Our Staff

New Hampshire Children’s Trust recruits highly skilled employees who are passionate about eliminating child abuse and neglect in New Hampshire.

  • Brenda Marotto, Interim Executive Director

    Brenda Marotto has 30 years of experience working in the non-profit sector as a program manager, chief fiscal officer, and an executive director. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social and Political Theory from Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass and a Master of Science degree in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University. She has worked in a variety of community based programmatic and management positions in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Brenda joined the Children’s Trust in 2011. She lives with her husband, two daughters, two dogs, and four cats. In her spare time, she dreams of living on a farm again.

    Contact Brenda at bmarotto@nhchildrenstrust.org or 603-415-0321.

  • Bronwyn Barnett, Impact Director

    Bronwyn Barnett has invested most of her professional career in increasing organizational capacity and negotiating complex stakeholder needs to achieve strategic priorities that will improve outcomes for all young people. She has nearly a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector including serving as development director and later as executive director at a youth organization in Maine in addition to working at the Center for Excellence in Neuroscience at the University of New England. With a background in human development and family studies, she is passionate about primary prevention work and dedicated to continuous program improvement to ensure that New Hampshire children and families have the support they need for a better tomorrow.

    Contact Bronwyn at bbarnett@nhchildrenstrust.org or 603-415-0322.

  • Julie Day, Strengthening Families Director

    Julie Day was an active member of The Children’s Place and Parent Education Center in Concord for many years. She later held the volunteer Vice President of Fundraising position and served as a parent representative on the Family Support New Hampshire Board of Directors. In 2013, she became credentialed as an Early Childhood Master Professional: Allied Professional and now Julie co-chairs the NH Strengthening Families Leadership Team and chairs the Spark NH Family Engagement Task Force. Julie is the NH lead and coordinator of the "Bringing Protective Factors to Life" online training of the National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds and the Center for the Study of Social Policy. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from Springfield College and joined the Children’s Trust in 2007.  She lives in Bow with her husband and their three children.

    Contact Julie at jday@nhchildrenstrust.org or 603-415-0327.

  • Maria Doyle, MSS, Program Director

    Maria Doyle joined the New Hampshire Children’s Trust in 2011.  Maria brings over 25 years’ experience in human services with children and families to the position.  With an increasing interest in training and quality improvement, Maria shifted her career focus from the provision and supervision of direct service to developing and promoting practices that work. Maria received her B.A. in psychology from Westfield State College and a Masters in Social Service from the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. She has worked in community mental health, child welfare and training. Maria heads up our effort to see Period of PURPLE Crying reach the parent of every baby in New Hampshire.  She is a certified trainer in the Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life Series which helps child-serving professionals adopt strength-based factors that help families be their strongest. She also is certified to train in the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening and Support.   In 2013, she became credentialed as an Early Childhood Master Professional: Allied Professional. 

    Contact Maria at mdoyle@nhchildrenstrust.org or 603-415-0324.

  • Diane Hastings, Fundraising and Communications Director

    Diane Hastings has been with the Children’s Trust since 2006 and works on fundraising and communications including the annual appeal, special events and grant seeking. She comes from The Children’s Place and Parent Education Center (TCP) in Concord where she served in various leadership roles for over nine years, including two terms as board president and as their Executive Director. Diane led during an exciting time of great change and growth, including purchasing TCP’s first permanent home. A graduate of Leadership Greater Concord class of 2005, Diane is past chair of Concord Children’s Initiative and past treasurer of Family Support New Hampshire. Diane has a Master’s degree from Murray State University and lives in Contoocook with her husband. She has three grown children.

    Contact Diane at dhastings@nhchildrenstrust.org or 603-415-0323.

  • Tish Hill, Administrative Assistant

    Tish Hill joined New Hampshire Children’s Trust in 2017 as the Administrative Assistant. She has 10 years of experience as an administrative assistant in non-profit early intervention and special education programs. She has also served as a certified foster parent. Tish moved to New Hampshire from Wyoming and has two daughters attending college there. She lives in Loudon with her husband and their dog, Poncho. In her spare time, Tish likes to explore the coast, go out in her canoe, and root for the University of Wyoming football and basketball teams.

    Contact Tish at thill@nhchildrenstrust.org or 603-224-1279.

  • Kirsty Walker, Marketing and Communications Specialist

    Kirsty Walker joined New Hampshire Children’s Trust in 2018 as the Marketing and Communications Specialist. She brings 5 years of experience as a marketing director and president of a book publishing company. Kirsty received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from University of New Hampshire and has lived in the Concord area for most of her life. In her spare time she loves reading, trying new restaurants, and playing with her corgi, Finnegan.

    Contact Kirsty at kwalker@nhchildrenstrust.org or 603-224-1279