Michele Merritt is the Policy Director at New Futures in Concord, New Hampshire. Since joining New Futures, Michele has provided direction, leadership and management of New Futures’ policy initiatives related to Substance Use Disorder prevention, treatment and recovery. In her role as Policy Director, Michele analyzes policies, frames positions, convenes stakeholders, and provides education and support for stakeholders in policy implementation.Michele also oversees a number of grant initiatives related to New Futures’ mission. Prior to joining New Futures, Michele completed a Public Service Graduate Fellowship with the Disabilities Rights Center in Concord, New Hampshire. As a legal fellow, Michele provided representation to individuals with disabilities on issues ranging from special education to fair housing. Michele holds a BA and MPA from Clark University, and a JD from Penn State Law. Michele is a licensed attorney in NH and MA.