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CCAN Board of Directors
CCAN is governed by an eight to fifteen person Board of Directors, and managed by a part-time Coordinator, operating out of an office in the Hannah Grimes Center for Non-Profits in Keene.
Andy Bohannon, Board Chair. Andy, CPRP, is Director of Parks, Recreation and Cemeteries for the City of Keene, NH. With over 17 years of recreation experience, Andy joined the City of Keene’s Recreation staff in 2004. He promoted new programs for the afterschool population that were evidence based to help fight childhood obesity. His work for Advocates for Healthy Youth led to his selection as a recipient of the inaugural President’s Council and Sports Community Leadership Award in 2007. In 2005, he piloted the CATCH program for the Foundation for Healthy Communities and the success of the program has spread to over 100 communities around the state. He served on the State of New Hampshire Commission on Prevention of Childhood Obesity, as well as President for NH Recreation and Parks Association. Andy holds a BS in Physical Education from Keene State College, is a lifelong resident of Keene, and likes to spend time with his family and play golf whenever possible!
Linda Rubin, Secretary. Linda is the Director of the Healthiest Community Initiative - Vision 2020 - for Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Keene, New Hampshire. She has worked independently and in cooperation with community partners and coalitions during the past 19 years to improve the lives of Cheshire County residents. Linda is an organizing member of CCAN and provided leadership and support to Keene's MANY Options Afterschool Program for nine years. She has a proven track record developing and implementing wellness and prevention programs, projects, and policies for youth, adults, and families throughout the Monadnock region. Linda holds a BS is Biology and Chemistry Education from Florida Atlantic University and a MS is Environmental Communications from Antioch University New England.
Bob Vecchiotti, Treasurer. Bob is currently affiliated with BeamPines, a global talent management firm based in NYC, and works with clients to develop innovative and cost effective solutions that reduce the risks of human capital management. His years of experience began in the aerospace industry where he had increasing responsibility from project leader in advanced systems to manager of diversification and long range planning at the corporate level. Bob formed his own business advisory firm in 1980 and has worked with senior executives in major corporations, and with business owners. Bob earned a B.S. in Sociology from St. Peter’s College, an M.A. in Psychology from Fordham University, and a Ph.D. in Applied Psychology from St. Louis University. As a community leader, he’s the past-president of several major community and charity boards. Hobbies include cooking, reading biographies, and visiting interesting places. He and his wife Dorothea have three adult children.
Lauren Bressett As Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development for UNH Cooperative Extension, Lauren was responsible for the Cheshire 4-H Program including recruitment, screening, and training of volunteers and implementation of educational programs. She worked closely with the Cheshire 4-H Council and Cheshire 4-H Horse Leaders Association in planning and evaluating programs. Lauren was also involved in community development of youth issues and needs assessment, program planning, and evaluation of youth programs. She planned and implemented a region wide teen assessment of 6,376 youth grades 7-12 in 11 school districts which helped lead to the organization of prevention coalitions in the area. Lauren also organized a network of afterschool program providers, leading to the creation of CCAN, and helped establish an annual Afterschool Conference for the region. She was selected as the first recipient of the Maynard and Audrey Heckel Extension Educator Fellowship in 2002. Retired from UNH Cooperative Extension in 2008, Lauren was awarded Extension Educator Emeritus status by the University of New Hampshire. She currently serves as a grant writer and consultant on youth and community development.
Kathy Harrington Kathy has worked in the nonprofit sector for the past 15 years and is the current President of Monadnock United Way. She previously served on the Board of Directors and has fulfilled various volunteer roles at MUW for the past 10 years. Kathy is the former Executive Director of Stonewall Farm. Prior to her role at Stonewall Farm, she worked in Community Health Education at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene and in Quality Management at Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services. A native of the Monadnock Region, she serves on many committees and clubs, including Elm City Rotary, the Monadnock Community Coop, and the Giving Monadnock Steering Committee.
Melinda Treadwell Melinda is currently Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Keene State College. Previous to her role at KSC, she worked at the Dartmouth Medical School, Lockheed-Martin Corporation, and the NH Department of Health and Human Services. Melinda also spearheaded a new and innovative partnership with Marlborough Elementary School to continuous professional development opportunities for KSC Education students, and more recently has developed plans to expand that partnership to the afterschool arena. This partnership brings significant resources to the school helping to expand it’s ability to help all students’ achieve academic standards.
Molly Kelly consultant Molly currently serves as a state senator for New Hampshire's 10th District. A Keene resident for over 30 years, she chairs the Governor's Advanced Manufacturing Education Advisory Council, and is a long-time advocate on behalf of people with disabilities, mothers, and children within healthcare settings. Molly completed her Bachelor’s degree at Keene State College, receiving her Juris Doctor of Law degree from Franklin Pierce Law Center. She went on to become the director of Franklin Pierce College’s Keene campus, and the director of Monadnock Hospice for the Monadnock Region. She has more than twelve years experience as a financial advisor, and is active in many community organizations. A mother of four and grandmother of six, she currently lives in Keene with her husband.