Burnett, D’Amore, Mattson Dustin, Goldsberry, Meister, Weeks Named Corporators for New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp. Kitchen Retires as Trustee.
New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp (NHMB) is pleased to announce its new Corporators who were recently confirmed by vote at the NHMB Annual Meeting: James P. Burnett III of Concord, Kelli D’Amore of Deerfield, Sarah Mattson Dustin of Contoocook, Yvonne Goldsberry of Walpole, Jennie Meister of Walpole and Daniel Weeks of Nashua.
James P “Jamie” Burnett III is a consultant and owner of Sight Line Public Affairs LLC. Since 2009, he has provided strategic advice to industry-leading companies and trade associations engaged in public policy. He formerly served as the legislative director to U.S. Senator John E. Sununu and as a legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Judd Gregg in Washington, DC. Active in his community and state, Jamie has served as a volunteer director for several nonprofit and advisory boards, including the New Hampshire Fisher Cats Foundation, Manchester Community Health Center (now Amoskeag Health), St. Thomas Aquinas High School Alumni Leadership Council, and the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy. Jamie was appointed to the University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees by Governor Chris Sununu in April 2017 and currently serves as vice chair. He is also a trustee for the New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation and a director for the UNH Foundation. Jamie is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire. He lives in Concord, NH with his wife and two daughters.
As a Principal at Nathan Wechsler & Company, P.A. Accountants & Business Advisors, Kelli D’Amore of Deerfield has a solid understanding of the needs of the nonprofit industry, and continues to be a strong voice for the nonprofit sector in New Hampshire. In addition to her nonprofit role, Kelli spends much of her time in the construction industry with a focus on general contractors. D’Amore is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is a member of the Capital Region Board of the NH Charitable Foundation, the board chair of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England (GINNE), a member of the MSA Advisory Board at UNH, and Treasurer at Plan NH. D’Amore is an alumni of Leadership NH (2017), Leadership Greater Concord (2007) and Convergence Coaching Transformational Leadership (2013). D’Amore was also recognized as one of the Union Leader’s 40 Under Forty in 2012.
When Sarah Mattson Dustin took over as executive director of New Hampshire Legal Assistance in November 2018, it was a return home. She had first clerked at the civil legal aid organization in 2003 while a law student. She later served at NHLA from 2006 to 2017 as a staff attorney, project director, and the organization’s chief legislative and regulatory advocate. Sarah most recently worked as policy director of the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation. A Lakes Region native who lives in Contoocook with her husband and two children, Mattson Dustin is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.
Dr. Yvonne Goldsberry is President of the Endowment for Health. Before joining the Endowment, Goldsberry served as Vice President of Population Health and Clinical Integration for Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene. She is well known as the architect of the nationally recognized Healthy Monadnock initiative, where she engaged numerous community coalitions and over 2,000 community leaders, stakeholders and residents in a bold vision for community health. Prior to that, Yvonne served at the NH Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Community and Public Health. She holds a PhD in Public Policy from the George Washington University, a Master of Public Health and a Master of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Brown University. She resides in Walpole, NH.
Jennie Meister is Controller for Bascom Maple Farms, located in Alstead, NH. She has also been active in the local Greater Monadnock Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), as former Board Member and past President, Vice President and Secretary. She also served as campaign chair at her former employer, The MacMillin Company, for the Monadnock United Way for many years. She resides in Walpole, NH.
As a co-owner and director at ReVision Energy, New Hampshire’s largest clean energy company and certified B Corp, Daniel Weeks of Nashua, combines his love of the natural world with a strong desire to use business as a force for good in society. He is a graduate of Leadership NH and was has been named one of New Hampshire’s “Most Influential Business Leaders” by NH Business Review and “Young Professional of the Year” by Stay Work Play New Hampshire. Prior to ReVision Energy, Dan led the nonpartisan organizations Open Democracy and Americans for Campaign Reform (now Issue One) and wrote Democracy in Poverty: A View from Below. A graduate of Yale and Oxford, Dan and his family enjoy reading, hiking, and playing music in their church band.
Corporators have many important roles that help ensure the success of New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp and its sister companies – Meredith Village Savings Bank, Merrimack County Savings Bank, NHTrust and Savings Bank of Walpole. Arguably, a Corporators’ most important responsibility is the election of highly qualified people to act as members of NHMB’s Board of Trustees and act on any bylaw changes that come before them. In addition Corporators can act in part as community representatives to ensure that the organization is on track in regards to serving community needs and providing first-hand impressions of the quality of services and personnel performance.
Recently retiring NHMB Corporators include Christine Rath, Edward Potter, Jeffery Pearson, Jeremiah Gearan, John McCormack, John Morin, Josie Bendicks, Kelley Hicks, Marily Wilson, Randall Hicks, Robert Ambrose, Robert Perry and Sara Jayne Steen.
NHMB thanks Eileen Sleeper and Ed Reardon for their dedicated service as Corporators, and offers their deepest condolences to their families following their passing.
John Kitchen of Laconia, has retired Trustee of NHMB for seven years (since its formation), as a Director of Meredith Village Savings Bank for 16 years, and as a Director of NH Trust since its inception in 2015. Kitchen’s quiet, yet purposeful contributions as a Board member were influential to the success of NHMB. In Kitchen’s work as an attorney, he helps families in our communities through challenging circumstances and he brought the same compassionate tone and guidance he gives to his clients to his service on the Board.
New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp, a shared services organization, was formed in 2013 when two New Hampshire-based community banks, Meredith Village Savings Bank and Merrimack County Savings Bank, formally affiliated – the first relationship of its kind in the state. This strategic partnership has positioned the banks to leverage each other’s strengths as they work together to advance a shared vision of maintaining and enhancing community banking standards and values. MillRiver Wealth Management joined as a third affiliate in 2015, combining the financial advisory divisions of MVSB and the Merrimack. Savings Bank of Walpole joined NHMB in 2018. In 2020, MillRiver Wealth Management affiliated with the New Hampshire Trust Company and Savings Bank of Walpole Wealth Management to become NHTrust. NHMB combined assets total more than $2.8 billion. For more information, visit nhmutual.com.