Editor’s note: Sen. Dan Feltes, D-Concord, is running for governor. Manchester Ink Link broke the story about Cheryl Wilkie’s departure.
Statement on Cheryl Wilkie’s Abrupt Departure From Farnum Center
Concord, NH — Tuesday it was reported that Cheryl Wilkie is no longer the COO of the Farnum Center after 12 years with the organization.
Sen. Dan Feltes, D-Concord, released the following statement on her departure:
“Few have done more to help Granite Staters during our growing opioid crisis than Cheryl Wilkie. Her tireless work has saved countless lives of those with substance use disorder. She is one of the few experts with the courage to challenge policymakers to improve systems that are flawed and ineffective; including, despite the best efforts of people on the ground, the failing Doorways program. Cheryl’s abrupt departure is a huge loss to New Hampshire, to our recovery community, and to our overall ability to combat this growing crisis. If we are going to stem the tide of the opioid crisis, we need more people like Cheryl Wilkie – people who are willing to tell policymakers what they need to hear, not just what they want to hear.”