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

Jim Williamson, Committee Vice Chair, NH Dental Society

Nancy Frank, Committee Treasurer, North Country Health Consortium

Margaret Ray, Committee Secretary, NHTI, Concord Community College

Suzanne Boulter (Temp), NH Pediatric Society

Heather Brown, Northeast Delta Dental

Patrick Capozzi, New Hampshire Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Pam Delahanty, NH Dental Hygienists’ Association

Carlene Ferrier, Community Health Access Network

Martha McLeod, Member-at-Large

Stephanie Pagliuca, Bi-State Primary Care Association

Patricia Tilley, NH Department of Health and Human Services

Mary Vallier-Kaplan, Member-at-Large

Catrina Watson, New Hampshire Medical Society

OPEN SEAT, New Hampshire Public Health Association



Gail T. Brown, Esq., MSW, Director

Jane Goodman, MSPH, Project Coordinator

Regina Blaney, BS, Admin. and Data Coordinator