- Oscar Robinson
- SGT MAJ Joseph K. Davis
- Maggie Toulouse Oliver, Secretary of State
- Rev. Donald Sawyer Jr.
- COL Raphael Warren
- Rev. Garland Moore
- Dr. Doris A. Page
- Clarence L. Smith
- Dr. Bobbie Green
- Suzette Shije
- Samantha Fenrow
- Sandy Jones
- Tim Eichenberg, State Treasurer
Oscar Robinson, Chairman
Oscar Henry Robinson, Jr.
Appointed to the New Mexico Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission in 2007 by State Senator Stuart Ingle, Oscar Henry Robinson, Jr. was elected Chairman in 2016.
Chairman Robinson graduated with a Bachelor in Science-Animal Science from Langston University. He received a Master in Education from the College of St. Thomas in Minnesota and pursued graduate studies in Public Policy and Administration and Business from California State University in Long Beach.
Chairman Robinson began work in 1965 at the Farmer’s Home Administration, USDA in Dickerson, North Dakota. He also was a research tech and personnel associate at California State University, Long Beach. As a Peace Corps volunteer, he served in West Pakistan as an AG Extension Worker. Now retired, he was the Personnel Director and Assistant Track-Field Coach at Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) and was the recipient of the Spirit of Eastern Award in 2009.
Currently, Chairman Robinson is City Councilor for the City of Portales–the first African American elected in Roosevelt County. He is also Vice Chair for the Eastern Plains Council of Governments and the recipient of the “2016 Cry from the Wilderness Award” for Advocacy of Regional Issues, Dedicated Service and Leadership.
Other community involvement includes: founder of Llano Estacado Buffalo Soldiers Association and the American West Black Heritage Organization; ENMU’s Foundation and Bench Club Member; board member of La Casa Family Health Clinic, and board member of the Community Services Center. Chairman Robinson is a recipient of the 2017 “28 Days A Hero Award” presented for Outstanding Vision, Dedication & Commitment of Excellence in the New Mexico African American Community.
Chairman Robinson is married to Sandra Robinson and collectively they have 9 adult children, 22 grandchildren and 11-great grandchildren. He and his wife live in Portales, NM and attend St. Helen’s Catholic Church. An avid athlete, Chairman Robinson participated in track events throughout the country, placing second in the 400 meter in national competition in 1964. He is founder of the East Side AAU Track Club and coaches boys’ basketball. Other interests include golf, football and basketball.
SGT MAJ (RET) Joseph K. Davis, Vice Chair
SGT MAJ (RET) JOSEPH K. DAVIS
Sergeant Major Davis was appointed as a Commissioner to the New Mexico Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission by Governor Susana Martinez in May 2013. He was elected Vice Chairman of the Commission on June 16, 2017. He retired from the United States Marine Corps in July 1999 after 30 years of service.
During his military career, Davis was deployed to Desert Shield—Desert Storm Camp Lejeune, NC. Additionally, he was stationed in New Orleans, LA; Willow Grove, PA; San Antonio, TX; Ft. Worth, TX; and Camp Pendleton, CA where he retired.
Sergeant Major Davis received a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Mary’s Dominican College. He resides in Albuquerque, NM with his wife, daughter and son. He remains a member of the Marine Corps Association.
Maggie Toulouse Oliver, Secretary of State
MAGGIE TOULOUSE OLIVER
Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver has spent her career as a public official working for greater transparency and ethics in government, fair and efficient elections, and increased voter access.
First elected in 2016, Secretary of State Toulouse Oliver is focused on providing increased transparency in financial disclosure and campaign finance reporting, modernizing the online campaign finance system, encouraging New Mexicans to get registered and vote, and advocating for good government and stronger ethics legislation.
A lifelong New Mexico resident, Secretary of State Toulouse Oliver previously served as Bernalillo County Clerk from 2007 to 2016. She attended Albuquerque Public Schools and earned both her BA and MA in Political Science from the University of New Mexico. Currently living in Santa Fe, the Secretary of State is the proud mother of two sons.
