From holding state, private and educational positions Elaine mixes over 30 years of professional experience with a lifetime of personal experience in finding child nutrition solutions.
From his early days fighting to gain educational opportunities for children in Grenada, Lt. Cmdr. Baird has dedicated his life to serving. He now turns his eye toward finding solutions to NH children’s food insecurity.
Marianne brings close to 20 years of state and local Early Childhood Education experience to helping solve child nutrition concerns in the state.
Andy’s background includes corporate, non-profit, social cause, agency and higher education as well as deep entrepreneurial experience. His social passions include hunger; injured veterans; child and youth advocacy; higher-education; cancer; muscular dystrophy; STEM; entrepreneurial support for developing nations; sustainability and the environment. The first entrepreneurial start-up he co-founded was acquired by a $13 billion NYSE traded company.
As an entrepreneur, Andy has dedicated himself to developing creative, pragmatic solutions. His guidance and mentoring is helping improve the lives of NH children.
Joanne Delaney Burke
Dr. Burke is a University of New Hampshire, Clinical Professor, Emerita. As a Registered Dietitian in the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems, she taught at the graduate and undergraduate level, while directing the Master’s-level dietetic internship accredited training program. She was the Thomas W. Haas Professor of Sustainable Food Systems. Her work continues to be focused on community nutrition, sustainable food systems, and racial equity. She has been a founding and active member of the Food Solutions New England 21-Day Racial-Equity Habit Building Challenge. She is secretary of the Board of Gather, an anti-hunger organization serving the seacoast region of NH.
She is a member of NH Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is on the steering committee for the Division of Sustainable Food Systems, for the national Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior .
George Barrett Heckler, Jr.
Barry Heckler was the Founder and Managing Partner of Heckler & Frabizzio PA, a personal injury defense litigation firm with 54 people including 17 attorneys. Barry was received the Martindale-Hubbell Law Digest, AV peer review rating, the highest rating awarded for professionalism, competence, ethics.
Terry Sturke has had extensive experience in mental health administration in both the
public and private sectors. Her specific areas of expertise are operations and quality
Terry was the Director of Catholic Medical Center’s Psychiatric Institute and then was
Director of Behavioral and Psychiatric Services for Optima Healthcare in Manchester.
She was the director of quality improvement at Behavioral Health Network, Inc. in
Concord and worked at Riverbend Community Mental Health Center in Concord, NH
for over 15 years where she currently is a project manager.
Terry has served on many community organizations including Merrimack Valley Day
Care, NH Office of Public Guardian, Dress for Success NH, NH Coalition against
Domestic and Sexual Violence, NH Family Mediation Certification board, Concord Multicultural Festival, Womankind Counseling and Capital Region Food Program.
Provides meals to those in need and partners with other agencies offering cooking workshops, classes, and recipes to the food-insecure population.
Supplies its four school buildings with supplemental snacks and brings healthy food options to those students who use the MVR High School pantry.
Provides and advocates for affordable housing and supportive services that strengthen and empower low and moderate income households in the Monadnock region.
Supported by the dairy farmers of New England and Eastern New York, helps professionals make informed decisions regarding nutrition recommendations and school programs.
Committed to helping students, parents, and educators who meet the educational needs of each student, including the administration of the USDA School Meal suite of programs.
Through the Food Stamp/SNAP Program, provides eligible people with benefits to buy food items at grocery stores, farmers markets, and other approved food retailers. Offers beneficiaries educational opportunities to learn more about purchasing and preparing nutritious meals.
The NH Food Alliance goal is to influence the future of the emerging state local food economy with the intent to build a food system that works for NH people, businesses, communities and environment.
Solicits and effectively distributes grocery products and perishable foods to New Hampshire’s food-insecure population. Offers innovative programs through a statewide network of approved agencies.
NHLA’s mission is to fulfill America’s promise of equal justice by providing civil legal services to New Hampshire’s poor, including education and empowerment, advice, representation, and advocacy for systemic change.
Works to ensure all children have access to healthful school meals and nutrition education.
A group of food pantries and soup kitchens which provide emergency food for residents of New Hampshire and Southern Maine.
Through the Sustainability Institute, acts as a catalyst, convener, and champion of sustainability ideas and actions across and beyond the University of New Hampshire.
The New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation’s mission is to improve the health and wellness of New Hampshire’s population, with a focus on its most vulnerable children.
Provides grants to nonprofit organizations in New Hampshire’s Upper Valley region
Plates for Change is a volunteer-run organization passionate about ending childhood hunger and food insecurity in our seacoast communities. We champion policy change, educate, and plan and execute amazing events with our community partners to raise much-needed funds for local charities and non-profits that provide healthy food to those in need.
Summer is a time for children to enjoy fresh air and sunshine, not worry about if they will be able to eat. Nourishing Neighbors Summer Meals program is tackling the challenge of feeding children during their summer break from school. Together with partners like you, we can make a difference for families facing hunger.