PO Box 353
Concord, NH 03302
Phone (603) 224-8893
Fax (603) 228-6096
2013 Board of Directors
Elizabeth Garon, Esq., Chairperson
Elizabeth is a native NH resident. She received her BA from Notre Dame College, Cum Laude, and her Juris Doctor Degree from Massachusetts School of Law. Additional training includes: certificate programs in Human Trafficking, DOVE training (which she has most recently taught), Guardian ad Litem in all NH Courts, Protective Order training, and Crisis Service Training. Previously, as Court Appointed Special Advocate for children, Elizabeth looked to help the citizens of NH by helping assure that children have a voice in court. She is licensed to practice law in both MA and NH, and concentrates on issues surrounding divorce. She belongs to many professional associations, including the NH Bar Association, MA Bar Assoc., American Bar Assoc., NH Woman’s Bar Assoc., and is a member of the National Associates of Professional Women.
Dawn Reams, Vice Chair
Dawn Reams, M.Ed. is the Executive Director of Bridges: Domestic & Sexual Violence Support, the sexual assault and domestic violence organization serving Southern New Hampshire. Ms. Reams has been the Executive Director of Bridges for the past 16 years, and has been working with children and families for more than 25 years. Ms. Reams is a passionate advocate for victims, and works tirelessly to end the vicious cycle of violence. Under her leadership and vision, Bridges has become a vibrant and progressive agency with a reputation for excellence and community collaboration. Ms. Reams currently serves on the Greater Nashua Supervised Visitation Advisory Board; the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence Board of Directors; The Granite State Children’s Alliance Advisory Board; The Sexual Assault Resource Team; The Greater Nashua Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Advisory Board; and the New Hampshire Maternal Mortality Review Board.
Linda Magoon, Treasurer
As a Compliance Supervisor with the NH Department of Environmental Services, Linda works to protect our natural resources. Linda's concerns don't end with the environment, however. As a current volunteer Guardian ad Litem with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of NH and as a former Concord police officer, Linda understands the importance of and works to ensure justice and safety for survivors and their families from domestic and sexual violence. Linda is currently pursuing her master's degree in non-profit management from New England College and currently serves as Treasurer on the NH Association of Natural Resource Scientists.
Jennifer Turco Beaudet, Clerk
Jennifer has been a member of the Board of Directors since May 2012. As a survivor of dating violence, Jennifer is passionate about the work of the Coalition. She has been connected to the Coalition for over a decade, having served as a member of the AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program (AVAP) during the 2001-02 service year, and having served as a member of the AVAP Partnership, its advisory board, since 2009. In addition to volunteering for the Coalition, Jennifer also serves as a volunteer State Leader and Face-to-Face Network organizer for the Young Survival Coalition, a national organization that focuses on the issues that are unique to women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 40. Jennifer is an attorney in the Manchester office of Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC, where she practices commercial litigation.
Suzanne served three terms in the NH House from 2005-2010, and was vice chair of the Science, Technology & Energy Committee for two terms. During her time in the House, she also served as chair of the Statewide Interagency Commission on Human Trafficking and was prime sponsor of the bill that made human trafficking a felony in the state. Suzanne's professional career included publishing, where she was editor of a business and marketing magazine for the pharmaceutical industry, and she spent over a decade developing and managing continuing medical education programs for healthcare providers.
Suzette is the Executive Director of Starting Point, the crisis center that serves Carroll County. She has been extremely active in providing outreach and education to her community as well as promoting programs to help children who are affected by domestic violence. Suzette has served on the Coalition's Prevention Education, Program Standards and Child Advocacy Committees.
Kathy Beebe, MS holds a Master’s of Science in Nonprofit Management and Leadership and has been the Executive Director at Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) for the past eleven years. In this capacity, she is responsible for managing the fiscal, operational and programmatic aspects of the agency. Kathy works closely with a Board of Directors in providing agency leadership and strategic planning to create organizational sustainability to further the mission of SASS.
Peggy O’Neil has been the Executive Director at WISE for the past ten years during which time the organization has grown significantly both programmatically and financially. Peggy brings nearly twenty-five years of non-profit management experience to her role at WISE. Throughout her professional career, Peggy has worked tirelessly on behalf of vulnerable children and adults, including leadership roles at The Samaritans, a 24-hour suicide prevention center in Boston, Massachusetts, and at the National Mental Health Association in Prevention and Children’s Mental Health Services, based in the Washington, DC area.
Jo Fonda Newell
Jo is currently the Vice President of Finance at CoreMedical Group and Core Information Technology in Salem, NH, and has over 25 years business experience, including an MBA degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a speaker and author of a book and blog site sharing her personal experiences and insights from a twenty year abusive marriage; her goal is to save lives by raising awareness and education about the often subtle signs and life threatening dangers of domestic abuse. Jo brings to the board both her financial business expertise and passion for advocacy for the work and programs of the Coalition.