Our Board & Staff

Staff

Michelle Veasey

Executive Director

PO Box 3562

Concord, NH 03302

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603-391-8471
michelle@nhbsr.org

Leila Murphy

Outreach Manager

P.O. Box 3562

Concord, NH 03302

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603-391-7437
leila@nhbsr.org

Board

Mark Beaudoin

Attorney
Nixon Peabody LLP

Mark Beaudoin is an attorney at the international law firm Nixon Peabody LLP focusing on commercial real estate transactions and development, finance and seniors housing and care.  For nearly a decade, Mark has worked with real estate developers, health care facilities, energy providers and telecommunication companies across the country on the acquisition, financing, permitting, leasing and disposition of large commercial projects having national significance.  An advocate of corporate responsibility, Mark recognizes the importance of businesses implementing best practices not only to benefit the company's profitability, management, shareholders and its employees, but to support socially responsible causes including the environment, economy and community at large.

 

Mark has presented to the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association on the future of energy infrastructure projects in NH and was selected by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” for commercial real estate, land use and zoning law in 2014 and 2015.  Mark graduated from the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Leadership Academy in 2012 and from Leadership Greater Concord, NH in 2014.  He is a founding member of Fostering Legal Independence, an award winning program assisting children “aging out” of the foster care system.  Mark received his bachelor’s degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and attended Vermont Law School.  In addition to NHBSR, Mark serves on the Town of Hopkinton, NH Economic Development Committee, his hometown.

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603-628-4025
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603-496-7367
mbeaudoin@nixonpeabody.com

Brett Cromwell

Global Communications Manager
Medtronic Advanced Energy

Brett Cromwell is Global Communications Manager for the Advanced Energy division of Medtronic, headquartered in Portsmouth. His current focus is on internal and external communications, public relations, employee engagement, and philanthropy efforts. Brett led the efforts for Medtronic’s entry into the Best Companies to Work For NH competition, in which the organization was named #1 Best Company to Work For in 2014 and 2015.  

Prior to his current role, Brett managed the business’s marketing communications function, including rebranding efforts following the acquisition by Medtronic. He has also served in Marketing Communications roles at Covidien and Smith & Nephew in Massachusetts. He is originally from Memphis, Tenn., and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing from the University of Memphis, along with a certificate in Graphic Design from the New England Institute of Art in Boston.

Brett and his wife Suzzanne are active members of their community in Lowell, Mass. They co-founded the Lowell Film Collaborative, a grassroots organization focused on hosting independent films in the community. Brett has also spent time as a music journalist writing for several publications in Boston as well as the Lowell Sun and Merrimack Valley Magazine.
 

180 International Drive, Portsmouth NH 03801

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603-842-6236
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617-899-7091
brett.cromwell@medtronic.com

Lisa Drake

Director of Sustainability Innovation
Stonyfield

Lisa Drake is the Director of Sustainability Innovation at Stonyfield, the leading organic yogurt manufacturer based in Londonderry, New Hampshire.   For 14 years, Lisa has developed and managed Stonyfield’s award-winning environmental and energy initiatives.   As a primary architect of the company’s Mission Action Program, Lisa has driven transformational change by building environmental considerations into the company’s “DNA”.    Lisa also leads Stonyfield’s advocacy efforts in the areas of energy and climate.

She has served on the Board of Directors of Climate Counts, a non-profit organization bringing consumers and companies together in the fight against climate change and is currently on the Advisory Board of the New Hampshire Food Bank and the Board of Directors for New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility.

Prior to Stonyfield Farm, Lisa managed economic development programs for the State of New Jersey and was a project manager and licensed professional engineer for CDM Smith and Barr Engineering.  She has BS and MS degrees from Tufts University in Civil & Environmental Engineering.

10 Burton Drive
Londonderry, NH 03053 

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603.437.4040
ldrake@stonyfield.com

Mike Elmer

Coca-Cola Northern New England

Mike Elmer is the Director of Capabilities for the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England, headquartered in Bedford, NH. CCNNE operates 13 distribution centers across parts of all six New England states and upstate New York and runs a state-of-the-art production center in Londonderry, NH. Coca-Cola of Northern New England is proud to bottle and sell products owned by The Coca-Cola Company, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Monster, BYB and The Moxie Beverage Company.

