Governance & Leadership Team


HealthFirst is a private non-profit 501(c)3 agency. We are governed by a Board of Directors that is 51% HealthFirst consumers and the balance are others members of the community we serve. The Board is responsible for setting the major policy direction of the agency and for oversight of the overall financial status of the organization.

Board of Directors

James Wells, Board Chair
Michael Stanley, Vice Chair
Bill Purslow, Secretary/Treasurer
Robert St. Jacques, Sr.
Kevin Donovan, Agency Rep of LRGHealthcare
Susan Lunt, Agency Rep of Riverbend Community Mental Health
Michelle Lennon
Christine Merriman
Myla Everett
Renee Loud
Scott Burns
Dawn Sanchez
Laura Spagnolo
Susan Wnuk, Agency Rep of Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties

Executive and Clinical Leadership

Russell G. Keene

President and CEO

Ted Bolognani, BSBA, MIIA


Dr. Nora Janeway

Medical Director

Alisha Nadeau, MSN, RN, CNL, CHSP

Clinical Operations Director

Melissa Fisk, PHR, SHRM-CP

Human Resources Director

Audrey Goudie

Director of Marketing, Communication, and Philanthropy

Ashley Douthart, LCMHC

Behavioral Health Manager

Stacey Benoit

Practice Manager

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