Ned Helms, Director
Telephone: (603) 862-5030
Ned Helms, MA, currently serves as Director of the New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice, a position he has held since 2001 when he became its founding director. Mr. Helms provides leadership for the Institute by overseeing the continued growth and direction of the Institute, investigating and pursuing the development of research and demonstration projects, and facilitating collaborative linkages with health and health policy organizations throughout New Hampshire and New England. As a part of his role at the Institute, he also worked to establish the Citizens Health Initiative in September of 2005, and was director until 2012.
Mr. Helms has over 30 years of experience in New Hampshire health policy and politics. His experience spans the health policy field and includes, serving as: a Legislative and Administrative Assistant for Health Policy within the U. S. Senate, Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services for New Hampshire, founder and President of a health policy consulting firm (Helms and Company), and Chief Administrative Officer of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of New Hampshire.
Mr. Helms serves on the Boards of Goodwill of Northern New England, the National School Leaders Network and is a member of the Executive Committee of the College of Health and Human Services.
He has a Master of Arts in American Government from the University of New Hampshire.