New Mexico’s Healthcare Leaders

HSC Leadership 

The HSC leadership team champions programs to increase health care equality in New Mexico. Our leaders have worked for the and cared for underserved populations on the front lines in emergency medicine and nurse midwifery—we are driven by decades of passion and experience.

We strive to transform New Mexico into a leader for health care innovation. Together, we solve challenges in care and academics, working to further HSC’s mission of advancing discovery, providing excellent medical educations and ensuring that all New Mexicans have access to high-quality health care.

As a team, HSC leadership works tirelessly to drive a stronger economy and better health outcomes for New Mexicans.

Get Involved

See behind the scenes of current and upcoming HSC initiatives. We invite any member of the public to attend an HSC Committee meeting. Our team meets monthly to discuss HSC news, requests and recommendations.

For more information, contact Emily Morelli at

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Our Vision for a Healthier New Mexico

HSC drives lasting change. Our five-year strategic plan outlines the goals, strategies and metrics to create a healthier future for our state.

Leaders in Innovation

The HSC is a center for discovery—a hub for high-quality care. Meet the leadership team guiding us to success.

Headshot Richard Lawson
Richard Larson, MD, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Research
Phone: 505-272-6950

Headshot Michael Richards
Michael Richards, MD, MPA
Senior Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs, UNM Health System
Phone: 505-272-1175

Headshot Amy Levi
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Phone: 505-272-5598

Headshot Valerie Romero-Leggott
Valerie Romero-Leggott, MD
Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer
Phone: 505-272-2728

Headshot Arthur Kaufman
Arthur Kaufman, MD
Vice Chancellor for Community Health Sciences
Phone: 505-272-2165

Headshot Kate Becker
Kathleen Becker, JD, MPH
CEO, UNM Hospitals
Phone: 505-272-2111

Robb McLean, MD, MHCM, FACEP
Interim CEO, UNM Medical Group
Phone: 505-272-3203

Headshot Michael Richards
Michael Richards, MD, MPA
Executive Physician-in-Chief, UNM Health System
Phone: 505-272-1175

Headshot Jamie Silva-Steele
Jamie Silva-Steele
President and CEO, Sandoval Regional Medical Center
Phone: 505-994-7430