Our Team

Our Specialists

Our Administrative Team

Anita Gonzales

surgery coordinator

My name is Anita M. Gonzales, I was raised in Glorieta, NM. I have 2 daughters who are my life and 2 grandchildren whom I love with all my heart and soul. I love camping and spending time with my family, listening to NM Spanish music and country of course, and having BBQ’s. I have 2 horses and 1 dog.

I’m the Surgical Coordinator for Rio Grande Foot & Ankle Specialists. I’ve been in the podiatry field for 12 years. I went to college for billing and coding. Making sure our patients are well taken care of during the scheduling process is the most important thing for me. I love what I do and enjoy working with the team we have.

Marlene Sanchez

insurance specialist

Hello, my name is Marlene Sanchez, I handle insurance verifications and medical records. I live in Las Vegas, NM. I have 4 beautiful children and 7 grandchildren. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, and watching the kids play sports; I like to watch movies and listen to music.

I work from home, so I don’t get to see our patients often, but if you have any insurance questions you can call me anytime, I’m always happy to help.

Angelique Trujillo

Office Manager

Hi, my name is Angelique Trujillo, I am the new practice manager for Rio Grande Foot and Ankle Specialist. I have been working in the medical field as a Medical Assistant for 10+ years. I recently graduated with my bachelor’s in healthcare management from AIU. I was born and raised in Santa Fe, NM. Although I have no kids of my own, I am a dog mom to 3 goofy dogs. When I am not at work, I love spending time with my god kids and family. I also enjoy baking, cooking, working out, and being outdoors. My favorite time of year is fall; I find it the best time to hike or fish. I have enjoyed working at RGFAS because I am able to provide and educate my team on quality patient care.

John Brin

Virtual Front Desk Liaison

Our Taos Team

Ray Gutierrez

medical assistant

Hi, I’m Ray and I am one of the medical assistants in the Taos location. I enjoy fishing and drinking Frescas, riding my motorcycle or RZA. Football is my favorite sport to watch, and I love to talk about it (GO Patriots). I always welcome new patients and treat all our patients like family. If you have any problems with your ankles, toes, or feet come visit us, we’d love to talk about it!

Estrellita (Star) Castro

medical assistant

Hi, my name is Estrellita, most people call me Star. I am a Medical Assistant at the Taos office. I have over eighteen years of experience in the medical field. I was born and raised in the Mile High City (Denver, Colorado) I moved to Taos when I was eighteen and love living here. I am a proud mother of four, two girls, two boys, and a grandma to a handsome little boy. As a family we enjoy road trips, hunting, live entertainment, camping and much more. We have three sweet dogs, a loving cat, and horses that live on our family ranch in San Luis, Colorado. There is never a dull moment in my home. I have worked for Rio Grande Foot & Ankle Specialist since July 2020. I love working here with my second family. Helping people is my passion. I am looking forward to seeing each patient leave this office happy and better than they did when they walked in.

Shurey Trujillo

Front Desk Liaison

Hi friends my name is Shurey Trujillo, I am your front desk liaison here in the Taos office. I was born in Bernalillo and raised in Taos. I grew up always in the mountains riding horses and being in the outdoors going hunting, fishing and camping. I spend most of my time with my friends and family. I look forward to learning new things here at Rio Grande Foot & Ankle Specialists and helping patients the best I can.

Our Santa Fe Team

Perla Granillo

Front Desk Liaison • Medical Assistant

Hello, my name is Perla Granillo, I am a receptionist/ medical assistant at the Santa Fe location. I was born and raised in Santa Fe NM, I’m outspoken, outgoing, and easy to communicate with. Mother of a wonderful 5-year-old. We enjoy spending our evenings going on bike rides, drawing, playing with Disney matching cards.

Yamileth Koerdell

Medical Assistant

Hello, my name is Yamileth Koerdell, I am a medical assistant at the Santa Fe location. I have worked at Rio Grande Foot and Ankle Specialists for almost a year now. I enjoy meeting patients and working with them, I also really enjoy working with everyone here! When I am not at work I love the outdoors, I have a sweet German Shepherd that loves to play and stay active. In the warmer months one of our favorite things to do is to get outside and go on hikes.

Destinie Quintana

medical assistant

Hi, my name is Destinie Quintana. I am one of the medical assistants at the Santa Fe location. I was raised in Pecos NM. Mother to two amazing children who are the light of my life. I enjoy being outdoors, riding four wheelers, fishing, and spending time with family. I look forward to learning new things here at Rio Grande Foot & Ankle Specialist and helping patients with the best care I can.

Teresa "T" Lucero

medical assistant

My name is Teresa Lucero. I live in Santa Fe, New Mexico. On my free time I like to play basketball, travel to other states, and explore new things. I love working for Rio Grande because they care about their patients and staff, and it feels like one big family.

Santana Trujillo

medical assistant

Please check back for an updated bio. Coming soon.

Our Los Alamos Team

Andrea Martinez

front desk liaison

Hello, I am Andrea (Drea) Martinez, I am the front desk receptionist at our Los Alamos location. I am from Alcalde, NM. I have 4 beautiful children, 3 boys and 1 girl who are my pride and joys. I love spending time with my family. I enjoy listening to old school R&B & country music, mostly Morgan Wallen. I enjoy working at RGFAS because every day is different, and I get to interact with such a varied group of people. My coworkers and management team are sociable, knowledgeable, and caring. I strive to offer great customer service to our patients.

Our Billing Team

Alta Management Solutions, LLC

in Woods Cross, Utah

In Memoriam

Isaac Jiron

medical assistant

My name is Isaac Lee Jiron. I was born and raised in Santa Fe, NM. I am married and have three beautiful children, two daughters and a son. I like to hang out with my wife and kids, I like to take them bike riding and do a lot of adventurous things. We like to go to as many car shows as we can. I help my kids tend to our pet chickens, turtle (Turbo) and dog (Timmy) and our cats (Marvin and Mavis). I have been working and helping patients in the foot business for eight years and I still enjoy every aspect of it. I will continue to provide care and look forward to seeing patients.

Isaac was an employee for 8 years and was a joy to be around, he was one of a kind, always had a positive attitude. He will be missed by many. He will be a forever friend.