Board of Directors
Zebra Crossings is governed and supported by a volunteer Board of Directors.
We are grateful for their time and commitment to our mission.
Karen Niland, Chair - Madbury, NH
Lecturer Nursing Department at University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH
Karen Niland is a Registered Nurse with extensive experience in Obstetric, Pediatric, Family and Reproductive Health. She is a lecturer in the Nursing Department at the University of New Hampshire and the Faculty Advisor for the UNH Student Nursing Organization. Karen has a long history as a passionate community volunteer including director and founding board member of Oyster River Parents and Preschoolers; a community enrichment, recreation and social organization. She has been the Curriculum Enrichment Chair at Moharimet School for 5 years establishing two favorite school activities: the annual Moharimet Pumpkin Stroll and creation of the Moharimet Pumpkin Patch. Karen resides in Madbury, NH with her husband Keven and their two middle-school children: Spencer and Phoebe, Speedy the turtle, and a lively flock of chickens. The Niland family loves to have fun outside: camping, fishing, lobstering, hunting, skiing, gardening, maple sugaring and hiking.
Sabrina Beavens, Esq., Vice-Chair - Rochester, NH
Attorney at Iurillo Law Group - Portsmouth, NH
Sabrina C. Beavens is a partner at Iurillo Law Group, P.A. located in Portsmouth. Sabrina also maintains an active law practice Florida with the same firm. Her practice is concentrated on complex state and federal court matters, including business, real property, personal injury and bankruptcy litigation. In addition, her bankruptcy experience includes representing debtors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy petition filings, representing Chapter 7 Trustees and advising creditors as to their rights and ability to recover claims in bankruptcy. She has also worked on numerous appellate matters throughout her career, including oral argument before the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Sabrina earned her J.D., with honors, from Stetson University College of Law and her B.A. from Ursinus College. Currently, Sabrina serves as a Co-Chair for the ABA Section of Litigation Woman Advocate Committee and the Secretary for the New Hampshire Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.
Sabrina and her wife, Juli, moved to New Hampshire in 2006 from St. Petersburg, Florida. They live in Rochester, with their daughter, Grace Anna, and enjoy exploring New England and spending time with family.
Timothy Martin, Treasurer - Madbury, NH
President/CEO, Neoscope - Portsmouth, NH
After completing his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at Keene State, Tim worked for several IT companies as a systems engineer and later assumed the role of IT Director for a non-profit organization. Those early experiences within those organizations gave Tim the deep understanding of working with community focused organizations operating within tight budgets as well as the importance of aligning the goals of the business and IT. Tim launched Neoscope in 2006 with a new innovative approach to IT management that was based on a flat rate and proactive model. Each engagement begins with a thorough IT assessment from a CTO level and includes quarterly meetings, monthly IT reports and a broad range of services to help clients successfully execute and achieve their goals.
Tim is the recipient of the 2013 & 2014 CRN Next-Gen emerging technology company award as well as The World’s Top 250 Managed Services Provider Experts, Entrepreneurs and Executives. He recently received the 10 to Watch Young Professionals of 2015 by Catapult Seacoast and Seacoast Online and is a member of the 2015 Leadership Seacoast Program.
Tim plays music with several seacoast bands as well as produces music in his home studio, enjoys running, reading and regularly practices bikram yoga and mindfulness based meditation.
Kimberly Clark, Board Member - Durham, NH
Lecturer, Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at UNH - Durham, NH
Kimberly Clark is a Lecturer at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. Kimberly specializes in helping students with career exploration and development through a variety of careers courses. In addition Kimberly is a member of the scholarship committee and is the first year experience faculty advisor. Kimberly received her Masters in Counseling from the University of New Hampshire. She also helps to operate a family business with her husband Doug. Doug and Kim have together owned and operated restaurants in the seacoast as well as a recent venture into footwear manufacturing. She has been on the board of A Safe Place domestic violence shelter, PTO co-chair at Moharimet Elementary School and an active parent.
Mary Henderson, Board Member - Milton, NH
AVP, Branch Administrator, Federal Savings Bank - Dover, NH
Mary Henderson joined Federal Savings Bank in 2008 as Regional Business Banker. In 2009, the Bank expanded its footprint with the opening of an office in Rochester, where Mary assumed the responsibility of Branch Manager and was instrumental in leading the office to great success. In 2014, Mary was appointed to her current position of Assistant Vice President, Branch Administrator and oversees all five of the Bank’s offices.
