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2024 Board Election Information

The New Hampshire Women's Bar Association holds elections for its Board of Directors every two years. Many of the members of our 2022-2024 board are hoping to serve again, and we also have new folks who are looking to join the board. Please read the biographies below and then vote here.

The election is open to all Voting Members of the NHWBA.

Voting Members are NHWBA members who either are:

  1. Members of the bar of the State of New Hampshire; or
  2. Admitted to practice in any state or territory of the United States, actively work in the legal profession, and reside or work in New Hampshire.

Note that honorary (unpaid) Members are excluded from voting, as are Associate Members, who are paid members who do not fit the above criteria. For more information on voting and membership types, please see our bylaws.

You will be required to log in to the NHWBA website to vote. If you have trouble logging in or have any questions, please contact info@NHWBA.org for assistance.

Voting is open through May 15, 2024.


Candidate Biographies

President

    Katherine "Kat" Hedges - Rath, Young and Pignatelli, PC

    Kat has served on the NHWBA board since 2018, most recently as Vice President.

Kat has been an active member of the NHWBA since her time as a law student and is currently the Vice President of the organization. Previously she served on the NHWBA Board as Treasurer, Interim Networking Committee Chair, and Public Service Committee Chair. As Vice President of NHWBA, Kat has been representing the organization on the NH Coalition for Resettlement of Afghan Women Judges. Kat is a member of the Renewable/Alternative Energy and Utility Practice Group and the Business and Finance Practice Group at Rath, Young and Pignatelli PC. Learn more about Kat here

Vice President

Lyndsay N. Robinson - Shaheen & Gordon

Lyndsay has served on the NHWBA board since 2019, most recently as Treasurer.

Lyndsay is a Shareholder at Shaheen & Gordon, PA practicing family law, estate planning, and probate administration. She is also co-chair of the firm’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee. Lyndsay has been involved with the NHWBA since she was a law student at UNH Law. As a 2nd year law student, she had the privilege of being the recipient of the Winnie McLaughlin Scholarship. As a student who struggled financially and worked multiple jobs, Lyndsay was touched by the organization’s generosity. She made a promise that she would give back in the future to pay it forward. After meeting many members of the NHWBA and attending events as a student, Lyndsay quickly realized that this was a group she wanted to be involved with. She joined the membership committee and then became actively involved with the public service committee. As a member, she assisted with many drives/collections including collecting meals for families around the holidays and items for unprivileged families with young children. Lyndsay then served as a At Large Board Member before being elected as the Networking Chair. For the past two years, Lyndsay has been serving on the Executive Committee and as Treasurer. As former chair of the New Hampshire Bar Association Gender Equality Committee, she worked to build a strong connection with the Bar Association, and the organizations co-hosted a number of events together. Lyndsay reports that she would not be where she is today, personally and professionally, if it were not for the NHWBA.  Lyndsay explains she is forever grateful for all the opportunities this organization has given her, and that it would be an honor and privilege to serve the NHWBA as Vice President.

Treasurer

Meredith M. Lasna - Pastori Krans, PLLC

Meredith has served on the NHWBA board since 2022 as Member at Large.

Attorney Meredith M. Lasna focuses on civil litigation and employment law at Pastori | Krans, PLLC in Concord, NH. She has litigated on behalf large corporations, small businesses, non-profit organizations, municipalities, and individuals in state and federal courts. An active member of the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association, Meredith serves as a Member at Large of the Board of Directors, and is involved with the Public Service and Programming Committees. As part of the Public Service Committee, she coordinated a professional clothing drive to benefit Lynx Closet at NHTI.  She also serves as Chair of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Gender Equality Committee. In 2023 and 2024, she was involved in planning events co-sponsored by the NHWBA and GEC addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the legal community.  Meredith is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School and Lesley University.

Secretary

Laurie S. Young - Department of Health and Human Services

Laurie has served on the NHWBA board since 2023 as Member at Large.

Laurie is currently Litigation Counsel at the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.  She has been involved with the NHWBA since 2014, serving in past years as Strafford County Governor and then subsequently Networking Chair.  Most recently, Laurie was appointed to fill a vacant Member at Large position in 2023.  Laurie has two children and lives on the Seacoast of New Hampshire, enjoying trips to the beach as much as the weather allows.

Past President

Lindsey B. Courtney - NH Office of Professional Licensure and Certification

  Lindsey has served on the NHWBA board since 2014, most recently as President.

Lindsey B. Courtney is the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Office of Professional Licensure and Certification, the state agency responsible for administering occupational licensing boards in New Hampshire.  Lindsey attended Northeastern University and thereafter New England School of Law.  She clerked for the New Hampshire Superior Court and practiced medical malpractice and personal injury law at Abramson, Brown & Dugan, before joining the Department of Justice as litigation counsel to the Department of Health and Human Services.  Lindsey has served on the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association since 2014 and is presently the NHWBA President. She is co-founder of the NHWBA’s award-winning Women to Women Project, designed to unite women attorneys with female inmates at the New Hampshire State Prison for Women for the purpose of providing general legal information in family law.  Lindsey has been an active member of several associations, including most recently as regional representative to the American Association of Health and Human Services Attorneys.  Since joining OPLC in 2019, Ms. Courtney has focused on transforming and modernizing support for New Hampshire’s professional licensing boards to achieve regulatory excellence.

