Board Mission and Members


The New Mexico Medical Board is the state agency that regulates the licensing of physicians and physician assistants. It was created in the interest of the public health, safety and welfare to protect the public from the improper, unprofessional, incompetent and unlawful practice of medicine. The primary duties and obligations of the New Mexico Medical Board are to:

  • issue licenses to qualified physicians
  • license qualified physician assistants
  • discipline incompetent or unprofessional physicians or physician assistants
  • aid in the rehabilitation of impaired physicians and physician assistants for the purpose of protecting the public

Board Members

The Board consists of nine members: six physician members, one physician assistant member and two members representing the public. All members are appointed by the Governor.

Member Location Title
Steven M. Jenkusky, M.D. Albuquerque Chair
Peter Beaudette, MD Albuquerque Vice Chair
Steve Komadina, MD Albuquerque Secretary/Treasurer
Jennifer Anderson, Esq. Albuquerque Public Member
Phillip Styka, M.D Albuquerque Physician Member
Karen Carson, M.D. Roswell Physician Member
James Spence, M.D. Farmington Physician Member
Sebastian Dunlap, Esq. Albuquerque Public Member
Charles D. Otero, P.A. Clovis Physician Assistant Member