Marcy Baysinger is a partner of the law firm of Pregenzer, Baysinger, Wideman & Sale. She is admitted to practice law in New Mexico and Colorado. She is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Her law practice concentrates on elder law, disability and special needs planning and fiduciary litigation. The law practice of the firm concentrates on taxation, estate planning, probate, business succession, disability planning, elder law, business consulting, life care planning and fiduciary litigation. Marcy began her law practice in Colorado focusing on elder law, probate and estate planning. In addition to her experience in elder law, Marcy spent thirteen years in litigation, representing hospitals and physicians in malpractice cases. Prior to practicing law, Marcy taught special education in New Mexico and Colorado. With her background in special education. Marcy is well suited to understand the needs of disabled clients.
Marcy graduated from the University of New Mexico with a BS in Elementary Education in 1980 and earned a Master of Arts in Special Education in 1983. She worked as a special education teacher in the Albuquerque Public Schools and the Cherry Creek District in Denver from 1981 until 1989. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver, School of Law in 1988. She was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 1989 and to the New Mexico Bar in 1994. She is on the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer’s Association-New Mexico Chapter and the New Mexico Guardianship Association.
Mary Galvez, CMC, NCG
Mary Galvez has over 18 years of professional experience in the healthcare and social work field. The last 16 of those years have been specifically in the area of services to the elderly and disabled population in New Mexico. She has a passion for serving this population and desires to provide the highest quality of service to these individuals, their families, and the professionals involved in their care.
Mary Galvez is a Certified Manager of Care through the National Academy of Certified Care Managers, and a Nationally Certified Guardian. She is also a member of the National Guardianship Association, the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, Case Management Society of America and served on several boards in the Albuquerque area. She is the principal in Guardianship and Care Management Services, LLC.
Gaelle McConnell, Esq.
Gaelle a sole practitioner concentrating in the areas of estate planning, probate, elder law, guardianship/conservatorship, and business planning. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of New Mexico and received her juris doctor with honors from the University of New Mexico in J 991. Ms. McConnell is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the category of Trusts and Estates and has a Martindale-Hubbel ''AV" (highest) rating from her peers and colleagues.
Ms. McConnell is a member and former director of the Estate Planning Council. She is a former chair of the advisory committee for Lawyer Referral for the Elderly Program and former President and board member of Law Access New Mexico. Ms. McConnell is a Supreme Court appointee to, and past and current chair of the Client Protection Fund Commission. Additionally, she serves on the board of Pegasus Legal Services for Children and the New Mexico Guardianship Association. Ms. McConnell frequently speaks on legal ethics, probate, estate planning, elder law and business entity topics.
Cheryl Yerby NCG
Necessity CMC Owner/Business Manager/Guardianship Coordinator
With a 25 year background in accounting, personal and corporate taxes, and a General Securities License, Ms. Yerby started with Necessity CMC in 2009 as the bookkeeper and representative payee clerk. After a year of experience with the company she became a National Certified Guardian, carrying a caseload and earning hands-on experience in guardianship and conservatorship. In 2013 Ms. Yerby became the owner of Necessity CMC, LLC. Ms. Yerby has interests far-ranging and diverse, including web design, metal smithing, preparing taxes, and needle-work. She serves on the board of Directors for the NMGA, and is Chairman of the Communications Committee.
Here are some comments from the 2014 Symposium: "Safety VS Autonomy"
“I found the communications strategies with individuals with neuropsychiatric disorders useful and will incorporate into my work”
“I became aware of the important responsibility I had to my protected person, but also to myself.”
“I appreciated the reminder of some of the specifics from the NGA Code of Ethics which should be referred to on a regular and on-going basis.”
“The Guardian Scene Investigation was quite fun and interesting. It was a great interactive activity and very thought provoking.”