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 member. 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
Andrea Johnston is the Senior Program Officer with Volunteer NH. She brings more than 20 years’ experience in AmeriCorps programming. In her role, she leads efforts to identify regional and statewide community needs, and collaborates with partners to direct AmeriCorps resources. Andrea leads the team in administering and managing the AmeriCorps State portfolio. 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 is a graduate of Plymouth State University and a past recipient of NH “40 Under 40” award for emerging leaders. When not cheering on her daughter at her sporting events, she enjoys skiing, biking and hiking around New England with her husband and daughter.
Finance & 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 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 from the University of New Hampshire (go Wildcats!) where she majored in English and Classics.
Aislinn Kalob started as a Program Officer in 2021, and works to support event planning and various other initiatives at the organization. Aislinn served as a member with Goodwill AmeriCorps from 2017-2018, hosted by Rochester Middle School. She went on to serve as the Program Director for Rochester Middle School’s federally funded after-school program. She graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec in 2016 with a degree in History and North American Studies. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her retired racing greyhound named Turn and exploring the seacoast of NH.
Tyler is the newest Program Officer at Volunteer NH, and will be supporting AmeriCorps programs, members, and alumni throughout New Hampshire by strengthening recruitment initiatives and helping to establish & maintain a network of AmeriCorps alumni. Prior to joining, he served with City Year New Hampshire from 2016-2018, and the FIRST VISTA program from 2019-2022. Tyler graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, where he studied English, Philosophy, and Religious Studies, and also worked as a writing tutor. In his free time, he enjoys discovering new music and perusing bookstores.
Board of Directors
Chair | Retired
Vice Chair | Publicis Sapient
Secretary | Derryfield School
Office of the Governor
Campus Compact for New Hampshire
Northeast Regional AmeriCorps Office
Leap Year Marketing Strategies
Digital Federal Credit Union
Rep. Matt Wilhelm
NH House of Representatives