Staff

Linda Saunders Paquette, Esq.

President and CEO

Linda Saunders Paquette has overall leadership and management responsibility for New Futures. With the Board of Directors, she establishes the strategic priorities for the organization.

Michele D. Merritt, Esq.

Senior Vice President and Policy Director

Michele Merritt provides direction, leadership and management of New Futures’ policy initiatives related to prevention, treatment and recovery.

Kate Frey

Vice President of Advocacy

Kate serves as Vice President of Advocacy of the organization and has primary responsibility for advocacy on alcohol and other drug policy issues.

April Arel

Vice President of Operations and Finance

April Arel has oversight for a variety of general office activities, bookkeeping, events management and the coordination and execution of shared service contracts and fiscal sponsorship agreements...

Sheila Vargas

Communications Director

Sheila manages day-to-day public relations, publication development, and all of our digital channels. She makes sure that helpful and "take action" information gets to those who need it.

Aly McKnight

Community Engagement Coordinator

Aly McKnight has primary responsibility for recruiting and training advocates to participate in the legislative process. 

Holly Stevens

Health Policy Coordinator

Holly Stevens convenes and collaborates with staff, contracted partners, and stakeholders in the health field to agree on policy priorities, and to develop and implement a comprehensive...

Rebecca Woitkowski

Early Childhood Policy Coordinator

Rebecca serves as the Early Childhood Policy Coordinator for New Futures Kids Count.  She works to coordinate and lead early childhood policy and advocacy efforts in New Hampshire.

Meghan Farrell

Communications Coordinator

Meghan manages all marketing and communications efforts of New Futures Health and Early Childhood policy and advocacy work. She ensures advocates and the public are well-informed about the policy...

Tracie Sullivan

Community Engagement Coordinator

Tracie Sullivan works on Kids Count initiatives to recruit, engage, and train advocates to participate in the legislative process on Early Childhood policies.