NMMA Membership Survey – We need YOUR Opinion!

Dear NMMA Members, the Association Board’s goal is to make NMMA “user friendly” – to give you, the members, what you want and need from the organization.  In order to help us understand what members want and where to focus our attention, we’d really appreciate it if you’d take a minute to take our short poll regarding member benefits and activities you’d be interested in.  Go to Poll.


Hello NMMA Members !!!  Happy Spring !!!

We thought many of you would be interested in the NM Supreme Court’s ADR Commission’s Annual Report, as well as the meeting minutes from the March meeting*, so we have attached both here for your convenience.  Some of the highlights of the report include a review of new legislation which helps the funding and development of ADR for civil cases in the district courts and the fact that the Commission intends to see positive growth in court-connected ADR programs statewide.  The meeting minutes have upcoming Mediation Training opportunities, discuss the various ADR Commission committees and goals, as well as review funding and fee issues at the courts.  Thank you for checking in on the NMMA Website!

2017 ADR Commission Annual Report

ADR Commission Meeting Notes 3-9-18

Letter from the NMMA President

It is my honor and privilege to serve as the Association President for 2018. I appreciate the opportunity to “make a difference” in New Mexico Mediation Associations future.

We are an Association of Volunteers that belongs to a growing, vibrant process that has existed since the early days of civilization. As I look at the Association Mission: The New Mexico Mediation Association was created to promote the concept of mediation as a method of resolving disputes, educate the general public regarding the benefits of mediation and to provide a network of information exchange for the mediation community in the State of New Mexico.” I envision an Association that is active, committed and successful in achieving what the founders set out to do.

I want to promote a Statewide Association with active membership representing and participating no matter where in this wonderful state we call home. I envision an Association that gives current members a purpose to belong, past members a reason to recommit to membership and new mediators the reasons to want to belong because we have benefits that meet and encourage members to want to belong and participate. WE must meet the needs of our membership!!

We have a committed, dedicated and focused board that has taken on the tasks of growing membership, creating education opportunities of membership that meets their needs, working with decision makers in government bodies to expand understanding, to improve communication both inside and outside the organization by developing regional communication contact points and improving the website and building content driven materials that serve the purpose of meeting our Mission above.

I hope you will actively join us in this exciting time of challenge and opportunity.

““We all need to believe in what we are doing.” Alan D. Gilmor

Until next time ……… Ted Ramirez, NMMA President

NMMA Welcomes New Board for 2018


January 1st 2018 marks the first day for our newly elected Board Officers and Directors. We are all excited about the interest and enthusiasm each brings to their new roles, and expect 2018 to bring our members even more value from their association. Thank you to each one of you who has stepped up to keep NMMA going strong.

Board Officers

President- Ted Ramirez
Vice President- Shannon Driscoll
Treasurer- Holly Meyer
Secretary- Elena Hernandez

Board of Directors

Allan Highcove
Rudy Martin
Sandy Martinez
Kirstin Hyre
Maggie Reynolds
Sue Thorson
Bonnie Yoakum