Boehme, PhD, Debra B.

Dr. Deb Boehme joined ICISF in 1985 and served as the state coordinator for New Mexico Crisis Response Network for 18 years. She is currently the clinical coordinator for the New Mexico team and is a Trained Trainer for seven different ICISF courses. She retired from the New Mexico Department of Health in 2010 and has an extensive background in EMS, Bioterrorism Preparedness and Emergency Management. She serves with the New Mexico Disaster Medical Assistance Team (NM DMAT 1) and is rostered as a Mental Health and EMT-I provider. In addition, she is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and received her advanced acupuncture and herbology training from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine. She combines her Eastern and Western medicine training and proctors clinical labs at the University of New Mexico Emergency Medical Services Academy. She also works with Special Operations at Kirtland Air Force Base with the Pararescue program. In addition, Dr. Boehme is an instructor and clinical shift supervisor at Southwest Acupuncture College in Albuquerque, NM. Dr. Boehme teaches several certified CISM courses a year and participates in crisis intervention services for both private and public services agencies in New Mexico when critical incidences occur. Her eclectic approach to teaching is unique as she includes multi-faceted ways to look at critical incidence and trauma and put it into perspective without diminishing the relevance of the event.