August 17, 2005

Contact: Sam Giammo, Director of Public Affairs, 505/272-3682; 249-2107(cell)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBUQUERQUE, NM UNM Regents President Jamie Koch announced today that Carolyn J.C. Thompson and Suzanne Otter have been selected to facilitate the UNM Health Sciences Center Healthcare Summit slated for October 7 at UNM.

Thompson, who will be the lead facilitator for the summit, has an extensive background as a strategist assisting large public and private health care organizations navigate though significant change, including the National Health Service of the United Kingdom, Public Service Commission of Canada, New Mexico Department of Health, and others.

Otter will serve as graphic facilitator at the Summit . She brings 20 years of experience designing and facilitating meetings that strengthen businesses and organizations using graphic facilitation documenting the dialogue and conversations that allows participants to see what they are saying in real time.

"The regents and UNM leadership recognize that this summit is critically important to the health and well-being of all New Mexicans now and in the future," Koch states. "It absolutely is imperative that we collect and organize all useful information in this process. These two facilitators will help us to do exactly that."