The Board of Directors includes the Executive Committee (President, President Elect or Immediate Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer), two Members at Large, and five Regional Representatives.
The five Regions are comprised of the counties as indicated on the map of New Mexico linked here. For more information on each position, consult the Bylaws. To email any member of the Board of Directors, click on the individual's name.
Sonda received her ADN from San Juan College in Farmington in 1999 and her BSN at New Mexico State University in 2008. She completed her MSN at Texas Tech University in 2010, followed by a Cardiology Nurse Practitioner Fellowship at Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, California, completed in 2011. She is certified as an ACNP and has extensive critical care experience with many advanced nursing skills. Sonda is currently a Cardiac Nurse Practitioner at Southwest Heart in Las Cruces. She joined NMNPC in 2010 and coordinated the move of our 2012 annual conference to Las Cruces. She became President Elect in 2012 and will now serve as President until 2015.
Anett received her BSN in 1982 from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and her MSN in 2000 from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. She is a family nurse practitioner and coordinates patient care in the General Surgery Department at the VA Medical Center in Albuquerque. She’s been an active member of NMNPC, serving as an appointed member of the Nominating Committee and as President Elect prior to assuming the office of President in 2011. She is now continuing to serve as Past President.
Cheryl received her BSN in 1979 and her MSN in Community Health Nursing in 1998, both at the University of New Mexico. She completed her MSN in Family Nurse Practice at the University of St. Francis in 2004. In addition to her involvement with NMNPC, Cheryl is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the National Nurses Organizing Committee, the Gamma Sigma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, and the National Association of School Nurses. In addition, she has served in several officer positions for chapter BH of PEO, a Philanthropic and Educational Organization for Women's Education.
Ann received her BSN at the University of Arizona in 1980 and her MSN as an Oncology Clinical Specialist from the University of California in 1987. Her PhD is from the University of Washington and she completed a Post Masters Certificate in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at the University of New Mexico in 2010. She is currently Associate Professor at the UNM College of Nursing. She has served as Medical Liaison for Amgen, Inc., and held various nursing positions in Los Angeles, California from 1980-1989. She has published numerous scholarly articles and book chapters.
Margreet's nursing education includes a BSN from Davis and Elkins College in West Virginia in 1986 and her MSN from West Virginia University in 1996. She has worked as a family nurse practitioner primarily in rural practice as the sole provider. She recently retired but continues to serve her community as a locum nurse practitioner for Presbyterian Medical Services and the Alamo Navajo Clinic. She is a member of the American College of Nurse Practitioners and has been a member of NMNPC for many years, previously serving on the Board as Member at Large from 2008-2010. She has also served on the Conference Committee from 2009-2013. Margreet also represents NMNPC on the Prescription Drug Misuse and Overdose and Pain Management Advisory Council which is administratively attached to the Department of Health.
Terri recieved her ADN from San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico in 1983. She worked as a registered nurse in the operating room, post-anesthesia recovery room, and emergency room from 1983-1988. Terri was a staff nurse for an internist in Farmington from 1988-1989. During this time, she attended the University of New Mexico to complete her BSN, graduating in December of 1991. She continued to work in the recovery room until she became a full-time stay at home mom. In 2001, Ms. Fortner re-entered the nursing profession after reactivating her license. She worked as a school nurse at several middle schools and high schools in Farmington. In 2009, Terri completed her MSN with a specialty in psychiatry from New Mexico State University. In 2009, she passed the ANCC exam, credentialing as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She was employed as a nurse practitioner at the New Mexico Center for Christian Counseling in Albuquerque with a team of two psychiatrists and 15 therapists. In 2011, she became employed as a nurse practitioner in Farmington at Presbyterian Medical Services. Terri has served on the New Mexico Board of Nursing since 2007 as an officer and joined NMNPC in 2010.
Counties comprising Region 1 (for a map, click here):
Linda Wylie is an AANC Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She began her nursing education by earning an ADN from the College of Santa Fe in 1983 and a BSN from the University of New Mexico in 1986. The University of New Mexico also awarded Linda her MSN in 1992. Linda is currently the provider for El Centro Family Health at the San Miguel Clinic in Ribera, NM. She was previously employed as a primary care provider in Mora and Santa Fe, and served as a Peace Corps Medical Officer in Ukraine from 2001-2006 and in Cambodia from 2006-2008. She is the editor and author of Above the Clouds and winner of the Jon Whyte Award for Mountain Literature in 2002. In addition to her membership in NMNPC, she is also a member of the American Nurses Association and the Pecos River Open Spaces, a Conservation Trust non-profit dedicated to maintaining the natural riparian habitat along the upper Pecos River.
Counties comprising Region 2 (for a map, click here):
Cindy received her ADN at New Mexico State University in 1995 and completed her MSN at the University of New Mexico ACNP program in 2011. She is currently working at Hidalgo Medical Services in Silver City, New Mexico. Cindy also has teaching experience, having served at Education Nurse at Fort Bayard Medical Center as well as being a Visiting Assistance Professor at Western New Mexico University. She joined NMNPC in 2010 and is also a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She volunteers for High Desert Humane Society and The Volunteer Center where she pacts commodities for the Food Pantry.
Counties comprising Region 3 (for a map, click here):
Shawnna attended Texas Tech Health Sciences Center for her nursing education, receiving a BSN in 2004, MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2008, and post-master certification as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in 2010. She currently works in a general surgery office providing preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care in Hobbs, New Mexico. Her prior nursing experience includes ER Fast Track, urgent care, hospitalist, and educator. She has been an active member of NMNPC since 2011.
Counties comprising Region 4 (for a map, click here):
Liana received her BSN at the University of Utah in 1985 and her MSN at the University of Pittsburgh in 1998. In 1999, she obtained an Adult Medicine post-masters certificate from the University of Washington. She is currently pursuing an Acute Care post masters at the University of New Mexico and expects to graduate in August 2013. Liana has and extensive background in emergency and critical care nursing as well as teaching. She currently works at Presbyterian Hospital. In addition to membership in NMNPC, Liana is a member of the American Nurses Association, the New Mexico Nurses Association, and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
County comprising Region 5 (for a map, click here):