Michele D. Merritt, Esq.

President and CEO

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

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...

Jake Berry

Vice President of Policy

Jake manages the organization’s policy efforts, providing expertise and management in healthcare, substance use, and early childhood policy.

Sarah Ward

Vice President of Community Engagement

As the Vice President of Community Engagement, Sarah oversees the Community Engagement team in recruiting and training advocates, working with grassroots volunteers, and...

Kate Frey

Vice President of Advocacy

Kate serves as Vice President of Advocacy of the organization and has primary responsibility of directing and managing New Futures’ alcohol and other drug policy initiatives.

Holly Stevens, Esq.

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, Esq.

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.

Becky Whitley, Esq.

Children's Behavioral Health Policy Coordinator

Becky is responsible for carrying out the policy priorities put forth by the Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative, while working with stakeholders to identify and implement policies that...

Meghan Farrell

Communications Director

Meghan manages all communications planning and content creation for New Futures' ongoing and campaign advocacy. She is primarily responsible for managing the organization's digital platforms, as...

Sheila Vargas

Public Relations Director

Sheila manages day-to-day public relations, earned media, press inquiries and brand awareness for New Futures. Her goal is to guarantee that New Futures’ mission, vision and policy priorities are...

Aly McKnight

Training Director

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

Katie Foster

Community Engagement Coordinator

Katie is responsible for recruiting and training advocates to participate in the legislative process.

Jess Wojenski

Administrative Assistant

Jess ensures efficient operation of the office and provides needed support to the staff of New Futures.