Greater Seacoast Community Health

Impact Report 2020

Delivering Care in Turbulent Times

Greater Seacoast Community Health lives and breathes our vision of removing barriers so that everyone has access to healthy living. The past year demonstrated that even in the face of fear, social upheaval and a pandemic, we are an unstoppable team in pursuit of this vision. The year 2020 not only called on us to deliver care to our communities in a time of crisis, but demanded that we take care of each other like never before. Our hearts go out to everyone affected by COVID-19, and we are enormously grateful to our own professionals who risked their health to keep us all safe.

Our resilience, dedication and adaptability come from our almost 300 employees — Greater Seacoast Community Health is our people. When the pandemic hit, we acted swiftly to launch phone and online access to medical, dental, mental-health, recovery, social work, parent education and family-support services. Later, we launched a Learning Center where employees’ school-aged children could learn and laugh in a safe and supervised setting while their parents bravely delivered care.

We had a strong year in spite of the pandemic. Medical, dental and behavioral health visits dropped by only 10% from 2019, despite limitations on in-person services during most of 2020. We provided food to more women, infants and children through the WIC nutrition program than last year. At a time when many dental practices shut down entirely, we remained open to the community for emergency oral health care and teledental care. And we rolled out the Kinship Navigation program to support grandparents and other relatives caring for children, often due to parents’ substance misuse.

We were fortunate that in recognition of the essential work health centers like ours do, we were awarded $1.4 million in grants earmarked for COVID response, as well as many generous donations from local supporters. These helped offset the loss in patient revenues and the costs of instituting new safety measures and building capacity to provide virtual services.

During times of great uncertainty, we remain committed to taking care of each other and to equitable health care access. We have seen that, now more than ever, what we do matters — it matters to the well-being of our employees, our patients and our community. We couldn’t do this without your support and shared dedication to our mission.

  • Janet Laatsch
    Chief Executive Officer

2020 at a Glance

200

Employees

$ 1 M

Budget

17000

People Served

55000
medical, dental and behavioral health visits provided to 14,473 patients
12000
Primary care patients
3800
Dental patients
1400
Mental health patients
400
Prenatal patients
5400
Patients under age 21
2100
Mobile clinic visits

  • Medicaid 44%
  • Private 34%
  • Uninsured 14%
  • Medicare 8%

  • Medical 65%
  • Dental 13%
  • Mental Health 17%
  • Substance Use 3%
  • Other 2%

  • 100% of poverty or less 51%
  • 101% - 199% of poverty 31%
  • 200% of poverty or more 18%
2200
digital recovery meetings provided to people in 32 countries by SOS in partnership with​ other organizations
3000
family-program visits (parenting classes, family programs, child care and home visits)​, serving 1,000 parents and children
$ 1000000
worth of healthy food provided to 2,145 WIC participants

The doctors, nurses and staff are amazing here. It's a friendly but also very professional environment. They always make you feel like you are a priority.

Increasing Access to
Health Care, 7 Ways

Responding to the Health Crisis of the Century

Responsible for the emergency preparedness of Strafford County, the Strafford County Public Health Network is a key participant in one of the largest and most critical public-health initiatives of the past century. Working with State officials, and partnering with the Seacoast Public Health Network for a regional response, the network has been a consistent source of accurate and timely information and a central voice in planning and executing New Hampshire’s response to COVID-19. The network is based in Somersworth and is a program of Greater Seacoast Community Health. 

More recently, the team has coordinated pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics, while still managing annual flu vaccine clinics. They adjusted operations to fit safety regulations, outlined by the CDC and WHO, and recruited hundreds of volunteers to help get vaccinations to thousands of first responders, members of vulnerable populations, teachers, and health-care workers. Sarina Sim, LPN, is shown here preparing a vaccine.

telehealth doc photo

The Rise of Telemedicine

The pandemic propelled adaptation to new realities and rapid integration of creative ways, including teledentistry, to deliver health care to our communities. Telehealth visits were key, allowing patients to connect to providers safely and accessibly via phone and video. The IT team and other staff created a smooth system for telehealth operations, minimizing disruptions to health-care delivery. Providers and patients adapted well and benefited from the new mode of delivery. Telehealth had been on the wish list of many patients and providers for years; it’s a rare silver lining of the pandemic that these services are now reimbursable and thus sustainable. Family Nurse Practitioner Paige Wilder, APRN, NP-C, is pictured.

