OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
New Hampshire Children’s Trust is governed by passionate and committed community members with a range of experiences and networks. 100% of the Board of Directors contribute financially to the organization.
Jenn Cronin, Board Chair
Jenn Cronin is a 1998 graduate of the University of NH with a BS in Communication. She grew up in East Kingston, NH, and currently lives in Newmarket. Jenn currently works as a contract recruiter for The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard most recently focusing on staffing a large COVID-19 testing facility during the pandemic. Prior to Broad, Jenn spent over 20 years working in the staffing industry working with many NH companies to support their HR needs and internal headcount. Jenn is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and has served KD as a volunteer at the local and national levels since 2003.
Mark Knights, Esq., Vice Chair
Mark Knights is a New Hampshire native currently residing in Exeter with his wife Stephani and their three children. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire and the George Washington University Law School, Mark is a partner at the law firm of Nixon Peabody, where he represents individuals and institutions at all stages of state and federal government investigations, prosecutions, and enforcement actions. In 2021, Mark founded the Ride for Resilience, a 100-mile charity bike ride across the State of New Hampshire to support and raise awareness for the Children’s Trust and New Hampshire’s Family Resource Centers.
Adam Memmolo, Secretary
Adam currently resides in the Lakes Region and manages the service departments at The Irwin Automotive Group. In addition to serving on the board of New Hampshire Children’s Trust, He spends a lot of time with local students and teachers serving on the advisory committees for Huot Technical Center Laconia and Manchester Community College’s automotive programs.
Janice Fitzpatrick, Treasurer
Janice Fitzpatrick is the Director of Financial Services at National Education Association—New Hampshire. She has also served as the VP and CFO of the NH Electric Cooperative and worked for 10 years in the banking industry. Janice holds a Masters in Accounting from Southern NH University where she received the Alumni Distinguished Service Award in 2000 for her leadership, dedication, and loyal service to the college. Janice is a resident of Candia and previously served on the NHCT board from 2010 - 2018.
Brian Beals, MD FAAP
Brian grew up in Southern NH but has other areas of the country while earning a Bachelor of Science from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN, and a Doctorate in Medicine from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. He returned to NH to complete Pediatric residency training at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon and established connections to Coos County and more specifically to the Berlin-Gorham area. Like much of NH’s North Country, this area is medically underserved and in fact, had not had a pediatrician for over a decade when Brian began practicing there. He and his wife, Wendy, have now been rooted for over 25 years, now as part of Coos County Family Health Services. Their 6 children have all thrived in the small town they call home and attended the local schools. Given the physical distance to pediatric subspecialty services, Brian has developed several niche areas to his practice that augment the more general services. He serves as the pediatric medical director at Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin and helped implement and maintain certification in NRP and PALS to other providers and nursing staff. He has a strong interest in type 1 diabetes and volunteers at ADA Camp Carefree every summer. He is also actively involved with the network of providers who have extra training in completing medical examinations for children suspected of having been physically or sexually abused. In conjunction with being able to provide this medical care locally, Brian was directly involved with the creation of the CAC of Coos County and currently serves as President of its Board of Directors. His efforts to advocate for children also extend to being an Executive Committee member of the NH chapter of the AAP. He also manages to incorporate full-time clinical teaching into his practice welcoming students across all disciplines (MD, DO, PA and NP) into the practice to gain exposure to the realities of rural medicine while in training.
Natalia Beaulieu, JD
Natalia is currently the Vice President—Compliance Officer for Bank of New Hampshire. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Bank’s regulatory compliance and legal operations. Natalia is originally from Worcester, Massachusetts where she graduated from Worcester State University with a Bachelor of Science in Developmental Psychology. Thereafter, she earned her Juris Doctorate from Massachusetts School of Law. Natalia began her career in banking while attending law school and, there, found her professional niche in banking compliance. Natalia lives in Sanbornville with her husband and daughter, where they spend much of their free time enjoying both the New Hampshire Seacoast and the White Mountains as a family. Natalia also serves on the Board of Great Bay Kids Company.
