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NH Children’s Trust announces new appointments to board

January 1, 2018
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New Hampshire Children’s Trust, the state’s lead child abuse and neglect prevention organization, announces the new appointments of six members to its board of directors.

“I’m always impressed by the leadership of our board of directors,” said Keryn Bernard-Kriegl, Executive Director of NH Children’s Trust. “We’re fortunate to attract such skilled members who are truly passionate about the wellbeing of children and families in our state.”

Joining the board of directors are Indrika Arnold, Mark Knights, Erin Maskwa, Matt Mowry, Sarah Sadowski and Michael St. Onge.

Indrika Arnold is a financial professional with 14 years of experience in the wealth management industry. As a Family Wealth Advisor at Harvest Capital Management in Concord, she provides clients with financial planning services while also helping the firm develop and refine Family Office services. Indrika is the President of the Northern New England Chapter of the Financial Planning Association, a member of the New Hampshire Estate Planning Council, and a Trustee of the Keene Endowment Association. She lives in Lebanon with her husband and 8 year-old daughter.

Mark Knights, Esq. is a New Hampshire native currently residing in Exeter with his wife Stephani and their three children. Mark is an attorney with 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. He 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. In the winter, Mark moonlights as a snowboard instructor at Gunstock Mountain Resort.

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.

Matt Mowry is the editor of Business NH Magazine, published by Millyard Communications, which he joined in 2000. 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. 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 lives in Rochester with his wife Lisa and their two sons, Cacidy and Daniel.

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.

Michael St. Onge 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. He is a Certified Investment Management Analyst® and member of the Investments & Wealth Institute™. Michael has been involved with many youth organizations over the years, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, boards of Penacook Community Center and local youth baseball organizations. Michael lives in Litchfield with his wife, two sons, and their rescued cat and rescued greyhound.

“We are so thankful to our board and committee members who selflessly volunteer their time and expertise,” Bernard-Kriegl said. “Their commitment helps Granite State children thrive.”

NH Children’s Trust is the New Hampshire chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, leading the drive to ensure safe, stable and nurturing relationships and environments for children by educating, advocating and collaborating.

If you want to learn more about ways to get involved or to share your ideas with our executive director contact Keryn directly at or 603-224-1279.