Kids Learning, Parents Working

As schools announced plans to go remote last summer, concerns mounted about the impact on employees’ well-being and availability for work. With teamwork and creativity, we responded by adding a “Learning Center.” Rooms at Goodwin Community Health were repurposed to provide space for the center, and Parent Education Manager Patrice Baker, M. Ed., designed the program. Pandemic-related grant funds enabled us to supervise and support employees’ children as they engaged in remote-learning activities and classes. Thirteen staff members from three locations brought their children to the center.

The Learning Center has been a total game-changer for my family, says Natalie Blough, RN. It has allowed me and my husband to work full-time while my kids participate in their remote learning. It’s helping me make real life work, in a world where that felt impossible.

Connecting the Recovery Community

For people in recovery from substance use disorder, frequent and regular support is crucial. When the pandemic hit, SOS Recovery Community Organization pivoted quickly to replace the in-person support normally offered at its recovery centers in Hampton, Dover and Rochester. In partnership with recovery organizations in Pennsylvania, Oregon and Washington State, SOS offered more than 65 online recovery meetings per week, including some focused on families, mothers, fathers, women and the LGBTQ+ population. More than 350,000 people from 32 countries attended in 2020. SOS’s Innovations in Recovery Conference in October, pictured here, also went online. To help more people in recovery, SOS is moving its Rochester recovery center to a larger facility and plans to open a center within the new Families First location in Portsmouth this fall.

NH's First CHC Residents

Our Somersworth location is the first community health center (CHC) in New Hampshire to serve as a professional outpatient home for a physician residency program. The program, which adds four physicians to the team of family-medicine providers in Somersworth, is a result of a new partnership with Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s new Graduate Medical Education program. The launch of the residency program distinguishes us among community health centers as a teaching environment, which we expect will attract more doctors to the area. Pictured here are resident physicians Wesley Phillips and Matthew Nagelschmidt.

Gratitude for Volunteers

In a normal year, volunteers donate several thousand hours of office help, child care, medical care and more to support our programs. While 2020 was different as most volunteers had to stay away for safety reasons, some still found ways to help. Bob Andelman, MD, (pictured) continued to see Medication-Assisted Recovery patients in virtual visits from his home and gave even more time to help with the mobile recovery clinics added last spring. VolunteerNH honored “Dr. Bob” in their Spirit of NH Awards last year! Psychiatrist Amy Feitelson, MD, volunteered her time once a week for remote psychiatric evaluations. Meanwhile, Barry Linscott took on a new COVID-19 prevention role, cleaning and disinfecting surfaces at Goodwin Community Health. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. They are considered heroes in any given year. This year their support meant more than ever.

A New Home for Families First

In early 2020, our Board of Directors voted to relocate Families First to a larger and more visible building off Lafayette Road in Portsmouth. The new space will offer additional medical exam rooms and dental operatories, group treatment for people with substance use disorders, an SOS Recovery Community Center, and an on-site public pharmacy. The building will also improve privacy and safety for patients and staff and may serve as a host site to the new family-practice residency program described above. Pictured at the construction site are honorary capital campaign co-chairs Geoffrey Clark, MD, and Martha Fuller Clark, with CEO Janet Laatsch.

Don Chick Photography

Having a home visitor has been one of the best decisions I’ve made for me and my daughter. They are helpful and kind, like a best friend. They look for the best in people and are great with kids. So helpful, and they care about you!

Our Sincere Thanks

We thank the individuals, families, businesses, cities, towns and foundations that made financial contributions to support our operations in 2020. Our programs and services are made possible with the help of our generous supporters. They share our passion for community health, and for that we are grateful.

Healthy Futures Leadership Donors

This list recognizes donors who gave $1,000 or more in 2020.

$100,000+

  • New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
    • Bio X Cell Fund
    • Coit House Fund
    • Community Crisis Action Fund
    • Greater Portsmouth Rehabilitation Center Fund
    • Thomas W. Haas Fund
    • New Hampshire Tomorrow Family and Youth Supports Fund
    • Oliver J. and Dorothy Penniman Hubbard New Futures Fund
    • John F. Swope Fund

$50,000+

  • Foundation for Seacoast Health
  • New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
    • Dan Brown Charitable Foundation
  • United Way of the Greater Seacoast
  • Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

$40,000

  • Blythe Brown

$25,000

  • Gillian M. Aguilar
  • Bank of America Charitable Foundation
  • Eastern Bank
  • Jeannine & Scott Zeller

$20,000

  • New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
    • Geoffrey E. Clark
      & Martha Fuller Clark Fund

$15,000+

  • Elizabeth Bauman & Luke Gullick
  • Bettiann & Daniel Donahue
  • Kennebunk Savings
  • Douglas Lanier & Susan Walsh /
    Nat Hwilc Foundation
  • New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
    • Rutman Family Fund
  • Kathy & Peter Scheu,
    Lebor Family Foundation

