Gene Martin – Executive Director

Gene Martin is the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute. Prior to NHFPI, he served in a dual role as the Associate Director of Development and Director of Government Relations at Plymouth State University. He previously held various roles in the NH State Senate as the top policy and communications staffer in the Senate Minority Leader’s office, overseeing a policy portfolio of the state budget, education, economic security, and tax policy; as well as a Legislative Aide, staffing the Senate Transportation and Ways & Means Committees. Gene is a Ph.D. student in Leadership & Policy at the University of New Hampshire, where he received his Master of Public Administration from the Carsey School of Public Policy. Gene also holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Plymouth State University and is a proud graduate of Manchester Public Schools. Gene is an active community member serving on the Board of Trustees for Leadership New Hampshire and the Manchester Historic Association. He is also the President of the Manchester Lions Club and a Finance Committee Member of the Black Heritage Trail of NH. Gene lives in Manchester with his wife and two daughters.

Contact Gene at gmartin[at]

Phil Sletten – Research Director

Phil Sletten is the Research Director at the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute, where he has worked since 2016. Phil researches New Hampshire budget and revenue policy, the economy and the financial wellbeing of the state’s residents, and health policy. He previously served as a performance auditor for the New Hampshire Office of Legislative Budget Assistant, where he provided analysis to policymakers on a wide range of state agency operations. A New Hampshire native, Phil has a Bachelor of Arts in political science and policy studies from Grinnell College, located in Grinnell, Iowa, and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is a graduate of Leadership NH from the Class of 2018.

Contact Phil at psletten[at]

Emily Woodward – Communications and Operations Associate

Emily Woodward is the Communications and Operations Associate for the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute. Emily brings experience in the fields of education, communications, and marketing, including graphic design and event planning. She also worked as a freelance reporter for the Lakes Region newspapers covering town meetings and writing feature articles. Emily is a graduate of Plymouth State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and a minor in Business Administration. As a lifetime resident of New Hampshire, Emily’s spent time living in all areas of the Capitol City and enjoys exploring all the Granite State has to offer with her family.

Contact Emily at ewoodward[at]

Molly Redfield – Communications Manager

Molly Redfield is the Communications Manager for the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute. She joined the NHFPI team in February of 2022, following her work as the Communications and Events Manager at New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility. Molly holds a Bachelor’s in Anthropology and Environmental Studies from Mount Holyoke College. She has over a decade of nonprofit and community engagement experience, including working for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the Worldwatch Institute. Molly also served as an AmeriCorps VISTA coordinating anti-poverty programs in West Virginia for two and a half years. Molly lives in Newmarket, New Hampshire with her three-year-old son, Calvin. An avid outdoors person, Molly has found her home in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, lakes, and seacoast. She brings her love for the Granite State and its people to her work with NHFPI.

Contact Molly at mredfield[at]