Substance Use Disorder and Behavioral Health Coordinator
Shannon Bresaw, MSW
Vice President of Public Health
Shannon Bresaw serves as the Vice President of Public Health for Granite United Way. In this role, Shannon serves as contract administrator for 3 out of the 13 Public Health Networks in NH, including the Capital Area Public Health Network, the Carroll County Coalition for Public Health, and the South Central Public Health Network. Bresaw also oversees public health efforts and initiatives supported by Granite United Way, and works to align these efforts with existing collaborations, partnerships, and Community Health Improvement Plans. In addition, Shannon provides overall leadership and development to statewide public health efforts on behalf of Granite United Way, with a particular focus on NH’s current opioid crisis.
Shannon received her Master of Social Work Degree in 2004 from the University of New Hampshire, with a concentration in community and administrative practice. She has worked in the field of public health and substance misuse prevention since 2004 and has provided oversight of numerous federal grants, state contracts and other awards. She has been with Granite United Way since 2007. Shannon can be reached by email at email@example.com or by phone at (603) 224-2595 x228.
Assistant Vice President of Public Health
Mary is the Assistant Vice President of Public Health for Granite United Way. She provides leadership, guidance and supervision for the Capital Area Public Health Network, the Carroll County Coalition for Public Health and the South Central Public Health Network. Mary also leads the public health emergency preparedness efforts in the Capital Area. Mary has significant experience in the field of public health preparedness and emergency services and has been with Granite United Way since September 2013. Mary has been involved with the Capital Area Public Health Network since 2001 and has strong connections in the region. Mary is an excellent problem-solver and dedicated public health professional. Mary oversees the public health preparedness subcommittee and assists with the initiatives of the Public Health Advisory Council (PHAC). Mary can be reached by email at Mary.Reed@GraniteUW.org or by phone at (603) 224-2595 x232.
Sam Durfee, MSW
Director of Public Health
Sam Durfee serves as the Director of Public Health. She is a graduate of the UNH with a Masters in Social Work. Sam leads the Public Health Advisory Committee in developing a Community Health Improvement Plan that strategizes the greatest physical, mental and environmental health needs in the Capital Area. She also is a leader in the Adverse Childhood Experiences Team (ACERT) that addresses preventing childhood trauma in the Capital Area. Sam can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 603-224-2595.