PRESS RELEASES

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Endowment for Health Elects Four New Members to Board of Directors

Concord, NH – The Endowment for Health, New Hampshire’s largest health foundation, has elected four new members to its Board of Directors. 

“We are honored and excited to welcome four seasoned professionals to our board,” said Endowment for Health President Dr. Yvonne Goldsberry.  “These individuals bring deep expertise in health policy, economic development, health services and philanthropy,” she added.  Joining the Endowment’s board are:

Ned Helms – Ned Helms is the former Director of the New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice at the University of New Hampshire.  His previous experience includes serving as a legislative assistant for health policy with the U. S. Senate, Commissioner of the NH Department of Health and Human Services, founder of Helms and Company, a health policy consulting firm, and Chief Administrative Officer of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Hampshire.  Mr. Helms resides in Concord, NH.

Jennifer Near – Jennifer Near is a Senior Philanthropic Advisor/Program Director for Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd/The Libra Foundation.  As a philanthropic advisor and grantmaker, Ms. Near has experience working with civil society, donors and foundations.  Her previous experience includes development work at the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and regional/country planning at the University of Sydney.  Ms. Near resides in Newmarket, NH.    

Mike Ostrowski – Mike Ostrowski is the former President and CEO of Child and Family Services of New Hampshire, a statewide nonprofit working to advance the well-being of children and families through an array of social services.  He also served as Interim President of the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits.  Mr. Ostrowski has held many leadership positions in a variety of human services organizations.  Mr. Ostrowski resides in Bedford, NH. 

Anthony Poore – Anthony Poore is Deputy Director at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston where he brings 20 years of experience in the community economic development sector.  In past roles, Mr. Poore served as Assistant Dean of Southern New Hampshire University’s School of Community Economic Development.  Mr. Poore is also well-versed as a policy analyst, researcher and community organizer.  Mr. Poore resides in Manchester, NH.

"We are pleased to welcome these impressive professionals to our Board of Directors,” said Goldsberry.  “The Endowment Board is committed to its work to promote the health and wellbeing of all Granite Staters.”

Click here for a complete list of Endowment for Health Board members