Staff

Our staff is what defines the Community Health Institute (CHI), comprised of a creative, dedicated and competent team, and characterized best by our passionate commitment to the needs of clients.

As residents of Northern New England, we have a deep understanding of the area in which we live and work. We also have the ability to draw upon the resources of a larger team of consultants from our parent organization, JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc (JSI). Collectively, our team comprises experts in nearly all areas of the health care system, which allows us to respond to the particular needs of our clients and those we serve.

Each of our employees bring years of expertise in their field. CHI, along with JSI, is organized in a flexible and dynamic way that allows the best team and leadership configuration for your project. Over 30 years of success have proven that this organizational structure is the best for producing exceptional results.

Adelaide Murrayaddie Adelaide Murray, BS, is a Project Associate with CHI/JSI. She currently provides logistical support for the NH Youth SBIRT Initiative and the NH Center for Excellence team in terms of data analysis, management, and evaluation. Her areas of expertise include research and survey design, data collection and analysis, healthcare management, and policy development. Adelaide has experience working with state level partners to improve the health of NH residents. Adelaide received her BS in Health Management and Policy: Public Health from the University of New Hampshire. adelaide_murray@jsi.com (603) 573-3348
Alyson CobbAlyson Alyson Cobb, MPH, is a Project Associate with CHI/JSI. She works on a wide variety of projects across public health, including emergency preparedness, food systems, and health communications. Her areas of expertise include training development, provision of technical assistance to state, regional, and local partners, conference planning, and the use of social media for public health initiatives and in emergencies. Alyson earned a BA in Chemistry from Bucknell University and an MPH at Boston University School of Public Health. acobb@jsi.com (603) 573-3319
Amanda BakerAmbaker Amanda Baker received her Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology from the University at Albany’s School of Public Health in 2015. She has experience working in Maternal and Child Health, Immunization, and Emergency Preparedness. She has a background in data collection, data analysis, and research experience from Hartwick College where she received her Bachelor of Art degree in Biology. She serves as a consultant at JSI providing technical assistance, epidemiologic insight, and support to different projects. Currently, she is working with the Healthy Start Epic Center, Uniform Data System (UDS) Reporting Project for the Bureau of Primary Health Care, New Hampshire Emergency Preparedness, and the Delaware Title V Implementation. amanda_baker@jsi.com (603) 573-3371
Amy Cullum
Amy Collum
Amy Cullum, MA, MPH, is a Senior Consultant with CHI/JSI. She works with communities to assess and strengthen the public health infrastructure and public health emergency response capacity. Her areas of expertise include program planning and evaluation, quality improvement, and data analysis. Prior to coming to New Hampshire, Amy worked in Asia and Africa on projects to strengthen primary health care delivery systems, and she earned a BA from Brown University, an MA from American University’s School of International Service, and an MPH from Harvard University. acullum@jsi.com (603) 573-3316
Amy Pepin AmyP Amy Pepin, MSW, is a consultant with CHI/JSI.  She has extensive experience in substance use disorders prevention and treatment – policy analysis; program development; program development; and best practices implementation. Amy earned her Masters in Social Work from Boston College and her Bachelors in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire. and her Bachelors in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire.  Amy was the 2013 recipient of the NH Alcohol and other Drug Counselor’s Lifetime Achievement Award and is a past President of the NH Alcohol and Drug Service Providers’ Association.  She is currently an appointed member of the NH Governor’s State Advisory Group on Juvenile Justice. apepin@jsi.com (603) 573-3338
Chris Chantchris2016_color
Chris Chant, BS, MS, is a Data & Evaluation Specialist with CHI/JSI. Chris has extensive prior experience within the UK National Health Service conducting and facilitating clinical trials, as well as expertise in the regulatory and ethics components of health research. Chris has previously worked within the domains of pain management, learning disabilities, maternal child-health, and smoking cessation for which he holds a Level 2 practitioner status -UK. He holds a BS in Psychology from University of  the West of England, and a MS in Health Psychology from the University of Bath, UK. Chris also enjoys working on global health, epidemiology, health disparities, health communication, adherence, and quality improvement. chris_chant@jsi.com (603) 573-3322