$10,000+

  • Karin & Stephen Barndollar
  • Ann & David Brussard
  • Chucky’s Fight
  • Digital Prospectors
  • The Elkin Charitable Trust
  • Hampton (town)
  • Barbara Henry & Nancy Winkley
  • Kathleen & Robert MacLeod
  • The McIninch Foundation
  • Newburyport Bank
  • Northeast Delta Dental Foundation
  • Novocure
  • Portsmouth (city)
  • TD Charitable Foundation

$5,000+

  • Anonymous friends (3)
  • Bank of New Hampshire
  • Bottomline Technologies
  • George & Mary Donovan
  • Kenneth Ernstoff & Katharine Moody
  • Exeter (town)
  • Harbor Homes, Inc.
  • Ruth Hartman
  • New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
    • George W. Merck Fund
    • Impax Asset Management
      Charitable Fund
    • Josephine A. Lamprey Fund
    • John and Lelia Lamson Fund
  • Samuel P. Hunt Foundation
  • Dan & Lisa Schwarz
  • Seabrook (town)
  • TURBOCAM Automated
    Production Systems
  • Alan & Sharon Weston
    • in honor of Bill Ruel, a beloved father and health care provider

$2,500+

  • Anne & Mike Ambrogi
  • Appledore Marine Engineering, LLC
  • Jeffrey & Margaret Balboni
  • Clark Insurance
  • Community Church of Durham
  • Paul Cox
  • Chris Dwyer & Michael Huxtable
  • Lindsay Evans & Joe Morone
  • First Seacoast Bank
    • on behalf of Mark Boulanger
  • Bette & David Fitts
  • Garrison Family Dental
  • Valerie Goodwin & Alan Guy
  • Granite State College
  • J. Paul Griffin Family Trust
  • Lago’s Ice Cream
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • David & Dianne Ness
  • New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
    • Jen and Eric Chinburg Fund
    • John and Mabel Healy Tillinghast Memorial Fund
    • Ouellett and Furbush Family Fund
    • Prince/Bergh Family Fund
  • NH Healthy Families
  • Novocure
    • on behalf of Anne & Mike Ambrogi
  • Dan & Paula Packard
  • Piscataqua Savings Bank
  • Mary Jane & Robert Solomon
  • Stratham (town)
  • Barbara Sweet

$1,000+

  • Anonymous friends (4)
  • Anonymous
    • in memory of Nick Cross
  • Anonymous
    • in memory of Joyce Grossi
  • Anonymous
    • in honor of MW
  • Abraham Burtman Charity Trust
  • Adeline C. Marston School
  • The Allayne and Douglas Wick Foundation
  • Carol Allen
  • Atlantic Plastic Surgery Center
  • Gail & Tom Beamer /
    The Gleason Family Fund
  • Cynthia & Robert Bear
  • Judith Bergeron & Steve Marcotte
  • MJ Blanchette & Brian Cox
  • Lessa Brill & John Wallace
    • in memory of Howard Brill
  • Arthur & Barbara Bruinooge
  • John & Madolyn Buckless
    • in memory of Robert E. Goodwin and in honor of the best on Mother’s Day
  • Karen Burgon
  • Bill & Cindy Burke
  • Eugene Buzderewicz
  • Kristen Byron
  • John & Laura Cannon
  • CGI Business Solutions
  • James & Lois Champy
  • CJ Architects
  • Heather & Jonathan Clark
  • Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
  • D.F. Richard Energy
  • Mike & Sue Daigle
  • Dover Youth 2 Youth
  • Richard Dumler & Mary Reid
  • Barbara & David Dunfee
  • Exeter Hospital – CORE Physicians
  • Patricia Farr & Mathurin Malby
  • Jay & Mary-Pat Gibson
  • Ross Gittell & Jody Hoffer Gittell
  • David & Kim Glendon
  • Granite Bay Wealth Management
  • Pamela Hall
  • Polly Henkel
  • Herbert A. Grant & Iva B. Grant
    Charitable Trust
  • Judith Jellinek
  • Jenna M. Pellegrini Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts
  • Elizabeth & Kurt Korn
  • Janet Laatsch
  • Albert & Ashley Lamb
  • Louis F. Clarizio Oral Surgery
    & Dental Implant Center
  • Ludes Family Foundation
  • Kim Lynch
    • in memory of Kevin Loncto
  • MacDonald Family Foundation
    • in honor of Paula Davis
  • Mark McCue & Mary Pasciucco
  • Jessica Moran
  • Jeff & Karen Mountjoy
  • Joan & Peter Neumann
  • Joann Neumann
  • New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
    • David and Jaqueline Mahoney Fund
    • Evans Morone Family Fund
  • Denise & Thomas Nies
  • Elizabeth & Eric Nordgren
  • North Hampton (town)
  • Paul McInnis Inc.
  • Peter G. Kasnet Inc.
  • Prescott Park Arts Festival
  • Kenneth & Rona Purdy
    • in memory of Lindsay Josephs
  • Alan & Anna Quinn
  • Re/Max Rising Tide | Madden Group
  • The Red Door Pottery Studio
  • Restoration Church
  • Rochester Runners
  • Carol & Kevin Rodenberg
  • Mike & Pam Ryan
  • Rye (town)
  • Seascape Capital Management
  • Brenda Sharton
    • in honor of Dr. William A. Ruel
  • Lisa & Thomas Sherman
  • Lee and Perry Smith Fund
  • Mark & Sally Stebbins
  • Jennifer Stebbins Thomas & Dylan Thomas
  • Bob & Sue Thoresen
  • Kerri Turgeon
  • Unitil
  • Nancy & Rodman Van Sciver
  • Lee & Peter Vandermark
  • Thomas Weber
  • Well Sense Health Plan
  • Bruce & Vicky Whitney
  • William W. Treat Foundation
  • Nancy Winthrop
  • Susan Zuckert

