Who we are

We are a passionate and committed group of providers raising the standard of care in Gallup and McKinley County.

Gallup and McKinley County represent the New Mexico county with the largest primary care provider deficit according to The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. We’re here to help!

The Steering Committee is comprised of three local physicians and a long-time healthcare programs development leader. Dr. Valory Wangler will serve as founding Executive Director for Gallup Community Health, bringing a decade of healthcare leadership experience to the organization. Dr. Wangler has a strong following of patients and a reputation that will attract talented and dedicated staff, both clinical and administrative.


Profile: Dr. Valory Wangler

Val Wangler, MD, is a Family Physician and the Executive Director of Gallup Community Health. Living and working in McKinley County (Zuni and Gallup) since 2010, Dr. Wangler considers Gallup home and is committed to improving the health of our community. She provides primary care to patients of all ages and was recently named Physician of the Year by the New Mexico Society for Hospital Medicine 2021. She previously served as Chief Medical Officer at RMCHCS during the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and founded the Family Medicine residency program there. Dr. Wangler currently serves as Regional Associate Dean for the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Our Medical Staff

Family Medicine: Dr. Neil Jackson, Dr. Marcie Richmond, Michelle DeArmond NP, Dr. Val Wangler, Sarah Llanque-White NP, Dr. Caleb Lauber MD MBA, Caitlynn Barney NP, Erica Marquez NP, Shawnadine Becenti NP

Internal Medicine: Dr. Gerry Robertson

Pediatrics: Dr. Mary Poel

Obstetrics and Gynecology: Dr. Hannah Palm


  • Serve all patients regardless of their inability to pay.
  • Offer discounted fees for those who qualify.
  • Not deny services based on a person’s: Race, Disability, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, National Origin, Age


Gallup Community Health’s mission is to provide excellent and accessible medical care to our community, regardless of ability to pay. ​


We envision a community where each member achieves their optimal potential wellness.


Healthcare is a fundamental human right. Health equity is a must. Our community is not healthy as long as any group is left behind.