The work of Amador Health Center wouldn’t be possible without the passionate people behind it. Hear more about our integrated team members, including our faithful leaders, expert medical specialists, and loyal support staff. 


Pamela Angell


Pamela has been a director of non-profit agencies since 1995. She received her Master of Public Administration from New Mexico State University in 2004, and her Bachelor of Arts, English: Professional Writing in 1988 from the University of New Mexico. She has a love of program development, taking ideas, and putting them into action to help people in the community in need of services. Working outside the box weaves creativity into the workplace.

Jose Uscanga


Jose graduated from St. Mary’s University in 1997 with a BS in International Business and a BS in Marketing. He also holds graduate degrees from Harvard University, Villanova University, and Stanford University. Jose has a passion for serving those in need and works enthusiastically to enhance Amador Health Center’s enterprise. He has comprehensive background in finance and operations, with expertise in maximizing financial sustainability, increasing market share, optimization, innovation, and change management.

Fatima McElveen

MSN, CNP-BC, Clinical Director

Fatima graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2013. She has a Master of Science degree in Nursing (2013, Vanderbilt), a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, and Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications from Middle Tennessee State University in 2010. Fatima’s passion for providing care in a community health setting stems from her providing primary care to individuals experiencing homelessness in Waikiki, Hawaii at Care-A-Van Clinic in 2013. She has been employed at Amador Health Center since November 2015 and recently accepted the position of Clinical Director in the Fall of 2018. Fatima has a strong background in service and focuses on the biopsychosocial health of all individuals.

Dr. Constance Wash


Dr. Wash graduated from University of New Mexico School of Medicine in 1990. She has a Master of Science degree in biology (1988, UNM), a residency at the University of Oklahoma college of Medicine-Tulsa (1990-1993) and fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at University of Texas, Southwestern in Dallas (1993-1996). She has worked in private practice in hematology and medical oncology in San Antonio, Texas, and now Las Cruces, since 1996. Dr. Wash has served on the board of directors for Mesilla Valley Hospice for several years and has been their medical director since 2012. Dr. Wash has a strong belief in providing quality patient care to people regardless of their ability to pay and was drawn to Amador by its mission.

Dorothy Portillo


Dorothy began work at Amador Health Center in 2002 while working with the local Health Department providing Diabetes Education; she later worked part-time and held the positions of Pharmacy/Clinical Coordinator until the time of obtaining her post-graduate certification as a FamilyNurse Practitioner. She has been employed in the capacity of FNP since March 2016. Dorothy has a total of over 30 years of experience working in the nursing field.

Ray Stewart

Director of Substance Use Services

Ray comes to the Amador Health Center after a long career in public health with city/county, state, and federal systems, working in Los Angeles, Houston, Albuquerque, El Paso, and Las Cruces. He served with the NMDOH as the Southwest Region Public Health Director from June 2001 to August 2015. His support of AHC started in 2002 when he initiated sharing the vital work of Public Health clinical staff with AHC, which continues today. With a SAMHSA GBHI Notice of Award in September 2018, Ray accepted the position of Director of Substance Use Services with the Amador Health Center. His passion for public health and addiction recovery are an invaluable asset to the Amador Recovery Project here at AHC.