About the Council

The 15-person Sandoval County Health Council (SCHC) represents a cross section of the county’s population. The membership includes representatives local health providers, tribal entities, public schools and agencies that offer services to low-income citizens, among others. The SCHC facilitates communication and collaboration among providers and consumers in Sandoval County with special emphasis on extending services to the rural areas of the County. SCHC also communicates and coordinates with Native American communities in the county to determine how the council can assist in meeting the unique health needs within those communities.

Council Application Process

We’re recruiting for new Council members! The Sandoval County Health Council serves to promote, create, and support healthy communities in collaborative ways and inclusive of community input. Terms for members are two years in length and are staggered to ensure continuity of current planning activities. The Council reflects a dynamic group of County health professionals (present and retired) dedicated to strengthening the system of care within Sandoval.

Interested parties wishing to apply for the term July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021 may do so by:

  1. Submitting a Resume to yarmijo@sandovalcountynm.gov
  2. Answering the questionnaire contained here

Selected nominees will be notified in writing not later than May 15, 2019 and subsequently proposed to the Commission for the July 1 term commencement.

To learn more about the Council, you may visit its web page at: https://www.sandovalcountynm.gov/departments/community-services/community-health/healthcouncil/about-schc/


Applications will be accepted March 15-April 15, 2019


Current Council Members

Name Term ExpiresAgencyRole
Angela Coburn06/30/2020PMSCentral Regional Director
Avila Schley06/30/2020United Health GroupTribal Liaison
Jaime Pino06/30/2019SC Keres Voting RightsCoordinator
Jan Martin06/30/2019UNM College of NursingAssistant Professor
Lynda Garvin06/30/2020NMSU Extension Services Ag Agent/Assistant Professor
Marg Elliston06/30/2019Self EmployedConsultant
Pam Demarest12/31/2019UNM SRMCChief Nursing Officer
R.E. Gene Johnstone06/30/2019Retired UNMHSCDirector of Admissions/ Clinical Social Worker
Rebecca Gidcumb 06/30/2019Presbyterian Health Care RN/Clinical Practice Specialist
Richard Draper06/30/2020Sandoval Health CollaborativeDirector
Rick Adesso06/30/2019El Pueblo Health ServicesExecutive Director
Roxroy Reid, PhD06/30/2019Presbyterian HospitalHospice Social Worker
Theresa Ortiz06/30/2020Santa Ana PuebloHealth Services Director