The NH Providers Association Names New Executive Director

The NH Providers Association’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has named Newport resident Sarah Freeman as its new Executive Director, effective September 11, 2017. 

Sarah comes to NHPA from Safe Horizon—the nation’s largest victim assistance organization—where she served as a staff attorney. As an integral member of the New York City non-profit community, Freeman actively participated in community meetings, bar association committees, and working groups aimed at improving services and increasing resources to victims of violence in New York City. Prior, she worked as an advocate at Voices Against Violence in Plymouth. Freeman holds a Juris Doctor from Hofstra University and a Bachelor of Science in Health: Science, Society, & Policy from Brandeis University. 

“I am excited to return to the state where I grew up,” Freeman said “The members of NHPA are on the frontlines of the addiction epidemic facing New Hampshire. I am looking forward to working closely with the terrific staff at the NH Providers Association to strengthen our representation of members and grow additional services to meet their needs so that substance use providers can focus on delivering high-quality prevention, treatment, and recovery services.”

The NHPA Board of Directors believes that Freeman’s background is a perfect fit for advancing the organization’s mission in the years to come. 

“Sarah’s experience providing both direct service and systems advocacy has heightened her understanding of the challenges that substance use professionals face in providing quality services to their clients,” said Board President John Iudice. “This experience combined with her education and commitment to nonprofit management makes her a perfect leader for NHPA.” 

Sarah can be reached at sarah@nhproviders.org or 603-225-9540 ext. 113.