ABOUT US

WHAT DOES LRMHC DO?

Lakes Region Mental Health Center (LRMHC), is a private, non-profit organization designated by the State of New Hampshire as the community mental health center serving Belknap and southern Grafton Counties in New Hampshire. Founded in 1966, LRMHC provides comprehensive, integrated mental health treatment for people living with – and recovering from – mental illness and/or emotional distress. In Fiscal Year 2021, LRMHC’s 200 employees served 3,956 children, adults, older adults and families and provided $284,000 in charity care.

Core programs include: counseling & mental health services for children and adults, psychiatric emergency services, addiction treatment and recovery, residential and employment programs for adults, neurocognitive services for older adults and community wellness education. Evidence-based models of treatment guide all of our work, and we are committed to our mission of providing quality, accessible and integrated behavioral and physical health care services. Recovery is possible.

We work in partnership with other healthcare providers, hospitals, law enforcement, corrections, courts, school districts, social workers and public health officials. We provide a continuum of care for our patients and improve the quality of life in the Lakes Region.

MISSION & VISION

OUR MISSION

LRMHC’s mission is to provide integrated mental and physical health care for people with mental illness while creating wellness and understanding in our communities.

OUR VISION

We are the community leader in providing quality, accessible and integrated mental and physical health care services, delivered with dedication and compassion.

VALUES

OUR VALUES

Respect: We conduct our business and provide services with respect and professionalism.

Advocacy: We advocate for those we serve through enhanced collaborations, community relations and political action.

Integrity: We work with integrity and transparency, setting a moral compass for the agency.

Stewardship: We are effective stewards of our resources for our clients and our agency’s health.

Excellence: We are committed to excellence in all programming and services.

WHAT AREA DOES LRMHC SERVE?

Lakes Region Mental Health Center serves Belknap and southern Grafton county in New Hampshire.

Towns: Alexandria, Alton, Ashland, Barnstead, Belmont, Bridgewater, Bristol, Campton, Center Harbor, Ellsworth, Gilford, Gilmanton, Groton, Hebron, Holderness, Laconia, Meredith, New Hampton, Plymouth, Rumney, Sanbornton, Thornton, Tilton, & Wentworth.

LRMHC offices are located in Laconia and Plymouth.

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LEADERSHIP TEAM

Chief Executive Officer

Margaret Pritchard

Chief Financial Officer

Sunshine Fisk

Chief Medical Director

Dr. Vladimir Jelnov

Chief Operations Officer

Christine Alvarez

Director of Human Resources

Sue Drolet

Director of Technology, Quality & Compliance

Steve Blongy

Director of Development & Public Relations

Bethanie Vachon

Director of Acute Services

Kimberly Goldberg

Director of Substance Use Disorder Program

Chelsea Lemke

Director of Community Support Program

Daniel Ventola

Director of Children & Family Program

Charlotte Hassett

Director of Neurological treatment and service access

Alison O’Neill

Director of Residential Support Services

Celyne Godbout

2021-2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President, Laconia

Laura LeMien

Vice President, Laconia

Peter Minkow

Treasurer, Laconia

Marsha Bourdon

Secretary, Laconia

Rev. Judith Wright

Sanbornton

Susan Stearns

Holderness

Erin Crangle

Laconia

Samantha Kokua

New Hampton

Deborah Pendergast

Barrington

Stefanie Shea

Northwood

Gloria Thorington

Gilmanton

Kyril Mitchell

Director Emeritus, Laconia

Edward McFarland

Committee Member, Laconia

Jerry Fleischman

Committee Member, Laconia

Matt Soza

2021 ANNUAL REPORT

Copays are expected at time of service. LRMHC accepts most major medical insurances, Medicaid, Medicare and offers a sliding fee scale for patients who meet financial guidelines. We also offer assistance regarding application of benefits.

LRMHC provides services to diverse and minority populations including LGBTQ+ groups and individual therapy. Language Interpreter Services are available. All client information shared with LRHMC is kept confidential within the limits of the law. LRMHC does not discriminate according to age, sex, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or national origin.

Copays & Insurances

Copays are expected at time of service. LRMHC accepts most major medical insurances, Medicaid, Medicare and offers a sliding fee scale for patients who meet financial guidelines. We also offer assistance regarding application of benefits.

Diversity & Inclusion

LRMHC provides services to diverse and minority populations including LGBTQ+ groups and individual therapy. Language Interpreter Services are available. All client information shared with LRHMC is kept confidential within the limits of the law. LRMHC does not discriminate according to age, sex, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or national origin.