Staff and Board Members

Staff

Gretchen Stallings

Gretchen Stallings

Executive Director

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.

Andrea Johnston

Andrea Johnston

Senior Program Officer

Andrea Johnston is the Senior Program Officer at Volunteer NH. She provides oversight of the AmeriCorps grants process and programs portfolio and leads the team of Program Officers. Andrea has 20 years’ experience in the national service field. Prior to Volunteer NH, she worked for the NH Commission for National and Community Service and was part of the merger of state and local government entities that combined to form Volunteer NH. Andrea has served on the Board of Directors for the NH Association of Volunteer Administrators (NHAVA), completing multiple terms as Vice President. She is a graduate of Plymouth State University and is a recipient of the NH Union Leader’s class of 2012, 40 under 40 awards for emerging leaders. Currently, she enjoys volunteering in her community for her daughter’s school and extracurricular activities.

Lesley Rossi

Lesley Rossi

Grants 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

Emily Planchet

Program Officer

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

Mikayla Collins

Program Officer

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

Steve Epstein

Steve Epstein

Chair | Retired

Pam Hall

Pam Hall

Chair Emeritus | Normandeau Associates

Justin Kates

Justin Kates

Vice Chair|City of Nashua

Guy Eaton

Guy Eaton

Treasurer|Retired

Greg Lange

Greg Lange

Secretary | Derryfield School

Kelly Boyer

Kelly Boyer

Ascentria Care Alliance

Michael Castaldo

Michael Castaldo

Retired

Sen. Kevin Cavanaugh

Sen. Kevin Cavanaugh

NH State Senate

Colby Chaput

Colby Chaput

NHTI, Concord’s Community College

Christopher Collins

Christopher Collins

Office of the Governor

Jennifer Eber

Jennifer Eber

Orr & Reno

Frank Edelblut

Frank Edelblut

Department of Education

Stephanie Lesperance

Stephanie Lesperance

Campus Compact for NH

Allison McLean

Allison McLean

Eversource Energy

Anne Ostberg

Anne Ostberg

Ex-Officio | Corporation for National and Community Service

Renee Perreault

Renee Perreault

Catholic Charities NH

Jiffi Rainie

Jiffi Rainie

Concord Cab Co.

Gregg Stephens

Gregg Stephens

The RiverStone Group

Janna Welch

Janna Welch

Monguin Creative

Rep. Matt Wilhelm

Rep. Matt Wilhelm

NH House of Representatives