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Gila Regional Medical Center is a non-profit acute-care hospital owned by Grant County. The Grant County Board of Commissioners appoints members to Gila Regional's Board of Trustees, which is responsible for governance and the mission of Gila Regional Medical Center. The Board of Trustees is made up of seven members, who are appointed to staggered three-year terms.

Regular Board of Trustees Meeting Friday, August 30, 2019 at 12:00 noon
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Antonio “Tony” Trujillo was appointed to the GRMC Board of Trustees effective July 1, 2015. Mr. Trujillo is an active member in our community serving on several boards to include:

The New Mexico Prosperity Project (chair),
Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce (chair) and the
Gila Economic Development Alliance (board member).

He has worked for Freeport McMoRan since 1976 and is currently their Director of Government Relations. Prior to working for Freeport McMoRan, Mr. Trujillo served in Law Enforcement as a Patrolman for the Silver City Police Department and a Deputy for the Grant County Sheriff’s Department.

His board term expires on June 30, 2021.

Serves on these GRMC Board Committees:
Human Resources
Quality Improvement
Plant & Facility
Long Range and Institutional Planning


Victor Nwachuku M.D., F.A.C.O.G. - Vice Chair was appointed to the GRMC Board of Trustees effective February 20, 2015. Dr. Nwachuku has served GRMC before as the Chief of Staff and is a Board Certified Obstetrics/Gynecology physician at the Cassie Health Center for Women in Silver City. Originally from Owerri, Nigeria, he and his wife Nkechi and 4 children have lived in Silver City for 14 years.

His formal education began at California State University where he studied biology and then later he went to the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia to study medicine with his residency at the Einstein Medical Center, focusing in OBGYN.

Dr. Nwachuku is a member of the International Physicians Association (IPA) Board and has also been involved with Teen Court in the past.

His term will expire June 30, 2017

Serves on these GRMC Board Committees:
Executive Committee
Finance & Audit
Long Range and Institutional Planning
Joint Conference
By-Laws -- Chair
Healthcare Environment


Jeannie A. Miller- Treasurer/ Secretary

Jeannie was appointed to the Board of Trustees effective July 1, 2017.

She moved to Silver City in January, 2005 and has been active in the community since her arrival. She served on the Board of the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning for its first six years and as its President for two years. She is one of the founding organizers and the co-chair of the Southwest Festival of the Written Word. She also serves on the Friends of the Silver City Library Board.

Jeannie's professional career spans over thirty years in the information technology field in Arizona and Alaska. The majority of these positions were in the capacity of Information Technology manager/director. Her experience covers hospital systems, municipal government systems including elections and public safety, and legal systems. As Deputy Clerk for the City of Phoenix, in addition to her enterprise IT responsibilities, she managed the City's Records Department. She also taught math, yoga, and theater classes for the Maricopa Community College District.

She was born and raised in Safford, Arizona. She received her BA in Sociology from the University of Chicago and her MA in Mathematics from the University of Arizona. She also received an Executive Certificate in International Management from the Thunderbird School of International Management in Phoenix.

Her term on the Board expires in June 30, 2020.

Serves on these GRMC Board Committees:


Joel Schram Joel moved to Silver City in December 2013 to join First American Bank as an Executive Operations Officer. He has over 40 years of banking experience with 25 years serving in a senior management capacity for community banks. He currently serves as First American Bank's Market President.

Joel is currently involved with two non-profit organizations (New Mexico Health Options and WNMU Foundation). He is a graduate of Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, Michigan with a bachelor of arts degree in management and organizational development.

Joel is married to his wife Vicky, Senior Loan Originator with VanDyk Mortgage Corporation.

Joel is a veteran of The United States Army and served his country proudly for 3 years between 1974 and 1977, serving an additional 8 years in The Michigan Army National Guard before leaving in 1986 as a Warrant Officer.

His board term expires on July 31, 2019

Serves on these GRMC Board Committees:
Quality Improvement
Plant & Facility
Long Range and Institutional Planning


Edwin L. Wilmot was appointed to the Board of Trustees effective July 1, 2018.

Ed is a seasoned senior executive with a broad technical base of knowledge and experience including: Special Advisor to Chief Transition Officer and interim CEO at Atomic Energy Canada ltd; The Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA); Manager, Los Alamos Site Office, NNSA; and more. His healthcare experience includes serving as Board Co-Chair of the Los Alamos Medical Center from 2004 to 2007.

Ed has an M.S. in Ceramic Engineering from the University of Washington, and B.S. in Ceramic Engineering from the University of Washington, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, and post graduate studies in Applied Mathematics at the University of New Mexico.

He is married to Ann Wilmot, and together they have a Gordon Setter puppy, actually life long Gordon owners! They have lived in New Mexico in various locations for over 20 years, six of which have been in Silver City. Silver City is where he has chosen to retire because of its natural beauty and diversity. Interests include: fitness, Buddhism studies, and transfinite mathematics.

His term on the Board expires in June 30, 2021.


Cynthia Moreno, N.P. was appointed to the GRMC Board of Trustees effective August 1, 2019. Cindy has been a board-certified Nurse Practitioner for the last six (6) years and a registered nurse for 21 years. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in her area of specialty.

She worked as an RN, Med-Surg, ER, and SCU for Gila Regional Medical Center from 1998 to 2009 intermittently, and as an Education Nurse for Ft. Bayard Medical Center, in Ft. Bayard, New Mexico. Cindy was a Visiting Assistant Professor for Western New Mexico University in Silver City, New Mexico from May, 2007 to February, 2012. Cindy started working as a Nurse Practitioner in a family practice setting for Southwest Family Medicine from December, 2011 thru February, 2012 and from February, 2012 to February, 2015 for Hidalgo Medical Services. On March 1st, 2015 she joined Gila Regional Medical Center as a primary care provider at Gila Family Medicine.