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About Us 2017-11-03T13:50:44+00:00

HELPING PEOPLE ACHIEVE THEIR OWN SUMMITS

Since 1953, Crotched Mountain has provided ground-breaking services to children and adults with disabilities. Nestled on a breathtaking, 1,400-acre campus in Greenfield New Hampshire, Crotched Mountain combines a rich history with a never ending pursuit of innovation to deliver premium services to the most vulnerable among us.

Crotched Mountain’s impact reaches throughout New Hampshire, New England, and the nation. And regardless of the service or the geography, all of our services are tied together by a core belief: every person has unique goals and we will bring our expertise and resources to bear in pursuit of those summits.

CM About Us

HELPING PEOPLE ACHIEVE THEIR OWN SUMMITS

Since 1953, Crotched Mountain has provided ground-breaking services to children and adults with disabilities. Nestled on a breathtaking, 1,400-acre campus overlooking the Contoocook River Valley in New Hampshire, Crotched Mountain combines a rich history with a never ending pursuit of innovation and impact to deliver premium services to the most vulnerable among us.

Crotched Mountain’s impact reaches throughout New Hampshire, New England, and the nation. And regardless of the service or the geography, all of our services are tied together by a core belief: every person has unique goals and we will bring our expertise and resources to bear in pursuit of those summits.

Our Mission

Crotched Mountain Foundation is dedicated to serving individuals with disabilities and their families, embracing personal choice and development, and building communities of mutual support.

Our Founder, Harry Gregg

CMF Founder Harry Gregg

Harry Alan Gregg, founder of the Crotched Mountain Foundation, was born in 1883. His love for children inspired him to start a program in Nashua where he arranged for host families to take poor children into their homes for the summer. This idea soon expanded and Gregg established a camp for children on Crotched Mountain.

Once Gregg established the children’s camp, he met Ezra Jones, MD, who was working to rehabilitate World War I veterans with war injuries. Jones was the first orthopedic doctor in New Hampshire. Together, they founded the New Hampshire Society for Crippled Children in 1936. The Society publicized the need for more extensive treatment programs for people with disabilities, lobbied for favorable legislation and carried on mobile rehabilitation clinics around the state.

One day, while passing through Greenfield, Gregg was stopped by a local resident who suggested that he consider the property on top of Crotched Mountain for expanding his children’s programs. Gregg was thrilled with the idea.

Crotched Mountain opened its doors 1953. The hallmark of its near 60-year history has been an ability to adapt to meet the needs of many populations, many of whom have unique challenges and disabilities.

Today, Crotched Mountain provides services to over 2,000 children and adults each year. Though Harry A. Gregg died in 1972, the vision of Crotched Mountain is still guided by something he once said:

“The most remarkable thing about the handicapped is that they are seeking but an ordinary future. It is up to us to help them in any way we can.”

In 1953, Harry Alan Gregg, Nancy Woodman (student), Helen Crathern (Education Administrator), and Elizabeth Orton Jones (famous writer and illustrator of children’s books and creator of the “Four Seasons” murals at Crotched Mountain) mark the opening of Crotched Mountain’s 40-bed Children’s Center for children with polio. (photo above)

In 2011, former Senator Judd Gregg (grandson of Harry Alan Gregg) and members of the Gregg family were on hand to mark the opening of the Gregg Trail, part of the first wheelchair accessible hiking trails on Crotched Mountain. (photo below)

Our Leadership

  • Michael Coughlin, President and CEO (email)
  • Scott Graff, Chief Financial Officer (email)
  • Melissa White, Chief of School and Community Living (email)
  • Kevin Harte, Vice President of Advancement (email)
  • Michael Terrian, NHA, Senior Vice President of Administration (email )
  • Lisa Perales, Vice President of Nursing, Program Director for Crotched Mountain Community Care (email)
  • Jon Eriquezzo, Vice President of Innovation (email)
  • Jerry Hunter, Vice President of Information Services (email )
  • Jon Dash, Vice President of Human Resources (email )
  • Dennis Bradley, Director of Behavioral Science (email)
  • Andra Hall, Ed.D., Director of Education (email)
  • Linda Murphy, Director of Rehabilitation Services (email)
  • David Johnson, Director of Marketing and Communications (email )

Board of Directors

  • Ethan Arnold
  • Charles H. Baldwin
  • David H. Barnes
  • Michael Coughlin
  • Benjamin F. Gayman, Esq.
  • Deanna S. Howard
  • Leslie Kenney
  • Bruce King
  • James C. Piet
  • Susan Reeves EdD, RN
  • Nancy VanVranken, M.D,
  • James W. Varnum
  • Alex Walker
  • Cynthia Yuknewicz

Trustees

  • Bonnie Bennett
  • Raymond Benoit
  • W. Carl Cooley, MD
  • Jennifer Crowell
  • Jay Dinkel
  • Brian Donovan
  • Gilbert L. Fuld, M.D.
  • Gretchen Gaul
  • Charles Giacopelli
  • Janet Green
  • Donald P. Hart
  • David Hedstrom, D.D.S.
  • Tim Leach
  • Harold D. Losey, Jr.
  • James G. McGuire, M.D.
  • Lucas M. Merrow
  • Josephine Monbouquette
  • Robert Peraino, M.D.
  • Carol Schapira
  • Marilyn Soper
  • Richard G. Verney

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