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Board of Directors

Our board demonstrates its leadership and helps make strategic decisions through members’ active committee contributions in the following areas: facility management, finance, fundraising and development, governance, and programming.
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Mike Adams
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Mike Adams

Mike originally served the Board of Directors from 2004-2012, and then rejoined in 2016. During the shelter's capital campaign, Mike served on the Building Construction Committee. Mike currently serves on the Building Committee. Mike received a Master of Architecture Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Williams College.

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Richard Ade
Ocean Properties, Ltd. and Affiliates
Rich Ade
Richard Ade
Ocean Properties, Ltd. and Affiliates

Rich is a certified public accountant and worked in public accounting for over 20 years before moving to New Hampshire and the private sector. He has been a dedicated, hands-on member of the Board since 2011 and his advice, expertise, and commitment to the Cross Roads House organization have been significant.

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Tim Allison
University of New Hampshire Foundation, Inc.
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Tim Allison
University of New Hampshire Foundation, Inc.

Tim Allison has worked in development for the University of New Hampshire since 2007. He is responsible for raising major and planned gifts for UNH, with a specific focus on the College of Liberal Arts. Prior to his current role, he held several leadership positions with United Way in both Portsmouth and in Portland, Maine. Early in his non-profit career, he volunteered for Cross Roads House and it was this experience that inspired him to support the critical role that CRH plays in the Seacoast community. Tim received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from UNH and lives in Portsmouth.

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Suzanne Bresette
Stratoge Partners
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Suzanne Bresette
Stratoge Partners

Suzanne is an accomplished senior executive with expertise in providing her vision and leadership insights to strategically plan, direct, and control company operations and capitalize on emerging business opportunities. Over the years she has successfully rebuilt businesses by refocusing sales and marketing strategies. Suzanne brings strong interpersonal communication, problem solving, and decision making skills to all her endeavors. Suzanne is deeply committed to her community and serves on the boards of Cross Roads House and The New Museum of Portsmouth, and serves on numerous State committees.

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Bob Brown
Board Treasurer
Bob Brown
Bob Brown
Board Treasurer

Bob served over 32 years in the printing and packaging equipment marketplace. During that time he held various technical and customer facing roles, ultimately serving as President and CEO for a global leader of high-value engineered products with international operations. He has a proven track record of leadership in complex and challenging business situations, delivering results with focused and measurable action plans. More recently, Bob has invested and become actively involved in a number of local business enterprises.

Bob graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1978 with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. He completed the Harris Corporation Graduate Program in Business, University of Florida, and obtained an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University.

Bob brings an overall business background to Cross Roads House, and specific experience in finance, governance and business operations.

"I have always believed it is important to help where you can and actively serve on a number of non-profit organizations. Cross Roads' mission can have tremendous impact on an individual life, but also collectively on our overall community, and therefore I am proud to help in the organization’s mission in some small way."

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Eric Campbell
Bottomline Technologies
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Eric Campbell
Bottomline Technologies

Since 2003, Eric has been serving monthly as a volunteer cook at Cross Roads House. Eric joined the Board of Directors in 2015. Eric serves on the Program Committee. Eric received his Bachelor Degree from Clarkson University.

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Denis Cloutier
Construction Services of New Hampshire
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Denis Cloutier
Construction Services of New Hampshire

Denis joined the Board of Directors in 2012. Denis serves on the Programming and Building Committees.

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Dr. Ken Cohen
General Adult Psychiatrist – Private Practice
Ken Cohen
Dr. Ken Cohen
General Adult Psychiatrist – Private Practice

Ken is a General Adult Psychiatrist in private practice in Portsmouth, NH. He received his MD from Weill Cornell Medical School and completed a medical internship in Los Angeles, followed by a residency in psychiatry in Boston. Through the years, Ken has had the privilege of serving as the Medical Director for Behavioral Health for the Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinic, Southern Division, Matthew Thornton Health Plan, and various Anthem-affiliated behavioral health care plans. in addition to private practice, he has served as psychiatric consultant to the Counseling Center at the University of New Hampshire.

Ken's training and experience have afforded him knowledge of mental illness and substance abuse that has added a meaningful contribution to the programmatic needs of Cross Roads House residents.

"Witnessing the heartbreak of mental illness and substance abuse on families and communities, I hope to help in the rehabilitation of those who are at the most desperate and hopeless corner of our community. We at Cross Roads House not only help to lift these neighbors out of crisis, but also empower them, their children and families to a brighter future."

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Denis Dillon
McLane Middleton
Dennis Dillon
Denis Dillon
McLane Middleton

Denis is an attorney with McLane Middleton, where he solves problems related to taxes, wills, trusts, probate, and elder law. He and his wife, Beth, live in Rye. He has been a Cross Roads House board member since 2004. Denis and Beth support CRH because it provides individuals and families experiencing homelessness with safe emergency and transitional shelter and food, while encouraging and assisting those individuals and families to move with dignity and purpose to stable and decent housing.

