Who We Are

The Commission on Aging was established in 2019 to advise the governor and the general court on policy and planning related to aging. A more age-integrated New Hampshire fostered by forward thinking public policy and initiatives will ensure we can all thrive as we age.

RSA Chapter 19-P: State Commission on Aging

Statute

Meeting Minutes

Reference: Meeting Minutes

Commission Members

Commission members are appointed to serve 2-year terms; provided that initially such members shall serve staggered terms and no such member shall serve more than 2 consecutive terms. Membership of the Commission is defined in RSA Chapter 19 P:1 which outlines participation from the State Legislature, specific departments within State Government, and members of the Public.

Current Members

  • Wendi Aultman (NH DHHS)
  • Roberta Berner (Governor Appointee, Grafton County)
  • Susan Buxton (NH Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman)
  • Polly Campion (Grafton County)
  • Suzanne Demers (Governor Appointee, Belknap/Merrimack County)
  • Susan Denopoulos (Governor Appointee, Belknap County)
  • Laurie Duff (Governor Appointee, Strafford County)
  • Senator William Gannon (Member of the NH Senate)
  • Richard Lavers (NH DES)
  • Representative James MacKay (Member of the House of Representatives)
  • John Marasco (NH Dept. of Safety)
  • Daniel Marcek (Governor Appointee, Hillsborough County)
  • Representative Charles McMahon (Member of the House of Representatives)
  • Tracy McGraw (Dept of Labor)
  • Doug McNutt (Governor Appointee, Merrimack County)
  • Sunny Mulligan Shea (NH DOJ Office of Attorney General)
  • Susan Nolan (Governor Appointee, Rockingham County)
  • Jack Ruderman (NH Finance Authority)
  • Susan Ruka - Chair (Governor Appointee, Carroll County)
  • Roxie Severance-Secretary (Governor Appointee, Coos County)
  • Kristi St. Laurent (Governor Appointee, Rockingham County)
  • Carol Stamatakis (Governor Appointee, Sullivan County)
  • Michael Todd (Dept of Safety)
  • Beth Quarm Todgham (Hillsborough County)
  • Harry Viens (Governor Appointee, Belknap County)
  • Representative Lucy McVitty Weber (Governor Appointee, Cheshire County)
  • Shelley Winters (NH DOT)

Staff

Rebecca Sky Executive Director

Rebecca is the first Executive Director of the NH State Commission on Aging. She is a public health leader with over twenty-five years of successful experience supporting and strengthening New Hampshire communities. Prior to coming to the Commission, Rebecca worked for the Foundation for Healthy Communities on a variety of initiatives including work with hospitals in New Hampshire to increase access to treatment for people with Opioid Use Disorders, establishing evidence-based community falls prevention programs, and co-leading the formation of the NH Health & Equity Partnership, a multi-sectorial, multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural collective impact initiative to advance health and equity in the State of New Hampshire. Rebecca studied for a Bachelors in Science in Health Policy and Administration at Penn State University and earned her MPH at the University of New Hampshire. She also earned a certificate in Value-Based Health Care from The Dartmouth Institute. She is a past officer of the New Hampshire Public Health Association.