Staff

Linda Saunders Paquette, Esq.

President and CEO

Linda Saunders Paquette has overall leadership and management responsibility for New Futures. With the Board of Directors, she establishes the strategic priorities for the organization.

Michele D. Merritt, Esq.

Senior Vice President

Michele Merritt provides direction, leadership and management of New Futures’ policy initiatives related to prevention, treatment and recovery.

Jake Berry

Vice President of Policy

Jake manages the organization’s policy efforts, providing expertise and management in healthcare, substance use, and early childhood policy.

Kate Frey

Vice President of Advocacy

Kate serves as Vice President of Advocacy of the organization and has primary responsibility of directing and managing New Futures’ alcohol and other drug policy legislative, communications and...

April Arel

Vice President of Operations and Finance

April Arel has oversight for a variety of general office activities, bookkeeping, events management and the coordination and execution of shared service contracts and fiscal sponsorship agreements...

Holly Stevens, Esq.

Health Policy Coordinator

Holly Stevens convenes and collaborates with staff, contracted partners, and stakeholders in the health field to agree on policy priorities, and to develop and implement a comprehensive...

Rebecca Woitkowski, Esq.

Early Childhood Policy Coordinator

Rebecca serves as the Early Childhood Policy Coordinator for New Futures Kids Count.  She works to coordinate and lead early childhood policy and advocacy efforts in New Hampshire.

Becky Whitley, Esq.

Children's Behavioral Health Policy Coordinator

As New Hampshire’s next legislative session approaches, New Futures, a health policy and advocacy organization, announced that Becky Whitley has joined the organization as the new Children’s...

Meghan Farrell

Communications Director

Meghan manages all communications planning and content creation for New Futures' ongoing and campaign advocacy. She is primarily responsible for managing the organization's digital platforms, as...

Sheila Vargas

Public Relations Director

Sheila manages day-to-day public relations, publication development, and all of our digital channels related to the substance use disorder field. She makes sure that helpful and "take action" ...

Aly McKnight

Community Engagement Coordinator

Aly McKnight has primary responsibility for recruiting and training advocates to participate in the legislative process. 

Luna Saunders Paquette

Chief Morale Officer

Luna's day-to-day activies include consistently keeping the office morale up, greeting all staff members and meeting-goers as well as protecting the office by barking at delivery people.