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Kathryn Drew
Merrill Lynch
Kathryn Drew
Kathryn Drew
Merrill Lynch

Kathryn received a degree in Economics and Financial Management from Oral Roberts University. After a short career in ski resort marketing she returned to her passion of the capital markets and helping people build and protect net worth in 1993. She has been with Merrill Lynch since 1996. Kathryn has completed her Certified Financial Planner Designation and holds a designation in Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. As a strategic thinker and a “numbers” person, Kathryn has participated in Cross Roads House Board Leadership, Finance Committee, Governance Committee, and Executive Committee. Kathryn joined the Cross Roads House Board in 1999.

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Ben St. Jean
Board President
Clipper Strategic Consulting, LLC
Ben St. Jean
Ben St. Jean
Board President
Clipper Strategic Consulting, LLC

Ben St. Jean has had a 40-year career in the medical device industry in Canada and the United States. During that time, he successfully founded and led two start-ups into thriving medical device concerns. This experience has allowed Ben to touch every aspect of business and enables him to bring a unique perspective to the various challenges and synergies at Cross Roads House. Ben strongly believes in community service at all levels and that a great starting point is to address needs that are closest to home.

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Joe St. Martin
Board Vice President
Pro Resins & Colors, Inc.
Joe St. Martin
Joe St. Martin
Board Vice President
Pro Resins & Colors, Inc.

Joe and his wife Sue live in Exeter and have three adult children, Cole, Olivia, and Sarah. Joe has been in the plastics distribution business for his entire 30-year career. He is an experienced manager whose focus has been on sales, operations, and supply chain of North American plastic resin distribution companies. Joe also brings an understanding of finance and an entrepreneurial spirit to his work. Sue is passionate about community nutrition, has had the opportunity to volunteer with Cross Road House's food and kitchen operations, and is currently pursuing studies in nutrition/dietetics at UNH.

Joe, Sue and their family have been strong supporters of Cross Roads House since 2007. Joe previously served on the board from 2008-2012 and all the children have volunteered at Cross Roads.

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Rev. Vivan Martindale
Rev-Vivan Martindale
Rev. Vivan Martindale

Rev. Martindale has experienced the threat and reality of homelessness up close and personal with friends and family. He knows that the solutions do not come quickly or simply, and that there is great need for stability and resources in order to end the cycle of homelessness.

He served over 43 years as pastor/campus-minister as an ordained American Baptist clergy in both denominational and ecumenical positions. He retired in 2013 from full-time paid ministry in order to serve in other capacities. Throughout his ministry Vivan has participated in several communities with other non-profit boards and organizations, including crisis intervention, substance abuse, hospice, medical chaplaincy, race relations, and medical ethics. He offers this organizational and personal knowledge in working with the complexity of our Cross Roads House programs and direct care services.

He began serving on the Cross Roads House board just prior to embarking on the project of building our current facility. When asked why he invests time with Cross Roads House, he answered, “My motivation for joining the work of Cross Roads House comes from my faith and personal experience, and a desire to help our community be the best it can be in meeting these challenges.”

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Vanda Moore
Board Secretary
Sprague Energy
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Vanda Moore
Board Secretary
Sprague Energy

Vanda grew up in Nassau County, Long Island, where she was fortunate to attend Friends Academy. In addition to rigorous academics and athletics, Friends Academy focused on community service. Vanda participated in many service days and trips, one of the most memorable of which was an overnight serving at The Bowery Mission in New York City. The early introduction to community service resonated and grew with Vanda as she made her way up to the Portsmouth area. Vanda knew she wanted to give back and help others; Cross Roads House was a natural fit. A member of the Cross Roads House Board since 2013, Vanda enjoys working with the amazing group of directors and Cross Roads House staff members.

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Lex Scourby
Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods
Lex Scourby
Lex Scourby
Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods

Lex Scourby has been an active member of the Cross Roads House Board of Directors since 2003 and served as Board Chair from 2006-2011 during the shelter’s capital campaign to design and build a new facility. Lex received a BA in Mathematics from New England College and an MBA from Long Island University. Lex was the co-founder of Orion Seafood International, Inc., and is currently employed by Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods.

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Chuck Silva
Albany International Corporation
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Chuck Silva
Albany International Corporation

Chuck joined the Board of Directors in 2015 and serves on the Nominating & Governance Committee. Chuck received his JD from Cornell Law School, and a Bachelor Degree from Harvard.

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Mary Lee Worboys
Mary Lee Worboys
Mary Lee Worboys

A Dover native, Mary Lee now lives in Durham. She is an historic interpreter at Strawbery Banke Museum and serves on the museum's National Council. She supports Cross Roads House as a vital resource for individuals and families in need of shelter and services.

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