NHPHA Board of Directors

Above: NHPHA's 2018-2019 Board of Directors posed at the Community Health Institute/JSI offices.

Gail Tudor is the Immediate Past President. Gail currently serves as Associate Dean at Southern New Hampshire University, overseeing the public health programs. Her former roles include Professor and Chair of Mathematics and Science, and Director of Institutional Research at Husson University; Biostatistical Consultant at Eastern Maine Medical Center; Assistant Professor and Assistant Director for the Biostatistics Consulting Laboratory at the UNC School of Public Health. Dr. Tudor has over 25 years of experience in higher education and over 30 years of experience in providing statistical consultation for research in medicine and public health.

Ashley Ithal, BS, MPH, is the Board President of NHPHA. She has been an active member of NHPHA since 2010, serving on the Board as well as on several committees. Ashley is a Senior Consultant with Helms & Company, Inc. and also an Online Adjunct Professor with Southern New Hampshire University. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and a Master's degree in Public Health, both from the University of New Hampshire.

Anna Hullinger, BS, MS, is the Board Vice President and the Upper Valley Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator (PHEP). She serves as co-coordinator with the Upper Valley Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) where she works alongside her Vermont-coordinator. Anna also serves as the New Hampshire Wing Diversity Officer in the Civil Air Patrol, and volunteer firefighter with the town of Danbury. Anna holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Granite State College, a Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security and Terrorism from Southern New Hampshire University and will be finishing her master’s degree in public health in May of 2022. Anna has also completed the Air Force’s, Air Command and Staff College (ACSC) correspondence course. Anna served for a total of eight years in the New Hampshire Air National Guard and deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in 2010. Anna is currently a member of the NH Disaster Behavioral Health Response Team (DBHRT) and is focusing additional efforts in Mental Health and Psychological First Aid in the area of first responders and community response.

Marilee Nihan is the Board Treasurer. She worked for the State of New Hampshire for 22 years in health administration and senior financial management positions for the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Corrections. At the time of her retirement from the state, she served as Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Health and Human Services. Ms. Nihan now works as a consultant in the health policy arena and serves as a board member for the state’s Personnel Appeals Board. Prior to joining the state, she worked at a substance use treatment hospital performing quality management and administrative functions.

Nancy Frank is the Board Secretary. Nancy is the CEO of the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) and the Director of the Northern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center. Nancy has worked in public health for over 30 years with a focus on rural and community health, healthcare workforce development and education, systems design and transformation, and advocacy. She has a Master of Public Health degree, with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health, and Community Health from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Nancy has been the CEO of the North Country Health Consortium (NCHC) for the past eight years and has been responsible for oversight of all financial, operational and programmatic aspects of the organization.  NCHC is a rural health/public health network in northern New Hampshire that leads innovative collaborations to improve the health status of residents in the region. As Director of the Northern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Nancy has provided oversight to all aspects of the Center and has worked closely with regional health and human service organizations, and academic institutions to advance programs and services that enhance workforce development, including pipeline programs for middle school students through professionals.  Nancy also has experience working with the Northeastern Vermont AHEC, the Vermont Department of Health, the University of Illinois Prevention Research Center, and the Cook County Department of Public Health. 

Sharon Beaty, a native of rural Texas, holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Texas Tech University. After working as a hospital laboratory technologist and administrator, Sharon obtained her Master of Business Administration from Baylor University and began consulting for professionals including physicians, dentists and attorneys. Sharon is a fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives and an active member of Medical Group Management Association. She began the management and administration of medical practices in 1994 and has managed private, hospital-owned and independent non-profit practices in Texas, Kansas and New Hampshire. She has also served on advisory groups for the governor’s office, the New Hampshire Department of Insurance and Department of Health and Human Services as well as advisory councils to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Until 2019, she served as a board member for the North Country Health Consortium and the Grafton Regional Economic Development Council and remains on the advisory council for the Citizens Health Initiative in New Hampshire.

Jenn Alford-Teaster, MA, MPH is the Director of the Data Analytic Core (DAC), a Senior Research Scientist, and lecturer in The Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI). Jenn has a fifteen-year career at Dartmouth beginning in the Dartmouth College Geography Department and most recently as a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Biomedical Data Science (BMDS) and within the Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) core of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC). Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree in Geography followed by a master’s degree in Applied Geography along with a post-baccalaureate degree in Geographic Information Science (GIS) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG); as well as a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of New Hampshire (UNH). Jenn’s career has focused on applying geographic methods to measure disparities related to geographic access to health care services with a particular focus on rural cancer care. 

