Director, Community Health Emergency Preparedness
Kirsten Vigneault is the Director of Community Health and Emergency Preparedness for the Greater Sullivan County Public Health Network. She first entered the field of Emergency Management back in 2011 as a Fire Fighter and Emergency Medical Technician in Vermont during tropical storm Irene. She has since expanded her knowledge and expertise into the public health field including creating and maintain the regions public health emergency annex to be used in the event of a public health emergency. Kirsten works with local community leaders to drive the regions public health initiatives governed by the Public Health Advisory Council. In her supervisory role with the Public Health Network, she oversees staff, programs, and projects as they relate to the Community Health Improvement Plan.
Substance Misuse Continuum of Care Facilitator
Prior to joining the team at the Greater Sullivan County Public Health Network (GSCPHN), Ashley worked for the Homeless Prevention Center in Rutland, Vermont for four years, as a Service Coordinator in permanent supportive housing for homeless families, as well as, a chair for the HUD Continuum of Care in Rutland. Ashley also holds a B.S. in Biology from Saint Michael’s College and MPH in Public Health with a focus in sexual and reproductive health and from the University of Vermont.
In her current role at the GSCPHN, Ashley works within Sullivan County and co-collaborates with the Upper Valley, to empower and promote collaboration to combat substance use disorders at the community level from a systems level perspective.
Community Health Worker
José Ernesto Rodríguez has a background in the health field as a medic, physical therapy assistant, doula and prenatal educator. José also works in different hypnosis practices as a motivational coach, a birthing practitioner, as well as smoke and drug cessation programs.
As a Community Health Worker, José is supporting 18-25 year olds that live or work in Greater Sullivan County by connecting them with various community organizations and helping them develop healthier relationships and lifestyles.
Substance Misuse Prevention Coordinator
Jacqui has been working in the prevention field since 2015 and is a certified prevention specialist.
Community Health Worker
Kaelea has been a member of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Population Health since the summer of 2017 and an employee of DHMC for 5 years. Prior to becoming a Community Health Worker (CHW), Kaelea worked as a cook to provide patients, their families and visitors with delicious meals. In addition to her role as a CHW, she is the Southern NH representative on the NH Community Health Worker Coalition. She connects young adults to resources within their communities while coaching positive behavior and personal success. She connects with clients through mutual life experience, trust, respect and laughs. It is always important to her that a client laugh or smile during a session, as it may be the only time they do so that day.
Aurora is on the faculty at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. She is a public health practitioner and teacher with a passion and experience bringing evidence to practice. She holds a PhD from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and a Master’s degree in Education from New York University. Aurora is currently a co-Investigator on a study of rural opioid use and infectious disease; teaches applied epidemiology and capstone classes in the public health program at Dartmouth; and consults with the Greater Sullivan County Public Health Network on their Community Health Improvement Plan. She also works with Synergy, Dartmouth’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute to advance opportunities for community engaged research. In her free time, Aurora practices yoga, parents teenagers, spends time on the water, and manages a Destination Imagination team.
Manager, Community Health Improvement, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Barbara Farnsworth, MS, is Manager of Community Health Improvement at Dartmouth Hitchcock. Barbara manages several programs including Substance Misuse Prevention, Continuum of Care, Drug Free Communities and Emergency Preparedness through the Regional Public Health Networks in the Greater Sullivan County and Upper Valley regions. In addition, Barbara serves on the board of the Hartford Community Coalition, The Good Neighbor Health Clinic and Everybody Wins VT!
Director, Community Health Improvement, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Greg Norman, is Director of Community Health for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system. Greg has worked for more than 20 years in the Upper Valley community as a provider of substance use prevention services; family development services; consulting, fund development, and planning services. In his role at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health he leads a department that partners with community members and organizations to improve health conditions such as substance misuse, influenza vaccination, poor nutrition, physical activity, and supports for frail seniors. He has been involved in the development of public health and community health coalitions; and currently is co-administering the work of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health's Population Health Management Council as it works to establish common community health strategies and clinic-community integrated approaches to health across New Hampshire and Vermont communities served by Dartmouth-Hitchcock and affiliated hospitals.
Community Health Partnership Coordinator
Bridget is a Community Health Partnership Coordinator with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Community Health Improvement where she supports substance misuse projects and related capacity building initiatives. Prior to her current role, Bridget worked for Planned Parenthood of Central and Western NY as a Bilingual Community Outreach and Education Coordinator and a Project Coordinator for the NYS Brain Injury Association. Bridget holds a B.S. in Biology from SUNY Albany and an MPH with concentration in Health Services Administration from SUNY Buffalo.
Community Health Partnership Coordinator
Angie has worked as a Community Partnership Coordinator in the Community Health Improvement Department at DHMC, since January of 2015. Angie is trained via CADCA’s (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) National Coalition Institute in an evidence based process used by coalitions to affect population level change around public health issues, specifically substance misuse and suicide. Angie currently assists in the coordination, facilitation and support of four local community coalitions and their respective work groups. Angie has worked mainly with youth and young adults through the non-profit sector the majority of her career. Angie received a BA in Psychology and Elementary Education in 1999. She holds a certificate in non-profit management, is a Results Based Accountability (RBA) trainer, a CONNECT Suicide Postvention trainer through NAMI NH and is working toward her certification as a Prevention Specialist. Angie is in her third trimester at Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies MBA program with a concentration in Social Innovation. Angie is an Upper Valley native and mom of two lovely little girls, and married to an exceptional husband. In her spare time she enjoys dabbling in the fine arts and spending time outdoors.