Our Volunteers

Michael W. Collard, PhD

Professor Michael W. Collard received his PhD in Biochemistry from Washington State University in 1987. He has over 40 years of research experience in the fields of medical biochemistry, molecular biology and molecular genetics.

Leann Medows

LeeAnn Meadows, born and raised in Humboldt County, California, now calls New Mexico home. She lives on the outskirts of Las Cruces with her artist/husband Glenn Schwaiger and two dogs in an old adobe motor court surrounded by pecan trees. Psychedelic medicine helped LeeAnn to heal from CSA and C-PTSD. She feels passionately about the power of psychedelics and believes in making plant medicine more accessible. After a career in pediatric physical therapy, LeeAnn now enjoys writing poetry, calligraphy, bookbinding, and gardening.

Valerie Hubbard

Valerie began working with the Drug Policy Alliance New Mexico in 2001. We ran our first Medical Cannabis Bill “Lynn Pierson Compassionate Use Act” in 2001. We passed “The Lynn & Erin Compassionate Use Act in 2007. Worked on and passed many other progressive bills throughout the years.Began working on The Cannabis Reform Act in various forms in 2012. Passed the CRA in 2022. Essentially I spent 21 years on passing these Cannabis bills.I have been a part of the NM Industry town halls as we reach out to the Industry for data gathering and teach folks to become advocates for their Industry in New Mexico.Deputy Director at El Paso NORML.

Natasha Davalos


Chach Davalos

Chach graduated from New Mexico University with a bachelor's in Computer Engineering/ICT and is currently getting her Master’s degree in Data Analytics. She is a native New Mexican. With a heart for both innovation and empathy, She wants not only shape the future of computer engineering but also contribute to a more compassionate and connected world.

Chad Lozano


Carmella Irwin


Valerie Klopp


Alan Olacio


Debra Draluck


Corrina Miramontes


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