Lovering Health Center in Greenland, NH Names New Executive Director
Sandi Denoncour has been named executive director of a Greenland, NH nonprofit organization that has been providing sexual and reproductive health care services to Seacoast residents for over 40 years.
Lovering Health Center is the only reproductive health center providing abortion care east of Manchester and only one of two independent centers in the state.
Denoncour assumed her leadership role in August after a robust public search and brings over 20 years of experience in nonprofit settings, according to a press release.
Denoncour served as director of care coordination for Integrated Delivery Network Region 6, where she supported healthcare integration projects, facilitated multidisciplinary community-based collaborations, and reported to officials at the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.
Trained as a registered nurse, Denoncour previously managed practices at Lamprey Health Care in Newmarket and Raymond, according to the press release.
Board Chair Cynthia Bear said they are confident Denoncour is the right leader for Lovering at this crucial time.
“Sandi is passionate about our mission and dedicated to ensuring and even expanding access to reproductive healthcare despite the current political obstacles," Bear said in a statement.
Denoncour said Seacoast residents deserve high-quality, compassionate care that honors each patient’s right to self-determination and choice.
“It is essential that these vital services remain accessible in New Hampshire and I look forward to ensuring that the Lovering remains a leader in reproductive care, especially as attacks on reproductive rights in New Hampshire and across the country continue to ramp up," Denoncour said in a statement.
One of the provisions in New Hampshire's Fetal Life Protection Act signed into law by Gov. Chris Sununu bans abortion after 24 weeks, except for emergencies involving the health of the mother. There are not currently any exceptions for rape, incest or fetal abnormalities.
A doctor caught performing an abortion banned by this policy could be charged with a Class B felony and be fined between $10,000 and $100,000.
The law is scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1.
Lovering Health Center's services include contraception, wellness exams, testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, abortion services and gender-affirming care.
For more information, visit www.jglhc.org or call 603-436-7588.
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