Tracey Simmers, CMPE
Tracey Simmers, CMPE, is the Practice Administrator for Garrison Women's Health, a physician-owned OB/GYN office in Dover, NH. Tracey leads and develops financial and operational processes for the success of the organization. Tracey is a member of both NHMGMA and MGMA, and she received her board certification from the American College of Medical Practice Executives in 2017. Tracey has two children, both UNH graduates, and she lives in Rochester with her husband John and their dog Daisy. Her favorite hobby is bargain shopping!
Elizabeth Samson, MBA, CMPE
Beth Samson is a healthcare professional dedicated to the delivery of the highest level of care ensuring the top level of patient satisfaction, lowest cost, and best outcomes for our patients. Currently, Beth serves as the Executive Director of Physician Practice Associates for Catholic Medical Center (CMC) in Manchester. She obtained her MBA from the University of Phoenix, Masters of Art in Speech-Language Pathology from The University of Memphis, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Louisiana State University. Beth is an avid animal lover, is active in the local equestrian community, and enjoys exploring the coastline of her adopted New Hampshire home.
Becky Manter has worked in the healthcare field for more than 25 years. She began her career as a CNA where she provided care for patients in long-term care facilities. She was hired in 1998 by Lakes Region Urology where she worked as a medical assistant and helped to start a surgical center in Laconia. In 2007, Becky was instrumental in opening Wright & Associates Family Healthcare. Over the past 11 years, she has moved into an office manager position at the Concord office. She is now the practice manager of Wright & Associates Family Healthcare where she oversees two practices, is responsible for a staff of 25, and oversees an annual operations budget of more than 3 million annually. She prides herself as a patient and staff advocate. Becky has been very instrumental in the formation and continuation of the NH Chamber of Entrepreneurial Nurse Practitioners, an organization which has been meeting quarterly for 11 years to assist Nurse Practitioners with business support. Becky is a NH native, having grown up in Meredith, NH. She currently resides in Franklin, with her fiancé, Walter Cammack. She has one daughter, Kelsey, a teacher who is recently engaged to Rogan. She also has two step sons, Alex, a Junior at UMass Lowell and Nathan, a Junior at the Tilton School. Becky is excited to bring her passion to MGMA and looks forward to helping this organization to meet the needs of its members.
Judy LaFrance, MBA, CMPE
Mary Sullivan has worked in healthcare for more than 20 years. She has been the Practice Manager for Nashua Dermatology Associates for more than eight years, and recently acquired Foundation Skin Surgery and Dermatology. Ms. Sullivan received her Associates Degree from Hesser College and is currently working on her Bachelors Degree from Southern New Hampshire University. She grew up in Nashua where she currently works, but now resides in Hudson, NH.
Immediate Past President
Bonnie Fessenden, CMPE
Bonnie has worked at Foundation Medical Partners since February 1996. Bonnie is a member of both NHMGMA and MGMA. She holds an Associate Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management from Southern New Hampshire University. She received her CMPE certification from the American College of Medical Practice Executives in August 2014. Bonnie and her husband live in Brookline, NH where they have raised two children, and are busy and proud grandparents of five.
David Hutton, MBA, CMPE