Communities and Consequence II
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New Hampshire PBS and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health present a series of online interactive screenings and discussions of the new documentary COMMUNITIES & CONSEQUENCES II - Rebalancing NH's Human Ecology. The documentary and companion book are a collaborative project of Demographer Peter Francese, writer and former Agriculture Commissioner Lorraine Stuart Merrill and Filmmaker Jay Childs. NHPBS is the presenting station.
Communities and Consequences II
New Hampshire and northern New England are suffering a far more severe demographic maelstrom. Here the rapidly rising number of seniors have been accompanied by shrinking numbers of younger adults and children—an unbalancing of the region’s human ecology.
- New Hampshire PBS
- Peter Francese
Peter Francese founded American Demographics Magazine and speaks and writes frequently on New Hampshire demographic trends. With co-author Lorraine Stuart Merrill their just published book is titled Communities & Consequences II, Rebalancing New Hampshire’s Human Ecology is on the future of New Hampshire. Francese is the recipient of the Silver Bell Award from the Advertising Council for distinguished public service and is a graduate of Cornell University.
- Matthew S. Houde
Matthew is Vice President of Government Relations at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. He received his BA from Dartmouth College, JD from the University of Connecticut School of Law, and Master of Health Care Delivery Science from Dartmouth in 2017. Matthew served in the NH legislature from 2007 to 2012, one term in the House and two in the Senate. He serves on the Boards of Mount Ascutney Hospital and Health System, a D-HH affiliate, the New England Council and the Council for the NH Campaign for Legal Services. Matthew lives in Cornish with his wife Sarah and daughters Haddie and Rosalind.
- David Juvet
David Juvet is Senior Vice President of Public Policy for the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire. He focuses on Business Taxation, State Budget, Workforce Development, Workforce Housing, Infrastructure, Unemployment Insurance, Education, Health Care and Employment Law.
- Sarah Wrightsman
Sarah Wrightsman serves as Executive Director of the Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast and the Housing Coordinator for the Regional Economic Development Center. Wrightsman is also the host of NH-based podcast, Creative Guts. Wrightsman writes about housing for Stay Work Play and serves as a member of the Endowment for Health’s advisory council. In 2020, Sarah was selected for the 40 Under Forty. Sarah was also featured in New Hampshire Magazine’s 2019 “It List”, was named a “10 to Watch” winner by Seacoast Media Group and Catapult Seacoast in 2019, and was awarded “Civic Leader of the Year” by Stay Work Play and NH Public Radio in 2018. Sarah is a graduate of Leadership Seacoast’s class of 2019 and is currently enrolled in Leadership New Hampshire. She holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from the Carsey School of Public Policy at UNH.
- Lorraine Merril
Author Lorraine Stuart Merrill has written about agriculture, land use, community planning, business and the environment in New Hampshire and the Northeast. She served 10 years as New Hampshire’s Commissioner of Agriculture, Markets & Food, and a total of 18 years as a trustee of the University System of New Hampshire. She and her husband John, long-time dairy farmers, received the American Farmland Trust Steward of the Land Award in 2003 for “outstanding leadership at the national, state, and local levels in protecting farmland and caring for the environment.” Lorraine is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and a Kellogg Foundation Food & Society Policy Fellow.
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