Suzanne Carmichael is a long time member of the GFWC Concord Contemporary Club, has served as Chairman General Federation of Women's Clubs NH Signature Project, and as member of the Nominating Committee. She has a M. Ed. and teaches English and Women's Studies and is the Mentor Coordinator at John Stark Regional High School. Suzanne's Coalition work began as a member of the Governor's Commission to study Sexual Abuse Prevention Education. She continues her work in Prevention Education as a member of the SVPAC/SB460 Task Force.
Tina Smith has been a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) for over 10 years. She has held several positions, including GFWC NH State President. She currently represents New England on the GFWC Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention International Committee. Tina also serves as Fundraising and Development Chairman of GFWC in NH. Over the years, Tina has become increasingly involved in advocacy work and previously served on the Board of Directors for the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire. She is presently the Volunteer Director of the Coalition’s Survivors' Caucus.
Susan Nooney, CPA has provided tax, consulting and financial statement services to a diverse group of nonprofit organizations for over twenty years. During this time, she gained significant experience in internal control design, grant compliance, donor restrictions, and federal funds auditing. Susan is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Southern New Hampshire University and is licensed by the New Hampshire State Board of Accountancy and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants. Before joining the board of directors, Susan served on the finance committees for both the Concord Red River Theatre, and the Coalition.
Hilary Holmes rheaume
Hilary Holmes Rheaume brings her own brand of thoughtfulness and determination to every variety of legal challenge. In her litigation practice, she has experience representing clients before both state and federal courts and state agencies, including the Department of Labor, the New Hampshire Human Rights Commission, and the New Hampshire Motor Vehicle Industry Board, to name a few. And, her tenacity and expertise have already brought her clients several victories on appeal, representing pro bono clients before the New Hampshire Supreme Court, as well as survivors of sexual violence before the First Circuit Court of Appeals. As a labor and employment attorney, Hilary has honed her problem-solving skills to help find the best solution when faced with tough labor relations problems, and she frequently facilitates training on unlawful harassment in the workplace and serves as a neutral independent investigator. Whether inside or outside the courtroom, Hilary’s creative and collaborative spirit make her the steady advocate that clients need. When Hilary isn’t working, she can usually be found outdoors, either hiking or paddle boarding, and spending time with her family and lovable dog. She is also committed to civic service and volunteers for her local crisis hotline.
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Ally Richardson is a graduate of Lesley University having earned her B.A. in Counseling and a minor in Psychology. Ally started her career in project management, public relations and events working at Boston Sign Company and Greater Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau. For the past decade, she has worked in development at Tilton School, Phillips Exeter Academy, and Dartmouth College. Ally is currently the Managing Director of the Parents and Grandparents Fund at Dartmouth College.
Brian Harlow spends his time as an advocate for those in need. In 2011, Brian was selected to serve on the planning committee to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Boston Globe's Spotlight series exposing the cover-up of Catholic clergy sex abuse in the Boston diocese. In 2012, Brian began serving as co-leader of NH SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. Brian has been an active member of Team Rubicon since 2013, which is a veteran organization aiding in disaster recovery and service projects in the community. These missions have propelled his service into other organizations such as Homes For Heroes, The Mission Continues, and NuDay Syria, which helps displaced Syrian women and children overseas. Brian has recently moved to Concord, NH to advocate for those in his home state affected by sexual or domestic violence, and stalking. Brian has testified and spoken in favor of funding for the thirteen crisis centers of New Hampshire as well as those impacted by the opioid crisis. In his spare time Brian enjoys spending time with his many nephews and nieces, hiking, and playing hurling.
Carlos Jauhola-Straight is grateful to join the Board of Directors and support the mission of the Coalition. Carlos is pastor at the First Congregational Church of Pelham, United Church of Christ where he encourages everyone to have authentic relationships and each to discover their unique voice. At home, he is a spouse, father, hiker, photographer, coffee-lover, artist, and creator of unique liturgical art and stoles. Carlos has supported the mission of the Coalition for several years and is looking forward to learning about more opportunities to support the Coalition. Carlos is always eager to share his passion for both coffee and works of equity and justice, and he welcomes meeting anyone for a cup of coffee and conversation.
