NH Center for Nonprofits Announces Graduates of Hoffman-Haas Fellowship

graduates of the 2023 Hoffman-Haas Fellowship

Twenty 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 experienced board members 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 2014 program launch, 342 Fellows and Mentors from across the state have participated in the program. The 2023 cohort was generously sponsored by the Cambridge Trust Charitable Foundation, with additional support from 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. 

For more information about the Hoffman-Haas Fellowship, visit www.nhnonprofits.org/hoffmanhaas

The graduating Fellows of the 2023 cohort are: 

Karen Barnard 


Joshua Becker 

Southern NH University 

Deborah Blake Dempsey 

Human Being Human, LLC 

Mike Cashion 

NH Small Business Development Center 

Amy Cassin 

TD Bank 

Courtney Costello 

New England Nutrition Advisors 

Maggie DeBaugh 

NH College and University Council 

Martha Dickey 

New Hampshire Community Loan Fund 

Amelia Elacqua 

McLane Middleton 

Nicole Forbes 

Orr & Reno 

Anna Gurnee 

Merrimack County Savings Bank Foundation 

Sara Janes Hoag 


Melanie Huntington 

Northeast Delta Dental 

Cheryl Monroe 

Northeast Delta Dental 

Scott Saumsiegle 

Victoria's Victory Foundation 

Brian Sevigny 

Merchants Fleet 

Grayson Shephard 

Rath, Young & Pignatelli 

Morgan Smith 

New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority 

Matt Vlahos 

Merchants Fleet 

Alie Wood 

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