Executive Director: Jena Mottola
 Nonprofits each have a culture of their own, but what doesn’t change is the skills needed to run one  smoothly. Learning to play nice in the sandbox lends nicely to strong partnerships and a healthy  organization. Jena Mottola comes to NHPA with over 25 years in the nonprofit arena. When Jena first  started her career her focus was on family  and immigrant literacy education and outreach. Her years  working in Cambridge, Massachusetts gave her the foundation and experience to understand a broad  range of social and economic issues that communities continue to face today.

 Moving back to the Midwest was when Jena began leading a team of professionals at a nonprofit  museum. Jumping  in with her sleeves rolled, she quickly took the organization from a marginal number of visitors to over fifteen thousand per year. No small feat. She did this by raising additional grant funds, gaining memberships, expanding educational programming and hiring a supporting staff. That sounds simple on paper but what it means is that Jena’s professional strategy focuses on three main areas when aligning herself with any organization; partnerships, fiscal preparedness and leading a thriving team.

Jena is passionate about nonprofit work and has a personal and lifelong respect for mental health. In her spare time she immerses herself in all things health and nutrition. She loves hiking and hanging out with her husband, two kiddos and the family dog. Jena holds a dual master’s degree in nonprofit management as well as negotiation and conflict resolution.  


 Assistant Director: Leslie Gould, MSW
 Leslie joined NHPA in January of 2016. She received her MSW from New York University. Following  graduate  school, she  worked in NYC doing substance abuse education in public schools. In addition,  she  was a medical  social worker at a large  teaching hospital in the West Village of NYC during the  crack  epidemic and AIDS  crisis. After leaving NYC, Leslie worked with  families in an ICU, was a  clinician in a  Methadone Maintenance  program, and worked with students in a college counseling  center. She decided  to step away from clinical  work while raising two young children, and she began  working as an Office  Manager of a busy internal  medicine practice. In supporting the work of  psychologists, assisting the  public with accessing  resources, and  promoting the mission of NHPA,  Leslie utilizes her background in  mental health and management. 


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Phone- 603-415-0451

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