Rev. Donald Sawyer Jr.
Rev. Donald T. Sawyer, Jr
Rev. Donald T. Sawyer, Jr. was appointed to the New Mexico Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission on September 1, 2015 by Governor Susana Martinez.
Rev. Sawyer enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1977, retiring in 1997 as a Master Sergeant. He started a marriage and family mediation ministry in 1997 and continues to serve in that capacity. Rev. Sawyer also worked for 11 years as a car man for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. For two years he was a Veterans Benefits Advisor at Cannon Air Force.
Rev. Sawyer serves as a Chaplain for the Clovis Police and Fire Department and volunteers as a Chaplain for Plains Regional Medical Center (PRMC). He also provides Chaplain services for the Curry County Adult Detention Center (CCADC). For 20 years, he was a board member of the Clovis Martin Luther King Jr. Commission.
Graduating from the Community College of the Air Force in 1997, Rev. Sawyer completed certification in Marriage and Family Mediation. He graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1999. In 2016, Rev. Sawyer enrolled in New Mexico Highland University and will graduate in 2018 with a Master of Social Work.
Married to Sandra Taylor-Sawyer, the first African-American City Commissioner of Clovis, New Mexico, the Sawyers have five children and eleven grandchildren. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Rev. Sawyer has been a resident of Clovis, New Mexico since being stationed at Cannon Air Force Base in March 1989. He has been a member of Faith Christian Family Church and was ordained in 2012. His hobbies include bodybuilding, swimming and traveling with his wife. Rev. Sawyer’s interests include assisting couples and families in resolving disputes and creating harmony in their relationships.
COL Raphael Warren
Rev. Garland Moore
Rev. Garland Moore
Rev. Garland Moore is the pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Grants, NM. He has pastored the church for 24 years and oversees one mission church and two-full-time missionaries from Immanuel Baptist Church. Rev. Moore attended New Mexico State University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also attended a Summer Study of Church History at Oxford in Scotland.
Rev. Moore currently serves as a Commissioner for the Northern Regional Housing Authority Board, Mountain Regional Director of the National African-American Fellowship-Southern Baptist Convention, a Commissioner for the New Mexico Martin Luther King Jr. Commission, Executive Board Member for the Southern Baptist Convention of New Mexico, President of Garland Moore Ministries (local television and radio ministry), and Founder and Director of the Community Outreach Center for the Homeless. In the past, he served on many other prestigious boards, such as, the Western Baptist Association Moderator, Cibola General Hospital Chaplin, and as a Good Samaritan Board Member.
In addition, Rev. Moore preaches at the men’s and women’s correctional facilities as needed, preaches for revival services, officiates weddings and funerals, ministers in other denominational settings (Mormon, Catholic, and Pentecostal) and preaches abroad on mission trips to Thailand, South Africa, England, Israel, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Germany, and Canada.
Serving his community as a pastor and as a spiritual leader of the Outreach Center, Rev. Moore’s chosen mission field has been very effective in meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of all ages, cultures, and circumstances. He enjoys spending time with his family (a wife, three children, two grandchildren, a son-in-law and a daughter-in-law), traveling domestically and abroad, and golfing.
Dr. Doris A. Page
Doris Adams Page, MD
Doris A. Page, MD was appointed to the New Mexico MLK Jr. Commission by State Representative Brian Egolf in July 2016.
Dr. Page received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Science Education from Montclair State College. She earned a Master Degree in Environmental Population and Organismic Biology in Boulder, CO and Doctor of Medicine from the University of Colorado Medical School in Denver in 1982.
She served in the US Army Medical Corps as a General Medical Officer and then in the US Army reserves until 1991.
Dr. Page has practiced family medicine since 1986, and in a private practice for over 20 years in Tacoma WA. She retired from private practice in 2011 when she moved to Santa Fe, NM to live with her spouse.
While residing in Tacoma, she served on several boards, and local medical societies in various capacities. She participated in annual health and wellness school fairs for children.
