New Hampshire Children's Trust 501(c)3

The Concord Center, 10 Ferry Street, Suite 307, Concord, NH 03301​ | (603) 224-1279

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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 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 General Manager at Express Employment Professionals; a staffing firm specializing in contract and permanent placements. Jenn has worked in the staffing industry since 1999. Jenn is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and has served KD as a volunteer at the local and national level since 2003.

Est. 2016

Jenn Cronin, Board 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. Mark also devotes a significant amount of pro bono time representing CASA of New Hampshire, supporting the invaluable work that organization does in child abuse and neglect proceedings.

Est. 2018

Mark Knights, Esq., Vice Chair

Sarah Fox grew up in the central lakes region and still calls it home.  Her professional and volunteer life has focused on children and advocating for children, starting as an elementary school teacher and later volunteering for CASA, which inspired her to go to law school.  After, she worked for the Department of Education, the courts and for the Division for Children Youth Families to advocate for children in foster care.  She is a 2012 graduate of Leadership New Hampshire.    She has been a foster mother to three amazing children and is now a mom to a little boy.

Est. 2014

Sarah Fox, Esq., Secretary

Michael has more than 20 years of experience in financial services and currently works at Bank of New Hampshire Wealth Management as an Investment Officer. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Resource Economics from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University. Michael has obtained the Certified Investment Management Analyst® certification and is a member of the Investments & Wealth Institute™. He has been involved with many youth organizations over the years including being a big brother for Big Brothers Big Sisters, serving on the boards of Penacook Community Center and several local youth baseball organizations as well as coaching several different youth sports. Michael lives in Litchfield with his wife, two sons, and their rescued cat and rescued greyhound.

Est. 2018

Michael St. Onge, Treasurer

Claudia Ferber brings over 30 years of experience and expertise in children's behavioral health. She is currently semi-retired and working as a consultant. As the Children's Director of Community based Services at Center for Life Management, Salem, NH and Director of Child and Family Programs for NAMI NH, Claudia has been a provider to and an advocate for children and families and system change. She has served on the Board of Directors for over a decade on the NH Association for Infant Mental Health. Claudia was one of the initial founders of the NH Children's Behavioral Health Collaborative. She lives in Concord with her husband, David. Claudia enjoys the theater, visual arts, reading, traveling and spending time near and on the water.

Est. 2016

Claudia Ferber

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.  Currently she is a non-voting member of the AAP National Board. 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.

Est. 2016

Elizabeth Susan Hodgson, MD FAAP

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 Transportaton for Seacoast Citizens (TASC) and assisting with the Development of The Woodman Museum in Dover, NH. Her greatest joys are spending time with her husband, sons, grandchildren and friends. Her hobbies include mastering paddle boarding, climbing mountians or earning a decent score in a round of golf.

Est. 2014

Mary Jane Keane

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 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 educational assessment where she has been working for the past 11 years. Erin lives in Nottingham with her husband and three children.

Est. 2018

Erin Maskwa

Adam manages three service departments at Grappone Automotive Group. He spends a lot of time with local students and teachers serving on the advisory committees for Concord Regional Technology Center’s and Manchester Community College’s automotive programs, both of which he previously graduated from. In addition to New Hampshire Children’s Trust, Adam actively volunteers for and supports New Hampshire Crisis Center, Friends of Forgotten Children, Salvation Army, and New Hampshire’s Stay Work Play.

