With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. FOND DU LAC, Wis. — William (Bill) Nonnamaker has been appointed vice president-sales and marketing for Wells Manufacturing L.P. He is responsible for all sales, marketing and customer support activities for the company.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In a related move, Steve Hildebrand will take on the new role of vice president-marketing, reporting to Nonnamaker. Nonnamaker joins Wells after having held a series of increasingly responsible sales and marketing positions – most recently executive director of sales and field support – over a 10-year period with Johnson Controls in Milwaukee. Prior to that, he served in a number of key sales positions over a 17-year period with Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. in Findlay, Ohio. “Bill brings a wealth of industry contacts and relationships, which will greatly assist us in our efforts to grow our customer base,” said Wells President David Peace. “He has extensive experience in managing multiple channels of distribution, introducing new products and building new-business activity.” Nonnamaker earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich., and an MBA from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He and his family reside in Pewaukee, Wis.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.
‘Posts from the Road’ is a new feature that beginning today will appear in the Sunday edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post. Longtime Los Alamos photographer Gary Warren and his wife Marilyn are traveling around the country and he will share scenes they encounter while on the road. Today’s submission features the City of Rocks State Park in southwestern New Mexico between Deming and Silver City. In approaching the park entrance, visitors have a panoramic view of the ‘city of rocks’. The city is made up of hundreds of huge boulders, which provide a scenic drive, hiking trails, camping and picnicking areas. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.comStray Rocks: There are several stray rocks in the open prairie around the inner cluster of boulders, which create interesting vistas. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.comHiking: There are many hiking trails among and around the boulders as well as trails in the open space around the ‘city’. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.comHome on the Rocks: The Warren’s campsite during their stay at the city of rocks was tucked among the boulders on one side with views across the open range on the other. They camped at the park in February of this year and found the climate to be comfortable but a little windy at times. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
NMED News: To use the secure file transfer service, applicants should use the new UA1 form available on the Air Quality Bureau website at https://www.env.nm.gov/air-quality/universal-application-2/. The form instructions allow users to designate that they want to use the file transfer service and provide the information for their contact who will transfer the files. Due to short regulatory deadlines, this option cannot be used for permits that must be issued within 30 days, such as any type of General Construction Permit (GCP), Notices of Intent (NOI), or technical revisions to any permit. After receipt of the paper application, the AQB will contact the applicant with an email invitation to set up the file transfer. The transfer service does not require applicants to set up accounts or use passwords in response to the request from AQB. The transfer request can also be forwarded from the recipient to another representative representing the company, such as a consultant. This option is available for permits with longer timelines, such as Title V permits, new NSR permits, and modifications to those permits. The AQB requires paper applications to include a CD or DVD with electronic copies of the application and supporting documents such as calculation spreadsheets. For some types of permits, the AQB will now allow applicants to submit paper applications and use our secure file transfer service to submit their electronic files instead of burning files to a CD. AQB is providing this alternative submission method as an option for applicants; paper applications can always be accompanied by CDs or DVDs. Direct questions about the secure file transfer process or to Kirby.firstname.lastname@example.org or 505.476.4322.
JJAB News: The public is welcome to attend. The next meeting of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in Building 2 at UNM-Los Alamos. The meeting agenda is available at www.losalamosjjab.com.
Y News:The Y parking at 15th Street and Iris Street will be crowded Nov. 30 (the Saturday after Thanksgiving) and Dec. 7 (WinterFest) as the Y is sponsoring a sales event in its gymnasium 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.There will be some food trucks and tent vendors in a few parking spaces, too.Should the Y lot be full, visitors may park at Central Park Square or Los Alamos County’s parking lot … but not at the Bradbury Complex (they will sticker and/or tow your vehicle).Lastly, volunteers are needed to help at the sale Nov. 30:7:30-9 a.m.: 2 volunteers to help vendors find their set-up location;9 a.m. to noon: 1 volunteer to operate a counter; watch vendors booths while they take a personal break;Noon to 12-3 p.m.: 1 volunteer for same as above; and3-4 p.m.: 1-2 volunteers to help put tables away.
