October 14, 2011

CONTACT: Sharon Kayne, Communications Director, NM Voices for Children, 505-244-9505 

ALBUQUERQUE—Eric Griego is stepping down as Executive Director of the nonprofit research and advocacy organization New Mexico Voices for Children. The announcement came today from the organization’s Board Chair Anne Simpson, M.D. Griego recently announced that he is running for Congress in New Mexico’s first congressional district.

“Eric has been an outstanding leader of New Mexico Voices, and an unwavering champion of our state’s children and families,” Dr. Simpson said. “He has helped build a strong organization with a great team of analysts, researchers, and advocates, and the organization’s good work will continue in their able hands.”

Griego took over as head of NM Voices in July of 2007, and has led the organization’s strategic efforts to promote health care for all children, a state budget that prioritizes children and families, and an early childhood initiative that seeks a long-term funding stream for investing in children from birth through third grade.

“It has been a deep honor and privilege to lead this incredible organization over the past four years,” Griego said. “This is the most fulfilling job I have ever had and I hope to continue to work on behalf of New Mexico’s children and families.”

The Board of Directors has appointed Troy Martinez, the organization’s Chief Operating Officer, as interim Executive Director. The Board will begin a search for a new Executive Director next month.


 New Mexico Voices for Children is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization advocating for policies to improve the health and well-being of New Mexico’s children, families and communities.
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