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Headrest Names New Board Members, Elects Officers

Published: 7/31/2016 12:11:26 AM
Modified: 7/31/2016 12:11:27 AM

Lebanon — Two new members have joined Headrest’s board of directors, which elected officers at its annual meeting last month.

Also at the meeting, Ed Rajsteter, of Woodsville, received the nonprofit’s 2016 community service award.

The Lebanon-based agency offers addiction and crisis support services.

Karen Borgstrom, a Lyme attorney, is the first director of Partners for Community Wellness at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The organization serves as a conduit between communities and the health care system, with a focus on health policy and wellness, Headrest said in a news release.

Borgstrom is also an adjunct professor in conflict resolution at Vermont Law School.

Perry Eaton, of Claremont, is Mascoma Savings Bank’s VP senior information technology officer. Eaton is a member of the Vermont Bankers Association information systems committee and the New Hampshire Bankers Association information technology committee.

Laurie Harding, a registered nurse and Lebanon resident, was elected board president. Harding, who has served on the board for 10 years, also serves on New Hampshire’s Endowment for Health Advisory Council. She is a consultant for Armistead Senior Care and co-director for the Upper Valley Community Nursing Project.

Vice president Harrison Drinkwater, of Enfield, is a retired software analyst and serves on the board of the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society.

James Larrick, treasurer, of Etna, is a vice president in commercial lending at Mascoma Savings Bank.

Andy Daubenspeck, of Lebanon, will continue as board secretary. Daubenspeck is an active emeritus professor of physiology at Geisel School of Medicine. He volunteered on Headrest’s hotline from 1984 to 1991 and has been a board member since 2001.

Rajsteter was recognized for his long service in guiding the Friends of Grafton County Drug Court as it expands its influence statewide to become the newly formed Friends of New Hampshire Drug Courts, the release said. Drug courts are designed to work along with the criminal justice system to offer defendants whose offenses are driven by substance abuse an alternative sentencing option, as well as education, training and support.

— Staff report

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