SANTA FE – On Thursday, November 17, 2022, New Mexico Magazine will be teaming up with KOB 4 and the New Mexico Department of Health to spotlight the 2022 class of the New Mexico True Heroes through a special YouTube Premier Live broadcast.

This event will spotlight 11 exceptional individuals who have distinguished themselves over the past year by going above and beyond to serve our communities in the areas of healthcare, education, volunteerism, philanthropy, arts, culture, and more. The YouTube Premier Live broadcast will begin at 7:00 pm (MT).

Below is a complete list of the 2022 New Mexico True Heroes:

Elizabeth “Liz” Bradford

Elementary School Teacher

La Mesa Elementary School

An Albuquerque elementary school teacher helps refugee children find their way in a new home.


Dr. Sanjeev Arora


University of New Mexico Health

The Albuquerque gastroenterologist’s Project ECHO is transforming the landscape of medical treatment in rural New Mexico and all across the world.


Doris Fields

Educator, Artist, and Community Builder

The Placitas educator, artist, and community builder bridges gaps to create understanding and a better world.


Mary Ann Cortese

Friends of the Bosque Redondo Memorial

The former teacher worked for decades to ensure Native voices are heard at the Bosque Redondo Memorial.


Beverly Charley

Army Veteran

The Farmington native fights to support veterans, the homeless, and others in need.


Dr. Jodi Casados & Dr. Levi Maes

La Clínica del Pueblo de Río Arriba

The Tierra Amarilla physicians battled the pandemic with creative solutions and small-town grit.


Sean Sinclair

Chef & Owner

Bar Castañeda

The chef and his team cooked comfort food for thousands of firefighters and evacuees during the state’s largest wildfire.


Enrique Macias Moreno


Roswell Community Disaster Relief

The founder of Roswell Community Disaster Relief responds to crises or everyday moments of need.


Diana Molina

Creative Director

Juntos Art Association

The artist, community organizer, and creative director of the Juntos Art Association refuses to be fenced in.


Kirsty Forrest


Silver Bells

This Clovis business owner delivers holiday joy to hundreds of area seniors


DATE: Thursday, November 17

TIME: 7:00 pm (MT)

HOW TO WATCH: YouTube Premier Live Broadcast – New Mexico Magazine

The December issue of New Mexico Magazine will feature all 11 New Mexico True Heroes and KOB 4 will be showcasing the honorees during special broadcast segments throughout December.