Healthy Tomorrows Legacy Circle

This list recognizes individuals who have made planned gifts to sustain the health of our community.

  • Anonymous friends (3)
  • Clarke & Laurie Chandler
  • Geoffrey Clark & Martha Fuller Clark
  • Harlan & Patricia Cutshall
  • Gerald Duffy & Effie Malley
  • Phyllis Eldridge
  • Barbara Franzoso & Robert LeGros
  • Eugene & Susan Glick
  • Josephine A. Lamprey
  • Andy Livingston & Donna Ryan
  • Monica McCarthy
  • Ruth Mott
  • Cynthia Muse
  • Peter & Sylvia Pettingill
  • Dan & Lisa Schwarz
  • Naomi & William Scott
  • Sue & Bob Thoresen

I received the most compassionate care this morning during a dental appointment. The dental team has consistently given me tremendous and efficient dental care for seven years and counting.

Annual Fund Contributors

  • Lynn Aaby & Alan Cronheim
  • Suzanne Abkowitz Crawford
    & Glen Crawford
  • Kathryn & Roland Adams
    • in honor of Avis Goodwin
  • Lea & Nick Aeschliman
  • Donnajean Ahigian & Jeffrey Gordon
  • John Albert
  • Alisa’s True Colors Milewski
  • Janet Allaire & Marc Greer
  • Kristan Allen
    • in memory of Thomas S. Fuller
  • Sue Allen
  • Allergy Associates of New Hampshire
  • AmazonSmile Foundation
  • Brian & Molly Amend
  • Robert Andelman & Kathryn Lynch
  • Abbie-Jane & Donald Anderson
  • Susan Argue
  • Stephen Backurz
    • in memory of Ann H. Peters
  • Charles Badeau
    • in honor of Regina Tibbetts
  • Marcy Baer
  • Bangor Savings Bank
  • BankProv
  • Miranda Baptiste
    • in memory of Jeremy Stephenson
  • Mary & Timothy Barretto
  • Daphne Beaton
    • in memory of Robert Bruce Nasuti
  • George & Sherri Becker
  • Janice Beeler
    • in honor of Regina Tibbetts
  • Delores Belanger
    • in memory of Robert Bruce Nasuti, from Delores Belanger, Jennifer Glow, and Ray Belanger
  • Jennifer Belmont-Earl
  • Judith Bergeron & Steve Marcotte
    • in honor of Agnes Beaulieu
  • Dave & Diane Berkowitz
    • in honor of Bill & Mary Schleyer and in memory of “Marge” and “Jennie”
  • Adrienne Bernhard
    • in memory of Suzanne Nicole Brown
  • Suzanne Bessemer
    • in honor of Harrington nieces
      and nephews
  • Nancy Beveridge
  • Mary Biscaldi Engle & R. Philip Engle
    • in memory of Ruth C. Tuttle
  • Peter Bixby
  • Robert Blacklock
    • in memory of Kevin Loncto
  • Blaze Yoga & Pilates
  • Mindy & Stanley Bocko
  • Karolina Bodner & Doug Bogen
  • Patricia & Robert Bogardus
  • Elisa Bolton & Michael Michaels
  • Susan Booth
  • Sandra Bouchard
    • in honor of John Burns
  • Gail & Mark Boulanger
  • Peter Bowman
    • in honor of Helen Taft
  • Jeff & Jill Boynton
  • Peter Braddock & Cynthia Fenneman
  • Shelley Brass
  • Andrew & Joan Breen
  • Karen Breton
  • Carl Brigada, Jr.
  • Jackie & Robert Brisebois
  • Don & Mary Jo Briselden
  • Helen Brock & Doug Knight
    • in memory of Jim Brock
  • Chris & Karen Brouillard
  • Colleen Buckless
    • in honor of
      Madolyn Goodwin Buckless
  • Nancy Buckley Swiechowicz
    • in honor of my daughter
  • William Buckley & Rebecca Gould
  • Bully Boy Distillers
  • Kimberly Burns
  • Grace Burson
  • Sanders Burstein
  • Edward Burzon
  • Harold & Sheila Cail
  • Anne Caplin & Robert Ruben
  • Dan & Joyce Cappiello
  • Janet & William Carlson
  • Helene & Paul Cass
  • Elizabeth Chamberlain
  • Thomas Cheney
    • in honor of Rena P. Donovan
  • Gail Childs
    • in memory of Robert Bruce Nasuti
  • Gerald Childs
    • in memory of Robert Bruce Nasuti
  • Anthony & Karen Chouinard
  • Pam & Tom Clairmont
  • Debbie & Ken Clark
  • Ryan Cohen
  • Chris & Roddy Cole
