This month, Spotlight highlights and acknowledges the valuable work of our NH-ME LEND Advisory Committee. Their expertise and perspectives are key in identifying emerging issues impacting children with developmental disabilities and their families.  With their guidance, the NH-ME LEND program remains strong and responsive to the changing educational and training needs in New Hampshire and Maine.  

 The Advisory Committee meets semiannually and is comprised of public health professionals, health equity leaders, family members, LEND alumni, health care workforce researchers, and maternal and child health policy expertsOver the last four years, the Advisory Committee has assisted with diversifying recruitment materials and strategies, developing curriculum and activities in behavioral health and social determinants of health, and building relationships with new clinical and leadership partners  

 Committee members contribute from both New Hampshire and Maine to review annual program evaluations as well as share pertinent disability information across state lines. It is with sincere gratitude that we thank our NH-ME LEND Advisory Committee members for their service to the program over the last five years. 


Sarah Aiken, Community Bridges 

Kathy Bates, Wings & Wheels Consulting 

Nancy Cronin, Maine Developmental Disabilities Council 

Roy Fowler, State IEU Child Development Services, Maine 

Eleanor Jaffee, Insight Evaluation  

Martha Jean Madison, NH Family Voices 

Susan Moore, Bureau of Family-centered Services, NH DHHS 

Megan Oliviero, NH Family Member 

Josephine Porter, Institute for Health Policy & Practice 

Greg Prazar, Special Medial Programs at Amoskeag Health 

Kate Quinn-Finlay, Maine Family Member 

Rhonda Siegel, Maternal and Child Health, DHHS 

Trinidad Tellez, Office of Health Equity, DHHS