Board of Directors

Valerie Acres, Chair

Valerie Acres, BS, Tufts University and recipient of the deFlorez Prize in Human Engineering (ergonomics).  JD,Georgetown University Law Center and recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law.  Partner with Sheehan Phinney Capitol Group representing clients before the New Hampshire Legislature and regulatory agencies since 1995 with a focus on health care, long-term care and human resources issues.  Chair of Riverbend’s Quality Assurance Committee.  Member of NAMI New Hampshire and former Board member, Co-Chair of the Public Policy Committee, and volunteer instructor in the Family-to-Family program.  Member, Board of Trustees of Capital Region Health Care.  Member, Business and Industry Association Human Resources Committee.  Treasurer, Merrimack County Republican Committee.  Volunteer in various church and community activities..

John Bassi, M.D

John Bassi, M.D., Brown University School of Medicine. Medical Director at St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH.  Junior Warden and past Treasurer at St. Andrew Episcopal Church, Hopkinton, NH.  Past Treasurer of the NH Academy of Family Practice. Member of the NH Medical Society.  Past Assistant Coach for Concord National Little League.  Past member of the Concord Wellness Coalition.

Peg Blume

Peg Blume, RN, New Hampshire Hospital School of Nursing and Rhode Island College.  Member of the Advisory Board of Greater Concord SAFE Community Coalition.  Member of the Concord Garden Club.

David Cawley

David Cawley, CAGS, Boston University.  Healthcare Consultant, Helms and Company, Concord, NH.  Former Board Chair of the Concord Community Music School.  Board member of the Concord Area Trust for Community Housing.  Board member of New Hampshire Public Radi

Michel E. Couret

Michel E. Couret, DDS, McGill University.  Private dental practice in Merrimack, New Hampshire and serves as Chief Dental Officer at Northeast Delta Dental in Concord, NH.  Board member of Merrimack Chamber of Commerce.  Board Member of Symphony New Hampshire.  Member of the American Dental Association.  Member of the New Hampshire Dental Society.  Past Board member of Boys Scouts of America Daniel Webster Council.  Past Board member of Bridges of Nashua, NH (an agency providing domestic violence and sexual assault crisis intervention and advocacy).

John F. Duval

John F. Duval, MBA, Franklin Pierce University, Chief of Police, Concord Police Department.  Board member of The Friends Program.  Member of Capital Region Community Prevention Coalition.

Sue Fox: Ex Officio

Sue Fox, MS, Ed, Lesley University, MA, UNH.  Doctoral candidate at the University of New Hampshire in Sociology.  Associate Director of the Institute on Disability and Director of the Center on Aging and Community Living at the University of New Hampshire.  Secretary of the Capital Regional Health Care Board.  Member of the New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities.  Member of the Office of Public Guardian Board of Directors.  On the membership committee of NAMI New Hampshire.

John Hastings

John Hastings, AB, Middlebury College, MBA, Rutgers University. President of J.H. Hastings & Co., Inc.  Board member of the Hopkinton School Board and past Hopkinton School Treasurer.

Randy Hayes, MD: Vice Chair

Randy Hayes, MD, Tufts Medical School . Resident and Chief Resident Family Practice at Duke University. Physician at Concord Family Medicine. Is the founding Chair of the Concord Hospital Ethics Committee.  Medical Director of Havenwood and Co-Medical Director at Harris Hill Center and Pleasant View Nursing Home. Resident of Canterbury.

Sheila Johnson

Sheila Johnson, R.N., Augusta College, MBA, University of Phoenix.  Project Director, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.  Member of the NAMI New Hampshire Board of Directors, Family to Family Class Teacher and Walk Chairperson.  Girl Scouts USA – Volunteer Support Coordinator.  Member of the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nurses.  Member of the Case Management Society of America.  Presenter, Accountable Care – Dartmouth-Hitchcock Journey – local, regional and

Karen Levchuk

Karen Levchuk, BA, NY University, JD, Boston University School of Law.  Trustee of the Trust Fund, City of Concord, NH.  Former Board member of Child & Family Services of Manchester.  Former appointed official for the State of NH (Public Service).  Former counsel to the New Hampshire Senate.

Meg Miller

Meg Miller, RN. BS, Franklin Pierce College.  Executive Director of Peabody Home.  Board Member of the Leading Age of Maine and New Hampshire.  Member of the Lakes Region Rotary Club.  Member of the Franklin Rotary Club.  Board Member of Canterbury Housing Association. Member of Ombudsman Advisory Council.  Board Member of Franklin Savings Bank.  Past Board Member of Lakes Region General Healthcare.

Jill Savage

Jill Savage, BA, Valparaiso University.  Currently is a college counselor at NHTI, Concord’s Community College.  Member of the LRG Healthcare Association.  Member of the NH Higher Education Alcohol & Other Drug Coalition.  Member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Don Shumway

Don Shumway, MSS. President, Crotched Mountain Foundation, 2002-present.  Commissioner of the NH DHHS from 1999-2002, having first joined the department in 1976, and was co-director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation national initiative: “Self-Determination for Persons with Developmental Disabilities”. Don lives with his wife of 36 years, Miriam, in Hopkinton, NH.

Sharon Elizabeth Sweet

Sharon Elizabeth Sweet, BA, Classics and Political Science, University of New Hampshire.  Sharon is currently employed by Concord Hospital Trust as the Events Manager.  Member of the Advisory Board, New Art Professional Theatre.  Former Board member of the Concord Community Players.