  • Comcast Corporation
    • on behalf of Charles Mancuso
  • Marguerite Corvini
    • in honor of Bryan Patrick Coyle
  • Jody & John Couillard
  • Maria Cousins
  • Jennifer Cronin
  • Natalie Crotty
  • Sarah Cullen
  • Ann & William Cummings
  • Claudia & Scott Cunningham
  • Linda Cunningham
  • Elizabeth Cushing
    • in honor of Michael Cushing
  • Harlan & Patricia Cutshall
  • Jim & Maryann Daly
  • Darcy Davidson & Bob Snover
  • Dianne & Jim Dean
  • Herbert & Joan Decato
    • in memory of Avis Goodwin
  • Susan DeMarco
  • Anthony DeMinico
  • Dennis Munson Plumbing & Heating
  • Robert Derosier & Susan Porter
  • Lisa Deschenes & Michael Welsher
  • Carla & Stephen Desrosiers
  • Lynn DiElsi
    • in honor of David Keitt
  • Jennie & Peter Dinnerman
  • Dodge’s Farm & Garden
  • Elizabeth Dolan
  • Dover Public Library
  • DPL Retirement Advisors, LLC
  • Cynthia Drake
  • Frank Drake
  • Grant & Karina Drumheller
  • Gerald Duffy & Effie Malley
  • Mary Durant
  • Durham (town)
  • David Ebel
    • in memory of Robert Bruce Nasuti
  • Catherine Eddy
  • Rosemary Egan
  • Angela Elliott
  • Jacqueline Ellis
  • Steven & Sue Engel
    • in honor of Susan Engel and Terry Martin
  • Gwendolyn English & Henry Ferrell
  • David & Elena Ewing
  • Jeanne & Michael Falzone
  • Favreau Family
  • Tess Feltes & Mark Moses
  • John Ferguson & Mary McIver
  • Zach Field
  • Marsha Filion
  • FIRST
    • in honor of Suzanne Brown – the sister of Derek Foster, a member of the FIRST team
  • First Parish Church
  • Drew & Lynn Fitch
  • Flatbread Company
  • David Forrester
    • in memory of Kevin Loncto
  • Lani Fortier & Justin Pendarvis
  • Roger Fortier
  • Jo-Anwyl Foster Keefe
  • Kenneth Fuld & Amanda Merrill
  • Joanne Fuller
  • G. Willikers!
  • Marshall Gaffney
    • in memory of Anne Gaffney
  • Frances Gambardella
    • in memory of Kevin Loncto
  • C. Wesley Gardner
  • Carol Garlough
  • Alan & Sally Gayer
  • Michael & Nancy Gilmore
  • Jennifer Glidden
  • Sarah Gold
  • Gail & Steven Goldberg
  • Gorman Family
  • Shirley Anne & Wayne Gould
  • Karen & Robert Graham
  • Joan Granlund
  • Cornelia Gray
  • Lawrence & Ruth Gray
  • The Green Griffin
  • Mary Griffin
  • Eugene Grossi
    • in honor of Joyce Grossi
  • Anthony & Marilyn Guidarelli
    • in memory of my sister, Joyce Grossi
  • William Gunn
  • Amee Haas
    • in honor of Regina Tibbetts
  • The Hagner Family
  • Bob & Lisa Hall
  • Brad & Lorraine Hall
    • in memory of Suzanne Nicole Brown
  • Stella & Stephen Hall
  • Susan Hammel
    • in memory of Kevin Loncto
  • Hampton Falls (town)
  • Diane Hanley
    • in memory of Kevin Loncto
  • Hannaford Supermarket
  • Beryl Harper
  • Deborah Harrigan & Matthew Lahr
  • Denise & Robert Harrington
  • Irene & Paul Harrington
  • John & Leslie Haslam
  • Margaret Hayner
  • The HCA Foundation
  • Rebecca & Timothy Hedlund
  • Colleen & David Heller
  • Rachel Heller
  • Marla & William Hickey
  • Lucius Hill, Jr.
  • Barbara Hilton
  • Gail & Neil Hiltunen
  • Barbara Holstein
  • Michele Holt-Shannon
  • Holy Rosary Credit Union
  • Bob Horton & Rose Mallon
    • in honor of Scott and Barbara Simundza
  • Dyane Hummel
    • in memory of Kevin Loncto
  • Catherine & Sean Hunt
  • Katherine Hutchins
    • in memory of Rena Priscilla Donovan
  • Elizabeth & James Ierardi
  • Installed Building Products
  • Alan & Mary Ellen Jackson
  • Heather James
  • Jetpack Comics
  • Jennifer Johnston
  • Rochelle Jones
  • Jonny Boston’s International
  • James & Margaret Jubb
  • Patrick Kaeding
  • Ann Kaiser
  • Abigail & Periklis Karoutas
