Susan Wilson Hired as Executive Director for New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value

Susan WilsonAlbuquerque, NM – The New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value is pleased to announce the hire of Susan Wilson as its new Executive Director.  Wilson will replace Patricia Montoya who has been with the Coalition since it was formed in 2015. 

Montoya founded the Coalition, which brings together employers, health plans, providers, healthcare systems and hospitals, as well as state leaders to work on transforming healthcare in the state to improve the value of health care for the people of New Mexico.  This is done by educational summits, advocating for and implementing healthcare data transparency, advocating and providing technical assistance to the health plans and employers to assist them on the journey of developing new payment models, and last but not least assisting employers in implementing value-based contracting. 

Wilson has significant experience in the healthcare and insurance industry.  She has most recently been the president of Susan J Wilson Consulting, providing strategic marketing and public relations council to clients working in a wide variety of industries.  Prior to opening her own consulting firm, Wilson was the Vice President of Business Development for New Mexico Mutual.  She also served as the head of public relations, marketing and governmental affairs for Lovelace Health System before going to New Mexico Mutual. 

“I look forward to working with our business community to grow the Coalition and the voice of New Mexico employers purchasing healthcare,” said Wilson.  “Healthcare is one of employers’ largest costs.  Our Coalition gives employers the tools to make strategic business decisions about the healthcare products they offer their employees.” 

Wilson is an active member of the community.  She currently serves as the Marketing Chair on the Executive Board for United Way of Central New Mexico.  She has held past Board positions with the Association of Commerce and Industry, the UNM Lobo Club, the New Mexico Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and the CNM Foundation.  She is also a member of Economic Forum. 

The employer-led coalition gives members access and exposure to national industry experts and thought-leaders in health benefits, procedures and policy.  Businesses interested in becoming a member of the Coalition can find more information at www.nmhealthcarevalue.org.

The New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value is an employer-led, multi-stakeholder coalition working to improve health and maximize the value of healthcare services by focusing on the following components – quality, transparency and cost. Our mission at the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value is to be an innovative force for creating the value of healthcare and we have a vision to have New Mexico as a national leader in healthy lifestyles and quality care. 

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