Louis Perea, El Mirador’s President, started the agency in June 2006. Having been born and raised in a small ranching/farming community in central New Mexico, known as Pinoswells, Louis saw from a young age the need for Medicaid services. He also learned at a young age how the system had failed much of that population.
So began his vision for El Mirador Home Care. Being bilingual in English and Spanish, Spanish being his first language, Louis’ vision included being able to create and offer resources while breaking down language barriers to make it easier for the disadvantage members of his community to apply for services.
With a family history in the construction industry, Louis saw the need and opportunity to be able to offer Environmental Modifications to those who qualified. Thus, he obtained a construction license with the purpose of being able to offer ADA compliant internal and external adaptation to ensure the health and safety
“I believe strongly in home care and home health care services. It is essential to me that the population can maintain a quality of life in the home. Our citizens and our culture are of dignity and it is important to me that El Mirador upholds that. This community and this state deserve an agency that is of local culture and with a vision that is of the highest quality of care.”
Jeanine Juckett, HACP
Director of Quality Management and Compliance Officer
Jeanine (JJ) is El Mirador’s Director of Quality Management (DQM) and Compliance Officer and is a Health Accreditation Certified Professional. JJ has been in the medical field for over 50 years. With a passion for making people feel better, she is drawn to hands-on loving care for patients from acute care to home care and hospice. JJ is insistent on creating a team with members who share the same passion. While not born and raised in New Mexico, JJ considers herself a native New Mexican since moving to the state in 1977. Residing in Corrales with her husband Dan, JJ enjoys spending time with her dogs, working on crossword puzzles and staying in touch with her kids.
Daniel Juckette, RN
Dan is El Mirador’s Clinical Administrator and has been an RN for 30+ years. A native to and currently residing in Corrales, Dan has who has lived throughout the state of New Mexico. Dan graduated from Valley High School, earned his Associate Degree from CNM and his Bachelor of Science from ENMU. With a love for animals starting from his childhood, especially for dogs and cats, Dan originally wanted to grow up and be a veterinarian. With a complete woodworking and jewelry shop in his barn located in Corrales, Dan likes to make things using the native trees on his property. When he’s not working in his barn, you can catch him gardening or trout fishing. Dan is also an active member of Sagebrush Church and his community.
Amy Leyba, RN
Amy is El Mirador’s Clinical Manager and brings to our agency over a decade of experience met with passion. Born and raised in Albuquerque, Amy is proud of her large family with 13 grand, great, and great-great grandparents. An old soul herself, Amy gets along with wonderfully with the elderly. Growing up watching her family care for their loved ones, Amy knew that nursing was her calling. It was no surprise after finishing school that she was naturally comfortable caring for patients in their homes and helping them with the learning curve that takes place with new diagnosis. As a nurse with experience, Amy believes she is a strong advocate for her patients and truly enjoys helping people remain independent and out of acute care. "Really, nursing chose me. I love what I do.”