CCNH Leadership

Campus Compact for New Hampshire receives governance from a dedicated group of college and university presidents and chancellors who make up our Board of Directors. Our specialized staff direct on-the-ground programs and initiatives to support campus efforts.

Board of Directors

Shawn Fitzgerald
Antioch University New England

Susan Stuebner*
Colby-Sawyer College

Sian Beilock
Dartmouth College

Kim Mooney*
Franklin Pierce University

Leonidas Koskos
Hellenic American University

Melinda Treadwell**
Keene State College

Richard Lessard
MCPHS University

Wayne Lesperance
New England College

Melanie Robbins, Interim
White Mountains Community College

Alfred Williams IV
River Valley Community College

Lakes Region Community College

Brian Bicknell
Manchester Community College

Lucille Jordan*
Nashua Community College

Cheryl Lesser
Great Bay Community College

Mark Rubinstein*
Community College System of New Hampshire

Patrick Tompkins
NHTI, Concord’s Community College

Donald Birx*
Plymouth State University

Sr. Paula Marie Buley, IHM*
Rivier University

Joseph Favazza*
Saint Anselm College

Paul Leblanc
Southern New Hampshire University

James Dean*
University of New Hampshire

*Executive Committee
**Chair of the Board

CCNH Staff

Debby Scire

Executive Director
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Debby Scire has been the Executive Director of Campus Compact for New Hampshire since February 2004. Debby first joined CCNH as the Associate Director of CCNH in September of 1997.

Prior to coming to CCNH, Debby served as the Director of Cooperative Education at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, MA and was responsible for Cooperative Education, Internships and Service-learning. She served in a similar capacity at Merrimack College, in North Andover, MA.

After graduating from Simmons College and from Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Debby worked in both admissions and residence life. Debby earned her Doctorate of Education from New England College.

Chief Strategy Officer

lesperance {at} compactnh(.)org
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Stephanie Soule Lesperance is the Chief Strategy Officer of Campus Compact NH and the New Hampshire College and University Council. She has been with both organizations since 1999. One of Stephanie’s passions is overseeing the New Hampshire GEAR UP Alliance, a project of the NHCUC and CCNH. GEAR UP, which stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, is a federal program funded by the U.S. Department of Education whose mission is to significantly increase the number of low-income middle and high school students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary education.  In addition to her work with GEAR UP she assists with overall management of the organizations and provides oversight for their AmeriCorps*VISTA programs.

Prior to coming to NHCUC and CCNH she served as the Program Coordinator at AmeriCorps Hillsborough Reads in Tampa, FL, and completed two terms of service as an AmeriCorps member. Stephanie is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Education at New England College.

She is also a graduate of the 2010 Class of Leadership NH and a member of the 2008 Class of NH’s “40 Under Forty”.  Currently Stephanie serves on the Board of Volunteer NH!, the NH Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities and is the Vice President of the NH State Society.

Chief Operating Officer
oates {at} compactnh(.)org
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Jillian Oates is the Chief Operations Officer for Campus Compact for New Hampshire. Jillian oversees the day-to-day financial operations of the organization, engages in negotiations with partners, and various other operational functions. Jillian also provides expertise in managing CCNH’s AmeriCorps Programs including the Northern New England Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Project.  Jillian works closely on CCNH’s College Access Challenge Grant Initiative.  Jillian is an AmeriCorps VISTA Alum and served as a VISTA at Rivier College in Nashua, NH, and as VISTA Leader.

Jillian has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and Sociology from Salem State University. She also recently graduated with Masters from Johnson and Wales University.

Director of Member Engagement
debaugh {at} nhcuc(.)org

Maggie DeBaugh is the Director of Member Engagement with Campus Compact for New Hampshire. In this role, Maggie supports the Member Institutions by leading committees, planning and directing programming, implementing professional development opportunities, and much more. Maggie grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Travel and Tourism from Clemson University. She entered the non-profit sector after earning a certificate in Non-Profit Management and has been working in college access since 2016. She moved to New Hampshire in 2020 when she joined the NHCUC team as a GEAR UP Access Coordinator at Manchester Memorial High School.

Maggie loves cooking and hosting folks, she and her husband have a three-legged rescue named Roxy, and she loves watching sports.

Director of Community Impact  
dupuis {at} compactnh(.)org
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Aarron Dupuis is the Director of Community Impact for Campus Compact for New Hampshire. Aarron serves on the access leadership team supporting all of the college access and success grants and programs including the NH GEAR UP Alliance, the Statewide Family Engagement Center, North Country PACE, and other programs. Additionally, Aarron regularly convenes different segments of the organizations stakeholders for various opportunities. Before coming to Campus Compact, Aarron served as the GEAR UP North Country VISTA hosted by White Mountains Community College in Berlin, NH. Aarron grew up in Berlin and is excited to be able to help students who grew up in similar communities as he did. He believes that education is the best way to better yourself and hopes that everyone realizes their potential.

