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Adam Vareika, LCSW
Executive Director

Adam Vareika, LCSW, is a seasoned behavioral health/healthcare administrator. Adam provides oversight of day-to-day operations as well as organizational development. As a clinician and administrator, he is committed to the success of the participants. He works as part of the assessment team and is available for consultation, in-service presentations and serves as a referral sources to licensed medical professionals seeking assistance.


Leah Nelson, M.D.
Medical Director

Leah Nelson, MD, MS, is the Medical Director of the NM HPWP. She is board certified in both Addiction Medicine and Preventive Medicine/Public Health. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, and completed her residency and fellowship at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Nelson’s work with HPWP includes performing assessments for impairment from substance use, medical conditions, and mental health concerns. She also discusses drug testing results, reviews medical records, coordinates with other treatment providers, works with participants who are struggling to ensure fitness for duty, and performs exit interviews for HPWP “graduates.” She is honored to work with the Health Professionals of New Mexico and aims to help HPWP participants thrive in all domains of their lives.

Mary Lynn Griffin

Clinical Director

Mary Lynn Griffin, MA, LMHC, LPCC provides assessment, referral, case management and co-managing the NMHPWP Clinical Program. She also provides administrative support and outreach.

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