CAPPED Cancer awareness prevalence prevention & early detection
Trinity Turtle Labyrinth NM largest labyrinth

Who We Are

Our Vision:  “A World without Cancer and other Preventable Disease”

Our Missions:  

  1.  To make New Mexico #1 in the Nation in the Primary Prevention Cancer.
  2.  CAPPED will be known as the organization that transforms critical care –  health care into preventive care -health care in the state of New Mexico.
  3.  To create a Healing Environment where Chronic Stress is addressed in a Holistic Manner and Clients Receive the Tools Necessary for Self Healing. 

CAPPED was founded in Alamogordo, NM in 2000 to meet the growing need for cancer information and support services in our rural NM community.  Through the diligent work of dedicated Volunteers, the doors of The CAPPED Building opened June 17, 2003.  Our first offerings were cancer support services and community education on awareness and prevention.   In 2009, our Center for Integrative Wellness opened, adding non-chemical quality of life options for our clients.

Through the years we have continually expanded to offer assistance to individuals and families experiencing all types of health challenges.  Thus, in 2023, the words forming the acronym “CAPPED” were changed from 
Cancer Awareness, Prevalence, Prevention and Early Detection to 
Center Advancing Primary Prevention thru Enlightened Decisions.  This name better represents the educational programs and integrative wellness services offered through CAPPED today!  

You are invited to visit and learn more.  Free tours are available to walk-in visitors daily.  We love to share our beautifully remodeled building, the story of CAPPED and the unique programs and wide array of wellness services — available only in our 120 year old building at 907 New York Ave, Alamogordo NM 88310.

CAPPED Governing Board

Executive Director &
Founder of CAPPED Inc.
Tresa VanWinkle RN

Well known as a “Visionary Speaker” in Southern New Mexico.

Tresa believes holistically addressing chronic stress is the key to both prevention and resolution of chronic disease. Effective community health requires education from early childhood through old age that empowers each individual to control their health through daily life decisions. 

Tresa envisions healthy built environments like “Trinity Turtle Healing Labyrinth Park” and “CAPPED’s Center for Integrative Wellness” as essential elements for the future health of all humanity.” To this end, she has dedicated her life

Warren Robinson

Warren L. Robison was born and raised in Portland Oregon. After receiving his BS from the University of Oregon in 1970 he went on to a 20-year career teaching grades 1-12 in several states.

He is a co-founder of “I Can Do Anything” the first charter school in Nevada. In 1997 he was ordained into the ministry by the 5th District African Methodist Episcopal Church and in 2003 was appointed to Owen Chapel AME of Alamogordo where he is the current pastor.

He was married to the late Paulette H Robinson for 47 years and has two grown children.

Mark McRee

Mark McRee has lived in Alamogordo for 37 years. I became acquainted with CAPPED when my company, B & B Carpeting, donated carpeting for the Conference Room in 2001.

We maintained a relationship through the years which deepened with CAPPED’s sharing of “The Truth about Cancer” DVD series. I joined Board in 2017.

I’m a big advocate of all CAPPED’s Integrative Wellness modalities because the results speak for themselves. Since stress is a catalyst for all diseases, I’m happy to promote our Labyrinth project. It will improve the health for generations to come.

Charley Hester

I have lived in Alamogordo 45 years plus.  I joined the CAPPED Board while employed by PNM as an Electrical Engineer.

I am a cancer survivor (nearly 25 years).  With my advancing years,  I have had numerous skin cancers treated/removed.

Mary retired from APS after 45 years of teaching (Junior High, Mid High, and High School). I still work as a consulting Electrical Engineer in private practice.

Mary and I have 5 children, 4 graduated from Alamogordo High School.

Rene Stanton

Rene Stanton holds a Master of Business Administration – Health and Medical Administrative Services. Came to Alamogordo in 2011 to accept the position of Diagnostic Imaging Director at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center. Renee became familiar with CAPPED during her Leadership Otero internship through the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce. Career Highlights include: Retired -Diagnostic Imaging Director Scripps Coastal Medical Centers- San Diego, CA Sharp Healthcare Rees-Stealy Medical Centers – San Diego, CA Toledo University and Toledo Hospital School of Radiology Technology Renee has fallen in love with the “Land of Enchantment!”

Should be You

In addition to attending a monthly Governing Board Meeting held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, The Scheduling Chair shall help coordinate:
1.  The scheduling of Events
2.  The organization of presentation meeting with community organizations and businesses.

Phone CAPPED (575)434-4673 to learn more.

What are You waiting for?

In addition to attending a monthly Governing Board Meeting held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, The Research Chair shall compile research on:
1.  Areas as requested by Board
2.  Assist with research necessary for the creation of community education materials.

Phone CAPPED (575)434-4673 to learn more.

Larry Lorenzo

Larry has been blind since age 10 following a childhood infection. After graduating from NMSBVI, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business and Data Processing and a Master’s degree in Counseling/Psychology. He has worked as a computer programmer, Rehabilitation Counselor, Mental Health Therapist, and disability advocate. He has consulted for the Governor’s Commission on Disabilities, the NM DOH Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program etc. He has served on various councils and boards including: Statewide Independent Living Council, State Rehabilitation Council, Disability Health Advisory Committee and Disability Rights NM.

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