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Published Monday May 8, 2023

Author Matthew J. Mowry

Daniel Kern

K PellerinFamilies in Transition, a Manchester-based nonprofit that seeks to prevent and break the cycle of homelessness by offering integrated case management, affordable housing, emergency homelessness services, food programs, and substance use treatment, added two new members to its leadership team. Daniel Kern (pictured) serves as CFO and Kerry Pellerin (pictured) serves as chief human resources officer. Kern has worked most of his career in the nonprofit and government sectors. He started at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation liquidating failed banks and then went on to work for small cooperative banks and credit unions. He also ran a small regional land trust. He last worked for community action programs, helping them navigate the Covid-19 pandemic and distributing millions in financial aid to residents in NH. Pellerin has moe than 25 years of experience in human resources. She worked in various industries, including manufacturing, renewable energy, food service, and nonprofits.


Waypoint locations at 103 North State St. and at 27 Burns Ave. in Concord have been designated as Family Resource Centers of Quality (FRC-Q) by the Wellness and Primary Prevention Council of the NH legislature. The North State Street site serves as a combination of family resource center and youth resource center. The Burns Avenue site is home to The Children’s Place and Parent Education Center. Waypoint is a nonprofit human service agency and the oldest children’s charitable organization in NH, offering more than 26 programs throughout the state.


Dartmouth Health in Lebanon held its first-annual Community Impact Social Justice Awards, honoring Alisha Robinson as the Employee Award winner, Anthony Fosu as the Youth Award winner and Kile Adumene as the Community Member Award winner. Robinson serves as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator and Human Resources Business Partner at Dartmouth Health’s Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon. She is the leader of the BIPOC ERG and has made many connections to civil and social organizations in the community, uplifting voices in the Upper Valley who are seeking allyship in gender and racial struggles. Fosu is a first-generation college student at Dartmouth College and serves as a senior orientation leader, undergraduate advisor, and vice president of the Dartmouth Minority Pre-Law Association. He helped coordinate the 2021 Black Legacy Month celebration and volunteers with the NAACP’s peer-mentorship program. Adumene is the founder of Manchester Community Action Coalition, an organization of volunteers who work towards the engagement of grassroots organizations in Manchester and surrounding areas. MCAC works to support communities of color to experience stronger family ties, where children are encouraged to achieve and succeed, and families of color have equal social and economic opportunities. 


Judy Leclerc and Rich Haney of The Mortgage Center at St. Mary’s Bank in Manchester have been recognized as Top Loan Originators by sales volume in 2022 by The Registry Review in the Credit Union category. Publisher of The Registry Review, The Warren Group ranks originators by number and volume of loans statewide and by the institution with that they are most closely affiliated (credit unions, banks, and mortgage companies).


The hospice care program at Cornerstone VNA, a nonprofit home health and hospice care provider in Rochester, achieved Level 5 status with the We Honor Veterans program. This is the highest recognition level of this program. Cornerstone VNA is the only partner agency that has achieved Level 5 status in NH, Maine and Vermont. 


Tina and Glenn Williams are co-owners and operators of AFC Hudson, an affiliate of American Family Care (AFC), a national provider of urgent care, primary care and occupational medicine. AFC Hudson opened at 3 Flagstone Drive in Hudson. Tina previously worked for other AFC locations in Massachusetts.

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