NH Citizens Health Initiative Annual Symposium

NH Citizens Health Initiative Annual Symposium

Empowering Innovation
October 11, 2023 


The 2023 NH Citizens Health Initiative Symposium will feature Shantanu Nundy, MD, MBA, author of Care After COVID: What the Pandemic Revealed is Broken in Healthcare and How to Reinvent It. Join us as we bring together stakeholders from across the care continuum, including patients, providers, caregivers, payers, and policy makers. We will discuss the evolving health care landscape and how innovative strategies address the current and future needs of primary care.

We look forward to seeing you and to sharing in our learning, to connect and to energize as we move forward health and health care for all in New Hampshire.

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Shantanu Nundy, MD, MBA

Executive Vice President, Care Delivery, Chief Health Officer 

Dr. Shantanu Nundy, executive vice president, care delivery, and chief health officer, oversees the company’s clinical strategy and team to improve health outcomes for individuals and families, as well as the experience and relationships they have with their providers. Nundy is also a practicing primary care physician at Neighborhood Health, a federally qualified health center serving a large, immigrant community in Northern Virginia.   

Nundy has published a variety of thought leadership contributions in healthcare including “Employers Can Do More to Advance Health Equity” in the Harvard Business Review, “The Quintuple Aim for Health Care Improvement: A New Imperative to Advance Health Equity” in the Journal of American Medicine, and has authored or been cited in Washington Post, The New York Times, NPR, and Wall Street Journal. In 2021 he published a second book, Care After Covid: What the Pandemic Revealed is Broken in Healthcare and How to Reinvent It.   

He serves as a lecturer in health policy at the George Washington Milken Institute for Public Health. He is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Management Science. He received his Medical Degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. Nundy holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.  


The Anxiety Piece – A physical theatre performance & impact workshop, presented by Articine

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Bobby Kelly, MD, MPH is triple-boarded in Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Addiction Medicine and has worked in primary care, physician leadership and public health in New Hampshire over the last decade. After completing medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia where he received the Academy of Family Physicians award, he trained at the NH Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency at Concord Hospital. Dr. Kelly completed his Leadership Preventive Medicine fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and received his MPH degree at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. He is currently a physician in the NH Seacoast area where he sees patients as a per-diem hospitalist and consultative physician in LGBTQ Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Kelly serves as Medical Director of Quality Improvement & Innovation on the Population Health team at Core Physicians. In all of his work, he is dedicated to health equity and is passionate about community partnerships and creative collaboration opportunities.

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C. Robin Marcotte is a physical theatre artist and educator. He is an Associate Professor of Theater at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Robin has served as the Executive and Co-Artistic Director of the award-winning Hotel Obligado Physical Theatre Company and was a company member of Mum Puppettheatre, both located in Philadelphia. In his 20 years of working in the professional world, he has toured nationally and internationally, performing, teaching and creating works of theatre. Robin has formal training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction from UMass Medical School and is a certified Standardized Patient Educator. He holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College and is a graduate of the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre.

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Amanda Whitworth, M.Ed is a dancer who curates cross-sector collaborative projects and visionary ideas.  She is a co-founder of Articine, an arts and health nonprofit that uses the creative arts to inspire and teach empathetic patient care for healthcare providers. Articine recently received the New England Foundation for the Arts: New Work New England Grant to build their touring work of physical theatre, The Anxiety Piece. She served as the Artist Laureate of NH as elected by the Governor between 2020 - 2022 and was the first dancer to be honored. Amanda is a professor at Plymouth State University serving students across campus in performing arts and the Habits of Mind Experience Program where she was the recipient of the Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award.  She has completed fellowships with New England Foundation for the Arts: Regional Dance Development Initiative - New England NOW and the National Arts Strategies: Creative Communities programs. Amanda was named one of NH’s “40 Under 40” young leaders by the NH Union Leader and awarded a Vermeil Medal from the Academy of Arts, Sciences and Letters in Paris, France. Amanda, continues a rigorous practice of dance making, working as a performer, choreographer and collaborator of dance and physical theatre nationally and internationally.


More information coming soon!

More information coming soon!

More information coming soon!

Previous Symposia



Keynote:  Addressing ACEs and PCEs in Pediatric Primary Care: “Building the Buffering”

R.J. Gillespie, MD, MHPE, The Children’s Clinic | PDF | Recording

Post Traumatic Growth: The Way Forward

Susan Wehry, MD, University of New England | PDF Recording

Keynote: Healing and belonging: A Community Driven Approach for Advancing Mental Health

Benjamin Miller, PsyD | PDF| Recording

Using the Project ECHO® Model to Address the Evolving Needs of NH’s Health Care Workforce | 

Deborah Cross, APRN, White Mountain Community Health Center
Justine Nims-Largy, APRN New Hampshire NeuroSpine Institute
Lisa DiBrigida, MD, Amoskeag Health
Michael Phillips, PhD, LPC, LaMora Psychological Associates, P.A.



Giving Care:  A Strategic Plan to Expand and Support New Hampshire's Healthcare Workforce
Geoff Vercauteren, Network for Health/Catholic Medical Center | PDF | Recording

A Path to Equitable Care in Epilepsy 
Elaine T. Kiriakopoulos, MD, MSc, Dartmouth Health | PDF | Recording

Keeping the Ship Afloat: Strategies to Recruit, Retain and Re-engage a Skilled Healthcare Workforce
Erin Wood, Center for Life Management | PDF | Recording

Equitable and Affordable Healthcare: A Shared Responsibility
Jo Porter and Lucy Hodder, NH Institute for Health Policy & Practice, UNH | PDF | Recording

Symposium Materials

Download 2022's Symposium Guidebook

Graphic Notes Page created by Kate Crary


Priorities for post-COVID-19 public health practice, re-search, and education by Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH discusses concerns that emerged from COVID-19 that need to be addressed to improve population health and consider different approaches that can mitigate structural challenges to population health. | Recording


Navigating the pandemic: Identifying Opportunities for Transformation features Lisa Letourneau, MD, MPH and Margaret Franckhauser, MS, MPH, RN to discuss lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic and how we can apply these lessons to improve our health care system. | Recording


Guidebook, includes agenda, speaker bios, and discussion questions. | PDF


Julie Rovner, Chief Washington Correspondent, Kaiser Health News; Host, "What the Health" presents, Health and the Changing Federal Landscape,  to discuss the contributing factors of national health care trends and their impact on New Hampshire. | Recording