Board of Directors

Valerie Acres

Valerie Acres, BS, Tufts University and recipient of the deFlorez Prize in Human Engineering (ergonomics).  JD,Georgetown University Law Center and recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law.  Partner with Sheehan Phinney Capitol Group representing clients before the New Hampshire Legislature and regulatory agencies since 1995 with a focus on health care, long-term care and human resources issues.  Member of NAMI New Hampshire and former Board member, Co-Chair of the Public Policy Committee, and volunteer instructor in the Family-to-Family program.  Member, Board of Trustees of Capital Region Health Care.  Member, Business and Industry Association Human Resources Committee.  Treasurer, Merrimack County Republican Committee.  Volunteer in various church and community activities.

John Barthelmes

John Barthelmes, BA, University of Massachusetts.  Commissioner, New Hampshire Department of Safety.  Serves on Governor’s Commission on Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment.  Chairman of NH Advisory Council on Emergency Preparedness and Security.  Chairman of NH Justice Integration and Information Sharing Commission.

John Bassi, M.D

John Bassi, M.D., Brown University School of Medicine. Medical Director at St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH. Chair of Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc. Quality Assurance Committee.  Senior Warden at St. Andrew Episcopal Church, Hopkinton, NH.  Past Treasurer of the NH Academy of Family Practice. Member of the NH Medical Society.  Past Assistant Coach for Concord National Little League.  Past member of the Concord Wellness Coalition.

Peg Blume

Peg Blume, RN, New Hampshire Hospital School of Nursing and Rhode Island College.  RN working in per diem capacity within the community.  Member of the Advisory Board of Greater Concord SAFE Community Coalition.  Member of the Concord Garden Club.

David Cawley

David Cawley, CAGS, Boston University.  Healthcare Consultant, Helms and Company, Concord, NH.  Former Board Chair of the Concord Community Music School.  Board member of the Concord Area Trust for Community Housing.  Board member of New Hampshire Public Radio.

Michel E. Couret

Michel E. Couret, DDS, McGill University.  Private dental practice in Merrimack, New Hampshire and serves as Chief Dental Officer at Northeast Delta Dental in Concord, NH.  Board member of Merrimack Chamber of Commerce.  Board Member of Symphony New Hampshire.  Member of the American Dental Association.  Member of the New Hampshire Dental Society.  Past Board member of Boys Scouts of America Daniel Webster Council.  Past Board member of Bridges of Nashua, NH (an agency providing domestic violence and sexual assault crisis intervention and advocacy).

Judy Dodge

Judith Dodge, BS Ed., Plymouth State College.  Lactation Consultant, Private Practice.  Member NH Breastfeeding Taskforce. Past Board Member, Director, Webmaster, Newsletter Editor, of The Children’s Place.  Board Member of NH Incest Center.

John F. Duval : Secretary

John F. Duval, MBA, Franklin Pierce University, Director Security at Concord Hospital.  Board member of The Friends Program.  Member of Capital Region Community Prevention Coalition.

Gretchen Grappone

Gretchen Grappone, LICSW, holds a BS and MSW from the University of New Hampshire.  Gretchen works as a consultant and trainer for Atlas Research. She previously worked at the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester and the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center.  Gretchen previously served as a board member of NAMI-NH, Women’s Fund of NH, and Riverbend. Gretchen represents one perspective of people with lived experience of mental illness and the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

John Hastings

John Hastings, AB, Middlebury College, MBA, Rutgers University. President of J.H. Hastings & Co., Inc.  Board member of the Hopkinton School Board and past Hopkinton School Treasurer.

Randy Hayes, MD: Chair

Randy Hayes, MD, Tufts Medical School . Resident and Chief Resident Family Practice at Duke University. Physician at Concord Family Medicine. Is the founding Chair of the Concord Hospital Ethics Committee.  Medical Director of Havenwood and Co-Medical Director at Harris Hill Center and Pleasant View Nursing Home. Resident of Canterbury.

Sheila Johnson

Sheila Johnson, R.N., Augusta College, MBA, University of Phoenix.  Project Director, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.  Member of the NAMI New Hampshire Board of Directors, Family to Family Class Teacher and Walk Chairperson.  Girl Scouts USA – Volunteer Support Coordinator.  Member of the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nurses.  Member of the Case Management Society of America.  Presenter, Accountable Care – Dartmouth-Hitchcock Journey – local, regional and

Karen Levchuk

Karen Levchuk, BA, NY University, JD, Boston University School of Law.  Trustee of the Trust Fund, City of Concord, NH.  Former Board member of Child & Family Services of Manchester.  Former appointed official for the State of NH (Public Service).  Former counsel to the New Hampshire Senate.

Meg Miller: Vice Chair

Meg Miller, RN. BS, Franklin Pierce College.  Executive Director of Peabody Home.  Board Member of the Leading Age of Maine and New Hampshire.  Member of the Lakes Region Rotary Club.  Member of the Franklin Rotary Club.  Board Member of Canterbury Housing Association. Member of Ombudsman Advisory Council.  Board Member of Franklin Savings Bank.  Past Board Member of Lakes Region General Healthcare.

Jill Savage

Jill Savage, BA, Valparaiso University.  Currently is a college counselor at NHTI, Concord’s Community College.  Member of the LRG Healthcare Association.  Member of the NH Higher Education Alcohol & Other Drug Coalition.  Member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Sharon Elizabeth Sweet

Sharon Elizabeth Sweet, BA, Classics and Political Science, University of New Hampshire.  Sharon is currently employed by Concord Hospital Trust as the Events Manager.  Member of the Advisory Board, New Art Professional Theatre.  Former Board member of the Concord Community Players.