Anna Marie GarciaLANL Foundation News:ESPAÑOLA – The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation has appointed Anna Marie Garcia vice president of the Early Childhood Program.Garcia has served as director of the program since 2016.Garcia has an extensive career in early childhood education. She has bachelor’s degrees in elementary education and special education, with a master’s in early childhood special education.Her passion for early childhood issues began as a teenager when she worked with special education classes for her 4-H projects. She was disturbed to see special education students relegated to the worst classrooms and excluded from the school milieu. “I saw the importance of all people being treated equitably,” Garcia said. “I always believed in giving everyone a voice.” Throughout her career, Garcia has emphasized involving families in any work regarding children.“In our community, families are an integral part of what we do. It’s not just parents, it’s grandparents, it’s aunts, it’s uncles, it’s godparents,” Garcia said. “That also means that our role is to help families, especially in the early years, learn how to be advocates for their own children so that they have that voice and that strength. And that, in turn, will help not only them but their kids to have the skill and confidence they need to be the self-sufficient life-long learners who are engaged in a community.”As vice president, Anna Marie’s goal is to scrutinize, in the best way, what the Foundation can do for communities as a continuum from cradle to career. To be influential in ensuring that children, prenatal to age five, can be more ready for kindergarten. Therefore, K-12 staff can further leverage their work so those kids can be ready to apply for scholarships, becoming lifelong learners. Garcia is now expanding that vision to encompass all LANL Foundation programs, supporting the Foundation’s mission of inspiring excellence in education and learning in Northern New Mexico.Learn more about the LANL Foundation’s Early Childhood Program at https://www.lanlfoundation.org/our-work/early-childhood-programAbout Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation Since 1997, the LANL Foundation has been investing in education, learning, and human potential in Northern New Mexico. Through our diverse programming and collaboration with key partners, we work to ensure that all New Mexicans have the skills and confidence they need to be self-sufficient lifelong learners who are engaged in their communities. For 25 years, the LANL Foundation has been serving Northern New Mexico communities, enhancing students’ access to academic and technical opportunities and leading to quality jobs by supporting the growth of college and career readiness in schools, districts, communities and Pueblos, Tribes, and Nations.
Per capita diagnosis rate in the United States. Shown are the number of diagnoses per 100,000 residents in each state, as reported by the New York Times. Nationwide, there are 558 diagnoses per 100,000 people. New Mexico and its five neighboring states are highlighted. Created by Eli Ben-Naim
STATE News:SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 132 additional positive tests for COVID-19.Los Alamos County remains at 7 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.Today’s update includes 5 additional deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases: 13 new cases in Bernalillo County1 new case in Cibola County1 new case in Colfax County3 new cases in Curry County1 new case in Doña Ana County17 new cases in Hidalgo County2 new cases in Lea County1 new case in Luna County25 new cases in McKinley County1 new case in Otero County8 new cases in Sandoval County26 new cases in San Juan County3 new cases in Santa Fe County1 new case in Taos County29 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison FacilityThe 5 additional deaths in New Mexico reported today include:A male in his 60s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.A male in his 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a patient at the Canyon Transitional Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque.A female in her 90s from McKinley County. The individual was a resident of Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup.A female in her 60s from Roosevelt County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.A male in his 90s from San Juan County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 is now 440.Previously reported numbers included five cases that have been identified as duplicates (one in Doña Ana County, one in McKinley County, three in Sandoval County); four cases that were not lab confirmed (two in Bernalillo County, one in Curry County, one in San Juan County); and one case in Sandoval County that was determined to be an out-of-state resident – these have now been corrected. Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico has now had a total of 9,845 positive tests for COVID-19:Bernalillo County: 1,705Catron County: 2Chaves County: 59Cibola County: 185Colfax County: 8Curry County: 83Doña Ana County: 657Eddy County: 47Grant County: 16Guadalupe County: 20Harding County: 1Hidalgo County: 20Lea County: 44Lincoln County: 6Los Alamos County: 7Luna County: 29McKinley County: 2,936Otero County: 30Quay County: 4Rio Arriba County: 59Roosevelt County: 53Sandoval County: 634San Juan County: 2,123San Miguel County: 16Santa Fe County: 173Sierra County: 4Socorro County: 55Taos County: 33Torrance County: 34Union County: 5Valencia County: 89County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the following facilities:Cibola County Correctional Center: 2Luna County Detention Center: 1Otero County Prison Facility: 275Otero County Processing Center: 108Torrance County Detention Facility: 24The Department of Health currently reports the following numbers of COVID-19 cases among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the following facilities:Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County: 1Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County: 1Otero County Prison Facility: 295Penitentiary of New Mexico in Santa Fe County: 1As of today, there are 161 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. This number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are currently hospitalized in New Mexico. This number does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been transferred to a hospital out of state.As of today, there are 4,160 COVID-19 cases designated as having recovered by the New Mexico Department of Health.The Department of Health has identified at least one positive COVID-19 case in residents and/or staff in the past 28 days at the following long-term care and acute care facilities:Advanced Health Care of Albuquerque in AlbuquerqueAlbuquerque Heights Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in AlbuquerqueArtesia Healthcare and Rehabilitation in ArtesiaAvamere Rehab at Fiesta Park in AlbuquerqueAztec Health Care in AztecBear Canyon Nursing and Rehab Center in AlbuquerqueBeehive Homes in FarmingtonBelen Meadows in BelenBonney Family Home in GallupBrookdale Tramway Ridge in AlbuquerqueBrookdale Santa Fe in Santa FeCamino Healthcare in AlbuquerqueCamino Retirement Apartments in AlbuquerqueCasa De Oro Center in Las CrucesCasa Del Sol Center in Las CrucesCasa Maria Health Care Center in RoswellCedar Ridge Inn in FarmingtonCentral Desert Behavioral Health in AlbuquerqueClayton Nursing and Rehab in ClaytonDungarvin New Mexico, LLC in GallupGenesis Uptown Rehabilitation CenterGood Samaritan Society in GrantsHeartland Continuing Care Center in PortalesThe Jim Wood Home in HatchLaguna Rainbow Elderly Care in Casa BlancaLa Vida Llena in AlbuquerqueLegacy Santa Fe in Santa FeLife Care Center of Farmington in FarmingtonLittle Sisters of the Poor in GallupMcKinley Care Center in GallupMission Arch Center in RoswellMorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe in Santa FePacifica Senior Living Center Santa Fe in Santa FePrime Care Assisted Living in AlbuquerqueRed Rocks Care Center in GallupRetirement Ranches, Inc. in ClovisRobin House Assisted Living Center in AlbuquerqueSan Juan Center in FarmingtonSouth Valley Care Center in AlbuquerqueSpanish Trails Rehabilitation Suites in AlbuquerqueSundance Care Home in GallupTohatchi Area Opportunity Services (TAOS) in TohatchiThe Village at Alameda in AlbuquerqueThe Village at Northrise in Las CrucesWellbrook Transitional Rehabilitation Center in FarmingtonThe Department of Health has detected community spread in the state of New Mexico and is investigating cases with no known exposure. The agency reports that given the infectious nature of the virus it is likely other residents are infected but yet to be tested or confirmed positive. To that end, all New Mexicans have been instructed to stay home except for outings absolutely necessary for health, safety and welfare. These additional restrictions have been enacted to aggressively minimize person-to-person contact and ensure spread is mitigated. New Mexicans are strongly urged to limit travel to only what is necessary for health, safety and welfare.The New Mexico Department of Health has active investigations into the positive patients, which includes contact-tracing and swabs of symptomatic individuals who have had contact with the positive cases.Every New Mexican must work together to stem the spread of COVID-19. Get tested. Stay home, especially if you are sick. Wear a mask or face covering when in public and around others.New Mexicans who report symptoms of COVID-19 infection, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell should call their health care provider or the NMDOH COVID-19 hotline immediately (1-855-600-3453).Thanks to increased statewide testing capacity, the following people may now be considered for COVID-19 testing: Asymptomatic people who are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;Asymptomatic people in congregate settings such as homeless shelters, group homes, detention centers;Asymptomatic people who are currently working; andSymptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.New Mexicans who have non-health-related questions or concerns can also call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov, which is being updated regularly as a one-stop source for information for families, workers and others affected by and seeking more information about COVID-19.
