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Mental Health and Addiction Services Advisory Committee

The Mental Health and Addiction Services Advisory Committee includes New Hampshire state senators, state representatives, substance use disorder treatment providers and advocates, mental 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

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

Mental Health Providers and Advocates

  • Robert Feder, MD, Psychiatrist, Private Practice (NH Psychiatric Society)
  • Julie Wolter, PsyD, Psychologist, Center for Self Development (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, Directorof Government Relations, Dartmouth-Hitchcock (hub-and-spoke model 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
  • Richard Lafleur, MD, Medical Director, Anthem New Hampshire
  • Andrea Rancatore, LCMHC, MLADC, Supervisor of Medical Management, New Hampshire Healthy Families
  • Elizabeth Ross, MD, Medical Director for Behavioral Health, Tufts Health Freedom Plan/Tufts Health Plan

New Hampshire Legislature

  • NH Senator Jon Morgan
  • NH Representative Ed Butler

Other Members

  • Lucy Hodder, JD, UNH Director of Health Law and Policy Programs
  • Peter Mason, MD, Family Physician (health care provider/NH Medical Society)
  • Jaime Powers, MS, Clinical & Recovery Services Unit Administrator, NH Dept. of Health and Human Services (agency representative)
  • Kristine Stoddard, Esq., NH Director of Public Policy, Bi-State Primary Care Association

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