Deb Haynes-Kenney, a lifelong resident of northern New Hampshire, has an appreciation and understanding of the Great Northwoods Region. She enjoys the beauty of rural communities but understands the complexities and challenges residents face there, as well. In 2011, she started as a volunteer intern with Response Domestic & Sexual Violence Support Center, which serves victims and survivors in northern New Hampshire. Soon after, she was hired as the victim service advocate and worked from the Colebrook office. In 2014, she became the Director of Response and, today, continues to hold this position, leading a team of advocates that support survivors and provide education to local communities. She believes that joining the Coalition's Board of Directors will enhance her ability to make change at the statewide level and end the cycles of violence. In her free time, Deb enjoys spending time with family, camping, doing crafts, going to the beach, and traveling.
John M. Gasaway, Jr., is an attorney with the New Hampshire Department of Safety. He prosecutes circuit court cases in Grafton County and Coos County (and elsewhere in the state, as needed). John is a former Assistant County Attorney and Assistant Attorney General. He joined the New Hampshire Bar and began prosecuting in 2004. John has focused on cases of domestic violence and stalking, child abuse/exploitation, and sexual assault. John previously served on the advisory board for a local child advocacy center and the statewide board of the Granite State Children’s Alliance. He volunteers for the DOVE program and, in that role, represents survivors of domestic violence and stalking. He also previously taught criminal justice classes within the Community College System of New Hampshire.
Julia Williams serves as a director at Mass General Brigham focused on strategy implementation and system transformation across the various institutions. Julia strives to ensure the health system is a truly integrated one, with a focus on patients receiving the right care, at the right time, and at the right cost. Previously, Julia was a senior manager at CVS Health on the health services team, and she focused on strategy and business development. Julia graduated from the Tuck School of Business in 2016 where she was a Reverse Board Fellow and Global Business and Government Fellow. As part of the Reverse Board Fellowship, Julia was able to join the Board of Directors of WISE as a non-voting participant. Prior to Tuck, Julia worked at GE Healthcare IT as a Field Marketing Manager and previously completed the GE Commercial Leadership Program, a two-year rotation within GE Corporate and GE Healthcare. Julia was an Economics major at Dartmouth College and is originally from New Hampshire.
Michael Hauptly-Pierce is the co-founder of Lithermans Limited Brewery in Concord, and sells commercial and industrial water treatment systems for Secondwind Water Systems in Manchester. Michael was named Mr. Concord in 2019, after extensive work with such charities as Building On Hope, The Coalition to End Homelessness, Junior Service League, the New Hampshire Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, and others. In his spare time, Michael writes the “Sips” column and longer feature articles for New Hampshire Magazine. He also performs in the band JAM TOMORROW, writes poetry, and occasionally works on his dystopian cyberpunk novel . Michael was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Sarah Gagnon is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and the Vice President of Clinical Operations at Riverbend Community Mental Health Center. She has worked in community mental health in various capacities for the past 17 years.
Sarah is passionate about social service, women’s rights, and advocacy for people who are disempowered. She hopes to serve the board of NHCADSV by bringing a trauma-focused lense when advocating and supporting this meaningful work. She looks forward to learning more about how she can blend her professional experience with the Coalition’s important statewide advocacy.
Shauna Foster is the Executive Director at New Beginnings - Without Violence and Abuse, where she has served in various advocacy roles since 2011. New Beginnings is the domestic and sexual violence crisis center based in Laconia and serves Belknap County. As the Executive Director, Shauna oversees the implementation of New Beginnings’ mission from a strategic and operational standpoint. Shauna was a 2020 New Hampshire 40 Under Forty recipient and a 2018 recipient of Granite State Children’s Alliance’s Everyday Hero Award for Belknap County. Shauna lives in the Lakes Region with her husband and two daughters, and their rescue Coonhound, Abi. She enjoys distance running, hiking, and spending time with her family.
Tina Smith is a board member, dedicated Coalition volunteer, and a tireless advocate for survivors of abuse. Tina is a pediatric nurse, a mom, an activist, and a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. Her advocacy has helped advance victims’ rights and has improved community efforts to prevent abuse. As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, she uses her story and her voice to remind others that we need to stand together in solidarity to create change. Tina is a caring person who will share her experiences and insight with survivors interested in learning more about advocacy opportunities at the Coalition. You can learn more about Tina by watching her amazing speech at the 2020 NH Women’s Rally or in our Courage of Survivors video.
The 12 member programs of the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence provide services regardless of gender,age, health status (including HIV-positive), physical, mental or emotional ability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, socio-economic status, race, national origin, immigration status or religious or political affiliation.
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