Reader Advisory Board

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Alex Bou-Rhodes

Alex Bou-Rhodes lives in Concord and works as a staff attorney at the New Hampshire Public Defender in Manchester. He graduated from Boston College with a dual degree in social work and law in 2019, moved to New Hampshire and spent two years clerking at the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Alex is passionate about national and local politics and news and is excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the Monitor’s reader advisory boar

 

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Carisa Corrow

Carisa is a lifelong New Hampshire resident from Penacook. As a child, she fondly remembers reading the Concord Monitor with her grandfather at the kitchen table over sardines and saltines. Her favorite section back then was the "funnies." For fourteen years, she was a public teacher, two at Franklin and twelve at Merrimack Valley. She then moved to the social entrepreneurial world with a focus on improving public education at the Center for Collaborative Education in Boston. Last year she founded Educating for Good, and this year co-authored a book, 126 Falsehoods We Believe About Education. Carisa is a facilitator for Concord SURJ, a member of Leadership New Hampshire Class of 2022 and a monthly volunteer at Open Door Community Kitchen. She lives with her husband and their three children across from her childhood home.

Contact Carisa: carisacorrow@gmail.com


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Jaime Corwin

Jaime Corwin is the vice president of Human Resources for Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc., a non-profit organization based in Concord serving the behavioral health needs of the Greater Concord community. She is responsible for leading all human resource functions throughout the company which has 12 locations and over 400 employees. One particular area of passion for Jaime is around increasing education and understanding while reducing the stigma that often surrounds mental illness and substance use disorders. This passion meshes nicely with work in the human resources field, and with her company’s mission – what a match!

Jaime has a bachelor’s degree in Management from Southern New Hampshire University and is both PHR and SHRM-CP certified. Jaime speaks on HR issues locally and nationally as time allows and opportunities present, and in recent years has taken on mental health in the workplace as her main topic. Jaime lives in Contoocook with her family.


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Josh Hardy

Josh has been with ConcordTV since 2012 and was named executive director of the organization in the summer of 2019. Through his work in the community, Josh was recognized as the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce's Volunteer of the Year as well as being included in this year's New Hampshire "Forty Under Forty" class. In his free time, Josh has run several half-marathons, is an avid New England sports fan and enjoys visiting local craft breweries.


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Gerri King

Gerri King, Ph.D., social psychologist and organizational consultant, works with educational, healthcare, corporate, industrial, non-profit and governmental clients throughout the U.S. and abroad. Gerri, also a facilitator and keynote speaker, presents at numerous conferences and seminars throughout the year. Her expertise includes a wide range of topics such as supervisory skills, team building, resolving conflicts and effective communication, motivating workforces, managing change, creating blame-free and gossip-free work environments, why people avoid success, and the changing role of leadership. Dr. King facilitates staff and executive retreats, conflict resolution efforts, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning sessions, and mission & vision development. Gerri is a founding partner and president of the consulting and counseling firm Human Dynamics Associates, Inc. of Concord and the author of The Duh! Book of Management and Supervision: Dispelling Common Leadership Myths.

Her decades in NH have included subscribing to the Monitor, volunteer work, activism and choreographing for local theater groups. She and her husband, Ron, raised their son, Ethan, here and have been committed to the community. Gerri describes Concord as “being big enough to be interesting and small enough to be cozy.” After living in various areas of the country, the choice to be here was influenced by its proximity to the mountains, coast and Boston. She and her husband love cities but decided that they’d like to live here and go to the city for fun, rather than live in the city and come to NH for fun.


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Jim Potter

Jim has served as the executive vice president/CEO of the New Hampshire Medical Society since 2015. He serves on several state health-related commissions and his local homeowners association board, as well as the treasurer for the NH Professionals Health Program and Bowler-Bartlett Foundation, charitable 501(c)3 organization of the Medical Society. He previously served in senior management and advocacy positions with the American Medical Association and national specialty organizations, including radiology, pathology and physician assistants.

Jim has been awarded the FDA Commissioner’s Special Citation and the Vice President’s Hammer Award for coordinating a consensus approach on federal quality and coverage guidelines for mammography. His advocacy work has been recognized by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) with its highest honor, The Summit Award, for advancing early detection and intervention for children with hearing loss. While at the AMA, he helped to establish multi-specialty initiatives, such as the Relative-Value Update Committee (RUC) and quality measures development under the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI). Jim received his graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Michigan. He is an avid New England Patriots fan, enjoys playing golf and hiking with his dog, Harry. Jim lives with his wife Karen and their four children in Concord.

Contact Jim: James.Potter@nhms.org


 
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Lidia Yen

Lidia Yen is a 23-year-old activist who came to NH as a refugee from South Sudan and later on became a citizen. She works on racial justice issues in her community, where she now considers her home. Lidia graduated college with a bachelor's in healthcare administration and wants to build a connection between her current racial justice work and healthcare advocacy in the future.

Contact Lidia: changeforconcord@gmail.com



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