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 Murray Adelaide Murray, BS has experience providing training and technical assistance across the substance use disorder continuum of care including facilitating communities of practice and managing Project ECHO initiatives. Ms. Murray works primarily on workforce capacity development initiatives by providing training and educational programming. Adelaide received her Bachelors of Science from the University of New Hampshire in Health Management and Policy: Public Health and is currently a Masters of Public Health candidate with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Adelaide is a Fellow of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative focusing on Addiction and Overdose. (603) 573-3348
Adriana Lopera Adriana Lopera, MPH is a Program Manager at CHI/JSI. Her current work is for the New Hampshire Center for Excellence, a project of JSI that involves providing state-wide technical assistance related to alcohol and drug treatment. This includes being the program manager for the NH Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs and its eight task forces. Her work primarily focuses on the areas of recovery and support for pregnant/parenting people with substance use disorders and their families. She has over 5 years’ experience providing technical assistance to healthcare providers. She has also worked in the areas of quality improvement, maternal and child health, patient safety, health equity, and organizational capacity building for community based organizations. She is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who worked in Rural Community Development in Costa Rica. She holds a MPH from Boston University and a BA from Columbia University.  (603) 573-3361
Alyson Cobb
Alyson Cobb, MPH, is a Consultant with CHI/JSI. She works on a wide variety of projects across public health, with a focus on public health and health care emergency preparedness and infectious diseases. Her areas of expertise include project management, training and exercise development, and the provision of technical assistance to state, regional, and local partners. Alyson earned a BA in Chemistry from Bucknell University and an MPH in Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health. (603) 573-3319
Alyssa Carlisle
Alyssa Carlisle, BA, is a Project Associate with CHI/JSI. She currently provides support to several public health projects in the areas of health IT, health center data reporting, rural health, and maternal and child health. She has experience working in social work, behavioral health, and research project design and management. Alyssa received her BA in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire. (603) 573-3352
Amy Cullum
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. (603) 573-3316
Amy Moffett
Amy Moffett, B.A., is a Project Manager for JSI-NH. Her background as a Quality Assurance Tester, Project Manager and certified ScrumMaster (CSM) led to work in business requirement development, quality assurance testing, and user support. Her experience in Agile Methodologies and a wide variety of project management tools has led to successful oversight of new functionalities and business processes at organizations of all sizes. In addition, she has overseen an IT Help Desk which included the development of an online Knowledge Base, training, the creation of user manuals, and mentoring new staff to allow them to build upon their skillsets in their current roles as project team members. Ms. Moffett works on multiple initiatives at JSI-NH, with experience in SBIRT, staff equity and advanced facilitation. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree and Minor in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire and is an active volunteer and public speaker for NAMI NH. (603) 573-3320
Amy Daniels Amy Daniels directs a large team in consultation, training, technical assistance, data analysis, evaluation, and public messaging projects related to alcohol and other drug misuse prevention, substance use disorder treatment, recovery support services, continuum of care development, and integration of behavioral health into primary care. Amy and the NH Center for Excellence have been instrumental in developing and supporting the comprehensive NH response to the opioid epidemic. In addition, since joining JSI in 2014, Amy has focused on projects related to her 20+ year of experience in behavioral health and addiction services and has become nationally recognized as an expert in SBIRT adoption. Amy is a NH licensed independent clinical social worker and an NH certified prevention specialist. She received her BA in social work from the University of New Hampshire and her master’s in social work from Boston College.  (603) 573-3338
Andy Buckley Andy Buckley, BA, is a Technical Specialist with CHI/JSI, working across the public health spectrum. He has expertise in commercial photography; eLearning module design and delivery; audio and video production; geographic information systems (GIS); advanced Excel skills (macros, VBA); as well as website development and styling. He has been with JSI since 2001, and holds a BA in Religion from Colorado College, as well as having successfully completed more recent course work at the Harvard Extension School in Website Development, Introduction to GIS, and Web GIS. (603) 573-3350
Anna Ghosh

Anna Ghosh, MPH, is a consultant with over 10 years of experience in evaluation of public health initiatives with a focus on the substance misuse continuum of care. She has worked with programs, community coalitions, and health systems using a participatory evaluation approach to increase understanding and use of evaluation methods and data informed decision making to reach desired outcomes. Her experience spans project management, state-level systems and organizational level evaluations, development of evaluation plans and tools, data analysis and interpretation, social network analysis, and community strategic planning. Ms. Ghosh strives to use her skills to promote the effectiveness of public health programs and ensure their sustainability. (603) 573-3334
