Our Team

We measure our success by what our clients achieve.

For example, we’re proud to have helped New Hampshire:

  • Decrease the rate of tobacco and vape product sales to youth by 52% from 2022 to 2023,
  • Evaluate the Regional Public Health Network (RPHN) system and plan for the future through RPHN 2.0,
  • Develop state Standards of Excellence and a Comprehensive Review Process for Recovery Community Organizations,
  • Implement a pilot project “Thriving in the Workplace” to address exposure to secondary trauma and burnout among the behavioral health workforce, and
  • Increase the use of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey and other data to reduce substance misuse and related problems.

Laurie Barger Sutter

CEO and founder

Helps people design systems that enhance well-being.

Jeff Barr


Helps people use data to improve programming and keep tobacco and vape products out of the hands of youth.

Elliott Vanskike

Managing Editor

Creates and produces materials that empower people to make positive change.

Mana Rose

Director of Research and Evaluation

Helps people use science to improve organizational outcomes and people’s lives.

Melissa Silvey 

Technical Assistance Manager

Manages, crafts, and guides interventions that improve outcomes for people.

Paul Sutter headshot



Kai Eason

Backup Program Coordinator, FDA Tobacco Program/Operations Team Lead


Stephen Clark