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2016 – 2018 Board Members

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NHWBA’s 2016-2018 Board of Directors. Photo credit: Kate & Keith Photography

PRESIDENT:
Kara M. Simard
New Hampshire Public Defender

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT:
Karyl Roberts Martin
University System of NH

VICE PRESIDENT:
Christina A. Ferrari
Bernstein Shur, Sawyer & Nelson,  P.A.

TREASURER:
Caroline K. Leonard
Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, PC

SECRETARY:
Heather A. Cherniske
NH Attorney General’s Office

PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER:
Sandra H. Kenney
Kenney Law Office, PLLC

NETWORKING DIRECTOR:
Talesha L. Saint-Marc
Bernstein Shur, Sawyer & Nelson,  P.A.

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR:
Lindsay E. Nadeau
Orr & Reno, P.A.

PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR:
Lindsey B. Courtney
NH Attorney General’s Office

PUBLIC SERVICE CO-DIRECTOR:
Lindsey B. Courtney
NH Attorney General’s Office

PUBLIC SERVICE CO-DIRECTOR:
Laura K. Maistrosky
New Hampshire Public Defender

MEMBER-AT-LARGE:
Kathleen M. Mahan
Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson

OUT OF STATE LIAISON:
Erin Desmarais Wolf
Desmarais Law Group, PLLC

UNH SCHOOL OF LAW LIAISON:
Courtney Q. Brooks
UNH School of Law

COOS COUNTY REPRESENTATIVE:
Sandra Cabrera
Waystack Frizzell, Trial Lawyers

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY REPRESENTATIVE, NORTH:
Heidi A. Ames
Moore Ames Law, PLLC

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY REPRESENTATIVE, SOUTH:
Laura K. Maistrosky
New Hampshire Public Defender

MERRIMACK COUNTY REPRESENTATIVE:
Alexandria R. Russell
Rath, Young and Pignatelli, PC

STRAFFORD COUNTY REPRESENTATIVE:
Laurie Young
NH Office of Public Guardian

Note: Board terms begin on August 1 of even-numbered years.

2018 – 2020 Board Members

You can learn more about the roles and responsibilities of each position here.

PRESIDENT:
Christina A. Ferrari, Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, PA

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT:
Kara M. Simard, New Hampshire Public Defender

VICE PRESIDENT:
Caroline K. Leonard, Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, P.C.

TREASURER:
Lindsey B. Courtney, NH Attorney General’s Office

SECRETARY:
Alexandria R. Russell, Rath, Young and Pignatelli

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR:
Michaila M. Oliveira, Manning & Zimmerman, PLLC

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE CHAIR:
Lindsay E. Nadeau, Orr & Reno, PA

NETWORKING COMMITTEE CHAIR:
Laurie Smith Young, NH Office of Public Guardian

PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS:
Shauna Segelke, Nagler Group, LLC
Marrielle B. Van Rossum, Sulloway & Hollis, PLLC

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMITTEE CHAIR:
Katherine E. Hedges, Hage Hodes PA

MEMBERS-AT-LARGE:
Alexandra S. Cote, McLane Middleton
Brooke Lovett Shilo, Upton & Hatfield LLP

UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE SCHOOL OF LAW LIAISON:
Courtney Q. Brooks, University of New Hampshire School of Law

2016 – 2018 and Past Board Members

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Photo credit: Kate & Keith Photography