Networking Committee Chair

        Katie A. Mosher - Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, P.C.

 Katie has served on the NHWBA board since 2022 as Programming Committee Chair.

Katie A. Mosher is an Associate Attorney at Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, P.C., where she works in the firm’s litigation department. Katie is currently the Programming Chair and a member of the Public Relations Committee for the NHWBA. She was also a member of the Membership Committee prior to serving as Programming Chair, has been a member of the NHWBA since law school, and loves attending Book Club.

A proud alum of Wheaton College in Norton, MA (’12) and UNH Law (’21), Katie is also active in the bar through her work on the Ethics Committee of the NH Bar Association, as a member of the Daniel Webster-Batchelder American Inn of Court, and as a volunteer for the Daniel Webster Scholars Honors Program at UNH Law. Outside of the legal field, Katie is involved in her greater Concord community, including as a Community Advisory Board member for New Hampshire Public Radio and a Steering Committee Member of Concord Young Professionals Network. Katie is a 2023 graduate of the Leadership Greater Concord Program.

Membership Committee Chair

Amy M. Cann - Cann Law, P.C.

Amy Cann is the founder of Cann Law, P.C., based in Portsmouth, NH.  As an experienced business professional and attorney with a diverse background, she specializes in providing comprehensive legal solutions and risk management consulting to organizations and individuals related to employment law, OSHA and safety, and business law. Amy is licensed to practice in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine and is a certified data privacy professional with a foundation in cybersecurity and AI. Previously in the HR and safety profession for over 20 years, she was an attorney at McLane Middleton, P.A., before leaving to start her firm.

A graduate of the University of Maine School of Law, Amy also has an MBA and a BA in Human Resources and Psychology. She is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association, the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI), the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and the (ISC)2, an International Cyber Security Professional Association.  Amy has been teaching with UNH for twelve years, is committed to pro bono representation with 603 Legal Aid, and is an educational volunteer with VLAC and Pathful, both virtual education platforms.  She is also captain and goalie for her women’s soccer team at Seacoast United.

Programming Committee Chair

Laura Raymond - NH Department of Justice

Laura works at the Department of Justice doing civil litigation; previously she practiced civil litigation in private practice at a large New Hampshire law firm.  Laura has been on the Networking Committee of the NHWBA and is currently a member of the NHBA's New Lawyers Committee. As a New Hampshire native, she is always looking for ways to foster the network of women lawyers in our state, and she looks forward to doing so with NHWBA's hardworking Programming Committee.  Laura is running for Chair of the Programming Committee "so that she can keep giving back to the wonderful organization that is the NHWBA and help to grow and sustain our membership."  

Public Service Committee Chair

Beth A. Deragon - Pastori Krans, PLLC

Beth A. Deragon is an attorney at Pastori|Krans where she practices employment law.  Beth has been practicing employment law for over 18 years and represents both businesses and individuals.  Beth is also a trained mediator.  She has been active in the New Hampshire Bar, serving as member and past chair of the Labor and Employment Section and member and past chair of the Gender Equality Committee.  Beth serves on the board of the Human Resources Association of Greater Concord and of Kimball Jenkins School of Art.

Public Relations Committee Chair

Meredith R. Goldstein - Orr & Reno

Meredith has served on the NHWBA board since 2020 as Public Relations Chair.

Meredith Farrell is an associate attorney at Orr & Reno in the litigation department. She is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire School of Law and the Daniel Webster Scholars Honors Program. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Marist College. As a Communications major, Meredith studied public relations and learned how to best connect organizations to their communities. She also had the opportunity to run several of Marist’s social media accounts, creating content and promoting local events. If elected, Meredith would be honored to promote the Women’s Bar Association as the Public Relations Committee Chair. Learn more about Meredith here.

Members At Large

Note: You may vote for up to four candidates for Member at Large.

Alexandra "Lexi" S. Cote - McLane Middleton

Lexi has served on the NHWBA board since 2018, most recently as Membership Committee Chair.

Lexi is a director in McLane Middleton’s Litigation Department. Lexi represents clients in complex civil litigation matters, specializing in probate, real estate, and land use. Previously, Lexi worked as a law clerk for Senior Associate Justice Gary E. Hicks at the NH Supreme Court. Before that, Lexi worked for two years as a law clerk for the NH Superior Court, primarily supporting judges in Strafford and Carroll Counties. Lexi received her J.D. from UNH Law, where she was a member of the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program, and received her B.A. from Vassar College. Learn more about Lexi here.