Taylor Breed grew up in Hopkinton, NH, and currently resides in New York City with his fiance, Ann Power. The New Hampshire Children's Trust has been an important part of his life since childhood. Taylor's mother, Lucy Fowlkes Breed, was a founding board member and strong advocate for the Trust, recognizing the community's need and opportunity to empower and strengthen families in the Granite State through targeted resources and instruction. This mission was instilled in Taylor from a young age and has stayed with him throughout his life. Taylor graduated from Vanderbilt University and received his MBA from Georgetown University. His career has been in investment banking, focusing on helping mid-sized companies improve their operations and access needed capital for growth. He currently works at William Blair & Company, while volunteering with Meals on Wheels, the Nantucket Conservation Foundation, and serving on the Board of New Hampshire Children's Trust.
The power of family, as displayed by his mother and father, energizes Taylor, and he is honored and humbled to serve on the Board of the New Hampshire Children's Trust, continue the Breed family legacy, and advocate for and serve families in New Hampshire.
Sarah Fox, Esq.
Sarah Fox grew up in the central lakes region and still calls it home. Her professional and volunteer life has focused on children and improving the child and family serving system. She’s worked as an elementary teacher, a child care director, and then became a CASA volunteer, which inspired her to go to law school. She's worked for the Department of Education, the Circuit Court, and the Division for Children Youth Families, her local school district and is now serving as the Program Manager for the NH Alliance of Early Childhood Coalitions. She is also a proud graduate of Leadership New Hampshire Class of 2012 and she is currently part of The RISERS National Parent Fellowship with MomsRising. She has been a foster mother to three amazing children and is now a mom to a little boy.
Laura was raised in Durham, NH and now lives in Rochester with her husband. She knows firsthand what a positive, supportive, healthy family can offer young people and is passionate about strengthening families in our state. Laura has over a decade of experience in the financial services industry with a niche in process improvement and innovation. She has held various operations-related positions and currently manages IT consulting projects. She is a 2020 summa cum laude graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies.
Elizabeth Susan Hodgson, MD FAAP
Known as “Dr. Sooze” to her patients and colleagues, Dr. Hodgson retired from 36 years of clinical pediatric practice in 2014 and returned home to New Hampshire. “Dr. Sooze” grew up in Concord, NH, and practiced in NH from 1987-1994 before her sojourn to New Jersey for the next twenty years. While in New Jersey, Dr. Hodgson served as medical director of two of New Jersey’s Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Centers (RDTCs), multidisciplinary centers for the diagnosis and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Dr. Hodgson helped establish New Jersey’s first and only free-standing Child Advocacy Center in Newark, NJ. She was on the teaching faculty at two different teaching hospitals in New Jersey. From 2006-2008, Dr. Hodgson served as the New Jersey Child Advocate, a Governor’s appointment. The Office of the Child Advocate monitored children in state custody or otherwise receiving state services and ensured that they were receiving safe, effective, and timely care. Throughout her career, Dr. Hodgson has been an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) at the local, state, and national levels. She has been involved in policy, advocacy, strategic planning, and governance work with the AAP at the national and state levels. Dr. Hodgson is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics both in General Pediatrics and in the subspecialty of Child Abuse Pediatrics. She received her B. A. degree from Mount Holyoke College.
Mary Jane Keane
Mary Jane Keane was raised in Portsmouth, NH, and returned to her hometown after attending college in New York. She resides in Rye, NH with her husband Tom, an attorney with Keane and Macdonald. Mary Jane and Tom have four sons and five grandchildren. Mary Jane is the founder of Womenade of Greater Squamscott and has served as President of the Board of Directors since its inception in 2005. Her additional volunteer interests include Families First in the Family Support Center, driving for Transportation for Seacoast Citizens (TASC), and assisting with the Development of The Woodman Museum in Dover, NH. She is also on the Board of Trustees for The Mayhew Program, Bristol, NH. Her greatest joys are spending time with her husband, sons, grandchildren, and friends. Her hobbies include mastering paddle boarding, climbing mountains, or earning a decent score in a round of golf.
Erin Maskwa was born and raised on the New Hampshire Seacoast. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Erin holds degrees in Early Childhood Education, Project Management, and Executive Leadership. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Seacoast class of 2017. She spent the early part of her career as an early childhood educator in community-based programs as well as the public school system and later transferred those skills into data-driven educational improvement efforts. Erin lives in Nottingham with her husband and three children.