Steering Committee

NMHEP is looking for new Steering Committee Members

NMHEP is seeking 1-3 new steering committee members to serve from May 2017 to December 31, 2018. The deadline to submit an application is April 30, 2017. We want to ensure that the NMHEP steering committee is reflective of New Mexico’s communities, geographically, culturally, and that it is intergenerational. The steering committee should represent diverse perspectives, lived-experiences, sectors, and issue areas. Network members alignment with NMHEP’s core competencies is strongly encouraged.

Please meet the NMHEP Network Steering Committee Members:

Yolanda Cruz

Yolanda Cruz lives in the beautiful, and snowy Sangre de Cristo Mountains with her family and pets. She has always played an active role in her community, listening, learning and assisting with many initiatives. Much of the work Yolanda has done has focused on social and health equity and has led to her working, increasingly, on substance abuse issues and systems change. Yolanda has coupled her extensive experience in grant writing, project/program development and implementation and strong leadership skills with her commitment to building equity by working in an area that can be very punitive. By working with her team, community partners, and stakeholders, including those who have been both impacted by and committed DWI, she has introduced an equity lens in the work needed to help communities become safer and healthier.

Anastacio_TrujilloAnastacio Trujillo

Anastacio Trujillo is a Membership Development Representative with Nusenda Credit Union. He received his B.B.A., Business Management from New Mexico Highlands University and an A.A.S., Accounting from Santa Fe Community College. He has worked at local financial institutions for over 14 years.

Anastacio is currently a Board Member of the Rotary International, Rotary Del Sur Chapter. He is a member of multiple business networking groups including the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce and the Santa Fe Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Anastacio has served as Treasurer and is currently a member of the local organization, Los Caballeros De Vargas. He has volunteered for anti-domestic violence non-profits in Santa Fe, NM, including Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families and One Billion Rising Santa Fe.

He is a resident and native to Santa Fe, NM. He lives with his partner of 8 years, Jessica Montoya, also from Santa Fe. They share a pet cat named Dulce.

Anastacio has an appreciation for New Mexico and the state’s traditions, values and diverse history. His hope is to witness the unity of that diversity and contribute as a well-meaning man to New Mexico communities.

Susan_WilgerSusan Wilger

With a passion for public policy and strong values for health, justice and equality, Susan Wilger began working for policy change at the local, regional and national levels over 25 years ago. Throughout her career she has served as a leader, developer, advocate and teacher in the fields of behavioral and primary health care, child care, prevention and domestic violence services. Susan has worked for the past 15 years with rural and frontier communities throughout the U.S. on various community development and equity issues. She has served as a consultant with the National Center for Frontier Communities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the National REACH Coalition and other entities. Her areas of interest include empowering rural and frontier communities to improve local conditions of health and well-being. Susan recently served on the Board of Trustees for the National Rural Health Association and as a board member of the New Mexico Alliance for School Based Health Care. Ms. Wilger received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin.

Fatima_van_HattumFatima van Hattum

Fatima was born and raised in Abiquiu, New Mexico. She has a BA in Arabic and Development Studies and an MSc GLobalisation and Development from University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. She has a background in international development, food justice, gender and labor rights. She is the Program Manager of NewMexicoWomen.Org and is committed to working towards social justice in New Mexcio.