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NH Center for Nonprofits Announces Graduates of Hoffman-Haas Fellowship

Nineteen new graduates completed the Hoffman-Haas Fellowship, a nonprofit board leadership program of the NH Center for Nonprofits. Each of the graduating Hoffman-Haas Fellows received mentoring from an experienced board member and attended workshops with nationally recognized experts on topics of fiscal strategy, sustainability, fundraising, and governance.

The Fellowship responds to the critical need for an expanded and diverse pool of community leaders who are ready to bring their talent, passion and commitment to volunteer board service. Since the program launched in 2014, more than 200 Fellows and Mentors from across the state have completed the program. The 2017 Central Region cohort was generously sponsored by Cogswell Benevolent Trust, Lincoln Financial Group, McLane Middleton and Merrimack County Savings Bank. Named in honor of two NH philanthropists known for their dedication to the vibrancy of our state and the well-being of families, the Hoffman-Haas Fellowship honors John E. Hoffman Jr. of Sullivan and Thomas W. Haas of Durham.

The next cohort of the Hoffman-Haas Fellowship is scheduled for the fall of 2017 and will be held in the Seacoast region. For more information and to apply, visit

Below are photos of the graduation and a list of Fellows and Mentors.

Front, Left to Right: Giselle Rodriguez (Fellow), Jason Gregoire (Fellow), John Callahan (Mentor), David Simons (Fellow), Kathleen Reardon (CEO at the NH Center for Nonprofits), Janelle Travers (Fellow), Courtney Gray (Fellow), Kara Dougherty (Fellow), Terry Sturke (Mentor), Beverly Parent (Fellow). Back, Left to Right: Charles Goodwin (Sponsor), Pat McGee (Mentor), Michael Sampson (Fellow), Lee Bruder (Mentor), Erin Langille (Fellow), Carolyn Benthien (Mentor), Claudi Shilo (Fellow), Wayne Robinson (Mentor), Harry Malone (Mentor), Vandna Sharma (Fellow), Byron Champlin (Mentor), Grant Alois (Fellow), Jake Berry (Fellow), Alena Leon (Fellow), Monica Zulauf (Mentor), Mark Lalibere (Fellow), Michael Daly (Mentor), Evan Lowry (Fellow), Connie Roy-Czyzowski (Mentor), Shelia Sarabia (Fellow), Corey Garry (Fellow), Joan Goshgarian (Mentor). Not Pictured: Ellen Arrigoni (Fellow), Barry Bresinger (Mentor), John Bunker (Mentor), Alan Cantor (Mentor), William Gillett (Mentor), Mary Ellen Jackson (Mentor), Bill James (Mentor), Patrick McDermott (Mentor).

Central Region Cohort

The graduating Fellows of the Central Region cohort are:

Name Employer Hometown
Grant Alois Northeast Delta Dental Hooksett
Ellen Arrigoni IDEXX Laboratories Rollinsford
Jake Berry Office of Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster Manchester
Kara Dougherty McLane Middleton Bedford
Corey Garry Office of Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster Concord
Courtney Gray NH Alcohol and Other Drug Service Providers Association Bedford
Jason Gregoire Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green Exeter
Mark Laliberte NH Division of Resources & Economic Development Candia
Erin Langille CentriHealth, Inc. Harrisville
Alena Leon Consultant Concord
Evan Lowry Southern NH University Haverhill, MA
Beverly Parent Northeast Delta Dental Pembroke
Giselle Rodriguez Northeast Delta Dental Nashua
Michael Sampson Millipore Sigma Bedford
Sheila Sarabia Northeast Delta Dental Bow
Vandna Sharma Northeast Delta Dental Bedford
Claudia Shilo Ballentine Partners, LLC Wolfeboro
David Simons Eastern Bank Nashua
Janelle Travers Cambridge Trust Company Stoddard

The Mentors of the Central Region cohort are:

Name Employer Hometown
Carolyn Benthien Benthien Associates Goffstown
Barry Brensinger Lavallee/Brensinger Architects Manchester
Lee Bruder Lee Bruder Associates Hancock
John Bunker University of New Hampshire Durham
John Callahan Hollis
Alan Cantor Alan Cantor Consulting, LLC Concord
Byron Champlin Lincoln Financial Group Concord
Michael Daily Executive Service Corps of NH Atkinson
William Gillett Manchester
Joan Goshgarian NH Business Committee for the Arts Concord
Mary Ellen Jackson Mary Ellen Jackson Consulting York, ME
Bill James RiverMead Peterborough
Harry Malone Manchester
Patrick McDermott Hinckley Allen Concord
Patrick McGee McGee Consulting Group, LLC Manchester
Wayne Robinson Manchester-Boston Regional Airport Goffstown
Connie Roy-Czyzowski Northeast Delta Dental Concord
Terry Sturke Riverbend Community Mental Health Concord
Monica Zulauf Mayhew Program Bristol
Posted on: July 17, 2017
Topics: Something New

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