Crissie Ferrara

Project Director, NH Disability & Public Health Project


BFA ,Photography, School of Visual Arts- NYC

MIA, Economic and Political Development, Columbia University, School of Public and International Affairs


Crissie joined the IOD in Feb of 2018 to work on the Disability and Public Health (DPH) project.

Crissie’s background in International Development has given her to opportunity to have lived in various countries such as Kenya, South Sudan, Sierra Leone and El Salvador for over a span of 10 years.  During her years abroad, she worked with local partner agencies in the sphere of Public Health with a focus on water and sanitation, gender equality, economic development, capacity building and social justice.  Crissie proudly served as a Peace Corps Volunteer for two years in southern Belize, which inspired her to switch careers from photojournalism in NYC to work in the areas of International Development and Public Health.


The New Hampshire Disability & Public Health Project (DPH) is a collaboration between the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services and its Bona Fide agent, the Institute on Disability (IOD) at the University of New Hampshire. The overarching goal of the collaboration is to improve the health and quality of life of people with disabilities in NH by strengthening the capacity of the state’s public health programs and initiatives to include people with intellectual disabilities and mobility limitations.

Crissie Ferrara
Institute on Disability
10 West Edge Drive, Suite 101
Durham, NH 03824