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WINGS - Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders

The legislature passed House Bill 234 in 2019, 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. 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 must be submitted via an online submission form.

2. Oral 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 register by completing a form. Prior to each meeting, registration for public comments 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. 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.

Due to COVID-19 this meeting will be held virtually, using the Zoom platform.

Agenda (Click here to view Agenda) 

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.

November 30, 2021 from 1 to 4 pm

Due to COVID-19 this meeting will be held virtually, using the Zoom platform.

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.

Agenda and instructions for how to participate in the meeting will be posted here at a later date.

February 8, 2022 from 9 am to 12 noon.

Agenda and instructions for how to participate in the meeting will be posted here at a later date.

April 12, 2022 from 9 am to 12 noon.

Agenda and instructions for how to participate in the meeting will be posted here at a later date.

 

 

Members

On August 3, 2021, the Supreme Court appointed the following members to WINGS:

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

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)