Our Beginning

The New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation was formed as the result of the merger between Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Hampshire and Matthew Thornton Health Plan. The Foundation, incorporated in October of 1997 (and originally known as the Healthy New Hampshire Foundation and then HNH Foundation), is organized and operates exclusively for charitable purposes.

Our Mission

To improve the health and wellbeing of all New Hampshire children.

Our Vision

All children thrive and reach their full potential.

Our Values

Responsiveness & Flexibility
Accountability & Stewardship

Our Staff

Our staff members pride themselves on being responsive, collaborative and respectful. We welcome your call or email to answer questions or assist in other ways.

Gail Garceau


Patti Baum

Program Director

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Leslie Craigen, MHA

Finance/Administration Manager

Our Board

Our board is comprised of influential policy makers, health experts and advocates for children. Their continued imagination and guidance have inspired us to become a leading funder for children’s health in the state.

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Alisa Druzba, Chair

Director, Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, NH Department of Health and Human Services

Keith J. Loud, MD, MSc, FAAP, Vice Chair

Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

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Roland P. Lamy, Jr., MBA, Secretary

Principal, Helms and Company

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Matthew Boyle, CFP®, Treasurer

Empower Retirement

Borja Alvarez de Toledo, M.Ed

President & CEO, Waypoint

Peter Ames

Executive Director, Foundation for Healthy Communities

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Bobbie Bagley, , MS, MPH, CPH, RN

Director, Division of Public Health and Community Services, City of Nashua

Mary Bidgood-Wilson, FNP CNM

Owner and Principal, Meredith Bay Consulting

Lisa Bujno, MSN, APRN

Assistant Medical Director, Ammonoosuc Community Health Center

Pamela Dinapoli

Pamela DiNapoli, PhD

Executive Director, New Hampshire Nurses Association


Kassie Eafrati

Director of Behavioral Health, Northern Health Services

Erin Hennessey

New Hampshire Deputy Secretary of State

AJ “Skip” Homicz, DDS, FAGD

Oral Health Access Champion

Jonathan Oglebay

Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, Bellwether Community Credit Union

Dr. Trinidad Tellez

Principal, Health Equity Strategies, LLC