Party affiliation: Democrat
Santiago Audoro Abeyta was American human services administrator. Certified alcohol and drug abuse counselor. Recipient Virginia Klanhammer Western New Mexico University award, 1983, Outstanding Citizens of the West and Southwest award, 1978, 79; named in his honor The S.A. "Jim" Abeyta Treatment Complex, Santa Fe, 1993.
Claims manager Pacific Coast Branch of Bankers & Shippers Insurance Company, New York City, 1956-1959. Owner Zia Realty & Insurance, Albuquerque, 1959-1960. Loan officer First National Bank of Rio Arriba, Espanola, New Mexico, 1960-1965.
Salesperson Hunter Motor Company, 1965-1968, Espanola, 1968-1971. Magistrate judge State of New Mexico County of Rio Arriba, 1970-1978. Alcoholism counselor Recovery of Alcoholics Program, Inc., Santa Fe, 1974-1977, executive clinical director, 1977-1995.
Contract reviewer National Institute Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism, Washington, 1978-1981, trainer, 1977-1994. Chairman New Mexico Alcohol & Drug Counselors Certified Board, 1980-1981. Vice president New Mexico Alcohol & Drug Counselors Association, 1976-1977.
Vice president New Mexico Alcohol & Drug Program Directors Association. Judge New Mexico Department health Youth Poster Contest, Spanish Senior Citizen Spelling Bee. Consultant in substance abuse issues.
Appointed as at large member by governor to New Mexico Sta Nursing Board, 1997.
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Member National Trust for History Preservation, 1997. Member New Mexico Magistrate Judge Association (former vice president), National Association Alcoholism Counselors, New Mexico Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors Association (president 1981-1982, chairman training committee 1979-1988), Department Health Revolving Group Home Fund, New Mexico Alcohol/Drug Directors Association (legislation committee).
Born July 25, 1938