New Mexico Cancer Council

Our Council Membership

Membership in the New Mexico Cancer Council is open to anyone who is interested in reducing the negative toll cancer takes on the populations of New Mexico including public health, education, research, treatment, academic and business sectors. Click here for a membership application form. There is no fee to join the Council.

Benefits of Cancer Council membership include:

  • Increased awareness of scope of problem of cancer in New Mexico and what national, state and local organizations are doing to address the problem.
  • Access to an organized networking forum of New Mexico cancer organizations.
  • Ability to serve on work groups to help implement New Mexico’s Cancer Plan.
  • Increased knowledge of resources available to assist in local community cancer planning.
  • Provide your guidance/expertise in a broader audience.
  • Guide cancer control efforts in our state.
  • Participate in the comprehensive evaluation of state’s cancer control efforts.


Executive Committee Members

Chrisann Gray, Chair
Casa Esperanza

Prajakta Adsul
University of New Mexico

Cecily Blackwater
American Cancer Society, Inc., South Region

Christine Brown
New Mexico Department of Health

Leslie Byatt
New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance

Yolanda Diaz
Cancer Aid Resource and Education, Inc.

Cherie Hayostek
Individual Member

Blaire Larson
Cancer Services of New Mexico

Angela Meisner
NM Tumor Registry

Rebecca Palacios
New Mexico State University

Beth Pinkerton
New Mexico Department of Health

Jess Quiring
New Mexico Cancer Center

Vickie Ratliff
The Gynecological Awareness Project (GCAP)

Janice Schwartz
Albuquerque Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society




Member Organizations

Albuquerque Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society (ACONS)

American Cancer Society, South Region

American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network

American College of Surgeons (ACOS)

CAPPED (Cancer Awareness, Prevalence, Prevention & Early Detection)

Cancer AID Resource and Education Inc. (CARE)

Cancer Institute of New Mexico

Cancer Institute Foundation

Cancer Services of New Mexico

Cancer Support Now, Inc.

Casa Esperanza

Children's Cancer Fund of New Mexico

Christus St. Vincent Regional Cancer Center

Comadre a Comadre

Gila Regional Medical Center

Indian Health Service

Indian Health Service National Programs Office

Kirtland AFB, 377th Medical Group

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Listen to Your Mom

Lovelace Health Plan

Lovelace Women’s Hospital

New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance

New Mexico Department of Health Chronic Disease Prevention & Control Bureau

New Mexico Department of Health Office of School Health

New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants

New Mexico Primary Care Association

New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University Border Epidemiology and Environmental Health Center

New Mexico State University Department of Nursing

New Mexico State University Department of Public Health Sciences, College of Health and Social Sciences

New Mexico State University Health Sciences Center

New Mexico Tumor Registry

New Mexico Veterans Affairs Healthcare System

Northern Navajo Medical Center

Openden Associates

Pine Hill Health Center

Presbyterian Health Plan

Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital

Professional Oncology-ER Nurse Consultants, Inc.

San Juan Regional Cancer Center

Santa Clara Pueblo Cancer Awareness & Support Program

Santa Fe Radiology

Senator Udall’s Office

Southern New Mexico Prostate Cancer Group

UNM Cancer Center

UNM Center for Native American Health

UNM College of Nursing

UNM Epidemiology and Cancer Control

UNM Prevention Research Center

UNM School of Medicine

US TOO! Southern New Mexico

Zuni IHS Hospital

Individual Council Members

In addition to organizational members, Council membership also includes several people who have chosen to join as individual members and do not represent an organization.