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Home » Uncategorized » In Memoriam: Jerry Montoya

In Memoriam: Jerry Montoya

Jerry Montoya

It is with great sadness that the Center for Health Innovation mourns the passing of our friend and colleague Jerry Montoya. Jerry was a loved and highly respected Health Promotion Manager for the Northwest Region at the NM Department of Health and served on CHI’s Leadership Team, which advises us on public health issues.  Jerry was full of compassion for people and communities and was passionate about public health. He was an awesome mentor, visionary and leader. We will miss him deeply.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sept. 18, 2020, 3:00 – 4:30 pm. The Zoom webinar link will be posted soon at To share or see memories and photos, go to Lifeweb. Also, NMPHA is setting up an undergraduate scholarship fund to honor Jerry’s memory. A Memorial Service for Jerry Montoya will be held Friday, Sept. 18, 3:00 – 4:30pm. Go to for the link to the Zoom Webinar and join us for a tribute to our public health hero’s life.

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Here is Jerry Montoya (far left) with our CHI family in New Orleans during the National Network of Public Health Institutes Conference several years ago, (from right to left) Joaquin Baca, Alisha Herrick, Christine Hollis, Susan Wilger, and Jerry Montoya.