Margaret Pritchard

Margaret Pritchard

Chief Executive Officer

Maggie Pritchard has worked in New Hampshire’s community mental health field for more than 37 years. Prior to joining Lakes Region Mental Health Center in 2007, she worked in several other New Hampshire centers in a variety of positions, including direct patient care and administration.  In addition to her experience in community mental health, she has also held positions with New England Non-Profit Housing and Region 4’s Area Agency. 

A recognized leader in the mental health field, Maggie currently serves as the President of the NH Community Behavioral Health Association that is comprised of the 10 Community Mental Health Centers designated by the state to serve designated geographical regions.

Recognized statewide for her strong leadership, Maggie has received awards as NAMI-NH’s Health Administrator of the Year, CADY’s Carole J Estes Community Leader and Lakes Region Healthcare’s Rhonda C. Ladd award for improving healthcare in this region.  

In 2018, under Maggie’s leadership, Lakes Region Mental Health Center (LRMHC) took the bold step of renovating a downtown building to consolidate operations and build efficiencies by creating a centrally located state-of-the-art medical facility for patients and for the community.  This project supported LRMHC’s efforts to close service gaps, enhance the quality of care, expand the services available to patients such as primary healthcare and substance use disorder services, develop more effective private-public partnerships between LRMHC and its stakeholders and community partners and make access to care easier for those that need it. It is reflective of LRMHC’s mission and commitment to provide integrated health care to the residents of the Lakes Region.

As a result, Maggie was awarded the 2018 Community Impact Award by the Belknap Economic Development Center for the positive impact this project had on economic development in the region and the 2018 Merit Award of Excellence by Plan NH. The Merit Awards program recognizes outstanding building projects that embody Smart Growth principles, Social Responsibility and outstanding collaboration. These projects also demonstrate how what we build, where we build and how can have an influence on the health and vibrancy of a community.

She is a graduate of the State University of New York in Brockport and received her Master’s degree in Community Mental Health Counseling from New England College.

Maggie is a resident of Boscawen.