Mike received his BA from Plymouth State University in NH, and MBA in Marketing at the University of Connecticut. His career in beverages began at CCNNE with summer delivery and merchandising roles. Full time experience includes brand marketing with Cadbury Schweppes in Stamford CT, strategic planning roles with Coca-Cola Amatil in Vienna Austria, and Zagreb Croatia, management of facilities in Rutland, VT and Seabrook NH, and Marketing and Capabilities roles with CCNNE. 

This current role focuses on CCNNE’s commitment to making a positive contribution to the communities in which it does business, and communicating the socially and environmentally responsible standards by which it operates. CCNNE’s outreach in sustainability has earned recognition and repeat-demand from school, government and recycling events throughout the region. Much of its achievements in sustainability are captured in this video: https://vimeo.com/62842178

Mike serves on the boards of the New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association, New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility and Special Olympics NH. Mike is also vice president of the MA Beverage Association, and serves on the Andover, MA recycling committee, where he lives.

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627-6115
melmer@ccnne.com
Committee: 
Public Relations & Marketing

Mike Jurnak

Principal
BerryDunn

A former volunteer fire-fighter, Mike is the Principal-in-Charge of BerryDunn's Manchester Office, focusing exclusively on commercial for profit companies, including manufacturing and high technology clients, an area he specialized in while working with PWC in Boston. Mike provides financial reporting, merger and acquisition structuring, internal controls and systems development, and strategic planning services for clients throughout New England.  Mike has also led the Firm’s green initiatives (yes even a professional service firm can aspire to be a green company).

1000 Elm Street

Manchester, NH 03101

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603.518.2630
mjurnak@berrydunn.com

Jessica Kinsey

Career Development Manager
Cirtronics

Jessica Kinsey is the Career Development Manager at Cirtronics Corp., a contract manufacturing company in Milford, NH. She leads the Cirtronics’ Learning Center which is dedicated to professional and organizational growth and cultural sustainability. With over 15 years of experience, Jessica has served in a variety of leadership roles for non-profit and higher education organizations before joining the Cirtronics family.  Born and raised in Mason City, IA, Jessica graduated from the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University in St. Joseph, MN with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater.   

JKinsey@Cirtronics.com

Gary Lemay

New Hampshire Electric Co-op

Gary Lemay is Renewable Energy Engineer with New Hampshire Electric Cooperative where is focused on NHEC's renewable energy installations, education and policy.  Prior to joining NHEC, Gary was the Business Development Manager for Public Service of New Hampshire and was also responsible for working on renewable energy projects to meet PSNH's Renewable Portfolio Requirements.  Gary holds an engineering degree from the University of New Hampshire, a Masters in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University and completed the inaugural Institute for Corporate Sustainability, a partnership between NHBSR and UNH. 

579 Tenney Mountain Highway

Plymouth, NH 03264

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(603) 536-8828
lemayg@nhec.com

Sean Matulonis

Schleuniger, Inc

Sean Matulonis is Head of Finance and Operations at Schleuniger, Inc. in Manchester, NH. As one of the leading international manufacturers of high-precision cable processing machines, Schleuniger offers a wide range of equipment to fit a variety of processing needs from simple to extremely complex. Schleuniger strongly believes in giving back to the community. Through their Community Service Connection, employees regularly participate in various programs and activities to benefit the environment and our local communities. Sean enjoys the outdoors and spends much of his free time hiking, biking, and skiing.

North American Headquarters & Eastern Regional Office
87 Colin Drive
Manchester, NH 03103

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(603) 621-2651
SeanMatulonis@schleuniger.com

Atlanta McIlwraith

Timberland

Atlanta McIlwraith is Senior Manager of Community Engagement at Timberland. She is responsible for managing the company’s Path of ServiceTM employee volunteer program, strategic community investments, and the Global Stewards program to ensure the company’s service and CSR agendas play out with consistency and impact worldwide. 

Atlanta started her professional life as a political organizer – first for an electoral campaign and then for Public Citizen’s CongressWatch, a national consumer advocacy organization based in Washington D.C..  She then took her organizing skills to the for profit world as National Public Affairs Manager for The Body Shop.  In that role she managed the company’s public awareness and action campaigns that launched in stores nationwide.  After business school, Atlanta served as an Associate Program Manager for Population Services International’s AIDS prevention programs in West Africa.   She then worked as an independent consultant for Maine Businesses for Social Responsibility and for a number of micro enterprises in mid-coast Maine. 

Atlanta holds a Bachelor of Art in Political Science from Duke University and an MBA from Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina where she concentrated her studies in Marketing and Sustainable Enterprise.