Est. 2019

Adam Memmolo

Matt Mowry is the editor of Business NH Magazine, published by Millyard Communications, which he joined in 2000. He is responsible for overseeing and editing all editorial content, writing stories, and facilitating the magazine’s major competitions, including The Best Companies to Work For and the Businesses and Business Leader of the Year. He is a 2007 graduate of the Leadership NH program. Early Learning NH named Matt an Early Learning Champion in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016 for his extensive coverage of early learning issues in NH. He has been featured as a speaker and panelist at several events focused on early childhood education and intervention as well as family friendly workplaces. The U.S. Small Business Administration named him the 2006 Small Business Journalist of the Year for NH and New England. Prior to joining Business NH Magazine, Matt worked as a reporter and bureau chief for the Caledonian Record in St. Johnsbury, Vt. and as a reporter, bureau chief and the Tri-City editor at Foster’s Daily Democrat in Dover, NH. Matt has previously served on the board of directors for the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, Manchester Young Professionals Network (MYPN),  Our House for Girls in Dover, and the HUB Family Resource Center in Dover. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from St. Michael’s College in Vermont. He lives in Rochester with his wife Lisa and their two sons, Cacidy and Daniel.

Est. 2018

Matthew J. Mowry

Sarah Sadowski is a longtime community engagement professional who works for consulting firms that specialize in policy issues impacting New Hampshire children and families. Sarah earned her master’s degree from Clark University in International Development and Social Change. She is an alumna of the New Hampshire Leadership Series and is a committed advocate for disability rights. Sarah lives in Concord with her husband and four kids.

Est. 2018

Sarah Sadowski

Mandi Werner was born and raised in Bedford, NH. She left to attend college at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. After receiving her B.A in theatre studies, she went on to attend The Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where she earned her J.D. Upon graduating from law school Mandi relocated back to Atlanta where she prosecuted for Fulton County. While she was away from New Hampshire, Mandi learned that there is no place better to live than New England. In 2014 Mandi accepted a job with the Rockingham County Attorney’s Office as the prosecutor for the Exeter and Hampton Falls Police Department and moved back to NH. She currently lives in Dover with her standard poodle, Domino and is glad to be home again. By participating as a board member of the NHCT, she looks forward to giving back to the community she has always loved.

Est. 2016

Mandi Werner, Esq.


Jessica Wohlers Barlow is originally from Cold Spring Harbor, New York, but has made New Hampshire her home since 1980.  Jessica has been in the high tech industry for twenty years, specializing in launching start-up companies and strengthening technology partnerships.  Throughout her career, Jessica has been recognized for her contributions and was named one of the Top 10 Most Powerful Women in the Channel by CRN magazine.  Jessica has been with IBM for the last five years and is currently focused on creating new business channels for IBM in the Northeast.  Jessica’s first love has always been children and she began her professional career in 1992 in Child Protective Services.  She is honored by the opportunity to serve on the New Hampshire Children’s Trust Board of Directors and looks forward to applying her business acumen to help protect children and strengthen families in New Hampshire.  Jessica lives in Windham, New Hampshire with her husband David and their daughter Sarah Arden.

Est. 2014

Jessica Wohlers Barlow

Lara Quiroga is a resident of Manchester and is currently employed by Manchester Community Health Center as the Program Director for Project LAUNCH, a federal collaborative agreement for Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health that seeks to promote the wellness of young children from birth to age 8 by focusing on improving the systems that serve young children with the goal of helping all children reach physical, social, emotional, behavioral and cognitive milestones. Lara previously served at Tufts University as the Accreditation Coordinator for the Office of Institutional Research and Evaluation and the Project Administrator for the Office of the President. She has provided and coordinated professional development at local, state, and national levels. She has served on task forces for Best Interest of the Child and NH Child Care Licensing Regulations Revisions, and is a Henry Morgan Award recipient recognizing achievement in recognition of achievement on professional development and commitment to improving the quality of care and education in New Hampshire.  As part of her work to improve the system serving children and families in Manchester and NH, Lara participates on the Spark NH Policy Committee, Spark NH Regional Initiative Community of Practice, Greater Manchester Domestic Violence Council, and Greater Manchester Infant Mental Health Team. When she is not engaged in Project LAUNCH work, Lara enjoys spending time camping, traveling, and snuggling (while he still allows it) with her middle-school-aged son, Logan.

Est. 2011

Lara Quiroga, M.Ed., Ex Officio