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Board and Staff

New Hampshire Humanities Council Board of Directors
Stephen P. Barba, Chair
Ellen Scarponi, Vice Chair
FairPoint Communications
Martha McLeod, Treasurer
MMcLeod Consulting
Bob Odell, Secretary
New London
Robin O. Kenney, Immediate Past Chair
Inez McDermott
New England College
Jane Christie
Daniel Thomas Moran
Stephen Christy
Mascoma Savings Bank
James E. Morris
Orr & Reno, P.A.
Kathy Gillett
Rusty J. Mosca
Nathan Wechsler & Company, P.A.
Wilbur A. Glahn, III
Evan A. Smith
Jada Keye Hebra
St. Paul's School
David Watters
University of New Hampshire
Patricia Hicks
University of NH, Manchester
Daniel E. Will
Devine Millimet
Jamison Hoff

Susan DeBevoise Wright
Kristina Lucas
NHTI - Concord's Community College

Ken Burns
Director Emeritus


New Hampshire Humanities Council Staff
Deborah Watrous
Executive Director


Susan Bartlett
Connections Program
Jessica Eshleman
Development Director
Sue Butman
Office Manager
Susan Hatem
Associate Director
Anne Coughlin
Marketing Director
Mary Anne LaBrie
Finance Officer


Lynn Douillette
Development Officer
Kathy Mathis
Program Director
  Rachel Morin
Office Assistant

A warm welcome to our new Board members and officers

The Humanities Council is pleased to welcome three distinguished members to our Board of Directors this month.

Kathy Gillett has worked as a community organizer, political activist, and teacher both at home and abroad. She earned a BBA and an MA in English Literature from the University of Michigan as well as an MFA in Narrative Non-fiction from Southern New Hampshire University, where she currently teaches writing and communications in the Business School. She is a member of the Leadership New Hampshire Class of 2011 and has served on several boards in the greater Manchester area, including The Way Home, the Palace Theater, and the New Hampshire Food Bank Capital Campaign. In addition to the Humanities Council, Kathy is currently a trustee of the New Hampshire Writers' Project. She lives in North Manchester with her husband, the youngest of their four children, and a winsome dog named Callie.

Bill Glahn is a partner at the McLane firm in Manchester, where he has been a trial lawyer for nearly 35 years. Prior to joining McLane, Bill was an Assistant Attorney General in the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office and Chief of the Civil Bureau. He received his BA with honors in history at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. Bill and his wife Hansi have lived in Concord for 40 years. He has served on a number non-profit boards including 11 years on the Concord School Board in the 1980s and from 2006-2013, and 12 years on the Board of Trustees of The Derryfield School where he was Chair of the Board for three years. Bill and Hansi have two sons, and five grandchildren.

Marcia J. Kelly has served as Secretary to the Board of Trustees at Dartmouth College since 2009. Prior to assuming her current role, she served as chief-of-staff for the Dean of the College at Dartmouth overseeing several offices and serving as the primary liaison with public affairs, development and alumni relations. In twenty years of direct student service roles she served as Dartmouth's Director of Undergraduate Judicial Affairs and spent 10 years in Student Activities and Campus Center work at Tufts University and Bentley College. Marcia graduated with a Bachelor's degree with honors in Sociology from S.U.N.Y. College at Purchase and has a Master's in Higher Education Administration from Boston College. Over the years she has been active in numerous professional and community organizations including the Association of Board Secretaries, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, and the Association of College Unions-International. Marcia lives in Hanover with her husband, Barry Harwick, Dartmouth's Herbert and Marjorie Chase Director of Track and Field/Cross Country.

"We are thrilled to have these three outstanding new members joining our Board of
Directors," said Deborah Watrous, Executive Director of the Humanities Council.

"We're also grateful for the extraordinary service of out-going Board member Lourdes Jimenez and out-going Board Chair Robin Kenney and Vice-Chair Daniel Nelson. They have made tremendous contributions to the Humanities Council during their tenures."

Kenney will continue on the Board in the position of Immediate Past Chair.
The Board will welcome a new Chair, Stephen P. Barba, and new Vice Chair, Ellen
, at their September meeting. Martha McLeod will continue as Treasurer, and Bob Odell will continue as Secretary.

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