  • Christine & Paul Kayne
  • Mary Jane & Thomas Keane
  • Cynthia Keating
    • in honor of Madolyn Buckless
  • Julie Kelly
    • in memory of Rena Donovan
  • Gail Kennedy
  • Lisa Keslar
  • Keslar & Associates Inc.
  • Fran & Jon Kimball
  • Charles & Joanne Knox
  • Kim Kosow
  • Robert Kraunz
  • David & Mary Krempels
  • Margaret Lamb
  • Nancy Lambert & Martin Lee
  • Alexis & Scott Lang
  • Scott Lang
  • Benjamin & Jane Lannon
  • Charlotte and Michel LaPierre Charitable Fund at the Greater Lowell Community Foundation
  • David & Judith Lecker
  • Brenda & Robert Lee
  • Mark Lefebvre
    • in honor of Rick Dirck
  • Laurie Legard & Harvey Woodward
  • Magi Leland
    • in honor of James Charles Fisher
  • Tony Lentz
    • in memory of Rena Donovan
  • Grace Lessner
  • Barbara Levenson
  • Shaula & Dana Levenson
  • Samantha Lewandowski
  • Andrew & Donna Lietz
  • Kasey Locke
  • Katherine Lopane
  • Thomas Lydon
  • Donna & Timothy MacDonald
  • James Macdonald
  • Sallie Mackie
  • Katie MacKinnon
  • Douglas & Susan MacLennan
  • Ed & Fran Mallon
  • Katrina Malone
    • in honor of Regina Tibbetts
  • Charles & Derral Mancuso
  • Cynthia Maranhas
  • Brenda Marotto & Marc Potvin
  • Denise & Frank Martel
  • Debora & John Mayer
  • David & Nancy McArdle
  • Virginia McCann
  • Brenda & Patrick McCartney
  • A. M. & Garvin McCurdy
  • Elizabeth McDonald
    • in memory of Thomasina Downing
  • Eugene McDonald
  • Ed McDonough
  • Deaglan McEachern & Lori Tiernan
  • Archie McGowan
  • Shawn McKay
  • James McKenna
  • Robin McLane
  • Alan & Kelley McLean
  • Maureen McNamara
    • in memory of Rena Donovan
  • Ellen & William McQueeney
  • Francoise & Jochen Meissner
  • James & Kathleen Melitus
  • Mid-State Health Center
  • Edward Momm & Lucy White
  • Clifford Mommsen
  • Dot Montoya
    • in honor of all the souls lost to this disease
  • Myrtle Moore
    • in memory of Ruth Tuttle
  • Paul & Sharon Morrill
  • Margaret Mary Moss
    • in memory of Joyce Grossi
  • Mr. Electric of Southeast NH
  • Lois Mungiovi
    • in memory of Kevin Loncto
  • Cynthia Muse
  • Deogratias Mwano
  • Robert & Robin Najar
  • Robert & Susan Nalewajk
  • Anthony Nasuti
    • in memory of Robert Bruce Nasuti
  • Susan & Walter Neff
  • Lucy & Paul Neiman
  • Elizabeth Nelson
  • Anne & J. Christopher Nettleton
  • New Castle (town)
  • New Castle Congregational Church Guild
  • New Castle Volunteer Fire Fighters Association
  • New Generation, Inc.
  • New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
    • Atlantic Fund
    • Wesley Gardner Charitable Fund
  • Newberry Farms, LLC
  • Kerry & Russ Norton
    • in honor of those we have lost
  • John & Pat Novello
  • Guy O’Connell
    • in memory of Robert Bruce Nasuti
  • Joanne O’Connor
  • Devin Oot
  • Maureen Oot
  • Richard & Stephanie Osborne
  • Sandra Osborne
  • O’Sullivan Family
  • Jane & Samuel Page
  • Walter Page
  • Dixie & Milton Pappas
  • Crystal Paradis
  • Judith Parks
  • Jessica Parnell
  • Vicki Parshley
  • Sharmila Patel
  • Michael Pentony
  • Katherine Peternell & Eric Stites
  • Maryanne Peters
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Patrick & Rene Philpott
  • Patrick & Rene Philpott
    • in memory of Ricardo Marino
  • Nancy & Walter Pierce
  • Lois Pinsince
  • Bruce Plotkin
  • Portsmouth Collaborative
  • Portsmouth Harbor Cruises
  • Lori Potter
    • in honor of Regina Tibbetts
  • Jennifer Prentice
    • in honor of Suzanne Nicole Brown
  • Jo Ann Price
  • Guy Pronesti
  • Sarah Proulx
  • Robert Quintal
  • Jennifer & Paul Quirk
  • David & Naomi Rather
