Board of Trustees 2017
JOHN ROUND, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Round founded and manages IPG’s Flexible Benefit Services division and is a member of the Employer’s Council on Flexible Compensation, the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, the International Society of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists, and the Society for Human Resource Management. Mr. Round has served as Chair of the Board of the Monadnock Waldorf School, the Trustees of Trust Funds for the City of Keene, and the Board of Directors of The Colonial Theatre. Most recently, he sat on the Boards of the Monadnock United Way and the Monadnock Region Board of Advisors for the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation for which he also served on the statewide Fiscal Policy Committee.
CHRISTOPHER J. FLYNN, Treasurer
Before retiring in 2014, Mr. Flynn served as the Senior Executive Vice President of Pentagon Federal Credit Union, President and CEO of the PenFed Foundation, President and CEO of Primary Bank in Peterborough, NH, and as President and Director of Granite Bank in Keene. He also served as a consultant to various financial institutions throughout New England and lectured at various universities and throughout the military community, receiving commendations from members of Congress and The White House Office of Communications. Mr. Flynn holds a B.S.B.A. in Accounting and advanced management certificates from the Williams College School of Banking and Babson College. Active in his community, Mr. Flynn has served on the Board of Franklin Pierce University for 15 years and received an honorary doctorate in 2005. He also has served on the Board of Monadnock Community Hospital, holding the office of Chair for three years. Named Business Leader of the Year, Mr. Flynn co-founded Monadnock Business Ventures, served as President of the NH Bankers’ Association, and was a RiverMead Trustee for several years. He has been married for 45 years and has four children and 10 grandchildren.
G. CLAY HOLLISTER, Secretary
Mr. Hollister is the retired Associate Director and Acting Chief of Staff of the Federal Emergency Agency. He serves currently as Emergency Management Director of the Town of Jaffrey; Member and past President of the Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club; Member, Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce; Member, American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars; Incorporator, Cathedral of the Pines; and Land Steward, Forest Society. He has served as a Jaffrey Selectman and a member of the Jaffrey Planning Board as well as a member of the School Board Facilities Committee.
RICHARD P. CHURCH, Trustee
Mr. Church retired in 2001 from a 29-year career at The Markem Corporation in Keene, NH holding managerial and executive positions including Vice President from 1986-2001. Mr. Church served in the United States Army 1967-1968 as 1st Lieutenant. Mr. Church is very active in his community and currently chairs The Nelson Trails Committee, he volunteers and is past president of The Monadnock Conservancy, Nelson Town and School District moderator (2005-present) and serves on The Nelson Conservation Commission. He has served on the board and as president of The Nelson School Board and Monadnock Family Services. He was a member of The Historical Society of Cheshire County and The National Alliance of the Mentally Ill New Hampshire.
JEFFREY R. CROCKER, ESQ., Trustee
Attorney Crocker has practiced law in New Hampshire since 1979. He was admitted to practice in the NH Federal District Court and First Circuit Court of Appeals and is currently a Partner of Tower, Crocker & Smith P.A., Jaffrey, NH. He is a member of the New Hampshire Estate Planning Council, New Hampshire Bar Association, Cheshire County Bar Association, American Bar Association, and current Chair of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire. Mr. Crocker is a past member and Chair of the Peterborough Planning Board, Peterborough Economic Development Authority, and Board of Trustees of Monadnock Community Hospital. He also is the former Chair of the Monadnock Region Board of the NH Charitable Foundation.
J. RODERICK FALBY, JR., Trustee
Served as Law Clerk to Chief Justice William McAllister of the Oregon Supreme Court from 1966-1967. After practicing law for several years in Manchester, NH, he joined the firm in Peterborough now known as Fernald, Taft, Falby & Little in 1971, with a concentration in Insurance Defense, Commercial Law, Banking, Real Estate, and Estate Planning. Mr. Falby served on the NH Board of Bar Examiners (1985-2002) and in the NH Superior Court Litigation Mediation Program. He has served on several Town Boards most recently on the Peterborough Board of Trustees of Trust Funds and on the boards of various civic and charitable organizations such as The Sharon Arts Center and the Peterborough Historical Society. He served at All Saints Church, Peterborough in various capacities including twelve years as Senior Warden.
JANET S. GRANT, Trustee
Ms. Grant returned to Jaffrey Center in 2000 after 25 years in London, England where she had initiated the international operations of Advanced Management Research International, then through a management buyout continued the business as a British company in the fields of international management training and consultancy. A former Trustee and Assistant Secretary of RiverMead, Ms. Grant has been very active in her community, having served as Moderator and Treasurer of First Church in Jaffrey; member of the Meetinghouse Committee and the Jaffrey Center Village Improvement Society; member and Treasurer of Monadnock Chorus; Board member of Monadnock Music, Raylynmor Opera, Peterborough Players, and NH Charitable Foundation – Monadnock Region; and Chair of the Historic District Commission of the Town of Jaffrey. She is also a founder member of Citizens for the Protection of Mt. Monadnock. Ms. Grant holds a B.A. in Economics from Connecticut College.