Christin D’Ovidio thumbnail_christindovidio Christin D’Ovidio, MFA, CCPH, is a Media & Communication Coordinator at CHI/JSI. She provides media and communications direction and expertise to a variety of projects across the public health spectrum. Christin works directly with programs to implement media and marketing initiatives and creates social marketing programs to incite behavior change for good. Christin is experienced in program development and management, formative research, traditional and social marketing, social media, and production. She received her Masters of Fine Arts from the New School for Social Research and her Graduate Certificate Degree in Social Marketing for Public Health from the University of South Florida, School of Public Health. Christin is a Certified Communicator in Public Health christin_dovidio@jsi.com (603) 573-3353
Diane Lewis
Diane Lewis
Diane Lewis, BS, is a Project Manager, Data, and Mapping Analyst for CHI/JSI. Her areas of expertise include project coordination and maintenance, information system and software testing, development and analysis of relational mapping and databases, extensive map and cartographic creation, and technical assistance. Diane earned her BS in Occupational Safety from Keene State College with a minor in Business Management. Diane enjoys working with community health centers and advising on system improvements. dlewis@jsi.com (603) 573-3309
Debbie Love
Debra Love
Debbie Love, BS, is a Project Manager for CHI/JSI with expertise in administrative management, conference logistics, database/website maintenance, proposal proofreading/editing, and brochure and newsletter design. Debbie earned her BS in Interdisciplinary Studies from Plymouth State College with emphasis in Business, Psychology & Health. She also received a writing degree from the Institute of Children’s Literature and is a Notary Public. Debbie’s professional interests include expanding her education in the area of graphic design and continuing to work on projects focused on the health of our youth with regard to substance abuse, alcoholism and obesity. dlove@jsi.com (603) 573-3310
Eric TurerEric Turer profile pic Eric Turer, MBA, is a Senior Consultant with CHI/JSI. He has experience as a project manager, a skilled analyst, and an expert in issues pertaining to underserved populations, including rural health care delivery systems, community health centers, and integrated delivery systems since 1994. Eric has worked extensively with providers in underserved areas throughout the country and conducted extensive data analysis in support of community based planning, health care needs assessment, program evaluation, and policy development. Eric earned his BS in Biology and MBA in Health Systems Administration from Union College. eturer@jsi.com (603) 573-3307
Faith Bouchardthumbnail_fbouchard Faith Bouchard received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Colby-Sawyer College. With a passion for detail and organization, Faith has worked on an array of freelance work and has received multiple awards for her designs. Faith is proficient across various platforms and now serves on the communication team at CHI/JSI. She is currently acting as support staff and graphic designer. Faith works on a vast range of campaigns and projects, including NH Center for Excellence, Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, the National Healthy Start Performance Project, and the National Diabetes Prevention Project. faith_bouchard@jsi.com (603) 573-3326
Jade Garrettthumnail_jgarett  Jade Garrett is a Project Assistant at CHI/JSI. She is experienced in administrative management functions, including billing, bookkeeping, meeting and conference logistics, and working with various client-centered projects. She has strong organizational and communication skills, advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office, and experience in event planning and data. Jade works on a vast range of campaigns and projects, including, NH Center for Excellence, Healthy Homes, New England Lead Coordinating Committee, the National Healthy Start Performance Project and the Anyone Anytime NH campaign. Jade is currently pursuing her education with the goal of becoming a licensed esthetician from Laird Institute of Spa Therapy. jade_garrett@jsi.com (603) 573-3344
