Chair - Dennis Calcutt, MPADennis Calcutt, MPA, is the Project Director of the Monadnock Region System of Care planning grant, a grant held by the Cheshire County government and funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, serving the Monadnock Public Health Region. He has 25 plus years of experience working with children, focusing on children’s mental health, with a particular interest in building community. Dennis is a New Hampshire Listens Fellow in the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. He lives in Francestown with his wife and three girls.
Vice Chair - Alice R Ely, MPH, CPSAlice R. Ely, MPH, CPS, is Executive Director of the Public Health Council of the Upper Valley, which as one of the State of New Hampshire’s 13 regional health networks has quickly become the largest and broadest coalition of advocates on public and population health issues in the greater Upper Valley region.
Ruth BleylerRuth Bleyler retired from the US Environmental Protection Agency and for many years has been an advocate for disability issues as a family member, including mental health. She has served in the NH Legislature, the WCBH board of directors, NAMI and continues to serve in several volunteer roles.
Christopher CoatesRegion 1 - Christopher Coates is the County Administrator for the County of Cheshire, one of ten counties in NH and one of four ( Grafton, Sullivan, Hillsboro, and Cheshire ), represented in Region 1. Cheshire County is an innovated and progressive leader and is an example of the best in local government, as we drive to meet the unique and unmet needs of the county residents. Chris lives in Keene with his wife.
Cameron FordCameron was hired as Executive Director for Headrest in April of 2017. Prior to that he was founder and CEO of Iron Heart Gateways to success, an employment and training program for Veterans, people with disabilities, and people experiencing Substance Use Disorder. He is also the former Executive Director of Granite Pathways in Manchester, a Clubhouse model of Psycho-Social Rehabilitation. Prior to that he spent 23 years working in the employment and training field for people with barriers to finding employment. He spent 14 years with Work Opportunities Unlimited as Director of Program Development, working with adults with disabilities and adult and juvenile offenders. He spent 9 years as an Executive Director for MY TURN Inc. working with in-school and out-of-school youth. He is a Vietnam Era Veteran, serving with the First Infantry Big Red One. He holds a Bachelor of Organizational Management from Daniel Webster College. He lives in Hopkinton with his wife Dinah.
Suellen Griffin, MSN, MHCDS, FACHESuellen Griffin, MSN, MHCDS, FACHE is President and CEO of West Central Behavioral Health. WCBH is one of 10 Community Mental Health Centers in New Hampshire providing a full range of mental health services to all ages. Suellen is also President of the New Hampshire Community Behavioral Health Association.
Lindsay LaFountaineLindsay LAFountaine, CMA is a native of the Upper Valley and lives in Wilder, VT with her husband and 4 year old daughter. She is currently working in primary care at Alice Peck Day Hospital in Lebanon, NH. Lindsay has a passion for helping others, especially those with substance use disorders, as she herself has been in recovery for just under 6 years. She is also on a core team at Alice Peck Day that is working to develop a MAT program in the primary care setting.
John A Manning, CPAJohn A. Manning, CPA is the Chief Executive Officer of Southwestern Community Services, Inc., the community action agency serving Sullivan and Cheshire Counties. He previously served as their CFO for 25 years. He and his wife live in Marlborough, where he serves as the town’s Fire Chief.
Tyler Vogt, DODr. Vogt grew up outside of Boston MA and attended the UVM in Burlington VT. His first formal medical training was for Wilderness EMT certification at SOLO in Conway NH. Prior to attending medical school at the Univ. of Pikeville KY College of Osteopathic Medicine he worked as an rock climbing guide, small business owner and registered nurse at the UVM Medical Center. Currently working for Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) Heater Road Clinic for the Dept. of Community & Family Medicine specializing in family medicine. Dr. Vogt also works for Groups which provides medication assisted recovery services throughout the upper valley. Since 2017 he has been primary care physician leader for the DHMC Population Health and West Central Behavioral Health B1 intuitive.
Peter Wright, FACHE, MHCDSIn healthcare senior leadership for more than 15 years, Peter served as COO of Littleton Regional Hospital for 5 years. He earned his Master’s Degree in Administration, and is currently working towards a Master’s of Healthcare Delivery Science from Dartmouth College. Peter is Board Certified in Healthcare Management and serves on the NHHA Board and Executive Committee.