The Endowment for Health Advisory Council serves as community liaisons and advises the organization on existing service needs and community issues. They also serve as ambassadors for the Endowment, helping to educate community leaders about the foundation and its mission. The Council is composed of individuals who reflect the geographic and demographic diversity of the state. A majority of Council must be comprised of public members.*
Ann Peters is a founding Board member of the Endowment for Health and served on it for seven years. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Lamprey Health Care, a Community Health Center with locations in Nashua, Newmarket and Raymond, NH. Ms. Peters serves on several nonprofit Boards focused on the provision of health care. She received a Master of Science from Harvard University School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Hampshire.
Marge McClellan is a past Endowment for Health Board member and now serves on the foundation's Advisory Council. She also serves as Board President for Northern Human Services as well as for Holiday Center, a non-medical care facility. Ms. McClellan also serves on the board of Coos County Family Health Services and the Berlin Housing Authority. Earlier in her career, she headed Androscoggin Valley HomeCare Services.
Ken Bartholomew is the Vice-Chair of the Health Care Law Practice at the Concord law firm Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C., where he has been practicing law since 1997. Ken has represented doctors, nurses, hospitals and other health care providers in regulatory, transactional and litigation since becoming a shareholder in 2002.
Martha Bauman has had thirty years of administrative and program development experience, primarily in community mental health and substance abuse settings. Currently she writes a weekly column on issues of aging, which appears in the Keene Sentinel. She also writes about health and senior life for New Hampshire Magazine. Ms. Bauman is active in Monadnock Senior Advocates and the Council for A Healthy Community in the Monadnock Region. She has served on the Boards of NH Housing Finance Authority and Cheshire Homes, a local housing provider.
Jay Couture is the Executive Director of Seacoast Mental Health Center which serves as the state-designated community mental health provider for the eastern half of Rockingham County providing services to nearly 5,000 individuals and families each year. Ms. Couture brings twenty-five years of progressive experience in New Hampshire's community mental health system, serving in her current role since 2002. Ms. Couture is currently President of the New Hampshire Community Behavioral Health Association and was an active member of the taskforce that developed the Ten Year Plan - "Addressing the Critical Mental Health Needs of NH's Citizens: A Strategy for Restoration." Ms. Couture received her Bachelors Degree in Child and Family Studies and her Masters in Health Administration from the University of New Hampshire and currently is a member of UNH Health Management and Policy Advisory Committee.
Lori Harding is a consultant at Armistead Care Giver Services in Lebanon, NH. She also serves in the NH General Court with a committee assignment on Health and Human Services. Ms. Harding holds a Master of Science from Boston University and serves on several boards.
Keith Harrison began his career as a judge advocate in the U.S. Coast Guard. He left the Coast Guard to accept a position as a Clinical Teaching Fellow at the Antioch School of Law. He has taught at Northern Illinois University, Hamline University, Syracuse University, the University of Denver and now at the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center). ?Keith teaches and researches in the areas of Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Immigration Law, Military Criminal Law, and Race & the Law. On several occasions he has worked with students and submitted amicus curiae briefs to various courts. Keith is a member of the Leadership New Hampshire Class of 2010 (BCE).
Linda Howard is CEO of The Homemakers Health Services, where she has worked since 1985. She has also been a nurse's aid and specializes in comprehensive home health care services. Ms. Howard holds a B.S. in social services and an AS in business management.
Jim Lewis is Department Chair of Health Management and Policy at the University of New Hampshire. Before that, he was adjunct assistant professor, pediatrics at Dartmouth Medical School. He also has extensive experience in health care consulting. Mr. Lewis holds a Sc.D. in health policy and management from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from Northwestern University.
An innovative leader with a strong track record of delivering results, Ms. Merry has worked and lived around the world. She has served as a management consultant in the firm, Liz Stikeman Rose, LLC and was former NH State House Representative for Belknap County, District 2 from 2009 - 2010. Ms. Merry has also held leadership positions at Dynamic Health Systems and Nortel Networks. She holds a degree from McGill University, Montreal and serves on several boards including LRGHealthcare and Genesis Behavioral Health.
Kate Warner Miller has held a variety of prominent positions in New Hampshire and on the national front. She was the founder and director of the Red Oak Montessori School in Franklin, NH. She has also served as special assistant to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and as Press Secretary to the Senate Special Committee on Aging, as well as serving as a legislative assistant in the U.S. Congress. More recently, Ms. Miller served as NH State Representative, Belknap County, District 3 from 2008 to 2010.
Donna Sargent is Executive Director for Ossipee Concerned Citizens, Inc. In that capacity, she is responsible for the management of this multi-purpose, intergenerational human services organization, including Carroll County WIC,
senior nutrition, senior center and children's daycare center.
Prior to that, Ms. Sargent was a site coordinator with Carroll County Family Planning where she established and maintained the program.
Among Ms. Sargent's civic activities are key roles with the Ossipee Budget Committee and Planning Board, Ossipee Main Street, Mount Washington Valley Economic Development Corp., and the Carroll County Transportation
Ms. Sargent was honored with an Outstanding Young Women Of America award and was also honored as a community leader by the Northern New Hampshire Foundation.
Lynn Stanley is a licenced independent clinical social worker with 18 years of social service and child welfare experience including 14 years at Casey Family Services. While at Casey, she was the team leader for the Franklin Family Resource Center. She currently is a consultant working with schools and social service agencies to expand their resources and capacity. Lynn holds a BA in Sociology from New College and a Masters degree in Social Work from UNH.
Frances Strayer received her BA in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her MSW from the University of Connecticut and is a licensed clinical social worker. She is a counselor in the Moultonborough Schools and has worked in public schools for 25 years. Ms. Strayer also had a small private practice for children and adolescents for over twenty years. She is on the Board of New Futures and has been a member of various state and community boards and organizations that provide support for children, youth and families. She is an adjunct professor in the Social Work Department at Plymouth State University and is on the Advisory Board of the Social Work Department. Ms. Strayer worked to create Senior Housing in the 1980's and is currently working to insure the availability of affordable housing in Sandwich.