Who's at the Table: Coalition Board Members

Who's at the Table

at the tableNew Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value is an employer-led, multi-stakeholder, nonprofit group.

The Coalition developed as a positive result of the work of the former New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Quality, an initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) program and HealthInsight New Mexico, that operated in Albuquerque and surrounding three counties.

"We evolved from a nationally funded grant program to a coalition that is financed and operated by those who pay for care, provide care and receive care. We've made this leap through member acknowledgement of past achievements, from working together as a collaborative group,  and we now share a vision for future success because of those collaborative efforts," said Mark Saiz, the former chair of New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value.

"As members of the former NM Coalition for Healthcare Quality, we worked together, learned important lessons and built a community of trust. The New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value, our new partnership, is ready to tackle our overall goals of better health, better care, transparency and healthcare cost reform for all New Mexicans," Saiz said.

Saiz said New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value is extending an open invitation to other employers, clinicians, health plans, and community resources to join and get involved in helping reach its goals.

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Jeff Dye, president and CEO of the New Mexico Hospital Association, is a new member of the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value board of directors.

Representing 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.

For 18 years he was administrator of Socorro General Hospital, and has also filled administrative roles in Lovington and Alamogordo, N.M. as well as in Laramie, Wyo.

He holds an MBA from the University of New Mexico. He became a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives in 2007 and achieved the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential in 2008.

Since joining the Association in 2004, Mr. Dye has served on numerous boards and taskforces including:

  • Governor's Insure New Mexico! Council
  • Governor's Trauma System Task Force co-chair
  • Trauma System Fund Authority member and chair
  • New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence board
  • Health Insight New Mexico board
  • LCF Research board
  • Nurse Advice NM advisory committee
  • N.M. Donor Services advisory committee

Mr. Dye was honored as a "Friend of Nursing" at the Nursing Excellence Awards in 2007

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Sonya Quintana is the Interim Human Resource Director of Santa Fe County.

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Mary Romero Hart is the senior manager of Total Rewards for Sandia National Laboratories.  She has approximately 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, occupational medicine, on-site clinical services, procurement, budget/financial management, and HRIS project management.

As HBE senior manager at Sandia National Laboratories, she was responsible for five departments and accountable for an approximately $125M budget. Her areas of responsibility included providing a multitude of programs and services supporting Sandia’s strategic objectives.  Areas include: employee and retiree health care benefits, on-site clinical and wellness/prevention programs for employees, absence management, time off policies, retirement savings, and cafeteria service, other required benefits programs, and serves as center communications manager.

Prior to joining Sandia 10 years ago, she worked in various HR management roles for large employers in the Albuquerque community such as BDM, University of New Mexico Hospital, MCI, and Albuquerque Public Schools. 

She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Organizational Psychology.  She also holds a master’s degree in Organizational Development.

 saiz markMark A. Saiz, CGBA

Mark Saiz is the insurance and benefits manager for the City of Albuquerque group health plan.

He is 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, working in various private sector insurance organizations and with the State of New Mexico in charge of its group health plan.

Saiz is the president of the national board of directors for the State and Local Government Benefits Association (SALGBA). He is the chair of the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value, is a representative on the Presbyterian Health Plan Consumer Advisory Board and was previously on the Presbyterian Board Quality Committee and the New Mexico Medical Insurance Pool.

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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 most recently as medical director of First Nations Community Health Center.  

He attended Williams College in Massachusetts and then returned to New Mexico to attend the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and completed his residency training at the Northern New Mexico Family Medicine Program in Santa Fe.  Dr. Torres has been with True Health New Mexico, a CO-OP health plan for the last two years.

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Mark Tyndall

Mark Tyndall is the senior director of employee benefits for the Albuquerque Public Schools. It is 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 joinging Albuquerque Public Schools, Tyndall served as an Account Executive at Aon Risk Solutions, and was Executive Director of the NM Retiree Health Care Authority. He has been involved with the NM Coalition for Healthcare Value since it's beginning stages, and his skills and experience include strategic planning, healthcare leadership, health insurance and employee benefits, team building and management. 

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Margy Wienbar is the executive director of HealthInsight New Mexico.

Wienbar has spent nearly 30 years to improving health and healthcare in New Mexico. Her background in health education led her to investigating the underlying causes of poor health and fostered a desire to mitigate these causes through systematic approaches including effective data utilization, policy development and a focus on the social determinants of health.  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  was the director for a six-county region and oversaw the administration for 17 local public health offices and the related programs that served more than 50 percent of the state's population.  She was a founding member and co-chair of the New Mexico Immunization Coalition and she was on the board and was president of the New Mexico Public Health Association.  She is currently on the Board of the Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership, an organization dedicated to developing emerging leaders. 

Wienbar holds a master's degree in Community Health and a bachelor's degree in Education with a double major in English and Health from the University of Minnesota.

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Mark Young 

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. He began 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.

His personal goals include supporting his family, helping the needy, and making a positive impact on the world. He and his wife had their first child in Januay 2016, of whom he enjoys taking care. He also enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

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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. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago, trained in Internal Medicine at Northwestern University, and has also obtained a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Nebraska, Illinois.