2022 Healthcare Hero Winners

Program and sponsorship contact: 
Roxie Severance, Healthcare Sector Advisor, Roxie@RSConsulting.Services

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This effort is supported by Southern NH AHEC, which serves as the fiscal agent,
and the Sector Partnerships Initiative is funded through a CDC Health Equity Grant.

If you are interested in becoming one of our critical sponsors, please contact Roxie Severance.

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New Hampshire Sector Partnership Initiative logo

When the pandemic hit, we saw those working in healthcare repeatedly go above and beyond the call of duty. Since late 2020, we honored dozens of these individuals as New Hampshire Healthcare Heroes. The effort was so well received that we want to do it again because their stories are powerful and inspirational and may encourage others to consider a career in healthcare. We’re asking healthcare providers across the state to nominate an individual who has gone above and beyond their role this year.


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Crusader Sponsors

Sidekick Sponsors

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Southern NH Area Health Education Center Logo
NH Health Care Association Logo

Guardian Sponsors

Amoskeag Health

Home Health & Hospice Care

New London Hospital

NH Rural Health and Primary Care

How it works

Nomination timeline: February 23 - April 7, 2023

Who can be nominated: We welcome nominations for clinical and nonclinical providers, administrators, educators, facilities, custodial and kitchen staff, and others who provide direct or indirect care to patients and families.

Selection process: The NH Healthcare Heroes board of volunteers will review the nominations and announce one winner and two runners-up for each region in the state.

What the heroes get: Healthcare Heroes will be honored in a pinning ceremony hosted with each winner’s employer and streamed on Facebook Live. Each winner will receive a banner and customized swag bag from our supporters. 

The goal

To recognize these amazing heroes and to encourage others to consider a healthcare career in New Hampshire.  

We are soliciting sponsors for swag bag items and donations to continue the effort in telling the stories of those who do so much for all of us. 

Click "See More" to read more about each Healthcare Hero and to see pictures from their pinning ceremonies. 

Concord Region

Rachael Fleharty-Strevig – Joint Task Force Command Sergeant Major at NH National Guard

We all know healthcare heroes.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Our goal is to thank them by telling their stories. 

Download Brochure ››Nominate a Hero!

Champion Sponsors


Senior Helpers of Southern NH

NH Health Families

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Delta Dental Logo
Catholic Medical Center logo
NH Needs Caregivers logo
Seacoast Public Health logo


Lakes Region

Melissa Dever – Speech Therapist at Golden View Health Care Center

Monadnock Region

Heather Cotnoir – Head Cook at Maplewood Nursing Home

North Country Region

Becky Bean – LPN and AEMT 
at Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital

Seacoast Region

Cheryl Bonar – RN Clinical Preceptor 
at Cornerstone VNA

Southern Region

Susan Messner – Caregiver at Visiting Angels

Upper Valley Region

Diana Main – Clinical Nurse Supervisor 
at Dartmouth Health