BETSEY HARRIS, Trustee
Mrs. Harris was formerly President and founder of Housatonic Day Care Center in Connecticut; Chair, Town of Dublin Conservation Commission, Dublin Planning Board, and Open Space Committee; Member, Land Conservation Investment Program; Delegate to the NH Monadnock Advisory Commission; and co-founder of The Monadnock Conservancy. She also was a former community group leader in NH and NY. A Dublin landowner for 50 years and a full-time resident there for 30 years, Mrs. Harris currently resides at The Village at RiverMead.
PETER W. LEBERMAN, Esq., Trustee
Attorney Leberman, is with Upton & Hatfield, of Hillsboro, NH and represents a broad range of for-profit and nonprofit clients with particular emphasis on governance, contractual, real estate and other general corporate, commercial and business matters. In addition, he regularly counsels individuals in pursuing new ventures and planning for their future. Prior to joining Upton & Hatfield, he was Vice President and General Counsel with Northeast Delta Dental, and an attorney and Shareholder/Director with Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green. He holds an LLM, Taxation from Boston University School of Law, JD from Washington & Lee University School of Law, and BS Magna Cum Laude in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire. In his more than thirty years practicing law in NH, he has served on committees and boards for more than fifteen nonprofit organizations, government commissions, and business groups. At present, he serves on the board of Havenwood Heritage Heights.
JOHN H. MORISON, III, Trustee
Mr. Morison serves as Chairman & CEO, Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc., Milford, NH; Manager of Upland Farm LLC, Peterborough, NH; Director, New Hampshire Business and Industry Association, Concord, NH; Trustee, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH; Director, New Hampshire Public Television, Durham, NH; Director, UNH Foundation.
CONNIE OLIVER, Trustee
Mrs. Oliver was employed by the Winsor School in Boston, MA from 1969-1984 and has resided in Peterborough since 1985. A resident of RiverMead since 2008, Mrs. Oliver has served as the Vice President of the RiverMead Residents’ Council and she was formerly National Vice President of the Garden Club of America, President of the Garden Club of Dublin, President of the Peterborough Garden Club, and a member of the Board of the Monadnock Chorus. Mrs. Oliver is currently a Board member of the Garden Club of Dublin.
ANNE GRISWOLD PEIRCE, R.N., PH.D., Trustee
Dr. Peirce is a tenured Professor at Adelphi University and has worked in nursing education over the last 36 years at Columbia University, University of Mississippi Medical Center, and Seton Hall University. Dr. Peirce has held several hospital appointments including Director of Nursing for Research at University Hospitals Jackson, Mississippi and Senior Staff at Tufts-New England Medical Center. She has coauthored two texts, the most recent: Ethical and Legal Issues for Doctorial Nursing Students: A Textbook for Student and a Reference for Nurse Leaders (2013). She has also contributed to numerous nursing textbooks and journals on topics such as ethics, legal issues, stress and coping, complexity theory, elderly care, and professional nursing. She is the founding editor of the Springer Journal: Clinical Nurse Scholar. Dr. Peirce’s individually funded research totals approximately one half million dollars and in addition, she has participated in several NIH funded studies including the Jackson Heart Study. She currently belongs to the Eastern Nursing Research Society and Sigma Theta Tau, and numerous other professional organizations and boards in the field of nursing. In addition to nursing organizations, Dr. Peirce is a former director at Hillenbrand Industries (NYSE:HB).
MICHAEL J. RAFFERTY, Trustee
Mr. Rafferty is an owner as well as co-President of The New Hampshire Trust Company. He serves currently as a Board member of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation in the Monadnock Region; Member of the Investment and Finance Committees of Cedarcrest in Keene, NH; and a volunteer for the Monadnock United Way. He was formerly a Vice President and Trust Officer with the Fleet Private Clients Group in Keene; President of the Board of the Keene Family YMCA; and President of the Connecticut Valley Estate Planning Council.
THEODORE RENNA, M.D., Trustee
Dr. Renna practices General Ophthalmology in Peterborough, NH. He is a member of the NH Medical Society; Member and past President of the NH Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons; Member, New England Ophthalmologic Society; and a member, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Renna was formerly President, Medical Staff, of Monadnock Community Hospital.
CAL SHOLL, Trustee
Mr. Sholl is the former Chairman and CEO of the management consulting firm Parker, Sholl and Gordon where he practiced Human Resources consulting, organizational planning, and executive recruitment for 30 years. Prior to his tenure there, Mr. Sholl served as Director of Industrial Relations at Fitchburg Paper Company and as Assistant Director of Personnel at Bristol Laboratories in Syracuse, NY. Currently a resident of RiverMead, Mr. Sholl performed active duty in the Pacific Theater of World War II as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. He also has served on the Board of Nashoba Community Hospital, First Signature Bank and Trust, Hastings Hall, the Institute of Management Consultants, the Association of Management Consultants, the Waltham Chamber of Commerce, and a variety of community and non-profit organizations. For the local communities, Mr. Sholl served as Moderator and Personnel Committee Chairman for the Town of Lunenburg, MA, and as Personnel Committee Chairman for the Town of Rindge, NH. Mr. Sholl earned an A.B. from Bucknell University and an M.B.A. from Syracuse University.