New Futures' President Michele Merritt Celebrates 10 Years of Dedication

New Futures' President Michele Merritt Celebrates 10 Years of Dedication

Today, Michele Merritt, President of New Futures, marks a significant milestone: 10 years of unwavering commitment to the organization. Under Michele’s leadership, New Futures has remained the leading health policy organization in New Hampshire, working to build a state where public policies support the health and well-being of all residents and ensure equitable opportunities to live, work, and thrive.

Michele joined New Futures in 2014 as the Policy Director, and she has spent the last decade working tirelessly to grow our organization and improve the health and well-being of our state. Over the last 10 years, Michele has led New Futures’ expansion into the areas of health care access and affordability, children’s behavioral health, early childhood, and healthy aging policy. She has collaborated closely with partner organizations and stakeholders to strengthen New Hampshire’s non-profit advocacy sector, and she has championed countless policy changes to increase access to health insurance coverage, child care and behavioral health treatment, among many other needs facing Granite Staters. Her leadership has been instrumental in advancing New Futures’ mission: to improve the health and well-being of all Granite Staters through public policy change and civic empowerment.

In 2022, Michele was named to the Union Leader's prestigious 40 Under 40 list for her contributions to making New Hampshire a better place to work and live. Michele has also been named a Maternal Mental Health Nonprofit State Policy Fellow for the 2023-2024 year by the Policy Center for Maternal Mental Health.

Under Michele’s dedicated direction, New Futures will continue to work toward solving New Hampshire’s health problems through policy change. Here’s to many more years of Michele’s impactful leadership!

Your contribution to New Futures will leave a lasting impact in the Granite State!


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