Committees

NHPHA is a volunteer organization. The work that we do can only happen with active member participation, so please consider joining a committee. Call-in options are available for those who cannot attend in person. Descriptions of each of the four standing committees are described below. NHPHA also has a Rising Stars initiative that is organized by the Membership Committee.


Communications Committee

The Communications Committee is responsible for keeping members informed in a timely manner activities of NHPHA and supporting all of the communication activities between the Board, NHPHA membership and those interested in public health programs and initiatives.  The Communications Committee utilizes various methods to keep NHPHA members current including a member-to-member list serve, e-newsletter, and website.  

Time Commitment:  The Communications Committee meets the 2nd Friday of every month from 9-10:30AM at the Community Health Institute, 501 South Street, 2nd Floor, Bow, NH. 

For more information about joining the Communications Committee, please contact the Communications Committee Co-Chairs:  Melissa Schoemmell at melissa_schoemmell@jsi.com or Christin D"Ovidio at christin_dovidio@jsi.com 


Membership and Re

source Development Committee

The Membership and Resource Development Committee is responsible for an overall plan for the recruitment and retention of Individual and Organizational Members of the Association.  The Committee is also responsible for the recruitment of donors and sponsors of the Association and formal supportive arrangements (financial or in-kind services) for the purpose of achieving the long term sustainability of the Association.  The Committee will develop such materials, events and strategies to serve these purposes.

Time Commitment:  The Membership and Resource Development Committee meets the 3rd Friday of every month from 8:30 -10AM at the Community Health Institute, 501 South Street, 2nd Floor, Bow, NH.

For more information about joining the Membership Committee, please contact the Membership and Resource Development Committee Co-Chairs: Sarah Gerekos at sarahgerekos@gmail.com or Sarah Moeckel at sarah_moeckel@jsi.com 




Policy Committee

The NHPHA Public Policy Committee shall carry out those activities essential to the development of a program of action regarding public policy issues, assist in the implementation of the plan and the evaluation of the Association's position and activity on such public policy issues consistent with the Association's Articles of Agreement, Mission Statement, Bylaws and such other regulations that govern the operation of the Association.

Time Commitment:  The Public Policy Committee meets the 4th Friday of every month from 9-10:30AM at the NH Hospital Association, 125 Airport Road, Concord, NH 

For more information about joining the Policy Committee, please contact the Public Policy Committee Co-Chairs, JJ Smith at jaycmd7699@gmail.com  or Donna Asbury at donna.asbury@dhhs.nh.gov


Program Planning Committee

The Program Planning Committee is responsible for developing and undertaking activities that support the purpose of the organization by providing information and education to the broader public health community and or the public at large, as deemed appropriate by the Board.  Such activities may include Public Health Week, the Annual Fall Forum, participation in the events of related entities, and/or special projects as are fiscally possible.

Time Commitment:   The Program Planning Committee holds a 30-45 minute conference call on the 1st Thursday of every month or on an as-needed basis.  August-October and February-April equals 3 hours monthly; November-January and May-July equals 1 hour monthly.  Additional time may be needed for specific work prior to the programs. 

For more information about joining the Program Planning Committee, please contact the Program Planning Committee Co-Chairs, Neil Twitchell at Neil.Twitchell@dhhs.nh.gov  or  Abbott Willard at abbott.willard@unh.edu 




Technical Support Committee


The Technical Support Committee is a "permanent ad hoc committee" that works to keep computers and other technical equipment and software up-to-date and running well.  The Technical Support Committee is responsible for monthly maintenance on computers and takes on special projects as needed (1-3 hours/month)

Time Commitment:  The Technical Support Committee holds a 30-minute conference call on the 1st Friday of each month.

For more information about joining the Technical Support Committee, please contact the Technical Support Committee Co-Chairs, Dennis Holt at Dennis.holt@dhhs.state.nh.us or Owen David at owen.davidmph2009@gmail.com