VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Martha McLeod is the Vice President of Community Engagement. In this role, she leads New Futures' efforts to recruit, train, engage, empower and mobile grassroots individuals and organizations in support of policy issues.
Prior to this, Martha served New Futures as the community engagement coordinator for the NH Alliance for Healthy Aging (AHA) for New Futures. In her new role as VP, she continues to work to engage, train, and mobilize older adults in advocacy efforts to improve healthy aging in New Hampshire.
Martha came to New Futures after a 30-year career in community and public health, which included serving as the Executive Director of a rural health network, as a nutrition consultant in the Division of Public Health Services at the NH Department of Health and Human Services, and working directly with young parents providing nutrition education in a community food program. Most recently, she has worked as a consultant providing project management, grant writing, and other services to not for profit organizations and a government agency.
Martha was elected to the NH General Court as a state representative for two terms and served on the Commerce and Finance Committees. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences and her Masters in Occupational Education with a concentration in Adult Education from the University of New Hampshire.
After raising her family in the seacoast community of Portsmouth, Martha returned to her native north country home in Franconia where she enjoys hiking and skiing. She and her husband have two grown daughters and four grandchildren.