Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital

Jessika Workman


Jessika brings almost twenty years of experience in nursing, most recently as chief nursing officer at Hillsboro Community Hospital in Hillsboro, Kan. In her time there, Jessika was responsible for managing a 15 bed critical access hospital, encompassing nine departments, including: nursing, wound care, infection control, pharmacy, respiratory therapy, inpatient surgery, outpatient surgery, pain clinic and case management. She assisted in improving patient satisfaction scores year-over-year and successfully implemented electronic medical records in the emergency department and inpatient rehabilitation facility.

Jessika has served at several health care facilities, including Wesley Rehabilitation Hospital and Wesley Medical Center, both in Wichita, Kan.

Jessika earned a bachelor of science from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. She then went on to earn both a master of business administration and master of healthcare administration from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, UT. She is currently pursuing a master of nursing in adult and gerontology primary care nurse practitioner program from Walden University.

Matt Maes, CPA


Matt has over 20 years’ experience in finance, eight of those in healthcare. He came to Lovelace Health System in 2011, serving as the Controller for the Lovelace Health Plan.  In 2013 he concurrently became the Controller over the Lovelace Retail Pharmacy. Matt joined Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in 2015. He is responsible for the fiscal health for the 62 inpatient beds at Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital, as well as six outpatient therapy clinics located in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Jemez, and one outpatient pain management clinic. Matt also oversees several operational departments, including Admissions, EVS, Dietary, Plant Operations, Health Information Management, and the Lovelace Pain Clinic.

Prior to joining Lovelace, Matt was the Assistant Controller for Sandia Resort & Casino in Albuquerque, NM and the Director of Reinsurance Accounting for SouthwestRE, also in Albuquerque. Matt also served as the Senior Assurance and Consulting Accounting for REDW, one of the ten largest public accounting firms in the southwest.

Matt completed his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of New Mexico. He is a fellow of The Advisory Board Leadership Program, member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Matt was also a finalist for Albuquerque Business First’s Top CFO of the Year in 2016.

Community Engagement

  • ARCA-Opening Doors, Current Board President, Board Member since 2012
  • Children's Grief Center of New Mexico, Board of Directors

Derrick Jones


Derrick Jones has 20 years of Acute & Post-Acute Hospital experience working with organizations such as Catholic Health initiatives, Ascension Health, HealthSouth, and Lovelace Health System.  Mr. Jones obtained a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration from Auburn University and an MBA and Master of Science Healthcare Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Mr. Jones worked in operations with 8 different hospitals before he transitioned into the role of the CEO of HealthSouth hospital in Midland Texas.  During his term with HealthSouth hospital, the facility received the highest patient satisfaction award in the Texas region in 2009 and was also recognized as the most improved hospital in 2010 and again in 2011.  In 2017 Derrick successfully lead Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital into a Joint Venture with UNM.  Upon successful completion of the JV, the first Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program commenced in July 2019.   Mr. Jones currently holds the office of CEO for Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital which he has held for over 7 years.

Career highlights:

  • Recipient of the Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work Award 2018, 2019
  • Recipient of the Ardent award for highest employee loyalty 2018
  • Recipient of the Ardent CEO of the year in 2013
  • Recipient of the Ardent Quality award in 2013
  • Albuquerque’s Business First top CEO nominee 2013
  • Brain Injury Alliance Recognition Award for outstanding contribution and support 2014
  • Recipient of the HealthStream Awards of Excellence: Excellence Through Insight Award for Most Improved Small Hospital in overall employee satisfaction and engagement

Community Engagement

  • American Hospital Association, Governance Council for Long Term and IP Rehab Facilities
  • CNM Foundation, Board Member
  • Kirtland Airforce Base, Honorary Commander Program
  • New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry, Past Executive Committee Board Member and Current Board Member
  • New Mexico Hospital Association Board Member
  • Health Services Corporation Board Member