Leadership

In October, 2001 Easter Seals assembled the Seniors Count Task Force, comprised of representatives from the New Hampshire Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services, the City of Manchester, hospitals, human services agencies, private industry and senior advocates. The Task Force established that there were serious unmet needs that present significant problems for seniors. Today, the Seniors Count leadership includes over forty representatives and many more community partners and has evolved into a two level leadership structure: the Seniors Count Collaborating Council and the Seniors Count Coordinating Committee.

STAFF

Arlene Kershaw, VP Senior Services and Medical Rehab, Easter Seals NH
Melissa Murphy, Project Director Seniors Count, Easter Seals NH

SENIORS COUNT COLLABORATING COUNCIL

Paul Boynton, Chair, President and CEO, Moore Center Services, Inc.
Harold Acres, Retired Sr. VP, Bank of New Hampshire
Adele Baker, Past Director, Franco-American Center
Thomas Blonski, President and CEO, NH Catholic Charities
Kelly Clark, State Director, AARP NH
Sylvio Dupuis, Former Mayor, Manchester, NH
Christopher Emerson, Minister, First Congregational Church
Edward George, CEO, Manchester Community Health Center
Debra S. Grabowski, Community Leader
Frank C. Guinta, Mayor, Manchester, NH
Peter Janelle, President and CEO, Mental Health Ctr. Of Gr. Manchester
Arlene Kershaw, VP Senior Services and Medical Rehab, Easter Seals NH
Susan Larman, VP Home Care, Senior and Community Services, Elliot Health System
Tina Legere, Vice President, Catholic Medical Center
Mary Maggioncalda, Administrator II, Bureau of Elderly & Adult Svc.’s
Melissa Murphy, Project Director Seniors Count, Easter Seals NH
Toni Pappas, County Commissioner, Hillsborough Board of Commissioners
Bernie Seifert, Coordinator, Older Adult Programs NAMI NH
Timothy Soucy, Public Health Director, City of Manchester Health Department
Patrick M. Tufts, President and CEO, Granite United Way
Joan Tulk, Director, Clinical Performance Management, Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinic
Karen Van Der Beken, Sr. VP Development & Communications, Easter Seals NH

SENIORS COUNT COORDINATING COMMITTEE

Joan Tulk, Co-Chair, Director, Clinical Performance Management, Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinic
Bernie Seifert, Co-Chair, Coordinator, Older Adult Programs – NAMI NH
Sarah Ambrogi, Curtin Law Office
Kathy Boylan, Director, Senior Services, Moore Center
Georges Djanabia, Manager, ServiceLink Hillsborough County
Lynn Zuccarelli Austin, Outreach Coordinator, NH Public TV
Sue Fox, Real Choice Project Director, NH Institute on Disability/UNH
Sandra Gagnon, Consumer Assistance Administrator, PSNH
Tina Goulet, Program Manager, BEAS District Office
Dottie Gove, Director, Home Care Program, Child and Family Services
Arlene Kershaw, VP Senior Services and Medical Rehab, Easter Seals NH.
Dee Martin, Director of Volunteer Services, SNHS
Paul Mertzic, Director, Community Health & Wellness, Catholic Medical Center
Melissa Murphy, Project Director, Seniors Count, Easter Seals NH
Linda Sirak, VP Major Gifts and Planned Giving, Easter Seals NH
Helen Zarnowski, Caregiver/Advocate/Senior Issues, MRCOA