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

 

A lifelong resident of the Keene area, Melanie’s experience is in the Insurance Industry. She is a Property/Casualty, Life, Accident, Health Insurance agent as well as a Certified Insurance Counselor. Melanie is a former Board member at The Keene Montessori School. She lives in Chesterfield with her husband and two sons.

 

Carolee LeFort – Vice President

 

Carolee brings years of management skills to CCM having worked for several Fortune 1000 companies including Victoria’s Secret and Ann Taylor, with focus on opening new stores and implementing new procedures and policies. Carolee is an active Fuller School FSA volunteer and also on the executive committee for the Keene Emblem Club. She is currently a small business owner and lives in Keene with her partner and their 2 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. 

 

Mary Granger - Secretary

 

Mary holds a Juris Doctor  from the University of Maine School of Law and has practiced in the areas of real estate and land use law.  Mary has gained experience with nonprofit fundraising as a member of the Advertising and Marketing Committee for the Junior League of Elmira/Corning, New York.  She is currently a Fuller School FSA volunteer.  Mary lives in Keene with her husband and son.          

 

Kristin Targett

 

Kristin, a native to Keene, has her Masters Degree in Social Work from New York University, and is currently employed as a social worker at Cedarcrest. She has also worked doing outreach, counseling, advocacy, medical homecare, and hospice. Kristin has served as Executive Director of The Samaritans, Inc. and as a field instructor for University of Vermont. She has extensive experience in the nonprofit sector with fundraising and community development including The Surry Village Charter School, Linda’s Closet, Our Place Drop In Center, Keene Montessori School, and Fuller Elementary School. She has completed Giving Monadnock Training Institute for Development and Fundraising for Nonprofits.   Kristin has 2 children.

     

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.  


Vicki Ridings


Vicki and her family have lived in Keene for five 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.  She currently serves on the PTA of Jonathan Daniels Elementary School, and volunteers at Keene Montessori School.  Vicki and her husband have two sons.

 

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 an editor for the Archaeological Institute of America 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.