  • Daniel & Elizabeth Reardon
  • Catherine & Stephen Reno
  • Fred & Jane Reynolds
  • Penny Reynolds
  • Anita Rice
    • in memory of Ruth Tuttle
  • Charles Richard
  • Robert Richard-Snipes
  • The Riverworks Restaurant and Tavern
  • Emily Robbins
  • Douglas Roberts
  • Roger’s Restaurant & Pizza
  • Rolling Green Nursery
  • Anne Romney
  • Jon & Kathy Ross
  • Yulia Rothenberg
  • Mary Beth Rudolph
  • Adam & Reagan Ruedig
  • Nancy Ryan
  • Lary & Margaret Sack
  • Salon Deluxe
  • Richard Salvati
  • Gail & Jim Sanders
  • Brenda Sargent
  • Marybeth Savage
  • Robert Schiavoni, Jr.
  • Rose Schieck
    • in honor of Michael Eaton
  • Carl Schlagle
  • John & Joyce Schleyer
    • in memory of Marjorie Schleyer and Jennie Zygala
  • Kim Schnell
  • Janet Scott
  • Naomi & William Scott
  • James & Judith Seager
  • Jeffrey & Stacey Segil
  • Service Credit Union
  • Christine & Kevin Shannon
  • Dann & Georgette Shapiro
    • in memory of Trisha Kish
  • Shaw’s
  • Barbara Shea-Smucker & Bill Smucker
  • Laura & Ronald Sher
  • John & Pamela Shore
  • Piera Siegert
  • Dick & Sheila Siener
  • Arnie & Barbara Silverstone
  • Barbara & Scott Simundza
    • on behalf of Susan Beck and Bob Horton & Rose Mallon
  • Michele & Roy Small
  • Bob & Janet Smith
  • Brian & Stacey Smith
  • Emmett Soldati
  • Henry & Suzanne Sonneborn
  • South Church, Unitarian Universalist Church of Portsmouth
  • Geoffrey & Terri Spitzer
  • John Spooner
  • Stanley & Martha Livingston Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation
  • David & Maureen Staples
  • Morey Stettner & Margie Wachtel
  • Fella Stevani
  • Donald & Susan Stevens
  • Phyllis Stibler
  • The Stone Church
  • John & Maureen Sullivan
  • Eileen & William Sutherland
  • Sweet Meadows Flower Shop
  • Cara Swiechowicz
  • Lisa Teague
  • Teatotaller
  • Cheryl Thim
    • in honor of Regina Tibbetts
  • Caroline Thomas
  • Rob & Tamar Thomas
    • in honor of Regina Tibbetts
  • Carol Ann Thompson
  • Margot & Ned Thompson
  • Michael & Ker Thompson
  • Regina Tibbetts
  • Tim Moore Outdoors
  • Tobey & Merrill Insurance
  • Deborah & Garritt Toohey
  • Total Breakdown
  • Abigail Tourville
  • Bernard & Judith Tracey
  • Susan Turner
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Chris Vaccarelli
    • in memory of Kevin Loncto
  • Cheryl Van Allen
  • Russell Van Billiard
  • Marrielle Van Rossum
  • Joseph & Sandra Vano
    • in memory of Robert Bruce Nasuti
  • Kenneth & Shirley Varney
    • in memory of Wilson Tufts
  • Dennis & Amanda Veilleux
  • Andrea & Robert Vibbert
  • Christian Virzi
    • in memory of Kevin Loncto
  • Joan Wade
  • Richard & Sandra Walent
  • Patricia Warren
  • Pat & Peter Weeks
  • Anne & Mark Weidman
  • Gisela & Stuart Wemple
  • Wheaton Writing Academy
    • on behalf of The Gift of Poetry
  • C. White
  • Anne Whitney – Architect
  • David & Libby Wilcox
    • in honor of Eric VanWert
  • Cheri & Peter Wilkins
  • Lindsey Williams
  • Paula Wilson
  • David & Margaret Witham
  • Mara Witzling
  • Elaine & Roger Wood
  • James Wuelfing
    • in memory of Arthur H. Woodard, Jr.
  • Matthew & Molly Wynne
  • Yoga in Action
  • Anonymous friends (97)
  • Anonymous – In Memory Of:
    • Ryan Bold
    • Nicole Brown
    • Damien Bussiere
    • Grace Cloutier
    • Esther Gizzi
    • Lindsay Josephs
    • Kevin Loncto
    • Donna Verschueren
  • Anonymous – In Honor Of:
    • Patrick English
    • George Floyd
    • Healthcare Workers
    • Jamie
    • Drew Maranhas
    • Northeast Color Leadership Team
    • Megan Oborski
    • Patricia Vorkink

