Dr. John Bunker is Director of External Relations in the College of Health and Human Services. He has served as President of New Futures since its inception in 1997 and previously served on its Advisory Board. John’s experience includes over 25 years in the prevention and treatment of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug problems. He served on the Board of Directors of the New England Institute on Addictions Studies, the New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Commission, the State Incentive Grant Advisory Committee, and the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Underage Drinking
Task Force. He currently serves on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation National Advisory Committee for the Local Initiative Funding Partners Program and Reclaiming Futures Program.
After serving as a VISTA Volunteer in Alabama and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia, he received his Masters of Health Science and Doctor of Science, from The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.
John has worked in community-based alcohol and drug abuse service agencies, held faculty appointments at the University of Texas Medical Branch and George Mason University, and provided health care consultation to a variety of national and international clients. A native of New Hampshire, he returned to the Granite State in 1996 to serve as Vice President of Health Risk Management at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire.