The New Mexico Primary Care Association (NMPCA) and its Board of Directors announced that Yvette Ramirez Ammerman is the organization’s new chief executive officer.

Yvette Ramirez Ammerman

“We’re looking forward to the future of the Association under her leadership. Not only does she have outstanding community health credentials, she’s already familiar with the NMPCA inside and out. Her leadership is great news for New Mexico’s underserved populations,” Board President Darren DeYapp said.

Ammerman previously served at NMPCA as an employee and executive director from 1994-2000.

Her focus is in the areas of management, community organizing, advocacy and a commitment to social justice and health equity.

She has a B.A. from Pomona College and an M. Ed. from the University of Texas in Austin, which she will use to develop and support health care leaders in the state who not only understand the issues but who can develop solutions.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to be returning to the NMPCA in this capacity. These communities, and this work, are near and dear to my heart. I’ve seen firsthand the impact that our health centers make in real lives, families and communities every single day,” Ammerman said.

Ammerman will assume the role of health policy director for NMPCA in the coming year.

“I can’t think of an organization with a worthier cause – to see the unseen and ensure every New Mexican has access to care,” she said.