Olga Lucero, MSN, FNP-C

Olga Lucero, MSN, FNP-C, is a certified family nurse practitioner providing quality care to patients at Ribera Healthcare Clinic, a private medical practice, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is also an accomplished aesthetics provider and is the owner of Freya's Lair Medical Spa, also located in Albuquerque.

Originally born in Russia, Olga completed her master's degree in clinical psychology and her medical aesthetics training while living in Europe. She then practiced in both hospitals and private clinic settings in Europe before relocating to New Mexico, where she earned a bachelor's degree in nursing.

Olga's experience as a family nurse practitioner has allowed her to specialize in pain management, vascular therapies, and family medicine. She's also completed additional training in aesthetics, which allows her to perform laser treatments, dermal fillers, Botox®, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments while working with some of New Mexico's most preeminent plastic surgeons.

Olga and the team at Ribera Healthcare Clinic are committed to providing high-quality, evidence-based treatments for a variety of conditions, including diabetes, acute and chronic pain, migraines, women's health issues, men's health issues, and mental health concerns.

To better accommodate patients with diverse needs, Olga speaks both English and Russian. She encourages anyone who is looking to better their health to schedule an appointment at Ribera Healthcare Clinic today.

Catherine James, MSN, FNP-C

Catherine James, MSN, FNP-C, is a certified family nurse practitioner who is dedicated to providing quality care to patients across the lifespan. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner in August of 2021. She has been a registered nurse for six years, and prior to that a licensed practical nurse for six years. During her twelve years of nursing, she focused on the care of adult and geriatric patients in an inpatient setting. During her clinical experience for her master’s program, she grew to love caring for the pediatric population as well. Catherine is originally from Missouri and moved to New Mexico three years ago. She has been married to her husband, a veteran of the United States Air Force, for nine years.


Clifford Lucero

Clinic Manager

Clifford is a lifelong resident of Albuquerque. He received his masters degree in Human Development from the University of New Mexico.

Clifford has joined our team after spending the last 8 1/2 years in the Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery Field as a Program Supervisor & Substance Abuse Technician. He is dedicated to providing services offered to all in the utmost professional and ethical manner possible.




Salvador Lamelas MD GP

Salvador Lamelas MD GP, born in Mexico, graduated as a Medicine Doctor, practiced in hospitals and private medical offices for thirty-six years.

Salvador as a Medicine Doctor practitioner achieved great knowledge in IV therapies and family medicine. Five years resident in Albuquerque focused on training Medical Assistants teaching the subjects of Anatomy, EKG, and Chemistry Laboratory.

The last two years occupied his time in the substance abuse treatment field as a Substance Abuse Technician. To provide top service with multiple cultures Salvador speaks English, Spanish and French.




Victoria Gonzales

Medical Assistant

Victoria is a lifelong resident of the area. She graduated top of her class as a Medical Assistant from PIMA Medical Institute.

Victoria is living her dream of being able to provide medical services to all who come to Ribera and is dedicated to offering kind, compassionate care to all who come into our office. Victoria is single, an animal lover, and enjoys hiking, walking her puppies, and cooking local New Mexican cuisine.



Matthew Sanchez

Assistant Clinic Manager

Matthew J. Sanchez, is a University of New Mexico graduate with a degree in Liberal Philosophy, and a double major in Criminology and Psychology, Magna Cum Laude. He is on track to complete his Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology.

Matthew is a professional with over 20 + years experience with the Bernalillo County Government Public Safety Department; eight of which were in a supervisor capacity. Departments and programs include Youth and Senior Services, Special Programs/Anti-Graffiti, County/City Beautification, Fitness Division, Sports Division, Parks and Recreation, Open Space, Youth Services Juvenile Reformation and Rehabilitation, Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, Emergency Communication 911 Dispatch, Behavioral Health/Substance Abuse, as well as Real Estate Property and Land Management.

Along with the team at Ribera Healthcare, Matthew is advocating the Covid-19 Vaccination program, along with marketing and advertising relations. He is also involved with upcoming property transitions for the future expansion of Primary Care, Behavioral Health, and Telemedicine services.

Matthew has been recognized and awarded for his performance and contributions to Bernalillo County through his desire and drive to aid the community in need. He continues to strive towards delivering much needed services to underprivileged and underserved areas within New Mexico.





Giannah Aragon

Patient Services Representative

Giannah is a graduate of Volcano Vista High School and is preparing for her freshman year at UNM. She will be studying Nutrition and Dietetics with aspirations of becoming a Sports Nutritionist. Giannah has played team Basketball since middle school and was a starting player for the Volcano Vista Varsity Lady Hawks all four years of high school. The Lady Hawks recently won the State Championship against Hobbs in May of 2021. Giannah’s hobbies include playing basketball, strength training, and spending time with her dogs Charlotte, Hannah, and Miley.

Giannah has been a Patient Services Representative at Ribera Healthcare Covid Vaccination Center and Primary Care Clinic since May of 2021 and takes pride in her work of registering patients and guiding them through the process of receiving their Covid-19 Vaccination as well as other healthcare procedures.




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