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Board of Directors

Phil Sletten 
President 

Phil Sletten is a policy analyst with the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute, a Concord resident, and a New Hampshire native. Prior to joining the Fiscal Policy Institute, he worked for the State Legislature for three years as a performance auditor examining state agency operations, including the Bureau of Developmental Services. Phil earned a Bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College in Iowa and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His favorite spots in the state are on the summits of remote 4,000-foot mountains in the Whites.

 

Jennifer Pineo (Parent) 
Vice President

Jenn is Mom to Logan and MJ (both are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder), and Tyco (Logan’s service dog).   She is a lifelong resident of NH.   Jenn works as a Program Coordinator at NH Family Voices, working on various projects and trainings within the organization.  Jenn is also the Assistant Director for Adam’s Camp New England.  Jenn has a BS from Lyndon State College.  She completed the NH Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (LEND), the Parent Information Center Volunteer Advocate Training, and is certified in the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening and Support.  Jenn is a Family Liaison to National Center on Birth Defects & Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) serving as Secretary on the Executive Board.  She is the NH Family Delegate to Title V for the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) and has completed the National Family Leadership Cohort Training.    Jenn represents NHFV on the NH Council on Developmental Disabilities and the NH Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders.  She also sits on the Community Bridges Family Support Council and is the Chair of the State Family Support Council. 

 

David Ossoff

David Ossoff 
Treasurer

David Ossoff is a partner in a biofuel company and is involved in several other local business ventures. He has been on the Community Bridges Finance Committee since 2008 and joined the board in 2010. David and his wife Leslie have three children and have lived in Concord since the mid-1980s.

 

Elizabeth Bornstein Elizabeth Bornstein 
Secretary

A resident of the Town of Bow. Elizabeth is working at Boys and Girls Club of Central NH, Concord. In addition to her job, she is a volunteer at the Sierra Club, South Congregational Church and Concord YMCA. Elizabeth also enjoys singing with the Songweavers, likes to read and do the adult coloring.

Bradley Hosmer Bradley Hosmer

Bradley has been a member the Board of Directors for Community Bridges since 1997, serving several years as treasurer and one term as president. He is a graduate of WPI with a degree in mechanical engineering and from Harvard Business School with an MBA degree. Bradley is retired following a long career as a self-employed management consultant with a focus on strategic planning for private sector firms. Bradley, along with his wife Juanita, is a resident of Concord and proud a parent to three grown children.

 

Betsy McNamara Betsy McNamara

Betsy McNamara is a Full Circle Principal and Senior Consultant with 30 years experience fundraising for nonprofit organizations. Betsy has raised millions of dollars for organizations in education, human services, affordable housing, the arts and land conservation.

Betsy has served on the board of Community Bridges since 2002, including a two-year term as president. Betsy lives in Concord with her husband and two sons. Betsy's family was introduced to Community Bridges when her younger son was eight months-old, and have benefitted from the good and important services provided by Community Bridges ever since.

 

Kristin Phillips Kristin Phillips

Kristin Phillips is a principal at Smith Phillips Strategic Communications, a public relations firm in Concord. Kristin holds a BA in Communications from the University of New Hampshire. She is a graduate of UNH Institute on Disability’s Leadership program and serves on the board of Best Buddies New Hampshire. Kristin lives in Concord with her husband and three children.

 

Glenn Stuart Glenn Stuart

Glenn Stuart is a Professor of Theatre at New England College where he has taught for 27 years. He also serves as the resident scenic and lighting designer for the Theatre Department. In addition, Glenn is the founder and director of the Open Door Theatre. Glenn has been a Community Bridges board member since 2005. He lives in Concord with his wife Kelly Doremus and their daughter Dylan.

 

Jon Taylor John Taylor

John is a consumer through Community Bridges and has served on the Board of Directors for nine years. He appreciates the opportunities Community Bridges gives to everyone they serve.  John currently lives in Pembroke with his parents and brother.  He worked in retail for approximately 15 years and enjoys camping, fishing, and 4-wheeling.  John currently works two days a week at his church and likes to go out for breakfast and coffee with friends.

 

Stephany Wilson Stephany Wilson

Stephany Wilson's advocacy began for a family member, and fanned out from there. She does not do educational advocacy in her local school district, but is retained for educational advocacy cases throughout NH, as families strive for an appropriate educational program. Since 2016 she has been advocating for patients and families who feel diagnostically helpless in medical situations.
 
Stephany is the CEO of CADVantage, Inc., a NH based printed circuit board design company. Priding herself on customer account and employee retention through building strong relationships with communication, Stephany utilizes her degree in accounting and continuing education in business administration and finance to enhance her project management, negotiation, cash flow and forecasting, and corporate leadership decisions.
 
Stephany and her family reside in the Concord Area, where she is active in her local church and community. She is a Reiki Master Teacher and Practitioner, and enjoys working in hospice, oncology, pediatrics, psychological, sports medicine and many other different situations, helping families practice mindfulness in their everyday busy lives.

"During 48 years of conducting individual educational evaluations with students and helping develop their educational programs, I worked countless times with many educational advocates, sometimes in concert, sometimes in opposition, and often both.  I have found Stephany Wilson to be laser focused on getting an appropriate program for the child, both on paper and in actual implementation.  Stephany is a powerful negotiator who advocates strongly, but tries to function collaboratively rather than confrontationally.  

She does her homework thoroughly and works very well with parents and with school personnel.  Stephany will encourage the ideal, but demand the appropriate.  I strongly recommend her services as an advocate."

John O. Willis, Ed.D.
Specialist in Assessment of Intellectual Functioning (SAIF)
NH certified teacher: Specific Learning Disabilities
Senior Lecturer in Assessment, Rivier University, 1980-2017

 

Lisa Shechter

Lisa Shechter is a Practice Director for a global accounting software implementation company, leading teams of consultants and developers over the last 20 years. She joined the Community Bridges Finance Committee in 2018 and joined the board in 2019.

Lisa is a Concord native, married and has two grown daughters. Since 2010, she has served as an officer on the Board of Trustees at Temple Beth Jacob. She delights in live theater and traveling whenever possible with her husband David. Lisa is the primary caregiver for her dad who has lived with her since 2013 after a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. 

 

Stephen Gould

Steve Gould is a business lawyer and partner at the law firm of Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson, p.l.l.c. in Manchester, Steve has more than 25 years of experience advising and counseling businesses, executive teams, and boards of directors. Steve serves as a member of the board of directors for several companies, has held officer and director positions for several non-profit corporations and served as a member of various advisory panels.

Steve is a graduate of Northeastern University and Suffolk University Law School.  He and his wife live in Bow, and enjoy skiing in the winter and hiking in all seasons.   

 

Mark Manganiello

Mark is a performance auditor with the NH Legislature, where he conducts program evaluations of State agencies. Prior to working for the State, he worked in the business office of Community Partners, which is the Area Agency serving Strafford County. Mark has a Bachelor’s degree from Keene State College and a Master of Public Administration from University of New Hampshire. Mark lives with his wife and two dogs in Hopkinton.