Board of Directors
Phil Sletten is the Research Director at the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute, where he has worked for more than six years. He conducts research and analysis on the State Budget, State revenues and expenditures, the economy, and the economic security of Granite Staters, with a focus on those with low and moderate incomes. He previously served for three years as a performance auditor for the New Hampshire Office of Legislative Budget Assistant, where he worked on an audit of the Bureau of Developmental Services. Born and raised in New Hampshire, Phil earned a Bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College in Iowa and holds a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin. He is also a graduate of Leadership New Hampshire from the Class of 2018. Phil was recognized as one of the New Hampshire Union Leader’s 40 under 40 in 2021 and was named the 2020 Young Professional of the Year by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce. He lives in an old farmhouse on a dirt road in rural Henniker.
Jennifer Pineo (Parent)
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 training 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) and the Parent Information Center Volunteer Advocate Training. She 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 State Family Support Council Chair.
Mark is the Administrator of the Bureau of School Finance within the NH Department of Education, where he oversees local education agency financial reporting and state adequacy funding to schools. Before 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's in Public Administration from the University of New Hampshire. Mark lives in Concord and enjoys spending his time skiing and hiking in the White Mountains.
A resident of the Town of Bow. Elizabeth works at the Boys and Girls Club of Central NH, Concord. In addition to her job, she volunteers at the Sierra Club, South Congregational Church, and Concord YMCA. Elizabeth also enjoys singing with the Songweavers, likes to read, and does adult coloring.
Betsy McNamara is a Full Circle Principal and Senior Consultant with 30 years of 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 has benefitted from the good and important services provided by Community Bridges ever since.
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. In addition, she graduated from the UNH Institute on Disability's Leadership program and served on the board of Best Buddies New Hampshire. Kristin lives in Concord with her husband and three children.
Glenn Stuart is a Professor of Theatre Emeritus at New England College, where he taught for 37 years. While there, he designed scenery and lighting for over 140 productions for the Theatre Department. In addition, Glenn was the founder of the Open Door Theatre, a professional company for which he designed and directed 21 productions. He continues to teach Shakespeare (one of his great passions) for the LINEC, Learning Institute at New England College. Glenn has been a Community Bridges board member since 2005. He lives in Concord with his wife, Kelly Doremus, and their daughter Dylan.
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 now works two days a week at his church and likes to go out for breakfast and coffee with friends.
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 academic advocacy cases throughout NH as families strive for an appropriate educational program. In addition, since 2016, she has advocated for patients and families who feel diagnostically helpless in medical situations.
Stephany is the CEO of CADVantage, Inc., an NH-based printed circuit board design company. Through building strong relationships with communication, Stephany prides herself on customer account and employee retention. In addition, she uses her degree in accounting and continuing education in business administration and finance to enhance her project management, negotiation, cash flow, 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. She enjoys working in hospice, oncology, pediatrics, psychological, sports medicine, and many other situations, helping families practice mindfulness in their busy lives.
Steve Gould is the SVP, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Human Resources Officer at rue21, a national retailer. Steve has over 30 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 nonprofit 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.