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 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. acobb@jsi.com (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. alyssa_carlisle@jsi.com (603) 573-3352
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 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
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.
andy_buckley@jsi.com (603) 573-3350
Caroline Scott
Caroline Scott, BSPH, is a Project Associate with CHI/JSI. She focuses mostly on public health emergency preparedness while also working on topics ranging from HIV prevention to clinical quality improvement. Some of her skill sets include graphic design, training, health communication, editing, and event planning. She has a strong dedication to health equity, with experience in behavioral health promotion, sexual violence prevention, and LGBTQ+ health. She also has experience in project design, development, and management. Caroline earned a BSPH in Public Health from Tulane University. caroline_scott@jsi.com (603) 573-3371
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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 the University of West of England, and an 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 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. christin_dovidio@jsi.com (603) 573-3353
Courtney Castro
Courtney Castro, BA, is a Staff Associate with CHI/JSI. She currently provides administrative support to the office, as well as several projects in the areas of HIV prevention, race and equity, and maternal and child health. Courtney also serves as the Registration Manager for various conferences and events. Courtney earned her BA from the University of Massachusetts-Boston. courtney_castro@jsi.com (603) 573-3308
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
Emma Kane Emma Kane, BS, Project Associate, has worked with CHI/JSI since February of 2018. She has 4 years of digital marketing experience in the health care and hospitality industries. 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 e-mail 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. emma_kane@jsi.com (603) 573-3343
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, BFA, is a Graphic Designer at CHI/JSI. She is adept in creating both print, digital media and motion graphics. Faith works on a vast range of campaigns and projects, including NH Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, NH Young Adult Binge Drinking Prevention Messaging Campaign, NH Diabetes Prevention Program, NH Immunization Program, NH Tobacco Prevention and Cessation, and Maternal and Child Health. Faith earned her BFA at Colby-Sawyer College in 2015. faith_bouchard@jsi.com (603) 573-3326
Jodie Wisherd Jodie Wisherd has been member of the JSI team that provides logistical event and training assistance. She has over fifteen years’ experience with event planning and project management. Ms. Wisherd has a Bachelor’s of Science in Hospitality Management from San Jose State University.  jodie_wisherd@jsi.com (603) 573-3356
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 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. jstewart@jsi.com (603) 573-3303
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 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, Ph.D., 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 Ph.D. 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
Maria Walawender
Maria Walawender, BS, is a Project Associate with CHI/JSI. She works on both federal-level and state-level projects related to maternal and child health, data and reporting, and workforce. 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. maria_walawender@jsi.com (603) 573-3360
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
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
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