Beth Landon serves as Policy Director for the New Mexico Hospital Association. In this capacity, she staffs two standing committees – Workforce and Internal - as well as the Task Forces for Behavioral Health, Preserving Access to Rural Care, Data & Transparency, and Centennial Care – which is New Mexico’s CMS 1115 waiver. She co-chairs the statewide ER is for Emergencies Steering Committee with the Medicaid MCOs, which convenes monthly to direct the deployment and effective use of care coordination technology. She also organizes content and speakers for the Association’s Annual Meeting and Strategic Planning Meeting and implements the Association’s Communications Plan. Finally, she supports the CEO and NMHA lobbyist in developing policy statements, talking points, and grassroots advocacy resources. Prior to NMHA, Ms. Landon served as Director for the Alaska Center for Rural Health at the University of Alaska Anchorage for a decade. During her tenure, she co-instituted the Alaska Rural Health Conference, conducted numerous community health needs assessments in frontier communities, collaborated in facilitating Alaska to have the first Area Health Education Center not located in a School of Medicine and led evaluation of the CMS Demonstration of Frontier Extended Stay Clinics (FESC). Concurrently, she enjoyed ten years on the National Rural Health Association Board of Directors and served as their 2009 President. She currently resides in Albuquerque, NM with her husband and two entertaining teenagers.