The Endowment for Health Board of Directors have a demonstrated track record in their respective professions. As the organizationï¿½s governing body, they bring wisdom and perspective to the organization and its strategic direction. A majority of our board must consist of public members.* All Endowment board members give generously of their time without compensation.
*Non-public members are employees, officers or directors of health care organizations and/or are engaged in the practice of a health care profession. Public members are not.
Sandra Pelletier - Chair
Gateways Community Services Experience
Sandra Pelletier is CEO and President of Gateways Community Services, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization based in Nashua, NH with a focus on services to children and adults with disabilities. Prior to that, Ms. Pelletier served as Founder and President of the Board of the Community Support Network in Concord and as Deputy Director of The PLUS Company, a provider of residential and supported work programs for the disabled. Earlier in her career, she acted as Coordinator of Manpower & Training for the Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services. Ms. Pelletier serves on several nonprofit boards around the state and is a graduate of Leadership New Hampshire, Class of 1994. She earned her M.Ed. from the University of New Hampshire.
Margaret Franckhauser - Vice Chair
Community Health & Hospice Experience
Margaret Franckhauser is a nurse and Executive Director of Central New Hampshire VNA & HospiceCommunity Health & Hospice, Inc., a home care, hospice and community service agency in Laconia and Wolfeboro. Ms. Franckhauser also served as a Nurse Practitioner with the National Health Service Corps in a medically underserved coastal community of North Carolina. In New Hampshire, she has also worked with the NH Department of Health and Human Services as a nurse practitioner in the Bureau of Maternal & Child Health and as a Program Chief with the Bureau of Disease Control. Additionally, she has also acted in the role of nurse practitioner in rural NH communities. Ms. Franckhauser has served on numerous national and state task forces and councils. Most recently, she was named to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Leader Fellowship.
Yvonne Goldsberry - Secretary
Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene Experience
Yvonne Goldsberry is Senior Director of Community Health, Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene.
Dr. Goldsberry is responsible for oversight of the Community Health Department, community benefit reporting process, and the "healthiest community" initiative at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene. Dr. Goldsberry is a graduate of Brown University. She received her Masters’ degrees in public health and urban planning from Columbia University and PhD in Public Policy from George Washington University.
Marshall Rowe - Treasurer
Harvest Capital Management Experience
Marshall Rowe is President, Chief Investment Officer and founder of Harvest Capital Management.
Peterborough Resident Experience
Sue Chollet is a former educator and psychiatric nurse. Ms. Chollet serves on several boards of NH nonprofits focused on health, education and the arts. She is also a graduate of Leadership New Hampshire, Class of 1999 and holds a Master of Science from Boston University.
NH State Liquor Commission Experience
Eddie Edwards is the Chief of Enforcement for the NH State Liquor Commission. With more than 18 years of law enforcement experience, Mr. Edwards was recognized as one of the top 40 leaders in New Hampshire under the age of 40. He serves as an adjutant instructor for the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation as well as the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. He is also a member of the NH US Attorney General's Identity Theft Task Force as well the Underage Drinking Task Force and the Governor's Advisory Group on Juvenile Justice. Mr. Edwards also serves on the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and is certified as a Drug Recognition Expert Instructor.
Orville "Bud" Fitch
State Director for Senator Kelly Ayotte Experience
Bud Fitch serves as State Director for United States Senator Kelly A. Ayotte. He previously served as New Hampshire’s Deputy Attorney General. During his tenure as Deputy, he also served as the Director of the New Hampshire Office of Economic Stimulus during its initial year of operation. Bud graduated from the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) in 1998 with B.A. in political science, the University of Minnesota – Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs in 1999 with a Master of Arts – Public Affairs (Joint Degree), and from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2000. Prior to completing his legal education mid-life, Mr. Fitch served in law enforcement, most recently as the Chief of Police for Sunapee, New Hampshire. Mr. Fitch joined the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office immediately after law school, serving in the Office’s Civil Bureau with litigation, legal counsel, and election law enforcement assignments.
NH State Representative Experience
Randy Foose is Special Assistant to the President and Adjunct Professor at Vermont Law School. He is also a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives where he serves on the Finance Committee. Mr. Foose is also actively involved in a wide array of professional activities, including the New England, Middle States, and Western Associations of Schools and Colleges, the Massachusetts Department of Education, and the Association of American Law Schools, to name only a few. Mr. Foose received a Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College and an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
Jody Hoffer Gittell
Brandeis University Heller School for Social Policy and Management Experience
Jody Hoffer Gittell is a professor of management at Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy and Management. She serves as Director of the newly formed Relational Coordination Research Collaborative, which brings practitioners and researchers together to transform organizational relationships for high performance.
Local Government Center Experience
Cordell Johnston is the Board Chairman for the Endowment for Health. He is the Government Affairs Attorney for the Local Government Center, representing the legal and legislative interests of New Hampshire cities and towns. Previously, he was an attorney in private practice for many years with the Concord law firm of Orr & Reno, P.A. He is a former selectman for the Town of Henniker. Cordell graduated from Princeton University and from Boston University School of Law.
Stephen F. Lawlor
Nathan Wechsler & Company Experience
Stephen F. Lawlor is a director at Nathan Wechsler & Company, P.A. Steve is a board member and former President of the New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Hampton SAU Experience
Kathleen Murphy is the Superintendent of the Hampton SAU. Ms. Murphy has experience as a teacher and has served as the director of the Division of Instruction at the NH Department of Education.
NH House of Representatives Experience
Representative Cindy Rosenwald was elected to the NH House of Representatives in 2004. She joined the Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee. She is a vice chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures Health Committee.
Cindy holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and a master’s degree from Rivier College.
Business and Industry Association (BIA) Experience
Ms. Rupp is Vice President of Communications at the Business and Industry Association in Concord, New Hampshire. Previously she was the Public Relations Manager for SkillSoft PLC in Nashua and the Public Affairs and Marketing Coordinator for Concord Hospital/Capital Region Health Care in Concord.
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (Retired) Experience
Richard Showalter retired from DHMC in 2010 after 25 years of service; prior to his retirement, he was Senior Vice President, CFO and Treasurer for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock organizations. Mr. Showalter is a CPA and currently serves as a trustee for a community hospital and an investment company. He is also a part time instructor in the business department of Lyndon State College. He has over his career, served as a trustee for various non profit hospitals, the New England Association of Healthcare Organizations and as a director of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He has served as the Governor's appointee to the NH Job Training Council and on various committees of the Citizens Health Initiative.