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Interagency Pharmaceuticals Purchasing Council

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The "Interagency Pharmaceuticals Purchasing Council" is created and is administratively attached to the General Services Department. The council shall:

  1. Review and coordinate cost-containment strategies for the procurement of pharmaceuticals and pharmacy benefits and the pooling of risk for pharmacy services by the constituent agencies;

  2. Identify ways to leverage constituent agencies' pharmaceutical and pharmacy benefits procurement to maximize the purchasing power of New Mexico residents purchasing pharmaceuticals or pharmacy benefits in the private sector; and

  3. Identify other cost-saving opportunities for New Mexico residents purchasing pharmaceuticals or pharmacy benefits in the private sector.


Public Meetings Schedule

Date and Location

Thursday November 12, 2020 at 1pm to 4pm.

Location: To be determined

Date and Location

Thursday November 21, 2019 at 3pm-5pm

New Mexico State Capitol, Room #318

490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501



Council Members


Kenneth Ortiz

Secretary of General Services

Director Interagency Pharmaceuticals Purchasing Council

Dr. David Scrase

Secretary of Human Services

Kathy Kunkel

Secretary of Health

Dr. Thomas Massaro, Designee


Brian Blalock

Secretary of Children, Youth and Families

Terry Locke, Designee

Alisha Tafoya Lucero

Secretary of Corrections

Wenceslaus Asonganyi, Designee

Mark Tyndall

Director of the Risk Management Division (GSD)


David Archuleta

Executive Director of the Retiree Health Care Authority

Richard Valerio

Executive Director of the Public School Insurance Authority

Scott Elder

Interim Superintendent for Albuquerque Public Schools



Garnett S. Stokes

President of The University of New Mexico

Joey Evans, Designee


Steven Kopelman

Executive Director, New Mexico Counties