Jillian MacciniJillian Maccini profile pic Jillian Maccini, MBA, is a Project Associate with CHI/JSI and supports a major initiative to collect Uniform Data System (UDS) information from Bureau of Primary Health Care grantees, look-alike designees, and Indian Health Services grantees across the country. In this role, Jillian provides technical assistance and support to the agencies and grantees nationwide. She also provides support to several other health communication and outreach projects. Jillian received her BS from Fischer College with a concentration in Business Administration, and her MBA with a concentration in health care administration from Simmons School of Management. jmaccini@jsi.com (603) 573-3355
Jonathan Stewart
Jonathan Stewart
Jonathan Stewart, MA, MHA, is the Director of the CHI/JSI. He has provided technical assistance, training, policy analysis and program evaluation services to state and community-based organizations in New Hampshire and the New England region since 1986. His expertise focuses on development of sustainable public health and rural health delivery systems. His previous work includes the start-up and management of a rural Community Health Center network in Northern New Hampshire, Ammonoosic Community Health Services, as well as, serving as the founding Director of the North Country Health Consortium. He served as co-chair of the Healthy New Hampshire 2010 initiative and Treasurer of the New Hampshire Public Health Association. Jonathan earned an MHA in Health Management and an MA in Biochemistry from Duke University. jstewart@jsi.com (603) 573-3303
Julia Rossenjuliaphoto Julia Rossen, BA, is a Project Associate with CHI/JSI. Julia’s current projects focus on maternal and child health improvement (Healthy Start EPIC Center), the integration and full optimization of EHR and health IT systems to support health centers (The HITEQ Center), and Uniform Data System (UDS) reporting for the Bureau of Primary Health Care. Her responsibilities include technical assistance, literature review, data analysis, logistical support, online technologies and social media management. Julia earned her BA in Neuroscience, with a minor in Global Health from Middlebury College in 2016. julia_rosen@jsi.com (603) 573-3343
Kara Sprangerskara Kara Sprangers, BS, is a Project Associate with CHI/JSI. She currently provides logistical support to the NH Center for Excellence in the capacity of data analysis, database management, website maintenance and other logistical support. Kara also provides support to the collection of data through the Uniform Data System project for the Bureau of of Primary Health Care. Kara has experience in data collection and analysis stemming from her time at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she earned her BS in Biology. ksprangers@jsi.com (603) 573-3346
Karyn Madore
Karen Madore
Karyn Madore, MEd, is the Operations Director and a Senior Consultant with CHI/JSI. She has expertise in the areas of women, adolescents and children’s health & safety issues. She is an experienced coordinator of state-wide media campaigns and community-grant programs, as well as, all aspects of program management including researching efficacy, resource coordination, and implementation. Karyn earned both her BS in Marketing and her M.Ed. from Plymouth State College. kmadore@jsi.com (603) 573-3305
Katie Robert
Katie Robert
Katie Robert, MPA, is a Project Manager with CHI/JSI. She provides project management and technical support to a variety of projects across the public health spectrum. Katie has been working directly and indirectly with NH child care programs to improve physical activity and nutrition policies in their settings. In addition, Katie works on a number of projects related to health communication and outreach plan development for a variety of state programs and privately-funded collaboratives. She received her Masters in Public Administration and her BA in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire. Her interests include policy development, health communications, and survey design and assessment. krobert@jsi.com (603) 573-3331
Lea R. Ayers LaFave
Lea R. Ayers LaFave
Lea Ayers LaFave, RN, PhD, is a Senior Project Director with CHI/JSI. She provides consultation in the areas of quality improvement, learning collaboratives, community health assessment, continuity of operations planning for organizations providing services to vulnerable populations, and program assessment and evaluation. Lea has experience as a nurse-educator in community health nursing and nursing leadership, and serves on the Government Affairs Commission for the New Hampshire Nurses’ Association. She earned her BA in Psychology from Smith College, her Master’s in Nursing from Yale University School of Nursing in Nursing Management and Policy in Community Health, and PhD from the University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Nursing at Worcester. Lea has broad experience as a registered nurse working across the healthcare system and the continuum of care, and has a particular interest in improving the linkages between healthcare and public health.  llafave@jsi.com (603) 573-3335
Lisa BrysonLisa_bryson Lisa Bryson, BA, is a staff associate at CHI/JSI. Lisa is a Graphic Designer by trade, but also has experience in administrative and office support functions. With a keen eye for design, appreciation of typography and love of white-space, Lisa also has the computer software skills to make her projects come to life from concept to printed product. Her print work includes corporate identities, brochures, posters, booklets, and reports. Lisa earned her BA in art from Plymouth State University. lbryson@jsi.com (603) 573-3359
Lisa Muré
Lise Muré
Lisa Mure, MEd, is a Senior Consultant with CHI/JSI. She is a former non-profit director and a former state administrator for alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention services. She has extensive experience in coalition development, strategy development, best practice implementation, program evaluation, strategic planning and public and private partnerships. Lisa earned an M.Ed. in secondary education from Notre Dame College and a BA in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She serves on the board of directors of New Futures and the NH Alcohol and Other Drug Services Providers Association. lmure@jsi.com (603) 573-3311
Lori Walter
Lori Walter
Lori Walter, CMP, is a Project Assistant with CHI/JSI and provides support in the development of public health emergency preparedness and substance abuse treatment programs. Lori is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) through the Convention Industry Council and manages the logistics of major statewide conferences for the CHI. Additionally, she attended NH Technical Institute with concentrated coursework in hospitality sales, convention planning, marketing, and hotel management. She has extensive expertise in the areas of hospitality management and event planning. lwalter@jsi.com (603) 573-3306
Martha Bradley
Martha Bradley
Martha Bradley, MS, is a Senior Consultant with CHI/JSI. She has offered experience in the public health and health promotion field since 1991. Her expertise includes design of statewide strategies for education, outreach and promotion, along with coordination of community health education programs. Martha earned her BA from the University of New Hampshire and her MS from Springfield College in Human Service Administration. mbradley@jsi.com (603) 573-3318
Melissa Schoemmellthumbnail_mschoemmell Melissa Schoemmell, MPH, is a program coordinator at CHI/JSI. She currently provides support to the NH Center for Excellence in the capacity of technical assistance to state and regional partners in the areas of substance misuse prevention and the development of regional continua of care for the prevention, identification, treatment and recovery of substance use disorders. In addition, Melissa is involved in conference planning and health communications. Melissa has expertise in the areas of health promotion and communication, community health education and planning, conference/event planning and website maintenance. Melissa received her Master’s in Public Health and her BS in Health Management and Policy from the University of New Hampshire. melissa_schoemmell@jsi.com (603) 573-3324
Nico Catanothumbnail_Nico Picture Nico Catano, BA, is a project associate with CHI/JSI. Nico has experience providing clients with technical assistance, as well as supporting events, and providing nuanced analysis on a wide array of issues. Nico has expertise in promoting knowledge, working with local and federal partners, and in executing project goals. Nico earned his BA from McGill University in both International Development and Political Science. nico_catano@jsi.com (603) 573-3352
Paddy DiPadova
Paddy DiPadova
Paddy DiPadova, MBA, is a Senior Consultant with CHI/JSI. She has vast experience in practice and contract management, HIPAA compliance, health center operations, network development and managed care contracting. Paddy has expertise in applying commercial managed care expertise and business management concepts to publicly funded and community-based providers and networks. Paddy earned a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the University of New Hampshire. pdipadova@jsi.com (603) 573-3304
Priscilla Davis
Priscilla Davis
Priscilla Davis, BS, is a Project Manager with CHI/JSI. Her responsibilities involve extensive management of nationally reported data, as well as, the development of unique software to collect, manage, and screen data electronically. Priscilla’s expertise also includes training, editing, survey analysis, database creation and report management, and coordination of large-scale conferences. She earned her BS from Granite State College with a major in Business Management. pdavis@jsi.com (603) 573-3302
