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Nonprofit Policy Caucus

Advocacy and an Engaged Nonprofit Sector

The focus of this year's annual policy caucus will be the nonprofit workforce. What policies do we need in place to ensure a strong, competent and committed nonprofit workforce for New Hampshire's future? What incentives are needed to support the nonprofit sector that now employs nearly 15% of NH's workforce?

The policy caucus will feature Commissioner Taylor Caswell of the NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs as well as a panel of nonprofit leaders.

Join us on December 13. Your voice is needed!

About Taylor Caswell

Taylor Caswell

Caswell is the first Commissioner of the Department of Business and Economic Affairs, which was established to lead state policy and marketing efforts for workforce development, travel and tourism development, visitor services, business retention and recruitment, international commerce, and economic development.
Caswell previously served as the executive director of the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority. He brings more than 20 years’ experience from the public and private sectors, including as the New England Regional Administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, a small business owner, and more than a decade in Washington D.C. He is a native of Littleton and currently lives in Hollis.  


Carmen Lorentz, Lakes Region Community Developers

Carmen has served as the Executive Director of Belknap Economic Development Council and the Director of Economic Development for the State of New Hampshire. In 2017, she assumed the role of Executive Director of Lakes Region Community Developers where she has worked with the Board of Directors to expand the organization’s mission to respond to changing needs in the community, including the need for affordable starter homes, community facilities, and community building & engagement programming.

Stephanie Pagliuca, Bi-State Primary Care Association

As Bi-State’s Director of Workforce Development and Recruitment Ms. Pagliuca oversees the state’s only nonprofit Recruitment Center focused on conducting national marketing and outreach to recruit primary care, mental health, dental and substance use disorder treatment professionals for nonprofit organizations in rural and underserved areas in NH and VT.  Ms. Pagliuca serves on statewide and regional commissions that target workforce development and recruitment issues. She has also written and managed many grants focused on primary care workforce recruitment, oral health, and outreach and enrollment initiatives. 

State Representative Matt Wilhelm

State Rep. Matt Wilhelm is in his first term representing Manchester Wards 1, 2 and 3 in the NH House. He serves on the Legislative Administration Committee, represents the House on the Volunteer NH board of directors, and chairs NH's Service Year Workforce Commission, which studies and makes recommendations to strengthen pathways to attract and retain civic-minded, service-driven civilian national service alumni for college and career in NH. Matt is also a nonprofit and political consultant, focusing on projects that increase equity and expand opportunity for young people to serve their communities, nation, and world. 


Elissa Margolin, Margolin Consulting

Elissa is a consultant to nonprofits with a specialty in public policy. She has worked to advance many critical policy issues in New Hampshire with several organizations including: the NH Center for Nonprofits; Housing Action NH; the Growth and Development Roundtable; NH Voices for Health; and the American Heart Association.


Date/Time: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00 pm
Location: League of NH Craftsmen , Concord
Fees: Member - $25; Not yet member - $50

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