Nicholas A. Toumpas, Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, will speak to the Amherst & Milford Democrats on Thursday, May 23rd at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Milford 20 Elm St., Milford. Doors will open at 6pm. Join us for a potluck supper at 6:30 and our 7pm speaker. A question and answer session will follow Nick’s presentation and discussion of the Affordable Care Act in NH.
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services is the largest State agency in New Hampshire with a $2 billion budget and 2,900 employees in more than 50 locations. Commissioner Toumpas began serving in this role in August 2007 when he was appointed Acting Commissioner, followed by his appointment as Commissioner in January 2008. In December 2011, Nick was reappointed to another four-year term as Commissioner.
Nick was born in New York City, raised in Concord, New Hampshire, and earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of New Hampshire. He began his career with the Department in 1973. After several years of state service, Nick left for the private sector where, for more than 20 years, he worked in the information technology and telecommunications field. While there he held senior positions in small, medium and large organizations. In 2002, Nick returned to the Department where, prior to being appointed Deputy Commissioner in 2007, he worked in the Division of Public Health Services directing the Department’s emerging emergency preparedness and response program. In that capacity, he helped build essential teams and established critical relationships with other State agencies and community organizations.