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Leadership NH Announces Class Of 2019

Published Thursday Oct 11, 2018

Leadership NH Announces Class Of 2019

Leadership New Hampshire (LNH), statewide program whose mission is “building a community of informed and engaged leaders,” announces its Class of 2019.  The new cohort of 41 associates, the largest class ever admitted, includes men and women from across NH who will participate in an intensive 10-month program.  These individuals were selected through a highly competitive process and began their unique educational journey on September 11th and 12th with an opening retreat at Camp Merrowvista in Tuftonboro, NH.

Now in its 28th year, LNH has over 900 alumni, individuals who are working to strengthen New Hampshire communities and increase civic engagement.  Graduates hold leadership positions in the private, nonprofit, and public sectors across the Granite State.

The new associates to the program are listed alphabetically by current hometown:


Grant  Goulet, State of New Hampshire, Retail Supervisor         


Daniel Walulik, Oracle/Dyn, Senior Director of Finance


Nina Chang, Silvertech, Inc., VP of Finance and Accounting

John Garee, Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America, Scout Executive/CEO

Thomas Sullivan, Sullivan Construction, Inc, President

Courtney Tanner, Advocate


John Klunk, Elliot Health System, Physician

Kelly Laflamme, Endowment for Health, Program Director        


Jennifer Frizzell, Community Volunteer, Attorney/Advocate/Activist

Rahkiya Medley, NH Department of Health and Human Services, Attorney

James O'Shaughnessy, Drummond Woodsum & MacMahon, Attorney/Shareholder

Cori Princell, New Hampshire Public Radio, Managing Editor


Steve Fournier, Town of Newmarket, Town Administrator


Miriam Carter, League of NH Craftsmen, Executive Director


Molly  Donovan, UNH Cooperative Extension, State Specialist-Community Economic Development

Deborah Merrill-Sands, UNH - Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, Dean


Michelle LeClair Cinquemani, Mascoma Bank, VP Commercial Lending


Claire Racine, Grappone Automotive Group, HR Director


Cindy Hemeon-Plessner, Senior Vice President & Marketing Officer, New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp


Steven Dutton, McLane Middleton, Director

Eric Sutton, Eversource, Manager - Integrated Planning & Scheduling


Devon Chaffee, American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire, Executive Director


Kelly Trudel, Sheehan Phinney, Director of Business Development


Zach Luse, Paragon Digital Marketing, Founder and CEO


Kate Corriveau, Alzheimer's Association, NH Development Specialist

Sidi Cuko, Southern NH Medical Center, Associate Vice President of Operations

Susan Manning, Catholic Medical Center, VP of Strategy

Lucas Meyer, Preti Strategies, Public and Government Affairs Advisor

Kristen Oliveri, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Director of Communications


Jonathan Eriquezzo, Crotched Mountain Foundation, VP of Innovation          

Mindy Pond, Gateways Community Services, Senior Director of Child and Family Services   

Susan Ryan, Spaulding Youth Center, President and CEO          


Fabio Esposito, Solidscape Inc, President and CEO

Daniel Weeks, ReVision Energy, Director of Market Development

New Boston

Cathy  Kuhn, NH Coalition to End Homelessness/Families in Transition-New Horizons,

Director/VP of Research and Training

North Sutton

Aimee Giglio, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Chief Human Resources Officer


Ana McKenna, Care Coordination Program NH- Broadleaf, Inc., Program Manager


Mandy Sliver, RiverMead Retirement Community, HR/Accounting Specialist

Sugar Hill

Rusty Talbot, North Country Climbing Center, Owner


Patrick McGowan, NH Dept. of Health & Human Services, Administrator of Medicaid Quality Program


Charyl Reardon, White Mountains Attractions Association, Operations and Marketing Manager

Each year’s class of Associates attends 11 required and an optional seminar day held around the state.  These provide an in-depth exploration of a topic of timely importance to New Hampshire, including demographic changes, the economy, families, criminal justice, education, culture and arts, community leadership, government and politics, and health care.    

Leadership New Hampshire is one of 14 initiatives proposed in the Governor’s Commission on New Hampshire in the 21st Century to identify emerging leaders for key roles in statewide issues and developing a network of informed leaders. For more information, please visit the organization’s Website at, or contact the office at (603) 226-2265.


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