HealthForce NH aims to lead a collaborative effort to create a substantial, equitable, skilled, and fulfilled health care workforce, ultimately creating a healthier New Hampshire overall. 

Our Vision

The New Hampshire health care workforce draws from a diverse pool of dedicated, talented professionals. We attract workers with competitive, equitable wages commensurate with experience, training, education, and an environment that supports diversity, quality care, and continuous professional growth. As a result, community outcomes are improved and patients, clients, and the workforce are engaged and healthy.
We envision a New Hampshire where:
Granite Staters are cared for by a health care workforce that shares their culture and values. All potential workforce can access resources to pursue careers in health care.
Our health care workforce is valued and recognized. With high job satisfaction and quality of life, they are invested in contributing to quality care for all Granite Staters.
A resilient health care system is supported by dynamic cross-sector policies. These help to attract and retain workers and create healthy communities.

How We Work

Alongside an Advisory Board, the HealthForce NH team at the Foundation for Healthy Communities is responsible for managing the implementation of HealthForce NH activities to bring its vision to fruition.

Want to connect? Contact Senior Director, Kate Luczko, at or by phone at 603-415-4275

Speakers Bureau

Are you working to address NH’s health care workforce shortage? Trying to mobilize support and interest from your organization? Or your partners? Let us help!

At no cost to your organization, the HealthForce NH team can come speak to your audience and provide the most up-to-date information and insights on the current health care workforce landscape.

Leadership Team

  • Kate Luczko, Senior Director | HealthForce NH
  • Peter Ames | Foundation for Healthy Communities
  • Mary Bidgood-Wilson | Forward Fund Advisor
  • Kathy Bizarro-Thunberg | NH Hospital Association
  • Lynn Carpenter | NH Needs Caregivers! / Sector Partnerships Initiatives
  • Bethany Cottrell | Office of Professional Licensing and Certification
  • Kim Firth | Endowment for Health
  • Kristina Fjeld-Sparks | NH Area Health Education Center at Dartmouth
  • Yvonne Goldsberry | Endowment for Health
  • Laurie Harding | Forward Fund Advisor
  • Cynthia Harrington | NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs
  • Carolyn Isabelle | Dartmouth Health
  • Ann Landry | NH Department of Health & Human Services
  • Richard Lavers | NH Employment Security, Deputy Commissioner
  • Michele Merritt | New Futures
  • Jennifer Rabalais | UNH Center on Aging and Community Living
  • Nick Toumpas | Karitsa Consulting Services
  • Geoff Vercauteren | Network4Health / Catholic Medical Center