Gilbert A. Ramírez

Deputy Director


Gilbert A. Ramírez, MSW is a licensed clinical and school social worker. His career began as a school social worker for the Albuquerque Public School District. During this time, he co-founded a high school gang intervention program. Recognized as a national expert in this area, he co-authored three publications on effective gang interventions through Oxford University Press. In 2013, Mr. Ramirez co-founded a new public charter school as the Student Support Director at Health Leadership High School. He developed the department of student support and created the school based student support model/framework. As a result of his work, he was asked to be a fact witness for a landmark case, Yazzie/Martinez v. State of New Mexico in which he provided testimony around the importance of behavioral health access for all students and integrating SEL frameworks in schools. In 2014, he was selected as a W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network Fellow. In 2018, Mayor Tim Keller appointed Mr. Ramirez as the Deputy Director for Behavioral Health and Wellness Programs for the City of Albuquerque. He is currently working to guide the city’s behavioral health initiatives and supports the ongoing work around creating a comprehensive continuum of behavioral healthcare citywide.

Division of Behavioral Health & Wellness Programs & Health & Social Service Centers

O 505.768.2866

400 Marquette NW, Suite 504, Albuquerque, NM 87102