board of directors
Neal Ouellett, President
Neal is the CEO of Living Innovations which provides support to people of all ages and abilities to have a good life at home and in the community. He has been very active in the Portsmouth Rotary Club for 24 years, and has served on many other boards. Neal is a member of the Major Gifts, Executive and Strategic Planning committees. He is an avid year-round bicyclist.
Joe Lovejoy, Vice President
Joe, a retired certified public accountant, built the largest accounting firm in New Hampshire. He is a member of the board’s Finance and Executive committees. In his spare time Joe enjoys working on his 1935 Ford Coupe.
Tracey Bentley, Secretary
Tracey is a senior producer in the communications and public affairs department at the University of New Hampshire and former publications director for the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She serves as chair of the board’s Marketing committee and is also on the Executive committee. In her spare time Tracey plays tennis and reads.
Jonathan Douglas, Treasurer
Jonathan Douglas is the Chief Financial Officer at Berwick Academy in South Berwick, ME. Originally from Los Angeles, Jon has worked exclusively in the non-profit and social service sectors, having spent the past fourteen years in independent schools. Jon is chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. Outside of school, Jon can often be found rooting for his hometown Dodgers or exploring the sea 30 meters beneath the waves.
Dianne Durkin is the President and Founder of Loyalty Factor – a training and consulting firm that enhances employee, customer and brand loyalty for some of the nation’s most prominent corporations and smaller businesses. Dianne was named Distinguished Woman of the Year. She is also active with The Boston Club, The Commonwealth Institute, Boston College CEO Club, Who’s Who in America, and Women in World Trade. Dianne is a member of the Major Gifts committee. She is fluent in French and Polish.
Jim is currently a financial advisor with Northern Planning Associates. Jim is member-at-large of the Executive committee. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family surfing, skiing and cycling.
Pete is a retired banker who has been involved with a number of nonprofit organizations in the Greater Seacoast area for over 25 years. Pete joined the Board of Directors in 2012 and serves on the Major Gifts and Governance committees. In his spare time he enjoys woodworking, skiing, golf and following his grandchildren in their various activities.
Jamie is the Director of the Neuroscience service line at Portsmouth Regional Hospital where he has worked for four years. Jamie’s background is as a Respiratory Therapist, with a degree in healthcare administration, and he is currently attending graduate school for his MBA. Jamie is a member of the Program Evaluation committee. When not at work, Jamie enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors whether it is running, mountain biking, or simply enjoying what the seacoast has to offer.
Bob has worked in corporate finance for 25 years and is currently a financial advisor with Mardin Capital Group. Bob previously served as President. Currently, Bob serves on the Finance, Governance, and Strategic Planning committees. In his spare time he enjoys running.
Barbara Prudhomme White
Barb has been a professor in the College of Health and Human Services at UNH since 1998. She holds degrees in both occupatonal therapy (BS) and develomental psychology (PhD). Her research and teaching interests include human stress, attentional disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and research methods. Mentoring students is a strong passion. Currently, she is the Executive Director of Undergraduate Programs at UNH. Barb is chair of both the Program Evaluation and Personnel committees. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, cooking and skiing.
Peter is a partner with Hoefle Phoenix Gormley & Roberts, P.A. in Portsmouth, NH. Peter is chair of the board’s Governance committee. In his spare time, Peter likes to golf, surf, participate in his reading group, teach on occasion, and enjoy time with his children.