June 24, 2015 (Denver) – A veteran of the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo (CMHIP) has been hired to become the new director of the Pueblo Regional Center.
Debbie Archuleta, who started at CMHIP in 1991 as a licensed Registered Nurse, will begin work at the Regional Center on July 6th.
Archuleta is a lifelong Pueblo resident, having graduated from Colorado State University at Pueblo with a Bachelor’s degree in nursing. She received a Master’s degree in health care administration from Bellevue University in Nebraska.
She worked her way up at CMHIP and after serving in nearly every unit, eventually came to supervise 250 staff. She was responsible for the six units of the Psychosocial Program where she ensured unit programming and needs were met, and was responsible for all care given to patients. Archuleta served on the State Board of Nursing from 2007 to 2013.
"I'm so pleased that Debbie is joining us at the Pueblo Regional Center,” said Tracy Myszak, Director of Regional Center Operations for the Colorado Department of Human Services. “Her skills, experience and commitment to the care of residents make her a terrific fit for this
The Pueblo Regional Center is home to 59 residents with intellectual or developmental disabilities. It is one of three Regional Centers throughout the state that are an integral part of the continuum of care the state provides to those in need.