Medical Directors

MEDICAL DIRECTOR - 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 NH licensed dentists, pharmacists, veterinarians, in addition to physicians and physician assistants.

Dr. Garhart is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Preventative Medicine in Occupational Medicine, and by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. She is also a certified Medical Review Officer, a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) and HIMS AME for the FAA.

ASSISTANT MEDICAL DIRECTOR - DEANNE M. CHAPMAN, MS, PA-C

Ms. Chapman joined NHPHP as Assistant Medical Director in October of 2004 with a background in hospital employee health and occupational medicine. She received a majority of her PA training at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield Massachusetts and earned a BS (99’) and MS (13’) degree, both at Springfield College. Ms. Chapman also completed an Occupational and Environmental Medicine Certificate Program at Duke University Medical Center in 2003. She has been a board-certified physician assistant since 1999.

Ms. Chapman sees it as a privilege and a great responsibility to work with physicians and other health care professionals in the state during some of their most trying times to help ensure their health and, subsequently, the health of their patients.