Faculty & Staff


Nora Lamartine, MD

program Director

Dr. Lamartine grew up in Northern New Mexico and received her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. She completed her Family Medicine residency and severed as chief resident at the University of Massachusetts Family Medicine and Community Health Residency after which she obtained board certification in Family Medicine. She then completed a fellowship at Texas A &M college of Medicine Christus Health in Obstetrics and Women’s Health. After completing her fellowship, she joined El Centro Family Health and served as the North Region Medical Manager for Taos and Rio Arriba counties. Her medical interests include full spectrum care including obstetrics, substance use disorders, motivational interviewing, deprescribing, and point of care procedures. Dr. Lamartine’s personal interests include restoring old furniture, crafting, spending time outside with her dog, and travel.

Tanya Reyes, MD

Associate program Director

Dr. Reyes grew up in Española, New Mexico and received her medical degree from The University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Ever rooted to Northern New Mexico, she then completed her Family Medicine Residency in Santa Fe with the Northern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency Program in June 2019. With the goal of returning to her hometown, she joined the El Centro team September 2019 as a National Health Service Loan Repayment Scholarship Recipient. Dr. Reyes is Family Medicine Board certified and has medical interests in behavioral health, substance use disorder and medical-assisted treatment, interdisciplinary care, and adolescent health which she practices at the school-based health clinics in Española: Española Valley High School and Carlos Vigil Middle School. One of her passions and goals in returning to Española is to inspire the community’s youth to pursue higher education especially in the fields of medicine.


Esther Tipton, MS, MA

Program Manager

Esther Tipton comes to the medical profession with many years’ experience in the educational field.  She is a former teacher, mentor, and administrator before making a career change and began as a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) and administrative assistant in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).   She is well-versed in cross cultural issues and has taught overseas, including Papua New Guinea and South Korea.  Esther was part of a team that established a thriving startup public charter school in Denver, Colorado, and was also a principal at a small private school.  She has held various leadership positions throughout her career and brings tremendous insight as Residency Program  Manager.  Her leadership skills, commitment to providing excellent care to underserved areas, and educational background make her especially qualified to serve in this role.  She has a Bachelors’ degree in Religion, a Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies, and a Master of Science in Education. She has a passion for the theory of Multiple Intelligences, curriculum development, linguistic notions, relationship building, and lifelong learning. This “toolkit” will assist her as she provides administrative support for the residency program. Her organizational skills and passion for learning enable her to “see the big picture” while attending to the small details on a daily basis.  During her free time Esther enjoys traveling, reading, watching the latest drama series on British TV, and spending time with her family.