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

Melinda Treadwell**
Keene State College

Richard Lessard
MCPHS University

Wayne Lesperance
New England College

Sarmad Saman
White Mountains Community College

Alfred Williams IV
River Valley Community College

Patrick Cate
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

Lisa Marsh Ryerson
Southern New Hampshire University

James Dean*
University of New Hampshire

*Executive Committee
**Chair of the Board

CCNH Staff

Debby Scire

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.

STEPHANIE LESPERANCE
Chief Strategy Officer

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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.

JILLIAN OATES
Chief Operating Officer
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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.

MAGGIE DEBAUGH
Director of Member Engagement
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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.

AARRON R. DUPUIS
Director of Community Impact  
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Aarron R. 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.

Aarron has his Bachelors of Art degree in Psychology from Colby-Sawyer College and his Masters of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University. He serves as President of the SNHU Alumni Board of Directors and serves on the Volunteer NH Board of Directors. He is an alum of the 2022 Rising Stars Leadership Program and a member of the 2023 Class of the Union Leader’s “40 Under Forty”.

CIARAN FARLEY 
NH Scholars Project Coordinator
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Ciaran Farley is the Project Coordinator for the NH Scholars Program at Campus Compact for New Hampshire. In this role, she leads the coordination and implementation of the NH Scholars Program initiatives. Ciaran also collaborates with various teams including GEAR UP New Hampshire and GEAR UP Manchester, as well as the North Country PACE project and the Statewide Family Engagement Center, providing valuable support to advance their missions. 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 holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama from the Catholic University of America.

ANN AUGER
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.

KAYLA LEBLANC
PACE Coordinator
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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.

JENNIFER GILBERT
PACE Coordinator
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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.

MEAGHAN WILSON
Project Coordinator, NH Statewide Family Engagement Center
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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.

Megan Lumnah (she/her) is the Operations Specialist for Campus Compact for New Hampshire. She supports the operational and administrative functions of the organization. She brings a passion for culture and efficiency, along with industry experience in youth development non-profits, higher education, and mission-driven for-profit companies.

Megan is a proud two-time AmeriCorps alumna: City Year Boston 2008-2009 and *VISTA Mississippi Delta Service Corps 2012-2013. Megan is a SHRM-CP and holds a Master of Science in Human Resources Management from SUNY Stonybrook, New York. She also holds an Associate of Arts in Social Work from Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, and a Bachelor of Science in Youth Development & Camp Management from Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont.

Outside of work, Megan supports community engagement efforts for her town as a Board Member for TEAM Jaffrey, cross stitches, and explores the natural beauty of New Hampshire with her family.

Nicole Shedd is the GEAR UP New Hampshire 2.0 Project Director for Campus Compact New Hampshire. GEAR UP (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. Prior to her role at CCNH, Nicole spent 20 years as an administrator, teacher, advisor, coach, and dorm parent, in independent boarding schools. She spent time supporting and building communities while advocating for justice involved youth and worked to create access to safe and affordable healthcare for migrant worker populations in Oregon.

Nicole received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon and her M.Ed. from Concordia University.

Kayleigh Bennett is the Digital and Communications Manager of Campus Compact for New Hampshire and the New Hampshire College and University Council. Since joining CCNH in February 2024, Kayleigh has supported both organizations in developing communication, marketing, and social media strategies that spotlight CCNH’s impactful initiatives and foster statewide engagement in programming. She is committed to expanding access to higher education opportunities within her home state of New Hampshire and empowering individuals from all backgrounds to realize their full potential through education.

After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Creative Services from Plymouth State University, Kayleigh spent five years working in higher education communications, events, and marketing at her alma mater, where she served as the Assistant Director of Marketing and Enrollment.

Fatima Zahra Senhaji is the NH Statewide Family Engagement Center Program Associate for Manchester, NH. She is focused on serving, supporting, collaborating, and building strong relationships with bilingual families in the Manchester area.

Originally from Casablanca, Morocco, Fatima has a bachelor’s degree in logistics and purchasing from Esiac Morocco’s partnership with Grenoble School of Management in France. Prior to becoming a NH-SFEC team member, Fatima served as a branch supervisor, trainer, and customer success manager at AXA Credit, a large multinational insurance company in Morocco. She most recently worked as a family pharmacy technician in her community of Pepperell, MA.

Fatima is a proud mom to her two daughters and has deep ties with families in the Manchester region where she volunteers as an active member in the bilingual community, speaking Arabic and French.

As a PACE (Persistence and Continuing Education) Coordinator, Sarah Mafera is collaborating with local schools, community partners, and higher education institutions to connect students with programs and opportunities for success. As a northern New Hampshire native, Sarah has a passion for the north country community and for advancing the opportunities of the next generation. She will be providing support for both public school, private school, and homeschool students and families.

Prior to her role as a PACE coordinator, Sarah worked in many different job sectors. Her experience in various rolls from nanny to bus driver to working in the pharmaceutical industry provides a unique background that has influenced an outside-of-the box way of thinking. She uses this strength to recognize that students often have their own solutions to overcoming obstacles and provides a sounding board to encourage creative thinking coupled with achievable action steps to promote their success.

Sarah graduated from University of New Hampshire in 2010 with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics and a minor in Teaching English as a Second Language.