Welcome to the Breathe New Hampshire website. Founded in 1916 by Dr. Robert B. Kerr, our organization is the oldest voluntary public health agency in New Hampshire. We are the primary resource for lung health information and programming in the Granite State, and we take our mission seriously.
Since our founding, we have changed our name several times. In 2007, our Board of Directors made the strategic decision to remain an independent, New Hampshire nonprofit. Despite the name changes, we have remained the same legal organization, advancing the same mission since our founding.
Our Board of Directors, volunteers, staff and all those that support our work are proud of our long history. We could not continue to advance our mission, to eliminate lung disease and improve the quality of life for those living with lung disease in New Hampshire, without their support and involvement.
We invite you to look at our most recent annual report as it will provide an overview of our current program of work and events. We also hope that you will consider becoming involved or supporting our important work.
President & CEO
Daniel Fortin is the President & CEO of Breathe New Hampshire. A native of the state, Dan started his work with the organization as a volunteer in 1992, serving as a member of the Development Committee and on the Golf Committee. His initial volunteer involvement led to his becoming a member of the Board of Directors in 1996, serving as Treasurer for 6 years and then as Board Chair. After 27 years in finance in two corporations, Dan wanted to do something more meaningful. Ultimately he resigned from the Board of Directors and was chosen to become the President & CEO. In addition to his work with Breathe New Hampshire, Dan has served on Board of Trustees, and is Past Chair, of the Visiting Nurse Association of Manchester and Southern New Hampshire since 2009. He is currently a member, and Past President, of the Manchester Rotary Club. Dan received his BS in Accounting and MBA from Southern New Hampshire University and attended the Stanford University Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders. He has been married to his wife Kathy for 36 years.
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