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Behavioral Health and Addiction Services Advisory Committee

In August 2016, Insurance Commissioner Roger Sevigny selected 20 Granite Staters to advise him on issues related to accessing behavioral health services, including treatment for substance use disorders, through private insurance coverage.

The newly created Behavioral Health and Addiction Services Advisory Committee includes New Hampshire state senators, state representatives, substance use disorder treatment providers and advocates, behavioral health providers and advocates, and insurance company representatives. Sign up to receive email updates on the committee.

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Upcoming Meetings

(Meetings will take place in Room 100 of the Walker Building, 21 South Fruit Street, Concord. For more information, please contact Sandra Barlow at

  • Wednesday, April 4, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Meeting Materials

Reference Materials

Materials Discussed at the January 22, 2018 meeting

04-25-17 Presentation: Anthem Aware Recovery Care

Market Conduct Examinations Focused on Coverage and Claims Handling Practices of the State’s Largest Insurance Carriers for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment Services During 2015:

Current Members

Behavioral Health Providers and Advocates

  • Robert Feder, MD, Psychiatrist, Private Practice (NH Psychiatric Society)
  • Paul Frehner, PsyD, Psychologist, Private Practice (NH Psychological Association)
  • Christopher Kozak, Chief Operating Officer, Community Partners/ServiceLink (Community Mental Health Centers)
  • Kenneth Norton, LICSW, Executive Director, NAMI-NH (mental health advocate)

Substance Use Disorder Treatment Providers and Advocates

  • Amelie Gooding, MLADC, Program Director, Phoenix House-Keene Center (inpatient substance use disorder treatment provider)
  • Courtney Gray Tanner, JD/MSW, Executive Director, Hope on Haven Hill (substance use disorder treatment provider)
  • Michele Merritt, JD, Policy Director, New Futures (substance use disorder treatment advocate)
  • Stephanie Savard, LICSW, Chief Operating Officer, Families in Transition (substance use disorder treatment provider)

Insurance Company/Behavioral Health Review Representatives

  • William Brewster, MD, NH Vice President and Medical Director, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Stephen Kozak, LICSW, Director of Behavioral Health Services, Tufts Health Freedom Plan
  • Richard Lafleur, MD, Medical Director, Anthem New Hampshire
  • Andrea Rancatore, LCMHC, MLADC, Supervisor of Medical Management, New Hampshire Healthy Families

New Hampshire Legislature

  • NH Senator Jeb Bradley
  • NH Senator Dan Feltes
  • NH Representative Ed Butler
  • NH Representative John Hunt

Other Members

  • Marty Boldin, LICSW, MLADC, LCS, CPS, CPM, Governor Sununu's Policy Advisor on Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery
  • Lucy Hodder, JD, UNH Director of Health Law and Policy Programs
  • Peter Mason, MD, Family Physician (health care provider/NH Medical Society)
  • Joseph Plaia, JD, Portsmouth, NH (public member)
  • Abby Shockley, MPH, Senior Policy Analyst for Substance Use Services, NH Dept. of Health and Human Services (agency representative)

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