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:

Executive Director
Administrative Director
Bookkeeper/Data Specialist
Office Coordinator
Database Assistant
Director of Public Affairs
Development Director
Public Policy Specialist
Communications Coordinator
Program Director
AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program (AVAP) Manager
Trauma Informed Services Specialist
Prevention Coordinator
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Coordinators
Training and Program Coordinator 

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

2017 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.
Lindsay Nadeau, Vice Chair
Lindsay Nadeau graduated from the University of New Hampshire where she received a B.A., in History and minor in Business Administration; Phi Beta Kappa. Lindsay participated in the University Honors Program and graduated summa cum laude.  She received the Governor John G. Winant Fellowship from UNH's Carsey Institute which allowed her to intern at the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence.  After undergrad, she went on to work for New Hampshire Governor John H. Lynch for more than four years, spending most of her time as Director of Scheduling.  In 2012, she enrolled at the University of New Hampshire School of Law and was thereafter admitted to the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program, and graduated in the top ten percent of her class.  During law school, she worked as a legal intern at the National Education Association of New Hampshire and as a summer associate McLane Middleton.  She also completed a legal residency in the Chambers of the Honorable Landya McCafferty at the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire and completed a second legal residency at the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office Civil Bureau. Lindsay is currently an attorney in the law firm of Orr & Reno.  Lindsay is a native of Concord, New Hampshire where she grew up and resides today. 
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.
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.

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.

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.

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.  

David Bellman
David Bellman has been President and CEO of Bellman Jewelers since its founding in 1981.  Bellman’s is a full-service retail jewelry operation located in Manchester, NH and has been voted NH’s Best Jewelry numerous times.  David has served on multiple boards including New Hampshire Retail Association, The Mary and John Elliot Foundation, and St. Mary’s Bank where he serves as Vice Chairman.  He is also the inventor of the AquaSonic Wave, a revolutionary in home jewelry cleaning system, and a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University.

Stacey Pawlik
Stacey Pawlik is a domestic relations, white-collar criminal defense and victim and witness representation attorney at Primmer, Piper, Eggleston & Cramer in Portsmouth and Manchester, New Hampshire.  Prior to joining Primmer, Stacey investigated and litigated homicide and financial crime cases in every county in New Hampshire as an Assistant Attorney General.  Before that, she prosecuted felony-level criminal jury trials and district court bench trials as an Assistant County Attorney in Rockingham County.  Her advocacy and writing skills paved the way to success before the Supreme Court of New Hampshire in both the civil and criminal realms.  She draws from her experience working with individuals in emotional, high-stakes and often financially complex court cases to provide effective, patient and reassuring counsel to Primmer clients faced with domestic relations litigation, white-collar criminal charges, and who are otherwise involved in the process of investigation and litigation.

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