NH Campaign Announces New Hampshire Health Care Community for Obama

Health care professionals will join campaign in hosting policy nights across the state to discuss Obama’s health care plan

MANCHESTER , NH—Senator Barack Obama’s New Hampshire campaign today announced the membership of the New Hampshire Health Care Community for Obama . The 52-member group covers a broad spectrum of health care professionals, with 22 doctors, 7 mental health professionals, 6 nurses, 9 public policy experts, 5 administrators and 3 State Representatives. The group will coordinate outreach and advise the campaign on health care issues.

“Senator Obama has introduced a common-sense plan to cover every American and save the typical family $2,500 per year—but even more important, he has the ability to bring people together to take this issue head-on,” said State Rep. Cindy Rosenwald, chair of the House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee. “Barack Obama inspires us to believe that change is possible.”

On Thursday, the New Hampshire Health Care Community for Obama will launch a statewide series of policy nights to discuss Obama’s plan to provide health care for all Americans. Policy nights will be held in Keene, Dover, Derry, Nashua, Manchester, Laconia, and Concord. Details can be found HERE.

**New Hampshire Health Care Community for Obama members are available to speak to the media. Please contact Reid Cherlin for details at (603) 668-2008.

New Hampshire Health Care Community for Obama

Ned Helms Director,Institute for Health Policy and Practice, UNH; Obama New Hampshire Co-Chair

Concord , NH

State Representative Cindy Rosenwald Chair, Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee

Nashua , NH

State Representative Tom Donovan Vice Chair, Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee

Claremont , NH

State Representative Judie Reever Vice Chair, LRG Healthcare Board of Trustees

Laconia , NH

Mike Hill Director, New Hampshire Hospital Association

Pittsfield , NH

Tom Bunnell Franklin Pierce Law Center – Health, Law & Ethics

Concord , NH

Former State Representative Rebecca Hutchinson Policy Staff, Health Care, House Majority Office

Deerfield , NH

Former State Representative Carol Moore Social worker, mental health professional

Concord , NH

Paul Spiess

Amherst , NH

Mike Degnan Health policy consultant; CEO Behavioral Health Network

Concord , NH

Gerri King Social Psychologist & Organizational Consultant

Concord , NH

David Coursin Psychiatrist; Asst. Professor of Psychiatry

Concord , NH

Susan MacNeil Executive Director, AIDS Services for the Monadnock Region

Gilsum , NH

Alice Buckner Health Care consultant

Brookline , NH

Rick Miller Neurosurgeon

Portsmouth , NH

John Randolph Neurophysiologist

Hanover , NH

Rusty Strong Surgeon

Bow, NH

Bob Friedlander Hematologist/Oncologist

Hopkinton , NH

Peter Crow Hematologist/Oncologist

Canterbury , NH

Charles Leutzinger– Oncologist

Wilton , NH

Ethel Hull Psychologist

Canterbury , NH

Sam Osherson Psychologist

Nelson, NH

Jeffrey Wagner Psychologist

Brentwood , NH

Fred Bates – Mental Health & Drug and Alcohol Counselor

Derry , NH

Jason Emmick – Chief of Pediatrics, Elliot Hospital

Manchester , NH

Charlie Carrier Physician, Internal Medicine

Bedford , NH

Michael Lynch Physician, Emergency Medicine

Concord , NH

Ira Schwartz Physician, Portsmouth Regional Hospital

Portsmouth , NH

Gale Brown Physician

Portsmouth , NH

Brian Claussen Physician

Bedford , NH

Carolyn Claussen Physician

Bedford , NH

Valerie Danielson Physician, Family Medicine

Bedford , NH

Laura Emmick Family practice, Manchester Community Health Center

Manchester , NH

Robert Kiefner Family practice physician

Concord , NH

Ken Dolkart Geriatrician/Internist, Nashua Center for Healthy Aging

Nashua , NH

Michael Miller Dartmouth Medical Student

Hanover , NH

James D. Spivey Periodontist

Exeter , NH

Juanita Fonseca Orthodontist

Exeter , NH

Peter Sands Dermatologist

Concord , NH

Cindall Morrison Nurse Midwife

Concord , NH

Laura Knowles Nurse Midwife

Concord , NH

Kelly Nordstrom Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

New Boston,NH

Bill Demers Nurse Manager

Bethlehem , NH

Donna Swanson Emergency Department Registered Nurse, Frisbie Memorial Hospital

Durham , NH

Bobbi Beaudet Registered Nurse

Hookset , NH

Genie Dean Registered Nurse, Elliot Hospital

Bedford , NH

Amy Costello Research Associate, NH Institute for Health Policy and Practice, UNH

Dover , NH

John Jacobs Public Health educator

Portsmouth , NH

Jennifer Kinsey Public Health educator

Stratham , NH

Phil Slagle Diabetes advocate

Brookline , NH

Stephanie Micklon – Community Liaison, Salemhaven Nursing Home

Salem , NH

Jerry Slagle – Fidelity Guardianship Services, Certified Guardian Ad Litem

Alton , NH