The bars show the number of COVID-19 related hospitalizations, reported by the New Mexico Department of Health, versus day. Created by Eli Ben-Naim
U.S. Sen. Tom UdallU.S. SENATE News:WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, joined committee chairman John Hoeven (R-N.D.) to convene a legislative hearing on five bills, including the Bridging the Tribal Digital Divide Act and the Native Behavioral Health Access Improvement Act.The Bridging the Tribal Digital Divide Act, introduced by Udall along with U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), would accelerate the deployment of broadband services to Native communities by coordinating and improving the effectiveness of federal resources. The Native Behavioral Health Access Improvement Act, introduced by U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and Udall, would create a behavioral health program to help Tribes develop solutions that include culturally-appropriate efforts aimed at prevention, treatment, and recovery. The bill would create the Special Behavioral Health Program for Indians—the SBHPI—which would be modeled after the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI).“My bill, the Bridging the Tribal Digital Divide Act, would improve the deployment of broadband in Indian Country by shoring up broadband programs at the FCC and the USDA,” Udall said in his opening statement. “It also establishes a pilot program for Tribes to permit rights-of-way for broadband deployment on Tribal lands and a Tribal Advisory Committee so that Congress can tailor legislation to truly meet Indian Country’s broadband needs. “[The] Native Behavioral Health Access Improvement Act, which I am proud to support as a co-sponsor, would create a Special Behavioral Health Program for Indians to help Tribes access flexible resources to address their communities’ mental health needs. The severe lack of access to comprehensive culturally-competent behavioral and mental health services in Native communities is one of the many disparities that the current COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare. And this bill – which builds on the successful SDPI model – is an important tool we should work to provide Tribes as quickly as possible,” continued Udall.All Pueblo Council of Governors Chairman Michael Chavarria and Hopi Nation Chairman Timothy Nuvangyaoma testified in support of both bills. Nuvangyamo stated, “Modeled after SDPI, [the Native Behavioral Health Access Improvement Act] would provide Tribes with critical resources to battle mental and behavioral health challenges in our communities. Further, [the Bridging the Tribal Digital Divide Act] is needed now more than ever as we are relying heavily on broadband service during the ongoing pandemic.”Chavarria then stated, “The Native Behavioral Health Access Improvement Act would provide Pueblo members with the tools they need to plug into urgently needed behavioral and mental health services and stay afloat…The Bridging the Tribal Digital Divide Act contains numerous provisions that would help facilitate advancements in high-speed broadband deployment and access in Tribal communities like ours.” Udall subsequently asked Chairman Chavarria how the broadband rights-of-way pilot program in the Bridging the Tribal Digital Divide Act would benefit New Mexico’s Pueblo communities, especially during a national health crisis when access to the internet is absolutely necessary.“I believe the proposed legislation would benefit not just my Pueblo but all Tribal nations during the time of this pandemic and after,” Chavarria said. “COVID-19 has brought a glaring light on all the existing technological infrastructure disparities affecting Indian Country. Our families lack home broadband, students lack individual computers or iPads, hospitals have insufficient networks, and entire communities lack fiber optic cables and wireless capabilities. The Right-of-Way Pilot Program proposed in your bill will assist us all in addressing each of these barriers by helping us lay the foundation we need for community-wide broadband access.”