Margaret Franckhauser, MS, MPH, RN

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    Margaret Franckhauser


Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice

Laconia, NH

Margaret is the current Executive Director of Community Health & Hospice - a visiting nurse, hospice and community service organization serving the rural Lakes Region of New Hampshire.  Prior to this, Margaret served as a community hospital ambulatory services director, a nurse practitioner consultant in the NH Bureau of Maternal & Child Health, a nurse practitioner and Program Chief in the NH Bureau of Disease Control, a nurse practitioner in the Carolinas and New Hampshire, and a visiting nurse in Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD .  While in North Carolina, she served with the National Health Service Corps in a medically underserved coastal community. 

Margaret has served on numerous state and national health care and policy committees, foundations and boards including the Advanced Practice Task Force of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, the NH Tuberculosis Advisory Committee, the NH Governor's Health Care Task Force, the NH Adult Health Insurance Coverage Committee, the Foundation for Healthy Communities, the NH Charitable Foundation - Lakes Region, the NH Public Health Planning Advisory Committee and the Home Care Association of New Hampshire, where she currently serves as the President.  For six years, she was a member of the NH Board of Nursing - functioning as Vice President for three of those years.  During that time she was instrumental in shaping the laws governing advanced nursing practice in that state.  Awards include the NH Nurse of the Year (2003) and NH Nurse Practitioner of the Year (1997).  In 2006, her agency received the Supportive Nursing Environment Award by the NH Nurses Association - the first public health workplace ever to be granted that honor.