Rachel Kohn
Rachel Kohn
Rachel Kohn, MSW, MPH, is a Senior Consultant with CHI/JSI. Her areas of technical expertise include: project management; needs assessment; program evaluation; survey research design and administration; technical assistance for program-level and client-level program planning and implementation; all aspects of qualitative and quantitative data collection and management; grant writing, and report writing and dissemination. Her technical skills are complimented by her graphic design experience which is applied toward the visual presentation of data and health communication strategies. Rachel earned her BA from the University of Massachusetts, her MPH from Boston University School of Public Health, and her MSW from Boston University School of Social Work. rkohn@jsi.com (603) 573-3321 (617) 482-9485 x3321
Rekha SreedharaRSreedhara_1 Rekha Sreedhara, MPH, is a consultant with CHI/JSI. She has diverse work experience in the field of substance abuse treatment. She is the Program Manager of Treatment for the NH Center for Excellence project, which involves provision of technical assistance to substance abuse organizations as well as other agencies as requested. Her work stems around assisting organizations with the implementation of evidence-based practices via consultation, trainings, webinars, seminars and the like. Rekha has experience assessing needs and capacity to implement evidence-based practices and managing and facilitating action learning collaboratives to promote delivery. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross in Psychology and Pre-Medical studies and her Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts in Worcester. rsreedhara@jsi.com (603) 573-3342
Sandra Kiplagetthumbnail_skiplaget
Sandra Kiplagat, MS, is a staff associate with CHI/JSI. She currently provides administrative and logistical support for the NH Center for Excellence team in terms of data analysis, management and evaluation. Her areas of expertise include community based health research, survey design, data collection strategies, grant writing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysis. She will support and convene communities, practitioners and various stakeholders to address and implement best practices on substance misuse and the related consequences in New Hampshire. Sandra received her BA in Biology and MS in Environmental Science and Policy with a concentration in public health research on rural communities from Clark University.
sandra_kiplagat@jsi.com (603) 573-3320
Sarah Moeckelphoto of Sarah Moeckel Sarah Moeckel, BA, is a staff associate with CHI/JSI. She has previous experience in the areas of health policy and constituent access issues, volunteer management, community organizing, managing resources, and donor relationships in academic, non-profit, and government settings. Sarah serves as IT coordinator and works as project associate on the Juvenile Court Diversion Center for Excellence, the NH HIV Needs Assessment, the CDC Tobacco Public Private Partnership amoung other state-based initiatives. Sarah received her BA in Politics and Society from the University of New Hampshire and is a MA CDPP candidate from the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. smoeckel@jsi.com (603) 573-3347
Shasta Jorgensen
Shasta Jorgensen
Shasta Jorgensen, MPH, is a Project Coordinator with CHI/JSI and has provided support for numerous projects since 2003. Through these projects, she has advanced her knowledge and skills around project management, data collection, and grant writing. Shasta has experience working in the areas of chronic diseases (primarily tobacco prevention and cessation), adolescent health and quality improvement. She earned her BA from University of Redlands in Redlands, California with a major in International Relations. Shasta completed her Master of Public Health degree at Boston University School of Public Health with a Social and Behavioral Science concentration. sjorgensen@jsi.com (603) 573-3312
Susan Friedrich
Susan Friedrich
Susan Friedrich, MBA, is a Managing Director with JSI and Senior Consultant with the CHI. She has provided consultation in the areas of health services delivery, public health, practice management, information for decision making, and program evaluation since 1985. She is an expert facilitator and trainer. Clients include government agencies, and public and private health care providers. She earned her BA from Amherst College and her MBA with honors from Boston University’s School of Management in Health Care Administration. Suz served as the President of the New Hampshire Public Health Association and is a graduate of the Leadership NH Program. sfriedrich@jsi.com (603) 573-3315