New Hampshire Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

125 Airport Road
Concord, NH 03301


  Officers - Executive Committee:    
Andrea Patrick-Baudet, MBA, RN, CHPN, CHPCA
Vice President, Hospice
Concord Regional VNA & Hospice

603-224-4093 ext. 2818

Rev. Mary Francis Drake, MA, MSW, LICSW, AHPC-SW

Hospice Program Manager
Pemi-Baker Community Health
Phone: 603-536-2232

Dimitrios Panacopoulos, CPA
Senior Manager
Berry Dunn
Janet W. Prescott
Executive Director
Hospice Help Foundation
Janice McDermott, Executive Director
125 Airport Road
Concord, NH 03301

Board Members:

Kristin Barnum RN, MBA
Division Director
BAYADA Hospice
Norwich, VT


Ellen A. Bassett, MD
Palliative Care, Staff Physician
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH


Sanders Burnstein, MD
Dartmouth Hitchcock Nashua
Nashua, NH


Margaret (Peggy) Gilmour, RN, BS, MS
Healthcare Consultant, former State Senator
Hollis, NH

  Andrew J. Kleiner
Hospice and VNA Liaison
Home Care Specialists, Inc.
Haverhill, MA 01835

Jennifer Legassie, RN, CHPN
Chief Clinical Nurse/Hospice Director
Central N HVNA and Hospice
Laconia, NH


Bruce Mast, President
Bruce Mast & Associates, Inc.
Strawbery Banke Museum
Portsmouth, NH


Donald McDonah, MD, Medical Director
Circle of Life/Palliative Care Program
St Joseph Hospital
Nashua, NH


Jennifer Powers MHA, CHPCA
Wentworth Health Partners Program Manager
Hospitalists and Supportive & Palliative Care
Dover, NH
603-609-6161 x3997


Patricia Ramsey, NHA
President, The Edgewood Centre
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Rachel Russo, RN BSN
Palliative Care Program Manager
Merrimack Valley Hospice
Lawrence, MA

NHHPCO Welcomes New Board Members!

Congratulations to eight new board members elected at our Annual Meeting on June 23rd.

The nominees fulfill the requirements of our Bylaws, which states that they be representative of the makeup of our membership, and address the strategic priorities of the organization. We consider geographic representation, multidisciplinary representation, varied care delivery settings, and community partners in end of life care.

NHHPCO is pleased to present the following board members elected to a three year term:

  • Kristin Barnum, Bayada Hospice, Division Director
  • Margaret "Peg" Gilmour - Healthcare Consultant, former state Senator
  • Jennifer Legassie, Chief Clinical Nurse/Hospice Director, Central NH VNA/Hospice
  • Bruce Mast, President Bruce Mast & Assoc.
  • Don McDonah, MD, Supportive Care & Palliative Medicine St. Joseph Hosp.
  • Dimitri Panacopoulos, CPA, Berry Dunn
  • Jen Powers, Practice manager, Wentworth Douglas Health System
  • Rachel Russo, Palliative Care Program Manager, Merrimack Valley Hospice

Also elected to serve a second three year term is Patty Ramsey.

L - R - Don McDonah, Rachel Russo, Jennifer Powers, Dimitrios Panacopoulos, Peg Gilmour, Bruce Mast, Kristin Barnum, and Jennifer Legassie