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WINGS - Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders

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 by the first day of the month in which a WINGS meeting is scheduled. 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.

September 9, 2021 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm.

Agenda (Click here to view Agenda) 

November 30, 2021 from 1 to 4 pm

Agenda (Click here to view Agenda)

February 8, 2022 from 9 am to 12 noon.

Agenda (Click here to view Agenda)

April 12, 2022 from 9 am to 12 noon.

Agenda (Click here to view Agenda)

August 9, 2022 from 9 am to 12 noon.

Written comments must be submitted by August 1, 2022. Comments should be submitted via email to: NewMexicoWINGS@gmail.com. Please included “written comment” in the subject line of your email.

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. 

Agenda and Zoom meeting information will be posted at a later date.

November 1, 2022 from 9 am to 12 noon.

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. 

Agenda and Zoom meeting information will be posted at a later date.

2023 Meeting Dates

April 12, 2023 –  1 to 4 pm
August 9, 2023 –  1 to 4 pm
October 11, 2023 –  1 to 4 pm
December 13, 2023 – 1 to 4 pm

 

Members

On August 3, 2021, the Supreme Court appointed 24 initial members to WINGS. After the initial appointments, members shall serve staggered four-year terms and may be reappointed. Initial appointments shall be for terms of at least two years. On November 22, 2021, the Supreme Court issued an amended order appointing Judge William B. Johnson to WINGS as a tribal member.

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

The following are the 25 appointed members of the Network and when their initial terms of appointment expire:

  • Justice C. Shannon Bacon – August 2023
  • Hon. Bryan Biedscheid – August 2024
  • Hon. Daniel A. Bryant – August 2025
  • Hon. Nancy J. Franchini – August 2023
  • Anastasia Martin (Aging and Long Term Services designee) – August 2023
  • Alice Liu McCoy (Developmental Disabilities Planning Council) – August 2024
  • Bryce Pittenger (Interagency Behavioral Health Purchasing Collaborative designee) – August 2025
  • Brian Colon (State Auditor) – August 2023
  • Van Snow (Attorney General’s designee) – August 2024
  • Sen. Katy Duhigg – August 2023
  • Sen. Linda M. Lopez – August 2024
  • Rep. Joanne J. Ferrary – August 2025
  • Rep. Daymon Ely – August 2023
  • Tim Gardner (Disability Rights New Mexico designee) – August 2024
  • Rosanna Soloperto (professional guardian) – August 2025
  • Greg Ireland (professional conservator) – August 2023
  • Veronica Chavez Neuman (family guardian) – August 2024
  • Catherine Overton (family member that is not appointed as a guardian or conservator) – August 2025
  • Margaret “Peggy” Graham (attorney) – August 2023
  • Dr. Christine Burns (healthcare provider) – August 2024
  • Jodi Copper (protected person under guardianship) – August 2023
  • Steven Simmerson (protected person under guardianship) – August 2024
  • Patricia M. Galindo (Administrative Office of the Courts) – August 2025
  • DeAnza Valencia (AARP) – August 2023
  • Judge William B. Johnson (tribal member) – November 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)