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...
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, ...
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.
Vice President of Community Engagement
Martha McLeod leads New Futures' efforts to recruit, train, engage, empower and mobile grassroots individuals to advocate in support of policy priorities. She also works to improve healthy aging in New Hampshire through her work with the NH Alliance for Healthy Aging.
Rebecca Woitkowski, Esq.
Kids Count Policy Director
Rebecca serves as the Kids Count Policy Director for New Futures. She works to coordinate and lead early childhood policy and advocacy efforts in New Hampshire.
Director of Development
Jim manages New Futures' development and fundraising efforts, helping donors and supporters find ways to invest their time, talents, and financial gifts to further the important policy work being carried out by New Futures and its coalition partners.
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.
Sammi 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.
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.
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.
Jillian Andrews Dubois
Community Engagement Coordinator
Jillian works part-time as a community engagement coordinator for New Futures. She focuses on engaging, mobilizing, and training individuals and organizations to advocate for policy priorities related to early childhood and children’s behavioral health.
Michaela supports the communications needs of New Futures and its contracted partner organizations. She informs the public about New Futures’ ongoing and campaign advocacy through the organization’s website and social media, digital and print materials, and public relations.
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.