Caitlin Duffy Caitlin Duffy is a Project Associate with CHI/JSI in Bow, New Hampshire. Caitlin works mainly on public health and health care emergency preparedness, with additional work on data and evaluation projects such as Middle School Youth Behavioral Risk Assessment, Juvenile Court Diversion, and Drug Court. Her work in emergency preparedness has included providing logistical and technical support to training and technical assistance for NH Department of Health and Human Services and Regional Public Health Networks, as well as supporting workshops and tabletop exercises for North Central Wisconsin Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition. Caitlin’s areas of expertise include technical communication, environmental health, and quantitative and qualitative data analysis. In 2018, Caitlin earned her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, with a second major in French Language.  (603) 573-3314
Christin D’Ovidio Christin D’Ovidio, MFA, CCPH, is a Media & Communication Project Director 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. (603) 573-3353
Courtney Castro
Courtney Castro, BA, is an Events Associate with CHI/JSI. She currently provides administrative support to several projects, including in the areas of HIV prevention and race and equity. Courtney also serves as the Registration Manager for statewide conferences and events. Courtney earned her BA from the University of Massachusetts-Boston. (603) 573-3308
Diane Lewis
Diane Lewis, BS, is a Consultant for CHI/JSI. She provides extensive review, training, and technical assistance on community health center data reporting and provides analysis and input as program data relates to national trends, program performance, and Bureau of Primary Health Care initiatives. She assists Primary Care Offices across the country in their work related to state-wide provider capacity and federal shortage designations by assisting in the development of relational and geographic databases, conducting survey and designation assessments, and developing federal applications. Her extensive experience in working with community health centers, system improvements, workforce assessments, survey research and methods, and data analysis, has included providing technical support on health center workforce well-being and satisfaction survey projects. (603) 573-3309
Debbie 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. (603) 573-3310
Emma Kane Emma Kane, BS, is a Digital Strategist and Project Manager at CHI/JSI. She has 6 years of digital marketing experience in the public health and health care fields. Over the course of her professional career Emma has developed proficiency in multiple areas of the digital space, including social media marketing, web analytics, search engine marketing and optimization, content creation and management, and email marketing. Other skills include event marketing, brand management, and traditional media marketing. Emma earned her BS in marketing with a focus in public relations from Plymouth State University in 2014. (603) 573-3343
Eric Turer Eric Turer, MBA, is a Senior Consultant with CHI/JSI, with over 25 years of policy- and program-level experience dedicated to improving primary care access for medically underserved communities, with a particular focus on rural, low income, uninsured, and minority populations. He has directed some of JSI’s most prominent projects related to primary care access and quality, provider workforce adequacy and the shortage designation process, as well as the related safety net programs that rely on them. He has developed many key components of the data collection and analysis systems that inform federal and state agencies’ programmatic decisions regarding policy and resource allocation, as well as fulfilling agency and Congressional reporting requirements. His innovative approaches to applying data and technology to identify need, and evaluate program and policy effectiveness, have changed how providers, communities, and government entities interact to make decisions and solve problems. Eric earned his BS in Biology and MBA in Health Systems Administration from Union College. (603) 573-3307
Faith Bouchard Faith Bouchard, BFA is a graphic designer here at CHI/JSI with a passion for detail and minimalism. Her experience at JSI includes working on a host of projects ranging from maternal and child health, environmental health, emergency preparedness, to alcohol and substance misuse prevention. Faith is proficient in logo and brand development, HTML graphics, visual data representation, email marketing, and publication design. Faith earned her BFA at Colby-Sawyer College in 2015. (603) 573-3326
Hannah Lessels
Hannah Lessels, BA is in her second year with CHI/JSI. She works on a variety of projects including the NH Center for Excellence Addressing Alcohol and other Drugs (the Center), a training and technical assistance program working to promote evidence-based best practices related to prevention, treatment, and recovery of alcohol and other drug misuse to providers across the continuum throughout New Hampshire. Hannah provides logistical support to Communities of Practice for the NH Recovery Friendly workplace Initiative, Substance Use Disorder Treatment Providers, Medication Assisted Treatment Providers, Substance Misuse Prevention Specialists, and Peer Recovery Support Specialists. In addition, Hannah provides support to the NH Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs Perinatal Substance Exposure Task Force. She also helps to track the Technical Assistance offered to providers across the continuum of Substance Misuse Prevention, Treatment and Recovery by the NH Center for Excellence.  She holds her BA in Art and the History of Art from Amherst College. (603) 573-3312
