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Easterseals NH’s Annette Escalante Appointed to State Commission

Easterseals NH’s Annette Escalante Appointed to State Commission

Escalante named to NH Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs

Manchester, NH – Easterseals New Hampshire is pleased to announce that Annette Escalante, senior vice president of substance use services at Farnum, has been appointed to the NH Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs.

Escalante, who has overseen Farnum since September 2020, will serve on the commission’s Treatment Task Force. The task force advises on policy and best practices for delivering quality, accessible, and inclusive treatment for substance use disorders.

“Annette understands the complexity of addiction and its effect on individuals, families, and the greater community,” said Maureen Beauregard, president and CEO of Easterseals NH, VT & Farnum. “We’re proud of her appointment. New Hampshire will benefit, as we have, from her insights and knowledge.”

A master licensed alcohol and drug counselor, Escalante has over 27 years of clinical and administrative experience in health and human services. Her extensive career includes leadership roles at the NH Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Treatment and the Greater Nashua Council on Alcoholism – Keystone Hall.

“I am honored to be part of the Governor’s Commission,” said Escalante. “Substance use disorders are among New Hampshire’s most pressing public health concerns, yet only a small percentage of our residents get the help they need. I look forward to working with the distinguished members of the commission, the governor, and the legislature to make treatment more widely available and accessible.”

The Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs was established in 2000 to reduce alcohol and other drug problems and their behavioral, health, and social consequences for New Hampshire citizens.

About Easterseals New Hampshire

For more than 86 years, Easterseals New Hampshire has provided exceptional services to ensure that people of all ages with varied abilities and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work, and play in their communities. A leader in social services for individuals with disabilities, Easterseals NH employs 1,600 individuals and provides essential services and on-the-ground supports to more than 23,000 people each year with 11 core programs throughout the state. Visit easterseals.com/nh.

About Farnum

Founded in 1981, Farnum is Easterseals New Hampshire’s comprehensive alcohol and other drug addiction treatment program. We help adults and their families in New Hampshire and beyond find freedom from substance use. From CARF-accredited centers in Manchester, NH, Farnum offers detoxification, residential, medication assisted treatment (MAT), and outpatient programs under the guidance of an experienced clinical and medical team. Care is customized to the unique needs of each client. Last year, Farnum served nearly 10,000 adults seeking treatment for substance use.

For more information, visit farnumcenter.org.

Annette Escalante
Annette Escalante, Senior Vice President, Easterseals Farnum