My family and I have been patients here for 20 years. I have always had positive experiences with my providers through the years. I can't imagine going anywhere else for our medical needs. My children, who are adults now, continue to be patients here. Some drive long distances to receive services.

About Us

Mission

To deliver innovative, compassionate, integrated health services and support that are accessible to all in our community, regardless of ability to pay.

Vision

To provide everyone in our community an opportunity to live a long and healthy life.

Values

Compassion, Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, Excellence

Staff Leadership

  • Janet Laatsch, MBA, RN Chief Executive Officer
  • Joann Buonomano, MD, FAAFP, CPE Chief Medical Officer
  • John Burns, MBA, CRSW Chief Recovery Officer
  • Lara Drolet Chief Strategy Officer
  • Karen Frarie, LICSW, MLADC Chief Integrated Behavioral Health Services
  • Whitney Goode, DMD Chief Dental Officer
  • Susan Gordon, LCSW, LADC Chief, Clinical Behavioral Health Services
  • Jannell Levine, MS, RN Chief Operating Officer
  • Angela McCann, MPH, RN Chief Transformation Officer
  • Joann Neumann Chief Community Development Officer
  • Sharlene Poitras Chief Information Officer
  • Erin Ross Chief Financial Officer
  • Kendall Austin Stulce Chief Human Resources Officer

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

  • Jennifer Glidden Chair
  • Barbara Henry Vice Chair
  • Dennis Veilleux Treasurer
  • Don Chick Secretary

Board Members

  • Karin Barndollar
  • Valerie Goodwin
  • Jody Hoffer Gittell
  • Jo Jordon
  • Abigail Karoutas, Esq.
  • Jo Lamprey
  • Brendan Markey
  • Allison Neal
  • Yulia Rothenberg
  • Kathy Scheu
  • Daniel Schwarz, Esq.
  • Jeffrey Segil, MD
  • Jim Sepanski
  • David Staples, DDS

Advisory Council

  • Kathleen MacLeod Chair
  • Jim Bloomer, MD
  • Geoffrey Clark, MD
  • Claudia Cunningham
  • Phyllis Eldridge
  • Susan Glick
  • Faith Harrington
  • Ed Hibbard
  • Barbara Holstein
  • Sarah Knowlton
  • Effie Malley
  • Doug Roberts
  • Donna Ryan
  • Tom Sedoric
  • Georgette Shapiro, RN
  • Toby Stowe

Our Network

100 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, NH 03801
FamiliesFirstSeacoast.org
603.422.8208

311 Route 108
Somersworth, NH 03878
GoodwinCH.org
603.749.2346

180 Farmington Road
Rochester, NH 03867
LilacCity.com
603.335.4522

Our Program Partners

Being a Recovery Friendly Workplace shows to me, my colleagues and the community that my employer understands recovery is an ongoing process that is more effective when responsive support is implemented in the workplace.

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