Hannah Sargent
Hannah Sargent, MS, is a Project Associate with CHI/JSI.  She works on various projects involving underage drinking and alcohol misuse, maternal health, and immunization.  She has a background in literature review, data analysis, ­­ project design, and proposal writing.  Hannah received her BS in Biomedical Science from the University of New Hampshire and her MS in Infectious Disease and Global Health from Tufts University. (603) 573-3356

Jessie Daigneault
Jessie Daigneault, MPH, is a Project Associate with CHI/JSI. She currently provides assistance with the implementation of the HRSA-funded Uniform Data System (UDS) as well as provides support for task forces with the NH Center for Excellence. She has experience working in claims administration, behavioral health, and emergency preparedness. Jessie received her MPH at University of New England and her BS in Health Education and Psychology from Plymouth State University. (603) 573-3375
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 the 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. (603) 573-3303
Julianne Battista Julianne Battista, BFA, is a Digital Marketing Strategist & Designer for CHI/JSI Research & Training Institute in Bow, NH. She plans, executes, and analyzes marketing campaigns and creates content that fits each brand. Julianne earned her BFA in Graphic Design from Plymouth State University in 2019. (603) 573-3376
Karyn 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. (603) 573-3305
Katie Robert
Katie Robert directs JSI’s offices in New Hampshire and Vermont, and has been with JSI since 2007. As a consultant, Katie’s portfolio largely focuses on enhancing the capacity of programs that support families with young children, locally, state-wide, and nationally. In this work, she partners with agencies to identify capacity-building needs to facilitate the provision of expert consultation and develops tailored trainings and other supportive mechanisms. Outside of JSI, Katie has been on the Board for the NH Public Health Association, serving as President from 2015 to 2017. She has also served as adjunct faculty for Rivier University’s public health undergraduate degree program and sits on the Public Health Advisory Board for Southern NH University to support its Council of Education for Public Health accreditation application process. Passionate about addressing equity issues impacting health, Katie trains across the region, offering the NH Health & Equity Partnership’s “Diversity and Cultural Competence” training for professionals. Katie is proud Wildcat out of the University of New Hampshire with a Masters in Public Administration. (603) 573-3331
Katy Shea Morgan Katy Shea Morgan, MPH, is a Certified Prevention Specialist. She has been working as a public health professional for 13 years. Ms. Shea Morgan spent the first five years of her career working as a program evaluator for a range of public health programs in a variety of community settings. Over the past eight years, Ms. Shea Morgan has been a project manager and consultant with the John Snow Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) and works primarily on NH-based projects out of the Community Health Institute (CHI); JSI’s NH office. Ms. Shea Morgan is currently the Assistant Director for the NH Center for Excellence Addressing Alcohol and other Drugs. In this role, Ms. Shea Morgan oversees the Center’s work related to data and evaluation and provides training and technical assistance to state agencies, Regional Public Health Networks, local coalitions and providers. Her expertise includes assessment, program evaluation, capacity-building, evidence-based prevention and strategic planning.  (603) 573-3329
Lea R. Ayers LaFave
Lea Ayers LaFave, PhD, RN, Senior Consultant, has been at CHI/JSI since 2008. She brings a systems perspective with over 35 years of experience as a registered nurse practicing in diverse settings with a range of populations and health issues. She has a particular interest in improving linkages between healthcare and public health. She has experience as a nurse-educator in community health nursing and nursing leadership. Dr. LaFave provides consultation in the areas of quality improvement, action learning, and evaluation with a focus on community capacity building and systems change in regional, national and international arenas.  She earned a BA in Psychology from Smith College, an MS in Nursing Management and Policy in Community Health from Yale University, and a PhD in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts. (603) 573-3335
Lisa 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. (603) 573-3359
Lisa 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. (603) 573-3311
Lori Walter
Lori Walter, CMP, is a Training & Event Manager with CHI/JSI. She provides project and event management to a multitude of projects, as well as manages JSI’s Continuing Nursing Education Accreditation. She also has extensive knowledge in other professional development programs for a variety of disciplines. She enjoys guiding clients to develop meaningful programs and ensuring their participants have a safe, inclusive environment that is conducive to learning. Lori has more than 20 years of experience managing small and large events and is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) through the Convention Industry Council. Additionally, she has an Associate Degree in Business Management from Ashworth University as well as other concentrated coursework in convention planning and marketing. (603) 573-3306
Margaret Franckhauser
