August 9, 2005 by 6IU3D4n


									August 9, 2005
Contact:     Linda Green, Communications & Development Specialist
          New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance

    New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance Welcomes New Board Members

Albuquerque, NM – At their recent annual meeting, the Board of Directors of New
Mexico Cancer Care Alliance voted to approve the following people as new Board

      William Brown, MD, New Mexico Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates;
      Mary Dowling, Chief Executive Officer, VA Medical Center;
      Amy Tarnower, MD, Lovelace Health System;
      David Vigil, Chief of the Chronic Disease Prevention & Control Bureau for the
       NM Department of Health;
      Brenda Wyman, Director of St. Vincent Regional Cancer Center in Santa Fe

NMCCA’s full Board of Directors also includes these members of the healthcare

Chair: Cheryl L. Willman, M.D., Director, UNM Cancer Research & Treatment
Vice Chair: Victor V. Vigil, M.D., Hematology-Oncology Associates, P.C.
Treasurer: Mark Reifsteck, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer,
Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Secretary: Thomas Moser, Chief Operating Officer, Lovelace Sandia Health Systems
Medical Director: Claire Verschraegen, M.D., UNM, Cancer Research & Treatment

Board Members:
Paul Anthony, M.D., Radiation Oncology Associates
Mary Dowling Chief Executive Officer, Veterans Administration Medical Center
Andrew E. Horvath, M.D., President, Pathology Associates of Albuquerque
Vincent Ortolano, M.D., Urologic Oncology & General Urology
Brian Vaughan, Chief Financial Officer, Albuquerque Regional Medical Center
Stephany Wilson, Senior Associate University Counsel, University of New Mexico

NMCCA welcomes the new Board members, thanks the continuing members for
their work and looks forward to utilizing all of their expertise during their terms.

New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, offers New
Mexico cancer patients and physicians access to the most up-top-date clinical
research studies in cancer treatment. Our alliance of the major healthcare systems in
Albuquerque and Santa Fe and most of the community oncology professionals allows
cancer patients to receive quality healthcare locally while increasing the knowledge
of cancer care globally.

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