Annmarie French will serve as interim director.
MANCHESTER, NH – Annmarie French has been named interim director of the NH Coalition to End Homelessness as Executive Director Stephanie Savard steps down.
Savard made the announcement Monday via an email message to partners and supporters.
“I wish to inform our partners and friends that I have accepted a new career opportunity and will be leaving my role as the NHCEH Director. The past few years have been such a rewarding and exciting time. It has been an honor to represent the NHCEH with NH Congressional leader discussions, watching people with lived experience with homelessness discover their advocacy voice, and seeing students’ excitement as they head to college with a Hope Starts Here scholarship in hand. I thank all of those who support NHCEH in making the work lighter by supporting the mission. While leaving for a new opportunity is bittersweet, I am excited to see the NHCEH Board of Directors commit to ensuring that this transition period be one of reflection, growth, and a smooth process,” Savard wrote.
The NHCEH Board of Directors appointed French to provide continuity of leadership and guide the organization through this time of transition.
Most recently French served as Executive Director for the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute for five years, including one year in the role of Interim Director. She brings more than 20 years of communications experience, including four years as Communications Manager for the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute and seven years as Communications Specialist with the New Hampshire Municipal Association/Local Government Center, also serving for six years as Associate Editor of New Hampshire Town and City Magazine. She previously held communications roles for the City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development, supporting the Business Development and Housing divisions.
She also has served on the Board of Families in Transition since 2017.