About Us

Healthier Outcomes for New Mexico Families

Supporting the provision of high-quality, respectful, community-based perinatal care

The New Mexico Perinatal Collaborative is a nonprofit and coalition of multidisciplinary perinatal care experts dedicated to improving the health of New Mexico’s pregnant people, infants, and birthing families through the identification and sharing of best practices and resources. Our work focuses on strategies that reduce known barriers to quality improvement.

Our Vision

The NM Perinatal Collaborative envisions statewide health equity through the provision of safe, high-quality, and respectful reproductive, perinatal and neonatal care for New Mexico families.

Our Mission

The mission of the New Mexico Perinatal Collaborative is to convene stakeholders to achieve health equity and high-quality outcomes through the promotion of evidence-based reproductive, perinatal and neonatal healthcare practices that

  • Facilitate collaboration with communities and across healthcare disciplines
  • Focus on quality improvement strategies
  • Empower healthcare teams statewide to offer the highest quality care
  • Ensure provision of holistic and culturally respectful care.

NMPC Board Membership

The Board of the NM Perinatal Collaborative works with the staff to guide the organization’s planning, program development, and resource allocation. Our mission is to achieve health equity and high-quality outcomes through the promotion of evidence-based reproductive, perinatal, and neonatal healthcare practices throughout the state, in collaboration with communities and across healthcare disciplines. Applications for board membership are accepted year-round.

For questions, contact Jennifer Mastripolito at jmastripolito@nmperinatalcollaborative.org. To apply, please fill out this form. For more information, read here.

NMPC Staff

Jennifer Mastripolito

Executive Director
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Mary Kate Hildebrandt

Director of Maternal Safety Initiative
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Anna Maes, RNC-EFM, CLC

Quality Improvement Advisor/Clinical Outreach Manager
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Trevor Quiner, MD, MS

Clinical Maternal Health Initiatives Support
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Brenda Casamento, MSN, BSN, RNC

Quality Improvement & Data Support Associate
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NMPC Executive Committee

Kimberly Gililland, DNP, RNC-OB, Presbyterian Medical Services, Clinic RN – Alamogordo, Tularosa, Cloudcroft


Janis Gonzales, MD, MPH, FAAP, / Chief Health Officer, Office of the Secretary, ECECD

Immediate Past President

Ellen Interlandi, BSN, MHM, RN, NE-BC, Clinical Consultant, NM Hospital Association


Gillian Burkhardt, MD, Assistant Professor, UNM, Department of OB/GYN


Board of Directors

  • Erin Lorencz - MD, FACOG, Gallup Indian Medical Center
  • Octavia Djanquaye - MSN, RNC-OB, Nurse Manager, Family Birthing Center, Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center
  • Abigail Reese - CNM, PhD, Maternal & Child Health, New Mexico Department of Health
  • Heather Pratt-Chavez - MD, General Pediatrics, Associate Professor, University of New Mexico Hospital
  • Jennifer Anderson - MD, Presbyterian Hospital General Neonatology
  • Jenna White, MD - Emergency Medicine Specialist, University of New Mexico Hospital
  • Monica Esparza - CLC, Executive Director, New Mexico Breastfeeding Taskforce
  • Pilar Sanjuan - PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Center on Alcohol, Substance Use & Addictions
  • Francheska Gurule - MD, Family & Community Medicine, Milagro Program, University of New Mexico Hospital
  • Shauna McCosh - CNM, FNP, La Clinica Health & Birth Center, Gila Regional Medical Center