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NHFPI Announces Appointment of Kristine Stoddard Esq. to Board of Directors, Reappointment of Professor Margaret Walsh

October 5, 2016 News

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October 5, 2016

NHFPI Announces Appointment of Kristine Stoddard Esq. to Board of Directors,
Reappointment of Professor Margaret Walsh

CONCORD, NH – The New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute (NHFPI) announces the appointment of Kristine Stoddard, Esq. of Bow to the organization’s Board of Directors. Kristine Stoddard serves as the Director of New Hampshire Public Policy for Bi-State Primary Care Association, based in Bow, New Hampshire.

“Kristine brings a deep understanding of the health access issues New Hampshire families and children currently face, and she will be a tremendous asset to the organization,” said Mil Duncan, Chair of the NHFPI Board of Directors. “Kristine also brings key insight regarding the challenges facing our state’s community health centers and other community-based providers, which provide vital services to thousands of low- and moderate-income individuals across the state.”

Stoddard currently serves as a member of the New Hampshire Medical Care Advisory Committee. Prior to joining Bi-State Primary Care Association in 2012, Stoddard served as a legislative research analyst for the Arizona House of Representatives, where she developed expertise in appropriations, insurance, and health, among other areas. Stoddard has a Juris Doctor from the University of New Hampshire School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Arizona.

“I am honored to serve as a board member of the NHFPI because it promotes policies that enhance economic opportunity for all New Hampshire residents, regardless of income,” said Kristine Stoddard. “I’ve come to rely on NHFPI in my career as a trusted source for health care and revenue policy research and information. It is wonderful to contribute to an organization that does so much for our state.”

Stoddard has been appointed to fill the board seat currently held by Tess Kuenning, Executive Director of Bi-State Primary Care Association, whose term concludes at the end of 2016.

The organization also announced the reappointment of Margaret Walsh, Professor of Sociology and Assistant Dean for the School of Sciences and Social Sciences at Keene State College, to a second three-year term on the NHFPI Board of Directors.

The New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to exploring, developing, and promoting public policies that foster economic opportunity and prosperity for all New Hampshire residents, with an emphasis on low- and moderate-income families and individuals. Learn more at www.nhfpi.org.

 

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