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Thank you for joining us at the New Hampshire Hospital Association & Foundation for Healthy Communities 2022 Annual Meeting!

We look forward to hosting you in October 2023!



Session Presentations


Healthcare Interrupted

Jeff Goldsmith, PhD

Health Futures, Inc.


Workforce: Back to the Future

Elisa Arespacochoga, MBA

American Hospital Association


The Forward Fund: A Vision for New Hampshire's Healthcare Workforce

Yvonne Goldsberry, PhD

Endowment for Health


What the COVID-19 Pandemic Taught Us: A Leadership Session 

Michael Peterson, FACHE

Androscoggin Valley Hospital


Annual Meeting Sponsor Poster 22

The Foundation for Healthy Communities collaborates with hospitals, community partners, state departments and insurers on statewide initiatives that improve the health and health care for all New Hampshire residents and their families.


The Foundation for Healthy Communities (FHC) is a non-profit organization that works statewide to improve health and healthcare through innovative partnerships with both individuals and organizations.  Founded in 1968 as an education and research organization for the New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA), the Foundation was reorganized in 1995 to meet the needs of a changing healthcare system. The Foundation for Healthy Communities is led by a board of directors with a broad range of expertise which guides its strategic and programmatic efforts.   Today, the Foundation is a partnership between New Hampshire hospitals, health plans, home care agencies, community organization and other healthcare stakeholders focusing on quality of care, access to health services, and prevention as the major priorities of work, aligning with the Foundation’s mission of improving total population health for all communities. 


In its work with partners statewide, the Foundation’s key objectives are to improve total population health by promoting innovative, high value quality practices within organizations and communities; to lead change strategies that educate, create and sustain healthier communities and make the healthy choice the easy choice; and to promote access to affordable health care and resources that support the well-being of all people.


To promote a healthier state, the Foundation has focused on health prevention and education, access to affordable health care as well as insurance coverage, patient safety and quality improvement initiatives, patient and family engagement strategies, health equity and health disparities of care, emergency preparedness and response, behavioral health and the opioid crisis, among many other areas of priority. 


To learn more about their programs and initiatives, visit the Foundation for Healthy Communities at www.healthynh.org.


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Chair: Kevin Donovan, FACHE, President & CEO, LRGHealthcare

Vice Chair: Dean Carucci, Chief Executive Officer, Portsmouth Regional Hospital

Secretary/Treasurer and AHA RPB Delegate: Greg Baxter, MD, President, Elliot Health System

Immediate Past Chair: Don Caruso, MD, President & CEO, Cheshire Medical Center 

President: Stephen Ahnen, ex officio



John Jurczyk, FACHE, President & CEO
St. Joseph Hospital

Eileen Keefe, CNO
Parkland Medical Center

Michael Lee, President
Weeks Medical Center

Art Mathisen, FACHE, President
Memorial Hospital

Neil Meehan, DO, Chief Physician Executive
Exeter Health Resources

Robert Nutter, President
Littleton Regional Healthcare

Michael Peterson, FACHE, President & CEO
Androscoggin Valley Hospital

John Prochilo, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer
Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital

Susan Reeves, EdD, RN, Chief Nursing Executive
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health

Jeremy Roberge, CPA, President & CEO
Huggins Hospital

Alex Walker, President & CEO
Catholic Medical Center



The Hospital Association is a non-profit trade association, organized for the benefit of its members and the people of New Hampshire.  Advocacy is the Association’s top priority.  The Association serves as a resource for helping administrators, trustees, physicians, nurses, volunteers and others working in hospitals and other healthcare organizations to pursue common goals and meet common needs.  The Association works to preserve regulatory and business climates that support both the clinical and economic performance of healthcare organizations, expand access to coverage and care, enhance the future viability of essential community providers, and improve public confidence in hospitals and healthcare statewide.

Election of Members and Terms of Office

A board of trustees elected by the membership governs the Association.  The board includes 16 members.  Board members are elected by the membership at the Association’s Annual Meeting, generally held in September of each year.   There are no designated seats or other special eligibility criteria for election to the board, except that the president of the Association serves ex officio with vote as a member of the board.  Board members are generally elected for a two-year term.  Members may be reelected for additional consecutive terms for a total of up to six consecutive years of service. 

Election of Officers and Terms of Office

The membership at the Annual Meeting also elects a chairman, vice-chairman and secretary-treasurer.  Officers are elected for a one-year term.  An Executive Committee consisting of the chairman, vice-chairman, secretary-treasurer, immediate past chairman, AHA RPB delegate and the president can act on behalf of the board between regularly scheduled board meetings.  Service as chairman or immediate past chairman is not counted toward the six consecutive years of service term limit.


Board members are responsible for attending Board meetings regularly and participating in providing the policy guidance that the Association needs.  Board members support the work of the Association by accepting special assignments such as serving on Board committees or ad hoc committees at the request of the chairman.  Board members also serve by accepting the special responsibility of providing leadership as an officer of the Association.  Board members also help set the strategic direction for the Association, help monitor and evaluate performance, and help serve as liaisons for the membership.  Overall, board members keep the Association financially sound and well managed so that it can continue to be an effective advocate for health and hospitals in New Hampshire now and in the future.

Compensation and Reimbursement of Expenses

Service as a member of the Board is volunteer service for which there is no compensation. Generally members incur little or no expense in serving as a member of the Board. However, Board members are not expected to incur personal out-of-pocket expense in carrying out their duties as a board member.  In such cases a Board member can apply for reasonable reimbursement of direct, personal expense incurred.




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