Backed by over 30 years of banking experience, Mary’s commitment to personal service and unwavering dedication to philanthropy, makes her a true asset to Federal Savings Bank. She unquestionably fulfills the Bank’s mission of enhancing the quality of life in our local community. Mary currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the New Hampshire Farm Museum in Milton and the City of Rochester Branding Committee.
During her tenure in Rochester, Mary was extremely active in the Rochester Chamber of Commerce, serving on the Board of Directors for 7 years, including 3 years on the Executive Board as Treasurer. She also served on the Rochester Chamber annual banquet and public relations committees and served as Chairman of the annual summer raffle committee. Mary served on the YMCA of Strafford County Board of Directors throughout the transition of locations and served on the Capital Campaign committee.
She served as an original Board Member of the Rochester Main Street program and served on their Capital Campaign, Economic Development and Finance committees. She was recognized in 2007 as New Hampshire Main Street Center Board Member of the Year and was also recognized by Rochester City Mayor for outstanding volunteer work in the community.
Naomi Gauthier, M.D. - York, ME
Pediatric Cardiologist, CHaD at Wentworth Douglass Hospital in Dover, NH
Naomi Gauthier, MD is a board certified pediatric cardiologist at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock clinic with faculty affiliations with Dartmouth Medical School and Harvard Medical School. She received her Bachelor of Science from Duke University, her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and completed her pediatric residency at the University of California, Davis, where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, and stayed for an additional year as Chief Resident. She completed her pediatric cardiology training at the University of Virginia, and moved back to New England with her husband and three sons to practice in coastal New Hampshire and Maine.
She is a founding member and co-chair of the New England Congenital Cardiology Association and also serves as Vice President of the New England Congenital Cardiology Research Foundation, a granting agency to provide funding for research and education to help patients with congenital heart defects. She is involved with the American Heart Association, both as a board member and also serving on several national committees. More locally, she founded and runs a non-profit camp for children with heart defects, and volunteers in various ways for youth at the local community level. She also founded a pediatric multi-specialty clinic designed to address her vision to develop a health care model of specialty care, education, and recreational programming that directly interacts with the local community, puts disabilities in perspective and allows each child to reach their full potential. Naomi has served four years on the Zebra Crossings board as one of our founding Board Members.
Michael Mengers - Lee, NH
Marketing Coordinator at Holy Rosary Credit Union, Rochester, NH
Mike joined Holy Rosary Credit Union in the Fall of 2014. Prior to that he has worked as the Community Events Manager at the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce for three years. Chamber events which he managed include Apple Harvest Day, Cochecho Arts Festival, Dover's 4th of July Celebration and Festival of Trees. Prior to the Chamber, he worked as Parks & Recreation Director for the Town of Durham and is still an active member of the Durham Parks & Recreation Committee. Mike also spent many years at Oyster River High School as a Paraprofessional, baseball coach and ski team chaperone.
Prior to his professional career, Mike attended the University of New Hampshire and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Justices Studies in 2005, as well as a Master of Science in Recreation Management & Policy in 2009. Mike has served on the Zebra Crossings Board of Directors for a year prior to shifting to the Advisory Committee.
Board Liaisons: Sabrina Beavens, Mary Henderson, Tim Martin
Joshua Wyatt, Esq. - Devine Millimet, Portsmouth, NH
Board Development Committee:
Board Liaison: Karen Niland
Board Liaison: Kim Clark
Mariah Morgan - Stout Heart, Portsmouth NH
Health Network Committee:
Lisa Waller, PA - New Hampshire's Hospital for Children, Manchester, NH
Medical Director: Ryan Johnson, MD - Dover Pediatrics, Dover, NH
Maria Butler, RN - DHHS Special Medical Services, Concord, NH
Finola Cox, PA - Wentworth Health Partners Adult & Children's Medicine, Dover, NH
Mary Morin, ARNP - Portsmouth Pediatrics, Portsmouth, NH
Kristen Rice, RN, CDE - Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
Tracy Schroeder, RN - Moharimet School, Madbury, NH
Debra Springfield, LCSW - Wells Elementary School, Wells, ME
Special Events Team:
Kim Arkwell - Dover, NH
Katie Bell - Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, Dover, NH
Shawnda Dalton - Ciena, Dover, NH
Gayle Laughton - Delhaize America, Portland ME
Tiffany Melanson - Federal Savings Bank, Dover, NH
Michael Mengers - Holy Rosary Credit Union, Rochester, NH