Deb Ganley – Executive Director


Until September 2009 she was the Executive Director of Keene Montessori School. Throughout her career, Deb has been dedicated to education. As a certified teacher, she taught at middle school and elementary levels as well as designed and implemented a program for gifted students. As an insurance company executive, Deb developed training programs and organized and led educational workshops. She brings proven business leadership and organizational skills as well as a passion for educating children. Her own education includes a B.A. in Economics/Business, an MBA, and current elementary education teaching certification. Volunteer efforts have included Cedarcrest, local schools, and the United Way. She lives in Keene with her husband and 2 children.


Melanie Migneault - President


Melanie is a lifelong resident of the Keene area.  She works alongside her husband who owns a financial planning firm in Keene.  She is a registered Financial Advisor and Property/Casualty, Life, Accident, & Health Insurance Agent.  Melanie is a former board member of Keene Montessori School. She lives in Chesterfield with her husband and two sons.


Vicki Ridings - Vice President


Vicki and her family have lived in Keene for eight years after relocating from New York.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with a focus on News, and has worked for small newspapers as well as a monthly arts magazine in Northeast Ohio.  For six years, she was a Public Relations Specialist for the City of Cleveland Heights in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and later worked as a freelance writer for Ortec Logistics in Atlanta, Georgia.  Vicki has served as a PTA member of Jonathan Daniels Elementary School and currently volunteers at St. Joseph Regional School.  She and her husband have two sons.


Amy McIntyre - Treasurer


Amy has lived in Keene for ten years, and has two children.  She worked in administration at the Children’s Museum of Portsmouth (now Children’s Museum of New Hampshire) for six years, and with the Monadnock Institute for Nature Place and Culture and New England Center for Civic Life at Franklin Pierce University for three years.  For the past six years she has been the Managing Director of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE), a nonprofit academic organization with international scope. 


Jen English 


Jen brings over 14 years of Marketing, Communication and Public Relations experience to the board. Jen is a native to Walpole, NH and holds a Bachelors from Keene State College. In addition to the Children's Museum Jen is active in the Symond's School PTA, and a member of the Public Relations Society of America Yankee Chapter. Jen lives in Keene with her husband and two children.  


Marni Walter


Marni is an archaeologist with excavation and historical research experience in New England.  She has a Ph.D. in archaeology and heritage management from Boston University and a B.A. in writing from Carnegie Mellon University. Previously, she worked as and editor for the Archaeological Institute of American and the Journal of Field Archaeology. She has been involved in several cultural nonprofit organizations, and one of her main interests is raising awareness about local and world heritage. Marni lives in Westmoreland with her husband and two daughters.


Marni Silverstein


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