NHPHA Board of Directors

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

Marcella Jordan Bobinsky, HMP, is President. She has been working in the social service and public health fields for over 40 years. During her 10-year tenure with the New Hampshire Division of Public Health, she was the Acting Director of the Division, Bureau Chief of Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, and the Chief of the Immunization Section. She currently is the Executive Director of the KV Foundation, LLC, working to expand the use of universal vaccine purchase programs to increase immunizations for children and adults.

Rebecca Sky is Immediate Past President. She is an experienced public health leader, having spent over 20 years facilitating collaborative efforts to strengthen communities and improve the public’s health. For the past 12 years, she has worked at the Foundation for Healthy Communities leading various projects. Currently Rebecca works as on a project seeking to increase access to treatment for people with opioid use disorders. She holds a BS in Health Policy and Administration from Penn State University and a Master's in Public Health from the University of New Hampshire.

Lisa Bujno is President-Elect. She has been dedicated to the health of northern New England residents throughout her career. She spent 15 years with the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services, serving as Deputy Director and Title V director. Her nursing career led her next to White River Junction, VT, where she was associate chief nurse for quality and performance at the Veterans Administration Medical Center. Currently, she is the assistant medical director at Ammonoosuc Community Health Center in Littleton, NH.

Shannon Swett Bresaw, MSW, is currently serving as Vice President. She also serves as the Vice President of Public Health for Granite United Way, where she has worked since 2007. She received her Master of Social Work Degree in 2004 from the University of New Hampshire, with a concentration in community and administrative practice. Shannon has worked in the field of public health and substance misuse prevention in NH since 2004 and has provided oversight of numerous federal grants and state contracts.

Sophia Johnson, MPH, currently serves as the NHPHA Treasurer. She earned her undergraduate degree in Healthcare Administration from Arcadia University and her MPH from the University of New Hampshire in 2017. She currently works as an Environmental Health Specialist with the Manchester Health Department. She has served as a grant writer, volunteer coordinator, and the NHPHA Treasurer.   

Michael Reaves is currently serving as the Secretary for NHPHA. He is a graduate student at Southern New Hampshire University. He began participating in the NHPHA Board of Directors as part of his experience as an Equity Leadership Fellow. The Health and Equity Partnership created the fellowship (ELF), now in its fourth year, to support the development of experienced leaders of color.  In that capacity he sat as a non-voting member, with Marcella Bobinsky acting as his board champion. Michael is now a Board Director with full BOD responsibilities and privileges. Reaves, while earning a degree in higher education administration, has served for two years as Assistant Director of Diversity at SNHU.

Mary Ann Aldrich, MS, RN, has held numerous positions in health care delivery, including direct patient care services as a pediatric nurse practitioner and clinical director of ambulatory services and population health. An employee of Dartmouth-Hitchcock since 2000, she is currently a senior advisor for community relations and is an active member on the board of directors for several nonprofit human services organizations.

Dr. Sai Cherala is the Bureau Chief for Population Health and Community Services in Division of Public Health Services at New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. In her current role she oversees all NH DPHS’ population health programs including Nutrition Services (WIC, CSFP), Maternal and Child Health, Tobacco Prevention and Control Program, and Chronic Disease Prevention and Screening. Dr. Cherala also holds a faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at University of Massachusetts Medical School. She enjoys working directly with students, staff, and peers as a mentor and coach and has a passion for continuous improvement and goal achievement.

Jonathan Stewart, MA, MHA, is the Director of the CHI/JSI. He has provided technical assistance, training, policy analysis, and program evaluation services to state and community-based organizations in New Hampshire and the New England region since 1986. His expertise focuses on the development of sustainable public health and rural health delivery systems. 

Neil Twitchell has been active in NH’s public health community for 28 years and has worked for the NH Division of Public Health Services since 1998. Currently, he serves as the Administrator of the Bureau of Environmental Health and Community Health Development Section. Previously, he worked as the program manager for the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, Injury Prevention Program, and as a Health Promotion Advisor in the HIV/STD program.

Lisa Vasquez joined the NHPHA Board of Directors in early 2018. She currently serves as the Substance Misuse Prevention Coordinator (SMPC) for the Greater Nashua Public Health Region. Lisa has an MS in mental health counseling from Southern New Hampshire University and is a certified prevention specialist. Previously, she has worked with many local organizations, including the Youth Council, the Greater Nashua Mental Health Center, and Lamprey Health Care.

Ashley Wilder, BS, MPH, is a University of New Hampshire graduate (BS and MPH). She has been an active member of NHPHA since 2010, serving on and leading the membership committee. For the past eight years, Ashley has worked with the Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP) at the University of New Hampshire. Most of her work is within IHPP’s Center for Health Analytics, using data to understand (and to help others understand) the effect of health policies on population health.