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2022 Governor-elect Election Biographical Sketches and Candidate Statements - New Mexico

The ballots for the current Governor-elect election have been mailed. The voting membership (MACPs, FACPs, Members, and Resident/Fellow Members with an elect date of 9/1/2020 or earlier) can vote online or mail-in ballot.

You will need your mailed ballot or election email containing your ACP Member Number and Election Passcode in order to vote. Below are the bios and statements of the candidates that are running in this election. Online voting begins on September 30, 2022 and will end on November 4, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. Please be sure to vote!

For replacement ballots and election customer service, e-mail or call toll-free 1-866-909-3549, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Central. For general information, you may email Julie Sinkoff, MA, Coordinator, Board of Governor Relations, or call her at 215-351-2699.

Alisha Parada, MD, FACP

Candidate Statement: I have been highly involved in the NM Chapter of ACP since 2008. Initially, I worked to increase the resident and fellow involvement by redesigning and coordinating the poster competition and Medical Jeopardy. I was eventually elected as the NM chapter president and NM scientific chapter chair for almost 5 years. During that time, the chapter saw an increase in membership and participation from a diverse group which I recruited and developed as our current council leaders. At the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, I shifted my focus to caring for COVID patients. During that time, I began to re-evaluate my role within medicine and what future roles would enable me to increase my advocacy for the patients in my community, especially those disproportionately affected by the pandemic and all medical issues. As Governor, my extensive expertise in clinical medicine, medical education, leadership, faculty recruitment and development will continue to strengthen the NM chapter and continue to further the mission of ACP in our state.

Medical School Education: University of New Mexico

Post-Doctoral Training: Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico

Certification: Internal Medicine

Present Position: Division Chief, General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: President 2015-2020; Chair, Annual Scientific Meeting 2015-2019

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2015

Other Appointments/Activities: Advisory Member, State of NM Primary Care Expansion Board since 2021; Vice President, Alumni Association, University of New Mexico School of Medicine since 2020; Member, Alumni Association, University of New Mexico School of Medicine since 2017; State of NM GME Expansion Review Board & Advisory Committee since 2019; Foundation Board Member, Con Alma Health since 2018; Chair, Membership Committee since 2019; Board Member, St. Martin Hospitality 2015-2019

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Complex chronic outpatient disease management in Primary care and the role Internists play in improving the health of our population; Care and advocacy for underserved and vulnerable populations - Innovative approaches to care; Improvement and expansion of medical education to teach about health care disparities, advocacy, and leadership

Giselle Rodriguez de Sosa, MD, MSHI, FACP 

Candidate Statement: Three objectives guide my aspiration to serve as Governor of the NM Chapter: 1. Reinvigorate the membership by promoting a greater networking among our members in Chapter activities. 2. Leverage the expertise of our members to support capacity building, education and training of non-member providers across the state, with emphasis in rural communities. 3. Promote greater utilization of ACP educational resources, advocacy, and conferences to advance growth and well-being of Chapter members. With 10 years of experience in the leadership of the Central American Chapter, I was able to organize multiple educational activities and promoted the growth and success of the Chapter. I learned the responsibilities of the governor position when my husband was governor as an integral part of the Executive Committee. I understand how an active and engaged Governor makes a difference. I have outstanding leadership experience and project management skills to improve the NM Chapter capabilities.

Medical School Education: Medical Doctor, School of Medicine, University of Panama

Post-Doctoral Training: Internal Medicine, Saint Thomas Hospital, Panama

Certification: Internal Medicine Specialist

Present Position: Research Assistant Professor, Hospital Medicine, University of New Mexico

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Well-being Champion 2022; Scientific Council Committee, Central America Chapter; Coordinator, Doctor's Dilemma Competition, Central America, Chile, and North Dakota Chapters; Judge, Scientific Posters, North Dakota Chapter; Executive Committee, Central America Chapter 2009-2019; Doctor's Dilemma Competition, Medical Students, Central America Chapter 2011-2019

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2011

Other Appointments/Activities: Member, National Committee for Health Records, Social Security, Panama 2017-2019; Member, eHealth Commission for Pan American Health Organization 2016-2019; Member, National Interoperability Initiative in Health, National Authority of Innovation, Panama 2016-2019; National Director, Health Information System for the Social Security System, Panama 2012-2019; Clinical Research Investigator, Royal Medical Center, Panama 2009-2019

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Clinical Research for FDA regulated studies and NIH funded studies; Master’s in Health Informatic Systems; Underserved population with Chronic Diseases; Project Implementation