Margaret is the Executive Director of The River Center Family and Community Resource Center in Peterborough. She has held this position since 2010 and has past experience in human resources, marketing, teaching and volunteer management. She and her husband live in Dublin where they raised their three daughters.
Rebecca serves as the Early Childhood Policy Coordinator for New Futures Kids Count. She works to coordinate and lead early childhood policy and advocacy efforts in New Hampshire. Prior to entering into this role, Rebecca worked in private practice focusing on civil litigation and family law. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Southern New Hampshire University in 2008 and her Juris Doctor from the University of New Hampshire School of Law in 2011.
Susan serves as the Director of the Whole Village Family Resource Center in Plymouth, an initiative of Granite United Way. She has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit administration. She currently serves on the boards of Family Support NH, Lower Grafton County Council for Young Children and Families, Plymouth Area Recovery Connection, Project Care, Plymouth State University Center for Healthy Communities Advisory Board, and the Plymouth Parks and Recreation Commission. She holds a B.A. from Williams College and is the proud mother/stepmother of three.
Brenda is the Quality Assurance Coordinator with TLC Family Resource Center (of Quality) in Claremont. She has been serving individuals and families of all ages for more than 25 years. She has operated her own child care center and provided service coordination and advocacy to Head Start families, survivors of domestic and sexual violence, individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, families with children in foster care and the elderly. She has a keen knowledge of Medicaid/Medicare regulations and skill assisting people in working with public agencies. She has an Associates Degree in Medical Assisting and a Bachelor of Science in Heath and Human Services. Outside of work Brenda spends much of her time with her own family that includes her beloved grand-twins, Aria and Damian.
MaryLou Beaver is the chair of the GrandFamilies Advisory Council in NH and serves on the Legislative Commission to Study GrandFamilies. She is the founder and President of Kids First Consulting, LLC and the Project Director of the NH Afterschool Network. She has worked with children and families for more than 30 years as the New England Director of a national children’s advocacy organization, the Executive Director of a nonprofit childcare center and Educational Coordinator of a federal grant serving childcare professionals.
Melissa is the Executive Director of The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center in Antrim. She has worked across New England on behalf of children and families for nearly two decades. Melissa has led grassroots efforts in support of children's out of school time in the cities of Boston and Providence as well as legislative advocacy for child and family health and well being in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Melissa serves on several nonprofit boards, and in 2015 was appointed by former Governor Hassan to serve on the State Wellness and Primary Prevention Council. She received her M.B.A. from the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.