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

Alisa Druzba

Director of Research and Community Impact

Tracey Tryba

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.

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

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

Erin Hennessey, Vice Chair

New Hampshire Deputy Secretary of State

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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

Brian M. Beals MD, FAAP

Pediatrician, Coos County Family Health Services

Mary Bidgood-Wilson, FNP CNM

Owner and Principal, Meredith Bay Consulting

Pamela Dinapoli

Pamela DiNapoli, PhD

Executive Director, New Hampshire Nurses Association


Kassie Eafrati

Director of Behavioral Health, Northern Health Services

Jonathan Oglebay

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

Susan Stearns

Executive Director, NAMI New Hampshire (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Kristine Stoddard, Esq.

Senior Director, New Hampshire Public Policy, Bi-State Primary Care Association

Trinidad Tellez, MD

Principal, Health Equity Strategies, LLC