Joined NMTAP in May 2014
Tracy Agiovlasitis is the Program Manager of NMTAP and has been a rehabilitative nurse since 1983. As a nurse case-manager, grassroots non-profit director, nurse educator, and as an intensive in-patient and long-term home rehabilitation nurse, she has been involved working with Assistive Technology (AT). She brings a foundation of many years of service, advocacy, and understanding of the challenges for individuals with disabilities. Her nearly 40-years of program management provides the collaboration, leadership, staff motivation, program evaluation, and implementation needed for the many NMTAP services. Throughout her career serving people with a wide variety of disabilities, the aspect that inspires her the most is watching a person fully engage in life, in the manner they choose.
Tracy grew up in Grants, New Mexico, and is a single mom of a young woman. You can find her in the great outdoors, whether gardening in her own yard or camping in our beautiful mountains. She is a Licensed Practical Nurse, Certified ADA Coordinator, and a nationally Certified Public Manager. She also has an Associates of Arts degree from New Mexico State University. Despite having yellow cake from the Uranium mines in her room growing up, she seems to maintain a pinkish glow to her skin.
Joined NMTAP in Dec 2014
Jesse Armijo is the Assistive Technology Coordinator with the New Mexico Technology Assistance Program. He has been with the agency since December 2014, has an Assistive Technology Professional Certification (ATP), and is a certified ADA Coordinator. With the agency, he works with individuals with disabilities, family members, therapy professionals, educators, and fellow state agencies for assistance with assistive technology device demonstrations and device loans for short term use. He is also responsible for coordinating in-person training events throughout the state of New Mexico and via virtual meeting platforms.
Jesse has a particular interest in speech communication and augmentative alternative communication (AAC), web accessibility, and computer ergonomics. He holds two Bachelor’s Degrees from the University of New Mexico; a BA in English with a Psychology minor and a BA in Media Arts. In his spare time he enjoys trying out new restaurants, cooking, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.
Joined NMTAP in November 2018
Maurice Alvarez is an AT Specialist with the New Mexico Technology Assistance Program (NMTAP). Maurice has a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Health from New Mexico State University and is a certified ADA Coordinator. Along with her usual NMTAP duties of assisting individuals with disabilities with AT services, Maurice also manages the NMTAP website, social media, and has a special interest in mobile applications and accessible gaming.
Maurice has worked with many community based non-profits and government organizations. Maurice is a native New Mexican, originally from Las Cruces. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, watching movies, playing video games, and listening to audiobooks.
Joined NMTAP in June 2021
Julie LaJeunesse is an AT Specialist with the New Mexico Technology Assistance Program (NMTAP). At NMTAP, Julie enjoys working directly with consumers with disabilities and their families to help solve everyday challenges. One of her favorite NMTAP roles is assisting in NMTAP’s NM AgrAbility partnership, which is part of the National AgrAbility Project. NMAP’s goal is to support success in agriculture for people with disabilities and improve quality of life through participation in agricultural production. Julie has a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of New Mexico. She loves learning how to use new technology and sharing the joys of technology and assistive devices with others.
Julie worked in hearing healthcare prior to NMTAP. She is a proud New Mexican from Mountainair and when she has free time, she loves going on walks with her fiancé Josh, their dogs Dusty, George, and Moe. Julie also enjoys gardening, camping, working on the skoolie, e-biking, and trying new foods (just not cooking them!)