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

Philip Hanlon
Dartmouth College

Kim Mooney*
Franklin Pierce University

Leonidas Koskos
Hellenic American University

Melinda Treadwell*
Keene State College

Richard Lessard
MCPHS University

Michele Perkins**
New England College

Charles Lloyd
White Mountains Community College

Alfred Williams IV
River Valley Community College

Larissa Baia
Lakes Region Community College

Brian Bicknell
Manchester Community College

Lucille Jordan*
Nashua Community College

Catherine Addy, Interim
Great Bay Community College

Mark Rubinstein*
Community College System of New Hampshire

Gretchen Mullin-Sawicki
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

Catherine Provencher*
University System of New Hampshire

*Executive Committee
**Chair of the Board

CCNH Staff

Debby Scire

DEBBY SCIRE
Executive Director
scire {at} compactnh(.)org
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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

STEPHANIE LESPERANCE
Chief Strategy Officer

lesperance {at} compactnh(.)org
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Stephanie Soule Lesperance is the Director of the New Hampshire GEAR UP Alliance, a project of the New Hampshire College & University Council (NHCUC) and Campus Compact for New Hampshire (CCNH). She has been with both organizations since 1999. Stephanie recently began overseeing NH’s two GEAR UP grants. 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
oates {at} compactnh(.)org
603-223-2032 x312

Jillian Oates is the Director of Operations & Finance for Campus Compact for New Hampshire.   Jillian’s responsibilities include managing CCNH’s AmeriCorps Programs including the Northern New England Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Project and the Wediko AmeriCorps Professional Corps Program.  Jillian also 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.

Aaron Dupuis

AARRON R. DUPUIS
Community Relations Coordinator  
dupuis {at} compactnh(.)org
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Aarron Dupuis is the Community Relations Coordinator for Campus Compact for New Hampshire. Aarron supports both GEAR UP New Hampshire and GEAR UP Manchester with a focus on the GEAR UP NH grant. Aarron leads the CCNH AmeriCorps VISTA project which serves campuses across ME/NH/VT. Additionally, Aarron overseas external communications and social media and has a hand in many other facets of the organization. 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 recently finished his Masters of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.

MAEANNA EDWARDS
Director of Postsecondary Access and Success  
edwards {at} compactnh(.)org
603-223-2302

MaeAnna Edwards (she/her) is the Director of Postsecondary Access and Success at Campus Compact for New Hampshire (CCNH). 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 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 loves meaningful conversations, avocado toast, and her 60 or so plants.

Larissa Striga

LARISSA STRIGA 
Director of Member Engagement
striga {at} compactnh(.)org,
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Larissa Striga is Director of Programs at New Hampshire College & University Council (NHCUC) and Campus Compact for New Hampshire (CCNH). In this role, she supports member engagement and learning among the Admission Directors, Career Professionals, Libraries, and Community Service Directors Committees and the wider membership to advance higher education in New Hampshire.

Before joining CCNH and NHCUC in August 2019, Larissa served as an AmeriCorps VISTA for two years with Campus Compact for New Hampshire at NHTI, Concord’s Community College. Larissa spent her first service year coordinating community service at the college, and her second supporting diversity and inclusion initiatives and helping to lead the NH VISTA team. She has also held positions where she built skills and gained experience in human resources, digital marketing, and community outreach.

Larissa earned an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from Suffolk County Community College and a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in human resources from Granite State College. She currently serves on Volunteer NH’s Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism Committee and is a member of the Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN), New Hampshire Women in Higher Education Leadership (NHWHEL), and NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Larissa’s interests include mindfulness, social justice, civic and community engagement, lifelong learning, and leadership.

CIARAN FARLEY 
Executive Assistant
farley {at} compactnh(.)org
603-223-2302 x312

Ciaran Farley is the Executive Assistant for Campus Compact for New Hampshire. 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.