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Los Alamos County Health Council (LACHC)

The Social Services Division coordinates regular meetings of the Los Alamos County Health Council (LACHC). The LACHC consists of 15 members who are selected to represent a broad spectrum of diverse community interests and are appointed by County Council to serve 2-year terms. The LACHC is tasked with developing recommendations to the County concerning identification of needs, services, projects and programs that can affect community health; comprehensive health planning; and coordination of health resources. The Los Alamos County Council formally recognizes LACHC as its community health planning body and designates a Councilor each year to attend monthly meetings. 

For more information, please contact LACHC Coordinator, Kristine Coblentz, at (505) 662-8312.

The LACHC holds public meetings on the first Thursday of each month, from 12:00 - 1:30pm. Meetings are currently being hosted virtually. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Agendas and links for the meetings can be found on the Council Meeting Calendar

To view minutes from meetings, click here

Health Council Vision Statement:

A community where all members can achieve health and wellness through knowledge of and equitable access to physical and behavioral health resources.

Health Council Mission Statement:

Provide assessments, information, and recommendations regarding community health matters to the Los Alamos County Council and community members. 

LACHC Fact Sheet

Board Members:
County Councilor Liaison: Keith Lepsch

   Name Status Term Term Start Term End Position
 1  Cameron Counters Active 1 March 30, 2021 Jan 06, 2023 CHC3
 2 Lori Padilla (Chair) Active 1 March 30, 2021 Jan 06, 2023 CHC5
 3 Maxine McReynolds Active  1   August 1, 2022 Jan 06, 2024 CHC13 
 4 Morris Pongratz Active 1 March 30, 2021 Jan 06, 2023 CHC15

Philip Gursky, (Vice Chair)

Active 2 August 1, 2022 Jan 06, 2024 CHC1

Catharyn Fite

Active 2 Jan. 7, 2022 Jan 06, 2024 CHC6
 7 Abbie Nelson Active 1 August 1, 2022 Jan 06, 2024 CHC8
 8 Caron Inglis Active 1 August 1, 2022 Jan 06, 2024 CHC9
 9 Carie Fanning Active 2 Jan. 7, 2022 Jan 06, 2024 CHC10
 10 Gisel Martinez Active 1 August 1, 2022 Jan 06, 2024 CHC11



AdHoc Committiees of the Health Council

  • Basic Needs – Lyn Haval, LACHC Board Member Liaison
  • Baby Net – Carrie Fanning, LACHC Board Member Liaison
  • Youth Risk and Resiliency – pending
  • Special Needs – Abbie Nelson, LACHC Board Member Liaison
  • Older Adult Network – Lyn Havel, LACHC Board Member Liaison
  • Comprehensive Health Plan – Cameron Counters, Chair

New Mexico Health Care Alliance

Link to the New Mexico Health Care Alliance:


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