Community Health Emergency Preparedness
Stephen joined the Greater Sullivan County Public Health Network in December 2020. He is passionate about preventing and mitigating public health emergencies, and promoting public safety in our communities. Previous to holding this position Stephen worked in EMS for 11 years. Most recently Stephen was the EMS Chief for South Royalton Rescue Squad in South Royalton Vermont. Stephen graduated from Saint Anselm College in 2011 with a degree in Criminal Justice. He obtained his paramedic certificate in 2015 from The New England EMS Institute.
Substance Misuse Prevention Coordinator
Deryn is dedicated to promoting substance misuse prevention, education, resources, and support in the Greater Sullivan County area. Prior to her role with Dartmouth- Hitchcock, she worked with community partners across Massachusetts and New Hampshire to promote cancer prevention initiatives, advocacy efforts, fundraising for cancer research, and community engagement. She holds a B.S. in Business Management, with minors in Public Health and Health Management and Policy from the University of New Hampshire, and a Master of Public Health Degree from Southern New Hampshire University.
Continuum of Care Facilitator
Lauren is the Continuum of Care Facilitator dedicated to working with the community to increase support, access, and best practices across the continuum of care for substance use disorder. Prior to her role with Dartmouth-Hitchcock, she worked with prevention coalitions in Massachusetts since 2013, supporting partners to implement evidence-based strategies locally and regionally. She holds a B.S. in Nutrition & Wellness from the University of New Hampshire, a Master’s in Public Health Boston University School of Public Health and is a Certified Prevention Specialist.
Public Health Advisory Council Coordinator
Taralyn joined the Greater Sullivan County Public Health Network in 2021. Public health and public health awareness are a few of her passions. Currently her role at New London Hospital is the Wellness & Pop health coordinator. Prior to this role, she was with the Center for Health Promotion at Concord Hospital. Taralyn obtained her bachelors in Health Care Studies from Daemen College, later returning to her alma mater for her Masters in Public Health.
Aurora Drew, Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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 is the 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, M.S. 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.