Save the date!

Thursday, October 5, 2017
7:30 - 10:30 A.M
Grappone Conference Center
Concord, NH  




Moderated by:

Scott Spradling​,
The Spradling Group

This year’s NH Business Review Executive Series, “Health Care Trends,” will feature a look at important health care policy updates and what to expect in the near future, along with a panel of experts to share multiple health care perspectives regarding mental health and addiction in the workplace.

The forum will include a perspective on health care policy from keynote speaker Ed Prewitt, editorial director of NEJM Catalyst (, a new digital publication launched by the New England Journal of Medicine. Prewitt will provide an up-to-the-minute update on the health care policy debate in Washington, and how it affects New Hampshire businesses and citizens.

The morning forum will include a panel of local experts who will discuss how mental health and addiction issues affect businesses and health care providers, how a business should handle a condition, as well as local and national policies on the topic.

This annual event is open to everyone, but the forum is specifically ideal for business executives, health care providers, clinicians, benefits specialists and human resource professionals.

Online ticket sales for this event have ended.

Tickets will be available at the door for $42 each.

Keynote speaker: Edward Prewitt, Editorial Director, NEJM Catalyst

As Editorial Director for NEJM Catalyst (, which is a new publication launched by the New England Journal of Medicine, Edward Prewitt oversees all editorial content for the daily digital publication, monthly Insights reports, and quarterly events. NEJM Catalyst’s mission is to advance a national and international dialogue to drive innovation in health care delivery.

Ed is an experienced business journalist, having previously served as Editorial Director for HealthLeaders Media, Executive Editor for CIO magazine, and Reporter for Fortune magazine. He has also worked in management consulting, as a Research Associate for Harvard Business School, and as a Research Fellow for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Ed holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and is a graduate of Duke University.


Adam Hamel, McLane Middleton

Adam is a director in McLane Middleton's Litigation Department, concentrating his practice in the areas of business, employment and probate litigation. Adam regularly assists clients on a variety of commercial and employment litigation matters, including claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, and violations of restrictive covenants. Adam also has extensive experience working on will contests, fiduciary litigation and guardianships.

Adam received his J.D., magna cum laude, from New England Law / Boston in 2005.

John Burns, Director, SOS Recovery Community Organization

John Burns is the Director of SOS Recovery Community Organization in Strafford County with recovery community centers in Dover, Rochester and Durham.  John is a person in long term recovery and also has a daughter who has struggled with substance misuse.  He is the founder of Families Hoping and Coping,  a family support group for family members and loved ones of those struggling with substance misuse with weekly meetings in Dover and Portsmouth, NH. John serves on the advisory board for the NH Harm Reduction Coalition and has been active as a volunteer and advocate in the recovery community for several years.  He has his MBA and is the proud father of two daughters and also has two grandsons.

Dr. William Brewster, Vice President, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care - New Hampshire

Dr. William Brewster is the VP of the New Hampshire Regional Market at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.  Joining Harvard Pilgrim in 2012, he was Utilization Management Medical Director, overseeing the evaluation of medical necessity and efficiency of the use of health care services for its more than one million members in New England.  

Dr. Brewster received his undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont in 1977 and his MD from George Washington University in 1981. Bill, a New Hampshire native, is a board certified internist who has practiced in NH since 1987 and in the Rochester community since 1994. During his career, he has served as Medical Director for Seacoast Redicare, Medical Director for the IPA Physicians Association of Rochester, and Director of the IPA’s PHO Health Advantage NH.  He also currently serves on the Board of Directors on the Citizens Health Initiative and the Foundation for Healthy Communities. 

Alex Ray, Owner, The Common Man Family of Restaurants

Alex Ray is the owner and founder of The Common Man Family of Restaurants, and is known just as much for his family-style restaurants across New Hampshire as he is for his tireless philanthropic work in communities across the state. He opened the first Common Man in Ashland, NH in November of 1971, and since then has built a thriving hospitality business throughout New Hampshire including 18 restaurants, two Common Man Inns, a Spa, a Company Store and The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center, employing more than 1,000 people. Alex's mantra for The Common Man family has always been "Do Good," and he encourages all employees to get involved with their local communities, through hosting fund-raisers at each location and volunteering their own personal time.   

Photos from 2017 Health Care Trends



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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

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