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Saiz to Continue Leadership of the New Mexico Coaltion for Healthcare Value Board of Directors

Albuquerque, NM -- Mark Saiz will continue to serve as chair of the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value (NMCHCV) board of directors for the 2016 -2017 term. Saiz is the insurance and benefits manager for the City of Albuquerque and a founding member of the employer-led, multi-stakeholder, nonprofit group. 

Vice chair of the coalition is Mary Romero Hart, senior manager of Total Rewards for Sandia National Laboratories, which is operated for the U.S. Department of Energy by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Mark Tyndall, executive director of the New Mexico Retiree Health Care Authority is the new secretary/treasurer.

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A Silent Tsunami Is Heading for Your Workplace

Local Specialists and National Experts Shine Focus on Depression in the Workplace


Albuquerque, NM – Workplace depression is being called the Silent Tsunami.  Depression threatens the bottom line at many companies, annually costing the U.S. workplace $105 billion in lost productivity.

Two local employee assistance program (EAP) representatives, Rick Vinnay, LCSW, CEAP, QSAP, clinical director of The Solutions Group and, Steve Nuanez, MSW, LISW, chief executive officer of Outcomes, Inc., will be part of the Depression in the Workplace seminar March 18 at the Anderson Abruzzo Balloon Museum.  The New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value is sponsoring the event.

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Spring 2016 Newsletter

Coalition member efforts equal results

The New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value’s officially came into existence on May 1, 2015. During this first year as an employer-led organization, the following goals were achieved. Representatives of 10 local employers came together to sign a pledge and contribute money to create the initial funding for the organization, they also spent the time and named the organization, adopted a mission statement, elected board members, set up a budget. They later filed Articles of Incorporation with State of New Mexico and successfully worked with the IRS to obtain a 501c organization designation.

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Don’t Let Depression Cast a Black Cloud over Your Workplace

Attend The Depression in the Workplace Seminar Sponsored by the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value


Albuquerque, NM –The two creators of the national “Right Direction Initiative” will be in Albuquerque to help local businesses spot the warning signs of depression in the workplace and offer techniques to increase help-seeking behaviors for their employees suffering from depression. The New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value (NMCHCV) is sponsoring the seminar on March 18 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum.

“New data show that depression can cost U.S. businesses billions of dollars each year and for many employers, even those with employee assistance programs (EAP), there is a lack of resources to help workers,” Mark Saiz, NMCHCV chair said.

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