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Michele

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...

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April

April Arel

Vice President of Finance and Operations 

April Arel manages all operational and financial components of New Futures including but not limited to, organizational financial management and budgeting, management of shared service contracts, ...

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Jake

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.

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Kate Frey

Vice President of Advocacy

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

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Rebecca Woitkowski, Esq.

Kids Count Policy Coordinator

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

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Emma Sevigny

Children's Behavioral Health Policy Coordinator

Emma serves as the Children's Behavioral Health Policy Coordinator for New Futures.  She works to support and strengthen a comprehensive and integrated System of Care for children and youth.

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Bobbie Burgess

Communications Director

Bobbie is responsible for managing all communications planning and content creation for New Futures' ongoing campaign advocacy. She maintains the organization's digital platforms, as well as creating content for electronic and print media coverage.

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Alisha Proctor

Communications Coordinator

Alisha assists with communications planning and content creation for New Futures' ongoing and campaign advocacy. She is primarily responsible for assisting with the organization's digital platforms, as well as drafting content for electronic and print media coverage. 

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Jess Wojenski

Community Engagement Coordinator & Training Manager

Jess is responsible for recruiting, training, and mobilizing advocates to participate in the legislative process. She also manages New Futures' training program, organizing trainings statewide and consulting with community organizations to deliver customized advocacy trainings.

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Katie Parziale

Community Engagement Coordinator & Data Manager

Katie is responsible for recruiting and training advocates to participate in the legislative process. She also manages New Futures databases and provides technical expertise to support data-driven advocacy.

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Martha McLeod

NH Alliance for Healthy Aging Community Engagement Coordinator

Martha McLeod is the community engagement coordinator for the NH Alliance for Healthy Aging (AHA) for New Futures. She works to engage, train, and mobilize older adults in advocacy efforts to improve healthy aging in New Hampshire.

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Dellie Champagne

Community Engagement Coordinator

Dellie’s work includes education, outreach and relationship building with the community, stakeholders, and partnering organizations. 

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Kim Ip

Community Engagement Coordinator

Kim is responsible for recruiting, training, and mobilizing advocates to participate in the legislative process. She also supports New Futures’ training program by delivering customized advocacy trainings for individuals and organizations across the state. 

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Jill Billow

Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant

Jill supports the New Futures staff by performing a variety of general office activities and providing bookkeeping support to ensure efficient functioning of the office and financial software.

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