Staff and Board of Directors

Mailing Address:
PO Box 353
Concord, NH 03302

Phone (603) 224-8893
Fax (603) 228-6096


Coalition staff positions include the following:

Administrative Director
AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program (AVAP) Coordinator
Bookkeeper/Data Specialist
Community Relations Director
Community Relations Coordinator
Development and Database Coordinator
Executive Director
Office Coordinator
Program Director
Prevention Coordinator
Public Policy Coordinator
Public Policy Director
Training and Program Coordinator 
Trauma Specialist

*To contact any of these staff members call (603) 224-8893 or go to the contact us page.

2015 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.  

Suzanne Harvey
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.  

Peggy O’Neil
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 and Strategic Planning 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.
Gail Bakis
As an attorney with Harvey & Mahoney, PA, Gail devotes her practice to family law issues, including divorce, legal separation, child support, alimony, property division, and grandparent’s rights. Gail is a certified marital mediator and a member of the N.H. Bar Association and the N.H. Collaborative Law Alliance. Gail serves as co-chair of the Manchester CLANH Practice Group and was the former programming director for the N.H. Women’s Bar Association. She is the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award.
Eulalie Paris
Eulalie is the Director of Wealth Management and Business Solutions at People's Bank.  She holds masters degrees in Criminal Justice and Business Administration and is passionate about empowering survivors of domestic violence through positive social change. Eulalie organizes the annual Jay Peak Spring Fling, a ski-weekend getaway that started among friends and is now a popular fundraiser that helps to raise thousands of dollars each year for the Coalition.
Krysta Barraford
A Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Krysta holds Masters Degrees in both Criminal Justice and in Mental Health Counseling. Krysta first became involved by volunteering her time as an Emergency room advocate for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center in 2006 and continued to volunteer in New York working with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors with St. Luke’s-Roosevelt’s Hospital in New York City. Krysta was part of the leadership team that opened Tewksbury Treatment Center, an acute treatment service for individuals withdrawing from substances. Krysta is passionate about helping others empower themselves and make different life choices that assist people in finding more personal freedom and happiness. 


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Call our hotlines anywhere in New Hampshire for support. Stalking victims should call the Domestic Violence Hotline. TTY available at 1-800-Relay-NH.