FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Portsmouth, NH: December 12, 2022
Leadership Seacoast is pleased to announce the admission of 41 members to its Class of 2023 cohort.
Leadership Seacoast is a seven-month civic engagement program where participants explore regional issues affecting the cultural, social, health, political, and economic lives of Seacoast residents through the perspectives of experts, on-site visits, readings, discussion groups, problem-solving exercises, and other experiential activities during 10 focused program days.
This year’s cohort includes individuals with a variety of personal and professional experiences, expertise, and connections. With an average age of 41, members of the Class of 2023 are employed in a broad array of industries, including corporations, small businesses, nonprofits, and the government.
The Leadership Seacoast Class of 2023:
Jenna Anand, Rochester | Great Bay Community College
Danielle Barry, Newmarket | FedPoint
Thomas Bebbington, Durham | Self-Employed
Elizabeth Belsito, Hampton | Granite United Way
Robin Buckley, Berwick | Insights Group Psychological & Coaching Services
Allison Bussiere, Portsmouth | Gather
John (James) Butler, Portsmouth | Eversource Energy
Diana Carr, New Durham, New Hampshire Air National Guard
Caileigh Chaffin, Portsmouth | The International Association of Privacy Professionals
Melissa Clark, Belmont | Meredith Village Savings Bank
Martha Clyde, South Berwick | Cambridge Trust
Ryan Cronan, Hampton | The Richards Group
Shelley-Ann Cullen, Danville | Bank of New Hampshire
Timothy Cullity, Lee | FedPoint
Cheri DeLorge, West Newfield | Piscataqua Savings Bank
Gregory Doolittle, Ogunquit | Piscataqua Savings Bank
Susan Fraser, Dover | Lincoln Financial Group
Daniel Gannon, Durham | Southern New Hampshire University
Renee Giffroy, Rye | NH Art Association
Steven Gonyaw, Portsmouth | Rise Private Wealth Management
Jessica Hamilton, Portsmouth | Southeast NH Habitat for Humanity
Amy Hammershoy, East Kingston | Edward Jones
Kerry Houlihan, Stratham | Keane & MacDonald, P.C.
Alexandra Kirade, Nottingham | Civitas Strategies
Sarah Kuhl, Dover | Service Credit Union
Joshua Leonard, Barrington | Calling All Cargo Moving & Storage
Tom Maher, Newmarket | Self-Employed
Christana McKnight, Portsmouth | Star Island Corporation
Matthew Miller, Portsmouth | Bernstein Shur
Alexander Morris, Kingston | New Hampshire Air National Guard
Gabriella Olhava, Strafford | Hope on Haven Hill
Hanna Schmidt, Dover | Novocure
Nathania Sitiwatjana, Dover | TD Bank
Douglas Smith, Saco | Kennebunk Savings Bank
Brenda Spinney-Reyna, Dover | FedPoint
Jamie Swan, Dover | Community Action Partnership of Strafford County
Beth Tener, Portsmouth | New Directions Collaborative
Beth Verity, Exeter | Sentry Hill at York Harbor
Brittany Wason, Rye | The Music Hall
Jennifer Wentworth, Kittery | City of Portsmouth
Julie Wiggin, North Hampton | HAVEN
Leadership Seacoast is deeply grateful to FedPoint for underwriting the Class of 2023. FedPoint, a versatile administrator of large-scale insurance and benefits program, is located on Pease Tradeport and has long supported Leadership Seacoast as a key community partner. In addition to annual support through sponsorship, FedPoint has also supported employees’ participation in the program, with nearly 20 employees having graduated from Leadership Seacoast.
The Class of 2023 will begin their journey on Wednesday, December 14, during their Opening Day at the Brown Center in Durham. In addition to the Underwriting Sponsor FedPoint, Sheehan, Phinney, Bass and Green is also a Leadership Sponsor for the day.
Throughout the next seven months they will explore topics such as health and human services, education, economic development, criminal justice, the arts, the environment, and state and local government. Additional opportunities are provided for individual and group learning throughout the process.
For more information about the Leadership Seacoast Class of 2023, and to see photos and biographies, https://www.leadershipseacoast.org/class-of-2023/
For more information on becoming a corporate sponsor or program candidate, please visit www.leadershipseacoast.org.
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