Staff and Board Members
Gretchen Stallings is the Executive Director of Volunteer NH and has over 20 years’ experience leading State, local and volunteer efforts that work to improve the life conditions for individuals and communities. She began her career in State Government where she worked within multiple departments and served two gubernatorial administrations. She is a dedicated civil servant and change-maker. Inspired by the service-minded people of NH, she strives to make a positive difference in the world. An avid volunteer, Gretchen proudly served as an AmeriCorps VISTA. She is a graduate of Champlain College, where she studied Education, an alumnus of the University at Albany’s Northeast Public Health Leadership Institute (NEPHLI) and a member of Leadership NH’s class of 2021.
Senior Program Officer
Lesley Rossi is the Finance & Grants Officer at Volunteer NH. She oversees the federal grant compliance of the AmeriCorps State and Volunteer Generation Fund programs administered by Volunteer NH, while also managing the day to day internal financial and human resource operations of the organization. Lesley has over ten years of federal grants management experience in both the non-profit and government sector. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and a Certificate in Accounting from the University of Maine Augusta. She is an active member of her community and the school district where her children attend. Lesley enjoys hiking with her family, reading, trail running, and putting together a balanced budget!
Emily Planchet is a Program Officer at Volunteer NH, where she supports the myriad of AmeriCorps programs operating in the state. She first served at Volunteer NH as an AmeriCorps VISTA member after graduating from college in 2015 and then came on as a full-time staff member at the end of her service in 2016. A lifelong lover of service, Emily also volunteers for her local Catholic church. She loves watching movies, trivia, and singing in the office. Emily graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Hampshire (go Wildcats!) where she majored in English and Classics.
Mikayla Collins is a Program Officer at Volunteer NH, where she focuses primarily on planning and supporting events that connect communities, train volunteers and volunteer managers, and celebrate service. After graduating from college in 2016, Mikayla served two terms as an AmeriCorps VISTA member/Leader. In 2018, Mikayla jumped at the opportunity to remain involved with national/community service by joining the Volunteer NH team. In her free time, Mikayla loves to read, write, cook, and spend time outside. She has also been a dedicated mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire since January 2017. Mikayla graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Hampshire, where she studied Communication, Business, and English.
Board of Directors
Chairman | The RiverStone Group
Chair Emeritus | Normandeau Associates
Secretary | Derryfield School
Ascentria Care Alliance
Sen. Kevin Cavanaugh
NH State Senate
NHTI, Concord’s Community College
Office of the Governor
Orr & Reno
Department of Education
City of Nashua
Campus Compact for NH
Ex-Officio | Corporation for National and Community Service
Catholic Charities NH
Concord Cab Co.
Rep. Matt Wilhelm
NH House of Representatives