As the Regional Public Health Network Services/SNS Coordinator for the Greater Nashua Public Health region, Ms. Crooker is tasked with managing the programs falling under the Regional Public Health Network contract with NH DHHS, including Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP), Substance Misuse Prevention (SMP), and Substance Use Continuum of Care initiatives.
Ms. Crooker joined the City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services in May 2008 as the PHEP Coordinator, responsible for increasing the region’s capacity to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies by developing regional public health emergency response plans, coordinating planning efforts and coordinating exercise activities.
In addition, Ms. Crooker is the lead contact for the Greater Nashua Public Health Advisory Council. As such, she continues to dedicate significant effort to the development and cultivation of relationships with regional, state and national partners to improve public health through collaboration and cohesion.
Ms. Crooker holds a Masters in Public Health with a concentration on Policy and Management from the University of New Hampshire in 2008 and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a specialization in Criminal Justice and Sociology.
Ms. Crooker has worked in public health since 1997, beginning in the areas of HIV/AIDS services and Family Violence. Her work has had a strong focus building effective collaborations to address the needs of underserved populations within Southern NH. Ms. Crooker is an ad-hoc member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Nashua Medical Reserve Corps, a member of the NH Public Health Association and sits on numerous state, local, and national committees/workgropus addressing various public health issues.