NH for Hillary Announces Nurses Leadership Committee

Over 120 Granite State Nurses Endorse Hillary for President

MANCHESTER, NH – Support for Senator Hillary Clinton continues to grow among New Hampshire medical professionals following last week’s announcement of her American Health Choices Plan. Today, the New Hampshire for Hillary campaign announced that 121 nurses have endorsed Hillary for President and will serve as members of the New Hampshire Nurses for Hillary Leadership Committee.

“During her time in the Senate, Hillary Clinton has been a leader in addressing the nursing shortage and has worked to secure increased funding for nursing education,” said Margaret Franckhauser, RN, MS, MPH, of Meredith. “She understands the unique and vital role that nurses play in caring for so many people across the county. Hillary has shown that she believes an investment in nursing is truly an investment in the future of our health care system.”

“Hillary’s health care policy is the most comprehensive and her experience will help her pass healthcare reform when she is President,” added State Representative and RN, Trinka Russell of Stratham.

Senator Clinton has a proven record of working for America’s nurses. She introduced the Nursing Education and Quality of Health Care Act, which aims to increase the nurse workforce in rural areas, expand nursing school faculty, and develop initiatives to integrate patient safety practices into nursing education. Hillary also authored a provision, which became law as part of the Nurse Reinvestment Act, to encourage the recruitment and retention of nurses and directs money to grants for nursing education and recruitment.

In addition, Hillary’s American Health Choices Plan contains provisions for ending the nursing shortage by providing short-term funding to schools of nursing to expand their capacity to train nursing students, as well as to recruit and retain faculty to teach the next generation of nurse professionals. Under the plan, schools that collaborate with innovative worker training programs that recruit, train, and place nurses, and that provide career pathways across the spectrum of care settings would receive priority funding.

To learn more about Hillary’s American Health Choices Plan, visit the campaign website at www.hillaryclinton.com/healthcare .

New Hampshire Nurses for Hillary Leadership Committee

Carrie Abrahams, Nashua

Carrie Abrahams, Nashua

Eppie Adams, Manchester

Dione Ahlquist, Somersworth

Richard Aiken, Charlestown

Claire Alexander, Milton

Barbara Anderson, Chester

Cecile Andrews, Meredith

Ellen Bailey, West Lebanon

Elizabeth Baldwin, Rochester

Micheline Barriere, Goffstown

Allen Beattie, Springfield

Irene Beaudine, Keene

Doris Bilger, Portsmouth

Maria Beohme, Belmont

William Brodne, South Acworth

Tracie Buckley, Manchester

Deborah Budney, Peterborough

Tracey Butler, Northwood

Joyce Cappiello, Barrington

Kenneth Cardinal, Portsmouth

Tina Carrier, Claremont

Tina Carter, Amherst

Donna Cassidy, Portsmouth

Donald Chaffee, Hinsdale

Ellen Chaput, Grantham

Linda Cipoletti, Londonderry

Nicole Cloutier, Manchester

Linda Compton, Francestown

Dawn Corcoran, Pittsfield

Linda Corey, Manchester

Denise Cornish, Claremont

Nancy Coutu, Manchester

Monica Coyne, Newmarket

Gail Cushing, Richmond

Jeanne Dionne, Bradford

Nancy Dipirro, Plaistow

Roxanne Dombrowski, Loudon

Frances Donaldson, Hampton

Diane Donfro, Nashua

Lori Dreyer, Littleton

Monique Drouin, Durham

Tricia Duff, Loudon

Karen Eaton, Auburn

J. Carol Elliot, Portsmouth

Zoe Ellis, Stratham

Jamie Ellis, Exeter

Patricia Fairall, Hampton

Elaine Fallah, Manchester

Rebecca Farver, Concord

Lisa Ferentino, Hudson

Gaye Forrester-Clements, Concord

Margaret Franckhauser, Meredith

Pamela Frizzell, Groveton

Mary Fuller, Franklin

Marianne Gagne, Rochester

Rhonda Gagne, Concord

Monique Gauthier, Raymond

Patricia Giaquinto, Hooksett

Eileen Glover, Keene

Gary Gray, Surry

Aimee Guyett, Bristol

Catherine Hackett, Epping

Lianne Hansen, Concord

Gene Harkless, Alton

Elaine Holland, Rochester

Margaret Hollihan, Portsmouth

Dorothy Hood, Lebanon

Rita Jope, Canterbury

Pauline Kenick, Wilton

Judith Kinnear, Keene

Bonnie Konopka, Portsmouth

Christine Kuhlman, Concord

Cynthia Labarge, Nashua

Harriet Langley, Stratham

Judi Lanza, Goffstown

Holly Latulip, Littleton

Jeanine Lore, Merrimack

Lynn Lynch, Newport

Glora Mason, Lee

Martha McGowan-Lee, Hampton

Kevin McGuire, New Boston

Dennis McRae, Keene

Mary Miller, Canterbury

Judith Miller, Henniker

Maureen Morency, Manchester

Mary Mowatt, Concord

Marilyn Mullen, Pelham

Athena Munroe, Nashua

Beverly Murdough, Alton

Pamela Murphy, Peterborough

Karen Noonan, Exeter

Christine O’Hara, Barrington

Jana Otis, Brookfield

Lois Pacheco, Litchfield

Donna Pantelakos, Portsmouth

Stanley Plodzik, Dover

Wanda Polchies, Dover

Linda Prescott, Belmont

Mary Raymond, Franklin

Karen Ricker, Lee

Susie Robbins, Raymond

Linda Roberts, Franklin

Diann Ross, Northfield

Rep. Trinka Russell, Stratham

Diane Sapienza, Salem

Deborah Schaufus, Loudon

Elizabeth Sensenig, Plainfield

Vicki Senter, Northwood

Alice Simard, Raymond

Vonda Solarz-O’Neal, Sandown

Alison Sweatt, Durham

Annalee Taylor-Cassidy, Manchester

Kim Tran, Manchester

Melynda Wallace, Lancaster


Sharra Way, Claremont


Lynne Weihrauch, Merrimack

Sherryl Wentworth, Newmarket

Barbara Whetstone, Sanbornton

Mary Anne White, Manchester

Wendy Wilson, Laconia

Dennie Wing, Rindge