New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange
Board of Directors Biographies

 David Shaw, NLHD

Mr. Shaw has served as a board member of beWellnm since its inception and currently serves as Chairman.  Mr. Shaw has been the Chief Executive Officer of Nor-Lea Hospital District in Lovington, New Mexico since December of 1999.  Nor-Lea Hospital District employs 60 providers and over 550 staff members.  The hospital is one of the largest Critical Access Hospitals in the country.
 
Nor-Lea Hospital District has been highlighted in Modern Healthcare three times for being one of the top 25 most profitable Critical Access Hospitals in America.  The District under his tenure has also received national awards in customer and employee engagement.  In 2017 David Shaw was recognized statewide for his leadership skills with the “Don Chambers Passion for Excellence Award”.  Nor-Lea Hospital District was named in 2018 as the recipient of the Quality New Mexico’s “Zia Award for Performance Excellence” New Mexico’s highest award for performance excellence.
 
David Shaw has been married to Frances Shaw for 33 years and has two children; David, Abby and five grandchildren.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family participating in outdoor activities such as mountain climbing, hiking, and hunting.    David also serves his community in several capacities including New Mexico Hospital Association Board member, Lea County EDC Vice Chair, Yellowstone Insurance Risk Retention Group Board Vice Chair, Rotary and his church.