Dr. Page retired from Women’s Health Services/SouthwestCare, Santa Fe in December 2015 after providing family medicine care from 2012.
Dr. Page has maintained all licenses and is an active member in the American Academy of Family Physicians in both national and state chapters. She is a Fellow and Life Member of AAFP.
Since moving to Santa Fe, she has been active in the Santa Fe Branch of the NAACP, serving as delegate to national and state meetings. Currently she is the Vice-President and Co-Chair of the Health Committee.
Her interests include: photography, travel, cooking and social justice. Dr. Page is married to Cedric D. Page, retired Professor Emeritus, University of New Mexico. The couple have two adult daughters and one grandchild.
Clarence L. Smith
Clarence L. Smith
Clarence L. Smith is the Commission Designee for State Treasurer Tim Eichenberg. Since December 2006 he has been the Chief Operations Officer for the State of New Mexico, Office of the Treasurer. Smith is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of IT, facility security and maintaining vehicle log reports.
Smith attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. In addition, he holds a Certificate of Journeyman Electrician-Electrical Apprenticeship Program (NECA-IBEW Local 611), Albuquerque, NM.
Smith served as the Interim Executive Director of the New Mexico MLK Commission through its transition in 2016. He was also instrumental in developing and implementing the Annual MLK Track and Field Invitational, a highly-successful event in Albuquerque that will continue for years to come.
Smith is a long-time member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Albuquerque, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)-New Mexico Chapter.
An avid sports fan, Smith likes the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Dodgers. He also enjoys camping and fishing.
Dr. Bobbie Green
Samantha J. Fenrow
Samantha J. Fenrow was appointed to the New Mexico Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission in June 2017 as Commission Designee of the Director of the New Mexico Human Rights Division.
Prior to joining the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, Human Rights Bureau, as Staff Manager in May of 2017, Ms. Fenrow served as legal counsel to a number of state agencies, including the Human Services Department, the Public Education Department and the Higher Education Department, where she served as Chief Legal Counsel. She also previously worked as an Appellate Defender and as a Staff Attorney to the New Mexico Court of Appeals.
Ms. Fenrow earned a Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY and a Juris Doctorate from Vermont Law School in South Royalton, VT. She also studied at Wadham College, Oxford University in Oxford, England.
Tim Eichenberg – State Treasurer
State Treasurer Tim Eichenberg
Tim Eichenberg assumed office on January 1, 2015, becoming the 29th State Treasurer of New Mexico. By virtue of Statute Section 28-19-1 NMSA, he was appointed to the New Mexico Martin Luther King Jr. Commission. Raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he attended Albuquerque Public Schools and graduated from the University of New Mexico.
Eichenberg’s career in public service began at the age of 22 in 1974, when he was elected Bernalillo County Treasurer. The reforms that were implemented during his tenure saved taxpayers money and led to his re-election. After serving two terms as Bernalillo County Treasurer, Eichenberg went to work in the private sector. He operated a small business in Albuquerque for over 30 years as a Property Tax Consultant, State Certified Appraiser, General Contractor (GB-98), and Real Estate Broker.
In 1994, Eichenberg was elected to the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority Board, a position he still holds today. Then in 2004, Eichenberg was appointed by Governor Richardson to the position of New Mexico State Property Tax Director.
Eichenberg was elected to the New Mexico State Senate in 2008. As a State Senator, Eichenberg served on the Public Affairs and Judiciary committees, and was Chair of the Restructuring Committee, which sought to streamline State government and save taxpayers money. In 2010, Eichenberg carried the Governmental Conduct Act, establishing a code of ethics for all government employees. In 2012, Eichenberg served as Chair of the Revenue Stabilization and Tax Policy Committee.
Eichenberg is a member of the Knights of Columbus. He has served on the Board of the National Kidney Foundation, including as Vice President, and the Arthritis Foundation, of which he is a life member.
Eichenberg and his wife, Sandra, have been married for 37 years and have two adult children (a daughter and a son) and two dogs.