Aarron has his Bachelors of Art degree in Psychology from Colby-Sawyer College and his Masters of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.

Director of Postsecondary Access and Success  
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MaeAnna Edwards (she/her) is the Director of Postsecondary Access and Success at Campus Compact for New Hampshire (CCNH)/New Hampshire College and University Council (NHCUC). In her work, MaeAnna supports the New Hampshire GEAR UP Alliance and collaborates on other postsecondary access and success programming. An AmeriCorps alum, she served two years with CCNH placed at Dartmouth College, serving as a VISTA Leader during her second term. In 2015, MaeAnna graduated from St. Bonaventure University with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Sociology, a minor in Psychology, and concentrations in Social Work and Criminology. Five years later, MaeAnna finished her Masters of Science in Education in Education, Culture, and Society with a concentration in Community Action and Social Change at University of Pennsylvania. During her time at Penn, MaeAnna’s research was focused on the intersection where Black male student-athletes, meritocracy, and college admissions meet.

MaeAnna is a lover of the three p’s – plants, puzzles, and puppies, of course! If you’re looking for her, she is probably elbow deep in a 1000-piece puzzle, tending to one of her 60+ plants, and/or cuddling with her Scottish Terrier, Tucker.

AmeriCorps VISTA Coordinator
farley {at} compactnh(.)org
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Ciaran Farley is the Executive Assistant for Campus Compact for New Hampshire. She also is the project coordinator for the NH Scholars Program. Ciaran supports the GEAR UP New Hampshire and GEAR UP Manchester teams, the AmeriCorps VISTA team, and provides support to the CCNH staff. Additionally, Ciaran partners with Maine Campus Compact and Campus Compact for Southern New England on the Fusion project, a faculty online service-learning course series. Ciaran previously worked as an Academic Advisor at Southern New Hampshire University and passionately believes in the power of higher education to change lives.

Ciaran received her Bachelors of Art degree in Drama from the Catholic University of America.

Project Coordinator, NH Statewide Family Engagement Center
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Ann Auger is the North Country Family Engagement Program Coordinator for the Statewide Family Engagement Center. Her primary focus is to support and nurture authentic family-school partnerships, ensuring that children, caregivers, and teachers all feel connected and supported. She also actively collaborates with community partners to enhance the impact of family engagement initiatives. With 18 years of experience in the early childhood sector, Ann excels at establishing strong relationships with diverse stakeholders and breaking down barriers. She is skilled in leading cross-sector groups to achieve common goals and is knowledgeable in building and streamlining systems. 

Ann holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Studies from Plymouth State University and a Master of Education in Early Childhood Education and Administration from Champlain College. Her passion lies in positively impacting the lives of children and families, and she is excited to continue her journey in this field.

PACE Coordinator
leblanc {at} compactnh(.)org

As a PACE (Persistence and Continuing Education) Coordinator, Kayla LeBlanc will be working with over 20 middle and high schools across the north country to help serve over 1,000 students to improve college-going rates, persistence through college, and the completion of college. LeBlanc will be working with local schools, community partners, and higher education institutions to connect students with programs and opportunities to become future ready.

She graduated from Thomas College in 2015 with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Science.

PACE Coordinator
gilbert {at} compactnh(.)org

Jennifer Gilbert is one of our PACE (Persistence and Continuing Education) Project Coordinators serving the north country of NH. As a resident of the north country, Jennifer has a passion for supporting rural development and encouraging the next generation to be mindful participants in their own futures.

Prior to joining CCNH, she served in the public school systems of the north country as well as fulfilling the role of Infant/Toddler Program Coordinator at WMCC Child Development Center for 8 years. With an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Mass Bay Community College, she knows the importance of having support when pursuing postsecondary education. She is looking forward to engaging with students while giving them the encouragement and support to attain their dreams.

Project Director, NH Statewide Family Engagement Center
allyson.snell {at} partnersrural(.)org

Project Coordinator, NH Statewide Family Engagement Center
wilson {at} compactnh(.)org

Meaghan Wilson is the Statewide Family Engagement Center Project Coordinator for Manchester. She works with community and school partners, families, and educators to identify ways to remove barriers to family engagement and ensure Manchester families have equitable access to supports including academic, social emotional, and health supports.

Meaghan’s connection to the Manchester community began when she was an undergraduate student at Saint Anselm College. The Meelia Center for Community Engagement offered her extensive opportunities to engage in the community, specifically the Manchester School District. Upon graduation, she took on the role of an AmeriCorps Member with Campus Compact for New Hampshire working with the Meelia Center and supporting their Access Academy program. Her AmeriCorps role inspired her to pursue her MEd in Counseling at University of Massachusetts Boston and to complete her school counseling internship at Manchester High School West. She is passionate about education and family and community engagement.