Violence in  a Relationship is Never Justified


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) Manager
Bookkeeper/Data Specialist
Database Assistant
Development Director
Community Relations Specialist
Development and Database Coordinator
Executive Director
Office Coordinator
Program Director
Prevention Coordinator
Public Affairs Director
Public Policy Specialist
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Coordinators
Training and Program Coordinator 
Trauma Informed Services Specialist

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

2016 Board of Directors

Peggy O’Neil, Chairperson
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, Treasurer
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.

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.  
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 grandparents' 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.

Shannon Chandley
The Honorable Shannon Chandley was elected twice to the New Hampshire House of Representatives, serving on the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety and chairing the Committee on Resources, Recreation and Development. Her legislative priorities reflected her commitment to issues of gender equality, environmental protection, fiscal responsibility, promoting peace and ending violence. To this end, she cosponsored and worked to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act and Joshua's Law. Shannon has a long history of serving her community as a volunteer. She currently works with SHARE Outreach which assists people in need in the Souhegan Valley as well as the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains and the Souhegan Valley Quilters Guild. A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Shannon is a member of the Dean's Council of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Amy Vorenberg
A professor at UNH School of Law and a member of UNH Prevention Innovations, Amy was the founding director of the school's Criminal Practice Clinic and currently directs the Legal Writing Program. She began her legal career in New York as a Manhattan Assistant District Attorney. Later she worked as an Assistant Attorney General in New Hampshire before moving to the NH Public Defender's office in 1993. She served for ten years on the New Hampshire Adult Parole Board. Professor Vorenberg's teaching and research areas include Campus Sexual Assault, Legal Analysis and Writing, and Criminal Law. Professor Vorenberg has written editorials and spoken out on campus sexual assault, providing her perspective as both a rape victim and someone with first-hand knowledge of the criminal justice system.

Lindsay Whitelaw
Lindsay Whitelaw is an associate at McLane Middleton. Before attending law school, Lindsay served under Governor John H. Lynch from 2008-2012 where she gained in-depth knowledge of state government and administration.Lindsay received her J.D. from the University of New Hampshire School of Law where she graduated from the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program and earned her B.A. from the University of New Hampshire, summa cum laude. While in law school, Lindsay interned for the National Education Association of New Hampshire and served as a Summer Associate at McLane Middleton. She also completed legal residencies at the U.S. District Court of the District of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office Civil Bureau. Lindsay received Concord School District's Champion for Children award in 2013 and is a former Coalition intern.

Deb Mozden
Deb Mozden is the Executive Director of Turning Points Network, a member program of the Coalition, which is located in Sullivan County. Deb has been the director of TPN for more than 30 years beginning as a staff of 1.5 full-time employees in the early 80s. She has been an active member of the NHCADSV Participating Membership Council, has participated on various committees of the Coalition, and has been active in Sullivan County. Her community involvement includes collaborating on numerous local initiatives and boards, including the Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce, and the Sullivan County Oral Health Community Collaborative.  

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