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NH Department of Health and Human Services Announces Appointment of Wendi Aultman to Lead Bureau of Elderly
and Adult Services
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Division of Long Term Supports and Services
Publish Date:
November 3, 2017

Concord, NH – Jeffrey A. Meyers, Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), has appointed Wendi Aultman to the position of Bureau Chief for the Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (BEAS), effective November 24, 2017. DHHS recently established a new Division of Long Term Supports and Services that includes BEAS, the Bureau of Developmental Services (BDS), and Special Medical Services (SMS).

“Wendi has led several significant, innovative programs within BEAS that have enhanced how the Department serves the State’s aging population,” said Commissioner Meyers. “As we integrate services within the new Division, New Hampshire seniors will be well served by Wendi’s deep experience ensuring that seniors have access to the types of programs, services and supports to maintain their independence.”

Ms. Altman joined DHHS in 1998 as a Case Technician within the Rochester District Office. In 2001, she began with BEAS working with the ServiceLink Aging and Disability Resource Center Network. Ms. Aultman has continued as the ServiceLink Program Manager and has also led NHCarePath, the State’s No Wrong Door system of access for long term services and supports.

Ms. Aultman holds a Masters in Human Services Administration with a minor in Gerontology, is a certified Information and Referral Specialist for aging and disability, and a certified Public Manager. She has served as an at-large member of the New Hampshire Statewide Independent Living Council and provides leadership roles in the development of the State Person-Centered Options Counseling Program. Prior to joining the Department, Ms. Aultman worked in home health care as a CNA and day rehabilitation programs for persons with developmental and physical disabilities.

BEAS services are being integrated with BDS and SMS services under the umbrella of the Division of Long Term Supports and Services. The new Division serves individuals birth through the lifespan, ensuring comprehensive and coordinated services throughout a person’s life. Ms. Aultman will report to Division Director Chris Santaniello and work closely with Ms. Santaniello and BDS Director Sandy Hunt as they integrate the services provided by the new Division.

“Wendi has a strong commitment to partnering with internal and external stakeholders to meet the individual needs of the Division’s senior clients,” said Ms. Santaniello. “I am pleased that we were able to promote from within the organization and the Bureau for this position.”

 
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