Kelly Foster

Senior Program Support Assistant


  • B.S., Family Studies, University of New Hampshire

Professional Background

Kelly joined the IOD in August 2013 as a Senior Program Support Assistant for the NH-ME LEND Program. Prior to working at the IOD, Kelly worked for 20 years at the UNH Crimes against Children Research Center (CCRC). In her role, she helped to coordinate and submit close to 50 grant proposals, organize and administer more than 15 conferences, edit and submit over 300 manuscripts and/or book chapters, and process close to 100 governmental progress/final reports. She lives in Newmarket with her husband and their two daughters. She was a member of the Newmarket School Board for five years and the Chair during the last two. In her spare time she enjoys traveling the New England region attending soccer games for her daughter, and spending time with her family.


The New Hampshire Disability and Health Program (DHP) improves the health and quality of life of people with disabilities in NH by implementing evidence-based strategies to reduce unmet health needs, increase access to preventive health care, and facilitate the adoption of healthy behaviors.
The NH and ME Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (NH-ME LEND) is a collaboration among Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, the College of Health and Human Services at the University of New Hampshire, and the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies/UCED at the University of Maine-Orono. The purpose of NH-ME LEND is to improve the health of children and youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities by preparing leaders to enter the field of maternal and child health.

Kelly Foster
Institute on Disability
Pettee Hall
55 College Road, Room 103
Durham, NH 03824