New Mexico Heroes of Health

NM Heroes of Health

In 2009, Con Alma Health Foundation started a tradition of recognizing individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the health of their communities, large and small.  Each year, we call for nominations for Heroes, and they are recognized at our annual Grantee Recognition Event. Heroes can come from any field, including health-care providers, policy makers, advocates, clinicians, administrators, and volunteers who give of their time to address unmet health needs in New Mexico.

Heroes of Health News

  • 2023 Heroes of Health

    2023 Heroes of Health

    Lisa Patch, a director of health services for Alamogordo Public Schools, and Rayven Ward, a 13-year-old advocate from Rio Communities, are Con Alma Health Foundation’s health heroes this year for their actionable efforts to bring transformational change to their communities. “The review committee was impressed …CONTINUE READING
  • 2022 Heroes of Health

    2022 Heroes of Health

    Tina Cordova Meet Tina Cordova, co-founder of Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium, and this year’s Hero of Health for her advocacy on behalf of New Mexicans exposed to nuclear testing. She inspires us, for her unwavering commitment to fight for compensation and acknowledgement that the government’s …CONTINUE READING
  • 2021 Hero of Health

    2021 Hero of Health

    We are proud to announce Melissa McCue, executive director of Mandy’s Farm in Albuquerque, as this year’s Hero of Health. Mandy’s Farm serves 170 individuals with developmental disabilities each month. In honor of Con Alma’s 20th anniversary this year, we are honoring five additional leaders: …CONTINUE READING
  • Honoring Our Heroes

    Honoring Our Heroes

    2020 Hero of Health Recipient: Leroy “Buster” Silva, Pueblo of Laguna, community coordinator at Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3) in Santa Ana Pueblo Simone Duran, program coordinator at NB3, nominated Silva for being “a passionate leader who loves to help communities create positive changes to …CONTINUE READING
  • 2019 Hero of Health

    2019 Hero of Health

    This year’s hero of health is Trinidad de jesus Arguello, PhD., LCSW, PMHRN-BC-RN, co-founder and administrator of Compostela Community and Family Cultural Institute in Taos County. Arguello is a nurse, administrator, social worker and advocate who volunteers on numerous national and state boards to help …CONTINUE READING
  • 2018 Hero of Health

    2018 Hero of Health

    Con Alma Health Foundation has named Tom Faber, a pediatrician and clinical director at Zuni Indian Health Service Hospital, as a health hero for collaborating with community members to increase opportunities for physical activity and healthy food options. Together community members are transforming what it …CONTINUE READING
  • 2017 Heroes of Health – The Power of Partnerships

    2017 Heroes of Health – The Power of Partnerships

    Con Alma is proud to announce two health heroes who have built coalitions with partners to improve the health of their communities: Ophelia Reeder, facilitator of the McKinley County Health Council, and Mary Stoecker, who retired this year as health promotion specialist for the New …CONTINUE READING
  • Con Alma Health Foundation Honors the 2016 Heroes of Health

    Con Alma Health Foundation Honors the 2016 Heroes of Health

    Con Alma Health Foundation congratulates this year’s heroes of health: Doug Meiklejohn, director of New Mexico Environmental Law Center in Santa Fe, and Lauren Reichelt, director of Rio Arriba County’s Health and Human Services Department. “Both of our heroes have dedicated their lives to removing …CONTINUE READING
  • 2015 Hero of Health

    2015 Hero of Health

    Con Alma Health Foundation is proud to announce that Kim Posich, executive director of New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty in Albuquerque, is this year’s Hero of Health. Posich has led the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty for the past 13 years, …CONTINUE READING
  • 2014 Hero of Health

    2014 Hero of Health

    Con Alma Health Foundation is honored to announce Vicki Johnson, the creator of a home-visiting, educational program for first-time parents that’s been replicated across New Mexico, as our 2014 Hero of Health. This is the sixth year Con Alma has recognized a person who makes …CONTINUE READING
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