Leadership & Staff

Lisa Brower

Lisa Brower, MOTR/L

Director of Therapy Operations

Lisa oversees physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology for both inpatient and outpatient services at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, as well as patient transport. She earned her bachelor's degree in biology with a minor in chemistry, and her master’s degree in occupational therapy, both at the University of New Mexico. Lisa has been with HealthSouth since 2005.

Kristen Hernandez

Kristen Hernandez

Director of Human Resources

Kristen brings over 15 years of human resources experience to HealthSouth. A native New Mexican, Kristen earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in human resources from The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico in 2003. Kristen has been with HealthSouth since March of 2014 and oversees all functions of the human resources department as well as employee health services.

Tony Lucero

Tony Lucero

Plant Operations Director

Tony Lucero joined HealthSouth Albuquerque as the director of plant operations in 2016. A New Mexico native, he retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1984 and has spent more than 20 years working in healthcare facilities and plant operations.


Michelle Martinez

Michelle Martinez, CPA, CGMA


Michelle joined the HealthSouth Albuquerque team in June 2017. She oversees the finances, payroll, accounts payable, central supply and medical records. Michelle graduated from the University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Business, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a concentration in accounting. She is a certified public accountant (CPA) and Chartered Global Management Accountant.  Prior to joining HealthSouth, she worked at UNM Hospitals as a director of finance and prior to this, she worked in public accounting in audit and assurance services. Prior to her public accounting career, she obtained experience in governmental auditing while working for the U.S. Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General, in Virginia. Michelle is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New Mexico Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. 

Shawn Wilbur

Shawn Wilbur

Director of Marketing Operations

Shawn joined HealthSouth in May 2016. Before coming to New Mexico, Shawn resided in Michigan where she received her Bachelor of Science in nursing at Madonna College and her registered respiratory therapist license at Washtenaw College. She has more than 23 years of clinical experience as a registered nurse and 18 years of sales experience including homecare, specialty, infusion and durable medical equipment