NM WIC Staff Spotlight
Elizabeth Baker, was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX, and a graduate of TCU, with a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics, where she also became an RD.
With her husband in the USAF, she lived in Germany and Florida before moving to Alamogordo. She worked for WIC in Florida as a Public Health Nutritionist, a supervisor; and a community dietitian where she would receive referrals from the medical community. WIC is where she personally learned about the importance of nutrition and what to expect during pregnancy, as well as infant nutrition and breastfeeding.
At Holloman AFB, she volunteered, with her 2nd son in tow; and soon become the Holloman’s 1st BPC’s. Liz has been the supervisor in Alamogordo for almost 10 years. In addition to the she manages 3 satellite clinics: Holloman AFB, Tularosa and on the Mescalero Reservation.
Liz enjoys being involved in her community. She is the co-chair of the Otero County Chapter, of the NM Breastfeeding Task Force. She is always seeking ways to support breastfeeding families and bring about awareness of the importance of breastfeeding within our community. Liz enjoys volunteering with her family at the area soup kitchens around the holidays. Some of her other hobbies include walking, hiking, going to the gym with her son, and scrapbooking.
Liz is a quiet leader with an enormous impact on our SW Team. She is an example of true professionalism. She radiates kindness in all her interactions with our team and clientele. Liz is generous with her knowledge and is always willing to share this with anyone who wants to learn more about WIC and our services. Liz always has a positive attitude no matter what the challenge. Nothing, not covid, being short staffed for extended months or being displaced from one building to another on short notice has rattled her. She has stayed the same consistent, strong and a supportive leader throughout. We feel so grateful to acknowledge her and her awesomeness with the rest of the state.