A lifelong New Hampshire resident, Peter Thurber is currently a curriculum specialist and course director at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, where he works with students, faculty, and staff to better understand the intersection of the U.S. healthcare system with the health of communities. His work also includes the promotion of policies and programs to improve quality, increase access, and control the cost of healthcare.

In addition, Peter is a certified athletic trainer with 16 years of experience. He is credited with designing and developing the first sports medicine program at the Cardigan Mountain School and serving as President of the New Hampshire Athletic Trainers’ Association.

In addition to sitting on the board of Vital Communities, Peter is a board member of Mascoma Community Healthcare Inc., a nonprofit group working to bring a comprehensive medical, dental, and mental health facility to the Mascoma Valley. Peter holds two Master’s degrees, one in Education from Plymouth State University and a second in Public Health from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.