Adelup announces new leadership

The exterior of the Office of the Governor of Guam in Adelup. Photo by PNC's Leo Hsu

There are new cabinet members in the administration of Democrat Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Governor Joshua Tenorio, according to an announcement on May 18 by the Office of the Governor of Guam.

Michelle Lastimoza is the acting administrator for the Guam Environmental Protection Agency. She currently serves as the deputy administrator for Guam EPA and brings nearly 27 years of environmental and public health management experience.

Lisa Fisher is the new deputy director at the Department of Administration. She brings 14 years of experience in risk and regulatory compliance, finance and administration, and human resources experience in the banking, federal government, and military sectors.

Joseph Carbullido has returned to the Department of Corrections as acting director. He brings over 24 years of experience in law enforcement and prior administrative leadership. He is a Police Major with the Guam Police Department and previously served as Director of DepCor from 2019 to 2022 when he resigned to return to GPD to assist with community policing initiatives.

Andrew Atoigue is the new deputy director for DepCor. He brings over 24 years of experience in law enforcement and has served as the Officer-in-Charge of the K9 Narcotics & Tracking Unit at the Guam International Airport Authority, a Police Officer II at the Guam Police Department, and an Adjunct Instructor and Department Chair of the Criminal Justice and Social Science Department at the University of Guam.

Adrian Cruz is the administrator for the Hagåtña Restoration & Redevelopment Authority. He previously served as Senior Policy Advisor at the Office of the Governor, Deputy Director of the Department of Agriculture, chairman of the Estoriå-at Commission, and chairman of the Commission on Decolonization’s Free Association Task Force.

Joseph Cabana is the director of the Guam Recovery Office. He brings 17 years of experience in airport management, finance administration, and non-profit service.

In a press release, the island’s maga’haga said, “It gives us great confidence to announce the addition of such distinguished individuals to our administration, and we are grateful that they will be dedicating their considerable talents to serving the people of Guam. We look forward to working with each of them as we steer toward a new era of prosperity and security.”

While the Leon Guerrero-Tenorio administration welcome new leadership, it extend our best wishes to those who served. Those thanked were Guam EPA Administrator Walter Leon Guerrero, who served for nearly 30 years of service to the people of Guam and outgoing DOA Deputy Director Bernadine Gines for sharing her expertise in human resources management with the people of Guam.