Marguerite joined the Institute for Health Policy and Practice (IHPP) in 2008 and has been a member the Center on Aging and Community Living (CACL) since 2011. Currently, Marguerite has a focus on telehealth and telepractice. She is a participant in the Northern New England Project ECHO™ Collaborative Leadership Team, which is a project supported by a HRSA grant aimed at demonoplizing medical knowledged and improving care to rural and underserved populations. In alignment with this work, Marguerite is also assisting in the development of an interdisciplinary UNH TelePractice Center.
Additionally, she works on projects to support access to person-centered long-term care options for older adults and persons living with a disability. She is currently engaged in a research study investigating senior housing resources.
Marguerite also serves on the planning committee for the UNH Age of Champions event, a health fair to educate the public and share information, research and tools related to healthy, active aging. In 2016 she received the Excellence in Collaboration Award for her efforts on the 2016 Age of Champions event. Prior her work with the IHPP and CACL, she worked as a mental health clinician for children and families.
Previous projects around aging and disability have included program development, implementation support and training development on a number of Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) projects. With her social work and communication background, Marguerite has extensive knowledge in creating educational, online trainings and videos related healthcare. Additionally, she has worked with the CACL team to create dynamic and interactive online trainings around various topics like mental health, veterans support, serving children and families and substance use disorders. In addition, she serves on the CACL Communications Team helping to coordinate communications activities for the Center.