Medical Staff

MEDICAL DIRECTOR - MOLLY ROSSIGNOL, DO FAAFP FASAM

Dr. Molly Rossignol is a graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a family medicine residency at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston in 1999 and practiced family medicine in New Hampshire for 15 years before completing a fellowship at the University of Wisconsin- Madison in Addiction Medicine in 2015. Dr. Rossignol helped to start inpatient and outpatient addiction focused programs in primary care in two community hospitals prior to accepting the position of NHPHP Medical Director.

Dr. Rossignol has been on the Governor’s Healthcare Task Force for Substance Use Prevention, Treatment and Recovery since 2008. She is a contributing author to the New Hampshire Practice Guidance Document on Best Practices: Key Components for Delivering Community Best Medication Assisted Treatment Services for Opioid Use Disorders in New Hampshire.

Dr. Rossignol trains, supports, and mentors healthcare professionals as they learn more about substance use disorders and care for those with addiction. She is on the New Hampshire Medical Society Council, represents the Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine as an Advocacy Chairperson in New Hampshire, and is the past president of the NH Academy of Family Physicians.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR EMERITUS - SALLY J. GARHART, MD

Dr. Garhart received her undergraduate degree from Westminster College of Salt Lake City and her medical degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine. After completing her residency in internal medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical Center, she practiced primary care/internal medicine in Peterborough, NH. She transitioned to Occupational Medicine at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center (SNHMC) in 1992 for a more balanced life and was later recruited to serve on the NH Medical Society Physician Health Committee after developing SNHMC’s first Fitness for Duty Policy for the medical staff.

Dr. Garhart’s work with the Physician Health Committee lead to an appointment as Medical Director of the NH Physician Health Program in 2002 (an initiative of the NH Medical Society). She was instrumental in establishing the NH Professionals Health Program which was incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit organization in 2007, and now offers confidential services to 13 NH licensing boards. After 19 years at the helm of the NHPHP, Dr. Garhart retired in February of 2021. The program is exceedingly grateful for her many years of service and dedication to the health and well-being of NH physicians and other health care professionals.

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS - DEANNE M. CHAPMAN, MS, PA-C

Deanne “Dee” Chapman, MS, PA-C, earned a BS (99') and an MS (13') degree, both at Springfield College, and received a majority of her PA training at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA.   In 2003, she received additional certification and training from Duke University Medical Center, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  Ms. Chapman has lived and worked in NH since 2001 and joined the NH Professionals Health Program, (NHPHP), in 2004, where she currently serves as Director of Operations.  Ms. Chapman sees it as a privilege and great responsibility to work with physicians, PAs, and other health care professionals in the state during some of their most trying times to help ensure their fitness and recovery and, by extension, the health and well-being of the patients they treat.

Ms. Chapman currently serves on the Executive Board as Treasurer for the Federation of State Physician Health Programs, (FSPHP).  She also chairs the FSPHP Finance Committee and serves on the FSPHP Funding Development Committee. She is an active member of the National Organization of Alternative Programs and the American Academy of Physician Assistants, (AAPA). Ms. Chapman is the elected Treasurer and Chief Delegate of the NH Society of Physician Assistants and is an active member of the AAPA House of Delegates.  She lives in Bedford, NH with her husband and two daughters and enjoys baking, visiting the coast of Maine and traveling in general.

CLINICAL COORDINATOR - PETE DALPRA LADC, LCS

Peter “Pete” DalPra, LADC and LCS, has been working in the field of addiction treatment since 1993, serving as a counselor, an outreach worker, a clinical supervisor, and a program director. As a leader and advocate for treatment in New Hampshire, Pete has also served on government commissions, on the boards of associations, and as a member of behavioral health coalitions.

Pete began his career after he went through addiction treatment thirty years ago. He recalls, “with a couple of the staff members, you could see in their eyes they really cared about us; that was a calling.” He decided to give back by becoming an addiction counselor, and he quickly knew it was where he belonged.

Pete has an associate degree in human services, with a major in alcohol and drug abuse counseling, from New Hampshire Technical Institute where he now teaches as adjunct faculty. After earning his degree, Pete worked with Nashua Public Health Department doing street outreach to clients who were HIV positive. He also worked as a counselor for adults and adolescents at Seaborne Hospital.

Pete is experienced with providing care for a range of people and has worked across the continuum of care. He has served as a HIV/AIDS chemical dependency case manager with New Hampshire Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Recovery and as an alcohol and drug counselor at a teen outpatient program. At Serenity Place in Manchester from 2002-2009, he filled the roles of clinical director and interim executive director. From there while working in his private practice he was recruited to be the program director for the Phoenix House in Franklin NH and soon was given the expanded role of overseeing the Phoenix Houses in Northfield and Dublin NH. As director, Pete focused much of his efforts on building up and training staff assisting them towards licensure.

In addition to his work over the past 28 years , Pete has served as 2-time president of the New Hampshire Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NHADACA) and as such served on the board of directors for NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals. Pete was State certified to teach impaired driver intervention programs and was appointed by Governor John Lynch to a commission that examined DWI education and intervention programs and worked on DWI legislation. Governors’ Lynch and Hassan appointed him to the New Hampshire Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals where he served for six years.

Pete enjoys spending time with his 7 grandchildren, has been playing Bass Guitar for 50 years, was involved with Little League Baseball for 30 years and likes playing golf with people who are better than he is so they can play down to his level!

CLINICAL ADVOCATE - MARY BEHNKE, RN BSN, RN, RxYT, HTP/A

Mary Behnke, BSN, RN, RxYT, HTP/A, received her ADN from the College of Lake County in Grayslake, IL and her BSN at Alverno College in Milwakee, WI with support from the VA Health Professional Scholarship. She began her nursing career as a pediatric RN in a private practice in Highland Park, IL and later became a public health RN for the Lake County Health Department in Waukegan, IL. To fulfill her obligation with the VA, she traveled to Memphis, TN and was a staff nurse for the cardiac care unit then moved to NH and worked in numerous departments throughout the Manchester VA health system. She retired from the VA in 2017 after having worked as the Women Veterans Program Manager for several years.

Since retirement, she has been a volunteer Yogacaps teacher at the Manchester VA, Elliot Cancer Center, and Catholic Medical Center. For many years, she has led the volunteer team that provides massage, Reiki, cranio-sacral, acupressure and Healing Touch at the VA’s monthly First Saturday clinic, serving Veterans, caregivers, staff, and the community with free alternative support for chronic pain, PTSD, addiction, and optimum wellness.

Mary is privileged to join NHPHP as a part-time Clinical Advocate. She brings to this position her experience as a nurse, Rx Yoga teacher, Healing Touch provider, and as a woman in long term recovery. Her personal and professional journey since receiving the gift of sobriety prepared her for this work and she enjoys bringing her holistic perspective to NHPHP participants. Mary’s efforts focus on the mission of NHPHP through outreach and education so that the message of hope, healing and recovery are heard throughout the medical communities including the licensing boards, NH-hospitals, professional associations and most especially, the licensed professionals throughout the state.