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WINGS - Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders (2021 - present)

The legislature passed House Bill 234 in 2021, directing the Supreme Court to establish the Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS) to provide ongoing evaluation of New Mexico laws, services and practices related to adult guardianship and conservatorship. The Network is comprised of a partnership of stakeholders which includes two protected persons under a guardianship, a family member (not appointed as a guardian or conservator), a professional guardian, a professional conservator, and representatives of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government.

Under the new state law, the duties of  WINGS are to:

A. identify strengths and weaknesses in New Mexico’s system of adult guardianship and
conservatorship;
B. identify the least restrictive decision-making options for alleged incapacitated persons
and protected persons under guardianship and conservatorship;
C. review national standards on guardianship and conservatorship practices and
recommend standards for implementation in New Mexico;
D. proposed methods of training guardians and conservators in best practices or adopted
standards;
E. recommend outreach, education and training as needed; and
F. serve as an ongoing problem-solving mechanism to enhance the quality of care and quality of life for adults who are or may soon be in the guardianship or conservatorship
system.

Meetings

Public Involvement in WINGS

WINGS meetings are open to the public. The WINGS meetings are broadcast live using a webinar format. Participants are able to view the live meeting on Zoom.  Please note WINGS meetings are not recorded.

Both written and oral comments will be accepted prior to and during WINGS meetings, based on the following rules:

1. Written comments will be accepted and distributed to the Network if members of the public submit their comments one week prior to the scheduled WINGS meeting.  Please refer to the meeting dates below for the exact deadline for submitting written comments. Such comments should be submitted via email to: NewMexicoWINGS@gmail.com. Please included “written comment” in the subject line of your email.

2. Oral comments (public comments) may be presented during the public comment portion of WINGS meetings; however, such comments shall be limited to a total of 5 commenters and each commenter will be limited to 3 minutes for their remarks.

To make oral comments at a WINGS meeting, members of the public must send an email with their name, email and phone number and include “registration for public comment” in the subject line to:  NewMexicoWINGS@gmail.com. Registration for public comment will be open on the first day of the month of the scheduled meeting and will close at 5:00 pm on the Friday before the meeting. The first 5 members of the public who register during that registration window will be permitted to make comments during the WINGS meeting. The next 2 members of the public who register in time will be alternates who may be permitted to comment, in order of registration, in case one of the first five commenters declines or does not attend the meeting.

2024 Meetings

January 12, 2024 – 1 to 3 pm

Agenda – (Click here to view Agenda)
Minutes – (pending approval at next meeting)

April 12, 2024 – 2 to 4 pm     VIRTUAL meeting (Zoom only)

Written comments must be submitted by 5:00 pm on April 5, 2024. Comments should be submitted via email to: NewMexicoWINGS@gmail.com. Please included “written comment” in the subject line of your email.

Registration for public comment will open on April 1, 2024 and will close at 5:00 pm on April 5, 2024. Registration is limited to the first 5 members of the public who send an email with their name, email and phone number and include “registration for public comment” in the subject line to:  NewMexicoWINGS@gmail.com. 

June 14, 2024 – 1 to 3 pm

HYBRID meeting (Zoom and in-person)

August 16, 2024 – 2 to 4 pm

VIRTUAL meeting (Zoom only)

November 1, 2024 – 2 to 4 pm

VIRTUAL meeting (Zoom only)

2023 Meetings

October 11, 2023 – rescheduled

August 10, 2023 – 1 to 4 pm

Agenda (Click here to view Agenda)

Minutes (8/10/23 meeting)

April 12, 2023  from 1 to 4 pm

Agenda (Click here to view Agenda)

Minutes (4/12/2023 meeting)

2022 Meetings

November 1, 2022 

Agenda (Click here to view Agenda) 

Minutes (11/1/22 meeting)

August 9, 2022 

Agenda (Click here to view Agenda)

Minutes (8/9/2022 meeting)

April 12, 2022 

Agenda (Click here to view Agenda)

Minutes (4/12/22 meeting)

February 8, 2022 

Agenda (Click here to view Agenda)

Minutes (2/8/22 meeting)

2021 Meetings

November 30, 2021 

Agenda (Click here to view Agenda)

Minutes (11/30/21 meeting)

September 9, 2021 

Agenda (Click here to view Agenda) 

Minutes (9/9/21 meeting)

 

Members

The Supreme Court appointed 24 initial members to the Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS) on August 3, 2021. After the initial appointments, members shall serve staggered four-year terms and may be reappointed.

The Supreme Court Orders establishing and making appointments to WINGS are:

  • Hon. Lee Kirksey, Chair – December 31, 2027
  • Hon. C. Shannon Bacon – December 31,  2027
  • Hon. Bryan Biedscheid – December 31, 2024
  • Hon. Daniel A. Bryant – December 31, 2025
  • Hon. Sarah Weaver – December 31, 2024
  • Anastasia Martin (Aging and Long Term Services designee) – December 31, 2027
  • Alice Liu McCoy (Developmental Disabilities Planning Council) – December 31, 2024
  • Vacant (Interagency Behavioral Health Purchasing Collaborative) – December 31, 2025
  • Joseph M. Maestas (State Auditor) – December 31, 2027
  • Adolfo Mendez (Attorney General’s designee) – December 31, 2024
  • Sen. Linda M. Lopez – December 31, 2024
  • Rep. Joanne J. Ferrary – December 31, 2025
  • Tim Gardner (Disability Rights New Mexico designee) – December 31, 2024
  • Mary Galvez (professional guardian) – December 31, 2026
  • Allison Block-Chavez (professional conservator) – December 31, 2027
  • Veronica Chavez Neuman (family guardian) – December 31, 2024
  • Vacant (family member that is not appointed as a guardian or conservator) – December 31, 2025
  • Margaret “Peggy” Graham (attorney) – December 31, 2027
  • Dr. Christine Burns (healthcare provider) – December 31, 2024
  • Bruce Tennant (protected person under guardianship) – December 31, 2027
  • Vacant (protected person under guardianship) – December 31, 2024
  • Patricia M. Galindo (Administrative Office of the Courts) – December 31, 2025
  • DeAnza Valencia (AARP) – December 31, 2027
  • Hon. William Bluehouse Johnson (tribal member) – December 31, 2025

2018 - Guardianship Reform Implementation Steering Committee

In March 2018, the Supreme Court created the Guardianship Reform Implementation Steering Committee. The meeting dates and agendas for these meetings are listed below.

2018

March 30 (Click here to view Agenda)

April 12 (Click here to view Agenda)

April 20 (Click here to view Agenda)

May 10 (Click here to view Agenda)

July 6 (Click here to view Agenda)

September 7 (Click here to view Agenda)

November 2 (Click here to view Agenda)

2019

May 31 (Click here to view Agenda)

July 31 (Click here to view Agenda)

August 22 (Click here to view Agenda)

September 27 (Click here to view Agenda)

November 1 (Click here to view Agenda)

2020

July 28 (Click here to view Agenda)

September 8 (Click here to view Agenda)

October 5 (Click here to view Agenda)

November 16 (Click here to view Agenda)

2021

June 21 (Click Here to View Agenda)