Con Alma Health Foundation invites you to nominate a 2020 Hero of Health – someone who makes a significant difference in the health of their community.

Nominations for Con Alma’s 2020 Hero of Health open Tuesday, October 13th and close Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 by 5:00 PM.

Heroes of Health work to improve health in New Mexico. They can be health care providers, advocates, administrators, clinicians, or policy makers, among other eligible categories. We especially love to hear about unsung heroes– volunteers and workers whose efforts make a difference in their communities.

Nominate a Hero of Health Today!

This year’s Hero of Health will designate a qualifying nonprofit of their choice to receive a $1,000 contribution in their name. In lieu of an in person Annual Grantee Recognition Event, we’ll share information about all the nominees and Hero of Health during an ongoing recognition media campaign.

If you know someone who is dedicated to improving health in New Mexico we want to hear from you.

This is the 12th year Con Alma has honored individuals who are making a difference. Last year, Con Alma recognized 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 people who need mental health care and domestic violence services.

Past Heroes

Past heroes include: Tom Faber, a pediatrician and clinical director at Zuni Indian Health Service Hospital; Ophelia Reeder, facilitator of the McKinley County Health Council; Mary Stoecker, retired health promotion specialist for the New Mexico Department of Health in Silver City; Douglas Meiklejohn, executive director of the NM Environmental Law Center, and Lauren Reichelt, director of Rio Arriba County Department of Health & Human Services; Kim Posich, executive director of New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty; Vicki Johnson, creator of a home-visiting, educational program for first-time parents; Juliana Anastasoff, a health extension rural officer in Taos for the University of New Mexico; Chuck Howe, founder of the National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center in Angel Fire; Rebecca Palacios, who addresses health disparities by improving drinking water in the colonias and enhancing the diets of Mexican-American households; and Kristine Suozzi, a public health advocate with New Mexico Health Equity Working Group.

Heroes Alumnae