Jonathan Stewart, MA, MHA, served as the Director of the New Hampshire Community Health Institute for 20 years. Jonathan’s work focuses on development of sustainable public health and rural health care delivery systems. Jonathan’s other professional experience includes serving as the first Operations Director of Ammonoosuc Community Health Services and later the founding Director of the North Country Health Consortium. In addition to serving on the board of the NH Public Health Association, Jonathan is a past Board Chair of the National Network of Public Health Institutes. He holds Master’s Degrees in Health Administration and Biochemistry from Duke University.

Bryan L’Heureux, MPH, is a public health professional who focuses on increasing access to care and community resources for underserved populations. His interest in this work derives from his passion to improve the health and wellbeing of communities across New Hampshire and Vermont. Bryan has worked at Dartmouth-Hitchcock for 6 years, including the past three years with the Population Health team. In this role, Bryan oversees the development, infrastructure, training, and evaluation of the Community Health Worker program across the health system. Bryan also provides supervision of the D-H recovery coach program, assists with the design and implementation of two initiatives aimed at identifying and addressing food insecurity in the primary care setting, and has recently helped to manage the COVID-19 vaccination response in coordination with the state of New Hampshire. Bryan has a BS in medical biology with a minor in philosophy and a MPH from the University of New England.

Denise K. Pouliot is the Sag8moskwa (Female Head Speaker) of the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook Abenaki People and a traditional Abenaki artist. She currently serves as Treasurer for COWASS North America and as Treasurer for the Abenaki Nation of Vermont and is a member of the New Hampshire Commission on Native American Affairs (NHCNAA), Affiliate Faculty member of the UNH Native American and Indigenous Studies Minor at the University of New Hampshire, a member on the New Hampshire Department of Justice Steering Committee for the Violence Against Women Act - Domestic Violence, and a member of the Race & Equality in NH Series Advisory Group, New Hampshire COVID-19 Equity Task Force (NHPHA), and New Hampshire Food Alliance. Ms. Pouliot is also an Indigenous religious advisor for the United States Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and currently provides religious services to inmates that are incarcerated in federal and state prison systems. In 2017 she received an award from the BOP for her many years of contributions and service.

Lisabritt Solsky has made a career in the public interest. A lawyer by trade, she graduated from the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, a public interest law school recognized for the diversity of its student body. After several years working in legal aid in Massachusetts, Lisabritt worked for 15 years for the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services in a variety of roles including Deputy Medicaid Director. The time and experience at DHHS reinforced the undeniable link between public health and health/wellness, especially for our most vulnerable citizens. Lisabritt believes that strengthening connectivity between public health services and publicly funded health care will improve the health and quality of life of Granite Staters. She is the proud mom of three teens and lives in Concord with her husband, children, and a menagerie of rescue animals.

Tamera Carmichael has over 25 years of leadership experience mainly in non-profit healthcare settings and is currently the Executive Director for the Partnership for Public Health. Prior to joining the State of New Hampshire, Ms. Carmichael served at the Florida Department of Health (DOH) for more than twelve years as Program Development and Regional Contract Administrator in Alachua County Florida.  In that role, she administered grant programs, managed contracts, and encouraged and empowered teams to achieve individual and systems outcomes. She is also well versed in emergency preparedness, a requirement for DOH employees, and was tasked as a special needs shelter manager during deployment. 

Jennifer Demille is a sophomore public health major with minors in business administration and healthcare management from Colby-Sawyer College. Her public health interest is strongly focused on substance abuse prevention as she has family history with substance abuse and wants to help those struggling in this area. Jennifer is part of the current NHPHA mentorship program this year.

 

Suzanne Gaulocher is an Associate Professor in Public Health and is the Director of the Center for Healthy Communities at Plymouth State University. She holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin at Madison where she was a part of the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment focusing on the intersection of human and environmental health. She also holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and a Master of Arts from Oregon State University in Applied Medical Anthropology. Her research and teaching centers around the intersection between human health and the environment with focus on community engagement, social justice and health equity

Joseph Lascaze believes we can do better by communities that have been historically marginalized, mistreated, or left without a seat at the table. As the Smart Justice Advocate for the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire, Joseph collaborates with community members, lawmakers, and key stakeholders to identify systemic problems within the community and strategize about how we can both create equitable systems for communities of color and end mass incarceration, with a holistic approach to how combatting injustice betters community health for all people. Joseph’s deep knowledge of the criminal justice system and understanding of the experiences of those directly impacted, as well as lessons learned from his time serving on the Governor’s Commission on Law Enforcement Accountability, Community, and Transparency (LEACT) have taught him that the best way to formulate lasting solutions is to not shy away from our differences but rather to confront those differences head on and do the work to find common ground. A lifelong resident of New Hampshire, Joseph is deeply invested in building a future for the granite state where all citizens are afforded the same opportunities and second chances regardless of their background or the color of their skin.