About

The New Hampshire Oral Health Coalition was established in 2002 as a diverse group of organizations, agencies, and individuals concerned about the impact of oral health issues facing New Hampshire. The Coalition, in conjunction with members from the medical and dental community, the legislature, education, advocacy groups, and the insurance industry, continues to address the strategic areas outlined in the NH Oral Health Plan: A Framework for Action.

The Coalition’s mission is to promote optimal oral health for the people of New Hampshire, and we continuously look for opportunities to engage and educate stakeholders on the link between oral health and overall health. It is the vision of the Coalition that the people of New Hampshire attain optimal oral health through access to integrated and comprehensive health services. The NH Oral Health Coalition values collaborative partnerships that will improve the health and well being of New Hampshire through improved public policy.

NH Oral Health Coalition Steering Committee

Helen Taft, Committee Chair, Families First Health and Support Center

Margaret Ray, Committee Vice Chair, NHTI – Concord’s Community College

Nancy Frank, Committee Treasurer, North Country Health Consortium

Stephanie Pagliuca, Committee Secretary, Bi-State Primary Care Association

Mike Auerbach, NH Dental Society

Suzanne Boulter (Temp), NH Pediatric Society

Patrick Capozzi, New Hampshire Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Pam Delahanty, NH Dental Hygienists’ Association

Sarah Finne, Office of Medicaid Business and Policy, NH Department of Health and Human Services

Sarah Kelsea, AARP, Member-at-Large

Elizabeth Mitchell, NH Nurse Practitioner Association

Lisa Morris, New Hampshire Public Health Association

Hope Saltmarsh, NH Department of Health and Human Services

Randi Tillman, Northeast Delta Dental

Mary Vallier-Kaplan, Member-at-Large

Catrina Watson, New Hampshire Medical Society

Steering Committee Bios

Staff

Gail T. Brown, Esq., MSW, Director
gbrown@nhoralhealth.org

Judith Nicholson, M.Ed, Project Coordinator
jnicholson@nhoralhealth.org

Regina Blaney, BS, Admin. and Data Coordinator
info@nhoralhealth.org

Robert Sheikhabdou, Research Assistant
researchassistant@nhoralhealth.org