|Board of Directors|
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. Chair of Riverbend’s Quality Assurance Committee. 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 Bassi, M.D., Brown University School of Medicine. Medical Director at St. Paul's School, Concord, NH. Junior Warden and past Treasurer 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, RN, New Hampshire Hospital School of Nursing and Rhode Island College. Member of the Advisory Board of Greater Concord SAFE Community Coalition. Member of the Concord Garden Club.
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, 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).
John F. Duval, MBA, Franklin Pierce University, Chief of Police, Concord Police Department. Board member of The Friends Program. Member of Capital Region Community Prevention Coalition.
Philip Emma, BS, Bentley College. Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Merrimack County Savings Bank. Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Board President and Finance Committee member of Second Start. Board member of New Hampshire Social Welfare Council. Member of the Monadnock Region Rotary. Past Treasurer and Board member and current Corporator of Canterbury Shaker Village. Pastl Chairman of the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum.
Sue Fox, MS, Ed, Lesley University, MA, UNH. Doctoral candidate at the University of New Hampshire in Sociology. Associate Director of the Institute on Disability and Director of the Center on Aging and Community Living at the University of New Hampshire. Secretary of the Capital Regional Health Care Board. Member of the New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities. Member of the Office of Public Guardian Board of Directors. On the membership committee of NAMI New Hampshire.
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, 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.
Gail Johnson, RN, BS, Simmons College. Retired registered nurse. Member of the Living History Event Hillsborough Steering Committee. Board member of the Hillsborough Heritage Museum. Past Board member of Farmsteads of New England. Past Board member of the Hillsborough Visiting Nurse Association. Past Board member of the Concord Visiting Nurse Association. Past Advisory Board member of Contoocook Valley Counseling Center. Past Board member of Project LIFT Literacy Program. Named Citizen of the Year in 1995. Resident of Hillsborough.
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 national audiences.
Josephson was appointed CEO of Riverbend Community Mental Health in Concord in 2003. He also serves as Vice-President for Behavioral Health at Concord Hospital. Josephson has a previous appointment by the Governor to the New Hampshire Mental Health Commission. He is an adjunct professor at Plymouth State University. Before moving to New Hampshire, Josephson was Assistant Commissioner for Child and Adolescent Services at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene where he was responsible for the oversight and development of services for children under 18 and their families affected by mental illness, substance abuse and mental retardation/developmental disabilities. He also previously served as the Director of Family Court Mental Health Services for the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation and as Associate Executive Director of Harlem Dowling-West Side Center for Family and Children's Services. He started his career in community mental health, working for the Center for Preventive Psychiatry in Westchester and the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services in Brooklyn. Josephson earned his MSW at the Columbia University School of Social Work, and his Ph.D. from the NYU School of Social Work. He was an Associate Adjunct Professor at NYU for ten years and taught at the Fordham University School of Social Service.
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, 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, 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.
Don Shumway, MSS. President, Crotched Mountain Foundation, 2002-present. Commissioner of the NH DHHS from 1999-2002, having first joined the department in 1976, and was co-director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation national initiative: “Self-Determination for Persons with Developmental Disabilities”. Don lives with his wife of 36 years, Miriam, in Hopkinton, NH.
Robert Stafford, Graduate of the University of Vermont and FBI National Academy. Law Enforcement Training Specialist for the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council assigned to the Police Academy.
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.
- Darkest Hours Red River Theatre
- Two Appointed to Governor's Commission
- Health Buddy 2013 Program of Significance by National Council for Behavioral Health
- Looking Back, Moving Forward
- The Rainbow Awards
- Riverbend Honors Four Champions for Mental Health
- Josephson Shares Health Buddy Results with Washington
- TIER technology benefits community