Helen Nielsen

Executive Director, Human Resources

Helen Nielsen has recently joined the UNM Medical Group as of June as the Executive Director for Human Resources. She has nearly 30 years of Human Resources Experience in a variety of industries such as telecommunications, construction and healthcare. She has over 10 years in Healthcare Human Resources.   She is a strategic business partner who values collaboration to achieve goals. Nielsen has improved metrics such as employee engagement, recruitment and turnover. She has built successful HR teams over the course of her career. She is a trusted advisor and enjoys mentoring others.

Nielsen is a native New Mexican and has roots in the community. She earned her bachelor’s degree from UNM. She has also studied law and public administration. She has served on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross and was a surveyor for the Quality New Mexico organization. Helen was a finalist in 2019 for the SHRM-NM Human Resources Professional of the year. Helen is married with 4 children and 4 grandchildren