About the Coalition
The New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value (Coalition), an employer-led, multi-stakeholder coalition, is working to improve population health by improving the value of our state’s healthcare system with a focus on transparency, quality, and cost.
Growing from the former NM Coalition for Healthcare Quality, an initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) program, the Coalition provides a neutral forum where private and public partners collaborate and engage in aligning efforts that drive meaningful change to improve healthcare value for all New Mexicans. The Coalition's employer members augment their strength in numbers by working together, giving them a strong “voice” —in advocacy, policy and sharing of best practices.
"The Coalition provides services for our health community members that reflect our values of integrity, quality, innovation, education, transparency, and cultural sensitivity," said Mark Tyndall, current Chair of the Coalition. "For example, we've provided many successful learning seminars for healthcare purchasers, providers and insurers on relevant topics, best practices, and innovations taking place in the field. We promote pricing transparency, movement to alternative payment models, and also research and publish practical tools for employers--like the Guide to Managed Care--to improve our healthcare system."
Tyndall said the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value is moving ahead with strengthening the combined voice of its employer members. As such, the Coalition welcomes new members, including small and large employers/purchasers, clinicians, health plans, and community resource groups.
Board of Directors:
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Jeff Dye, President and CEO of the New Mexico Hospital Association, represents 45 member hospitals across the state, Dye is chairman of the Board of Hospital Services Corporation. For the past 26 years, he has worked in small and rural hospital settings and has broad experience in community health planning, hospital operations, legislative initiatives and state and national hospital association governance.
Mary Romero HartMary Romero Hart is the senior manager, Health Benefits and Employee Services at Sandia National Laboratories. She has more than 30 years of progressive HR management including talent acquisition, talent management, labor bargaining, employee benefits, HR policy, performance management, compensation, training and development, wellness programs, on-site clinical services, procurement, budget/financial management, and HRIS project management. At Sandia National Laboratories, she has been responsible for five departments and accountable for an approximately $125M budget.
Mark A. Saiz, CGBA
Mark Saiz is the insurance and benefits manager for the City of Albuquerque group health plan, responsible for the procurement, implementation and administration of a group health plan covering more than 19,000 people. Saiz has worked in the insurance industry since 1990, in various private sector insurance organizations and with the State of New Mexico in charge of its group health plan. He is the president of the national board of directors for the State and Local Government Benefits Association (SALGBA).
F. Kiko Torres, MD
F. Kiko Torres, MD, is the medical director of Primary Care for True Health New Mexico. Dr. Torres practiced Family Medicine in various settings over the last 15 years, including with Presbyterian Medical Group, as assistant professor at the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico, and as medical director of First Nations Community Health Center.
Mark Tyndall, the current chair of the Board, is the senior director of employee benefits for the Albuquerque Public Schools, one of the largest school districts in the U.S. and the largest in the state of New Mexico with more than 88,000 students in 142 schools and 14,000 employees. Tyndall manages the design, implementation and administration of District-wide employee group health insurance benefit plans in compliance with federal and state rules and regulations. Prior to joining Albuquerque Public Schools, Tyndall served as an Account Executive at Aon Risk Solutions, and was Executive Director of the NM Retiree Health Care Authority.
Margy Wienbar is the executive director of Comagine Health New Mexico (formerly HealthInsight New Mexico). She has spent nearly 30 years improving health and healthcare in New Mexico. She has led and collaborated on complex quality improvement projects for various parts of the health care system including health plans and public health. From 2005- 2012, Wienbar directed a six-county region and oversaw the administration of 17 local public health offices and the related programs that served more than 50 percent of the state's population.
Mark Young is the Benefits Manager at PNM Resources. Young has worked in Human Resources for over 10 years, most of that experience at PNM Resources in the Compensation Department, having begun work in the Benefits section in August 2017. His career goals include leading and developing his team, while creating and maintaining a continuously improving work environment.
Dr. David J. Yu
Dr. David J. Yu is a Medical Director for Presbyterian Health Plan. He has nine years of experience as a primary care physician and has been extensively involved in hospital medicine, serving for 15 years as medical director of hospitalist programs.
Dr. Yu has served on numerous national committees for the Society of Hospital Medicine, published articles on hospitalist operation, and lectured on the subject of patient flow at national conferences.