Eric Chinburg founded Chinburg Properties in 1987. With over 20 years of experience, Eric has built hundreds of homes in New Hampshire and Maine. With a strong foundation in single family custom homebuilding, Eric has expanded the company to include; multi-unit communities and adaptive re-use of abandoned mill properties. Eric has been recognized as a leader in open space and conservation development.
Christine Frost is currently the Executive Director of North Country Council. Previously, she was Director of the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission in Lebanon. Christine has managed a great variety of projects, water and sewer infrastructure development, all-hazard and wildfire mitigation planning, natural resource planning, and economic development initiatives. She managed the financing and construction of the Dartmouth Regional Technology Center, a bio-tech business incubator that has been instrumental in creating over forty businesses.
Anna Thomas, MPH is a New Hampshire native and has been with the Manchester Health Department since 1994. In May of 2007, she was promoted to the position of Deputy Public Health Director of the City of Manchester. In this role, she assists the Public Health Director in the administrative oversight of the Department with 70 full and part time staff and a total budget of over $5,000,000.00 serving a community of 110,000 people. She holds a particular passion for urban health improvement, resident mobilization and neighborhood revitalization.
Majora Carter is an urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. She is responsible for the creation & successful implementation of numerous green-infrastructure projects, policies, and job training & placement systems.
Her long list of awards and honorary degrees include accolades from groups as diverse as Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, John Podesta’s Center for American Progress, Goldman Sachs, as well as a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship. Her 2006 TED talk was one of the first 6 videos to launch their groundbreaking website. Majora is a Board Member of the US Green Building Council and the Andrew Goodman Foundation.
Majora embodies the American Dream. She has continually set new standards of excellence with projects in her South Bronx community, while expanding her reach nationally and internationally. Her philanthropic pursuits and business interests have all pointed toward greater self-esteem and economic potential for low-income people everywhere.
Dick Ober leads the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the largest private provider of nonprofit grants and student aid in northern New England. Dick has 30 years of experience in nonprofit management and civic affairs. Before coming to the Foundation he held senior staff positions at the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and the Monadnock Conservancy. He has served on numerous nonprofit boards and public commissions, including several gubernatorial appointments.
Pawn Nitichan was a founding staff team member of City Year New Hampshire and currently serves as the Executive Director of City Year NH and a Vice President of City Year Inc. During Nitichan’s tenure, City Year NH (CYNH) has more than doubled its service capacity, hosted the National Convention during the Presidential Primaries, and moved its service location to New Hampshire’s largest city, Manchester, where the corps currently serves in the six lowest performing elementary schools in the state.
M. Christine Dwyer (Chris) is senior vice president and co-owner of RMC Research, a national firm headquartered in Portsmouth NH and engaged in research and consultation in areas related to the well-being of families, children, and communities. RMC staff work in K-12 education, the arts, literacy, social services, prevention, and media. Dwyer is serving her fifth term as an elected Portsmouth City Councilor. Over the past 30 years, she has had significant experience with nonprofit organizations, most often with arts and culture organizations.
Paul Mailhot leads Dyn’s Bizops team. Paul has been a fixture in the NH high tech scene for years, he has spent the past 19 years in various leadership positions at Autodesk, Inc. including Sales, Sales Management, Academic Programs, Learning and Training and Business Development. Paul is the current Chair of the NH High Technology Council and is also one of the earliest members/supporters of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of NH.
Dr. Melissa Nemon is the founder of Nemon Consulting LLC, established in 2005. Melissa holds a Ph.D. in Community Economic Development (CED), a field of social science that focuses on community-based solution and benefits, particularly for marginalized and disadvantaged groups. Her specialization is evaluation and research methodology to determine overall impact. She has an extensive background in program/project management, strategic planning, evaluation, logic models, and research methodology.