful weather.  When not working, Eileen enjoys spending time with her dog, running, and cooking.