Margaret Franckhauser, RN, MS, MPH is the Director of Aging Services at CHI/JSI. She has over 38 years of experience in the fields of clinical care, public health and aging. A nurse practitioner by background, Margaret has served in multiple clinical, administrative and public health leadership roles in MD, SC, NC, CO and NH. Prior to her arrival at JSI she launched NextFifty Initiative, a new grant-making foundation dedicated to aging in Colorado and earlier served as CEO of a NH community-based organization. She has served on numerous national, state and local boards and committees to improve health and healthcare access. She holds a BSN from Catholic University in Washington, DC, an MS in Primary Care Nursing from the University of Maryland and a MPH in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (603) 573-3347
Maria Walawender
Maria Walawender, BS, is a Project Associate with CHI/JSI. She works on both federal-level and state-level projects focused on Federally Qualified Health Centers, rural health, substance use disorders, and environmental health. Her areas of expertise include project management, training, communication, and conference planning. She also has experience with healthy policy and health equity. Maria holds a BS in Public Health from Saint Louis University and is a proud Michigan native. (603) 573-3360
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. (603) 573-3318
Melissa Schoemmell 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. (603) 573-3324
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. (603) 573-3304
Paul Kiernan
Paul Kiernan is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor with 12+ years of experience
working in the field of addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Mr. Kiernan is a Project
Manager at CHI/JSI and works on the New Hampshire Center for Excellence Addressing Alcohol and other Drugs, a project that provides statewide training and technical assistance. Mr. Kiernan works on projects specific to best practices in the treatment of substance use disorder including implementation of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Mr. Kiernan also provides technical consultation and support for a community of practice focused on substance use disorder. Paul had spent the majority of his career providing direct clinical services to individuals struggling with substance use disorders. (603) 573-3365
Priscilla Davis
Priscilla Davis, MHA, is a consultant with CHI/JSI with over 20 years’ experience working with Federally Qualified Health Centers, Bureau of Health Workforce Programs, Urban Indian Health Programs and Rural Health Centers. In this capacity she continues to provide technical assistance and training on topics related to health center staffing, finances, clinical quality measures and patient demographics. In addition she is an “HAI Validator” conducting Healthcare-associated Infection (HAI) validations at hospitals in the New England region using CDC’s  National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) protocols.  She is the current administrator for the Prevention Certification Board of New Hampshire. Her expertise includes training, auditing, data analysis and project management. For many years she coordinated New Hampshire’s Conference on Aging, a large scale conference  that focused on issues relevant to the older adult population in NH. Her favorite pastime is exploring the many lakes, rivers, and tidal harbors in and around New England from her kayak. She earned a Master of Health Administration from St. Joseph’s College of Maine. (603) 573-3302
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. (603) 573-3321 (617) or 482-9485 x3321
Rekha Sreedhara Rekha Sreedhara is the Associate Director of JSI’s offices in New Hampshire and Vermont. As a consultant, Mrs. Sreedhara brings more than fifteen years of professional experience working with and for people in the treatment of alcohol and other drug use disorders. Mrs. Sreedhara leads state-level initiatives to support provider- and system-level change across the substance misuse continuum of care to include: facilitating NH’s strategy to initiate and expand medication assisted treatment (MAT); conducting multi-system assessments of the substance misuse continuum of care; co-authoring NH’s strategic plan to address OUD and other substance use disorders throughout NH; developing and coordinating Communities of Practice; leading activities to comply with federal and state requirements related to Plans of Safe Care; directing an ECHO project focused on the application of the American Society of Addiction Medicine Criteria, and developing and maintaining a statewide online treatment and recovery support services directory. Mrs. Sreedhara also provides consultation and technical support to the NH Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs and its eight task forces. Mrs. Sreedhara holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a concentration on pre-medical studies from the College of the Holy Cross and a graduate degree in public health from the University of Massachusetts – Worcester. (603) 573-3342

Taylor Salvato
Taylor Salvato, BA, Event Specialist, has worked at CHI/JSI since May 2019. She has 4 years of event planning and communication experience working for trade associations. Taylor has planned large industry conferences, fundraising events, and social network gatherings. Her creative event background and work in the communication field includes the development of event marketing and promotion, social media and brand development, interviewing and blog post creation, and newsletter coordination. Taylor earned her BA in Communications with a concentration in journalism and media writing from Lasell College in 2016.. (603) 573-3372
Victoria Babcock Victoria Babcock, MA is a Project Associate at CHI/JSI. She currently provides support on a wide variety of projects in the areas of health communications, environmental health, and substance use disorders. She has a background in journalism, conflict resolution, and environmental management. Ms. Babcock received a BA in both political science and journalism from the University of South Florida, and her Master’s degree in conflict resolution and coexistence from Brandeis University. (603) 573-3344