200 Domain Drive

Stratham, NH 03885

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772-9500 x2116
atlanta_mcilwraith@vfc.com

Chris Rooney

Vice President, Business Development
PAX World Investments

Chris is Vice President, Business Development at Pax World Investments.  Pax World is a leader in the field of Sustainable Investing, which incorporates environmental, social, and governance factors into decision making and financial analysis.  Chris joined Pax World in 2013 and has over 7 years of experience in financial services.  In his role at Pax World, he is responsible for helping financial intermediaries implement sustainability factors into their businesses.   He educates financial professionals on the importance of incorporating ESG factors into investment analysis.  Chris earned his B.S. from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. 

30 Penhallow Street, Suite 400
Portsmouth, NH 03801

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603.501.7366
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603.686.6687
crooney@paxworld.com

Melissa Skarupa

Community Relations Manager
Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Melissa Skarupa is the Community Relations Manager for Dartmouth-Hitchcock and has over 15 years’ experience in Community Relations and Communications. She previously worked for Public Service of New Hampshire, Child and Family Services of New Hampshire, Centerstone Behavioral Healthcare in Nashville, TN and Capital Media Network in southern Florida.

Melissa is a graduate of Lyndon State College in Vermont, where she was part of the Arthur B. Elliot honor society and earned her BA in Psychology. She also attained a Broadcast Journalism certificate from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting.  

Melissa’s work on a Methamphetamine Awareness and Prevention campaign for Centerstone Behavioral Health received a Bronze TELLE and Gold Addy Award.

Melissa has volunteered time with many local non-profits and served as the VP of Communications for the Merrimack Chamber of Commerce, Auction and Marketing Chair for the Animal Rescue League of NH, and currently is part of the Nashua Department of Public Health and Community Service’s Access to Healthcare Work Group and is on the Board of Trustees for the YMCA of Greater Nashua.  She has also run the Boston Marathon the past two years for Boston Children’s Hospital.

Melissa’s favorite pass time is spending time with her husband Kevin, son Levi. She also enjoys running, gardening, cooking, and reading when time permits.

Five Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 200, Bedford, N.H. 03110

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603.629.1211
melissa.a.skarupa@hitchcock.org

Jillian Smith

Sustainability and Environmental Compliance Supervisor
Hitchiner Manufacturing

Jillian is the Sustainability and Environmental Compliance Supervisor at Hitchiner Manufacturing located in Milford, NH. Hitchiner supplies complete-to-print, high-volume, complex thin-wall investment castings and fully-finished casting-based subassemblies and components to the automotive and aerospace industries. The company has 1,800 employees worldwide.

In her role as Sustainability and Environmental Compliance Supervisor, Jillian helps to ensure compliance at all U.S. based locations in regards to environmental regulations, as well as oversee the safety program. Jillian also assists with energy and waste reduction projects within the facilities.

Jillian has worked at Hitchiner full-time for the past 4 years and prior had worked as a Pollution Prevention intern while she was attending the University of New Hampshire. Jillian holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and is currently working on her MBA.

594 Elm Street, Milford, NH 03055

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603-732-1434
jillian_smith@hitchiner.com

Kevin Stickney

Founder
Calypso Communications

Kevin Stickney founded Calypso Communications in 2000 on the belief that writing is everything, dedicating the strategic marketing firm to elite standards for crafting clear, compelling core messages with precise value propositions. He has more than 35 years of executive experience in managing complex public relations, reputation, crisis, and investor issues - especially for energy, environmental, and technology industries. Calypso frequently helps these and other clients address and communicate important CSR and sustainability goals and strategies. Kevin earned a B.A. in English from Union College and an M.A. in linguistics from Harvard University Extension before serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in South Korea.

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(603) 431-0816
kstickney@calypsocom.com

Paul Susca

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Paul Susca’s background includes management consulting, environmental consulting, and writing for a number of business publications.  He currently oversees drinking water source protection and several related programs at the N.H. Department of Environmental Services.  He serves in leadership and advisory roles in several national and regional drinking water organizations and is a founding member of the Salmon Falls Watershed Collaborative, which was awarded a U.S. Water Prize in 2012.  Paul holds a BA in Biology and Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College and an MS in Resource Management and Administration from Antioch University New England.  He is a 2014 Hoffman-Haas Fellow (N.H. Center for Nonprofits) and a member of Leadership New Hampshire’s Class of 2013.

P.O. Box 95

Concord, NH 03302

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(603) 271-7061
Paul.Susca@des.nh.gov