The Moore Center is managed by a distinguished and dedicated group of human services professionals and benefits from the guidance of a board of directors that is committed to the highest standards of care and performance.
Senior Leadership Team
Paul Boynton, President and CEO
With over 35 years’ experience in the healthcare, human services and nonprofit world, Mr. Boynton has been recognized for distinguished service and excellence in nonprofit management.
Currently on the board of directors of Catholic Medical Center and The Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center, he has also served on the boards of such New Hampshire organizations as Pastoral Counseling Services, Special Olympics NH and the New England Heart Institute. Paul received his B.A. in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire and his M.A. in Counseling from Goddard College.
He is the author of Begin with Yes: A Short Conversation That Will Change Your Life Forever, hosts the TV Show Begin with Yes, and writes the business column “Beginning with Yes” for New Hampshire Business Review.
Janet Bamberg, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Janet Bamberg is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In this role she is responsible for the Business Office, Human Resources, Information Technology and Facilities. Janet received her undergraduate degree in Nursing at North Park College in Chicago and worked as an RN at New England Medical Center in Boston.
After receiving an MBA from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Janet began a career in community-based services beginning with Quality Care, Massachusetts Easter Seals Society and the VNA Care Network. Janet joined The Moore Center as a consultant and then as CFO in 2005. She is also the Board Chair at Hillcrest Terrace in Manchester.
Maureen Rose-Julian, Vice President of Individual and Family Services
Maureen joined The Moore Center in 1984. She has served the organization and our clients in a number of ways, including through direct service, investigating complaints, directing day services, working in case management as both a case manager and director, and now as Vice President of Individual and Family Services. In her current role, she oversees Case Management, Family Support Services, Client Benefit Services, Participant Directed and Managed Services, Preventative Care Services, Family Centered Early Supports and Services, Children Services and Intake.
In addition, she serves as the liaison to the Bureau of Developmental Services regarding funding and client issues. Maureen holds an undergraduate degree in Social Services from the University Massachusetts in Amherst and a Master’s Degree in Business from Southern NH University.
Ellen M. Roposa, Vice President of Resource Development
An experienced fundraising executive, Ellen joined The Moore Center in 1997 after spending ten years as Manager of Resource Development at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester. She has also held management positions at Cullinet Software and the Rhode Island Department for Children and Families. Ellen holds an Associate’s degree from The Sawyer School of Business, Providence RI, and furthered her business studies at Southern New Hampshire University.
She is a former Board and Executive committee member of the Council on Fundraising, member of the Association for Fundraising Professionals, lifelong member of the Elliot Hospital Associates, and member of the Manchester Women’s Club.
Maureen Valley, Vice President of Client Services
Following seven years teaching at a private school, Maureen Valley came to The Moore Center in 1992 and served in a number of director positions in Residential Services, Day Services and Case Management. The work closest to her heart has always been in positions directly involved with the people The Moore Center serves and the direct care staff who support them.
She was promoted to Vice President of Client Services, which includes Residential Services, Day Services, Elder Services, Nursing Services and Moore Options for Seniors. In addition she serves as The Moore Center Vendor Liaison. Maureen is a graduate of St. Anselm College and pursued graduate study at Notre Dame College.
2018 Board of Directors
The Moore Center benefits from the guidance of a distinguished and dedicated Board of Directors that is committed to the highest standards of care and performance. This dedicated and professional team works hard to assist The Moore Center in creating opportunities for a good life.
Mike Benton – Executive Health & Sports Center
Mike is the President and CEO of GENAVIX Corporation. He also owns the Executive Health & Sports Center in Manchester, The Express Fitness Center in Hooksett, and the NH Sportsplex in Bedford. He has spent the last 36 years in the high tech industry and after successfully starting two successful high tech companies, he entered the health and fitness industry with the purchase of the Executive Health & Sports Center in 1995.
In 2009, he started his third high tech company, GENAVIX, and he continues to expand his local business interests here in NH. He is on the NH Board of the American Heart Association and was recently selected as the board’s chairman elect. He financially supports New Horizons, CHAD, Boy Scouts of America, The American Heart Association and many other community charities, including The Moore Center, within New Hampshire.
Jake Berry – New Futures
Jake is the Vice President of Policy at New Futures and manages the organization’s policy efforts, providing expertise and management in healthcare, substance use, and early childhood policy. His role includes tracking critical legislation and ensuring that lawmakers, advocates, and the public are well-informed about New Futures’ core issues.
Prior to joining New Futures, Jake served as District Director for U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster in New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District. He also worked as a reporter and editor at newspapers throughout New Hampshire and across New England, including the Nashua Telegraph, the Cape Cod Times, the Keene Sentinel and others. Jake currently serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors of Temple Adath Yeshurun in Manchester. He has previously served on the boards of Best Buddies New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Press Association.
As Granite State native, Jake attended Manchester public schools. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Sociology from Boston College and received a Master’s in Educational Studies from Southern New Hampshire University. In his spare time, Jake enjoys spicy food, BC sports and the music of Bruce Springsteen. He lives in Manchester with his wife, Anna; their twin boys, Evan and Jonah; and their dog, Clarence the Corgi.
Heidi Copeland – Business NH Magazine
Heidi is president of Millyard Communications Inc., which publishes a monthly business magazine, Business NH Magazine, and produces eight to 10 events annually, including the Made in NH Expo.
Heidi is a graduate of the University of Southern California where she studied journalism. She began a career as a newspaper reporter eventually migrating to the business side of journalism.
She sits on a number of boards including the Greater Manchester Chamber, Leadership NH, and the Small Business Development Center.
Dan Cronin, Board Chair – CGI Employee Benefits Group
Dan is the President of CGI Business Solutions. He began his career as an Insurance Broker and Financial Advisor upon his graduation from the Whittemore School of Business at UNH with a Bachelor’s degree. Prior to forming CGI, Dan worked in the insurance industry as a broker for seven years.
He is an active member in the insurance industry and serves on the advisory boards for Anthem BCBS, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Tufts Healthcare, and Northeast Delta Dental. He works closely with the insurance carriers to develop and implement local product offerings that are both innovative and cost effective to employers.
Dan is an active and influential leader in the community. He has a passion for non-profits and enjoys lending a helping hand wherever needed.
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Matt Kfoury – Central Paper Products
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Mark started Ride-Away Corporation in 1986 and grew it into the nation’s largest mobility dealer of vehicles adapted for people with disabilities. After more than 25 successful years and with 12 stores in 9 different states, he sold the company in order to pursue other challenges. While operating and growing Ride-Away, Lore created the Adaptive Driving Alliance, a national organization for mobility dealers that promoted quality and set a high service bar for dealers across the country.
During his career in mobility, Mark sat on more than 8 different boards of directors including Easter Seals, The Moore Center, and Granite State Independent Living, to name a few. His writings could be found in each edition of the national newsletter, “Newsbrake,” which was read by professionals throughout the mobility industry. Perhaps his greatest achievements can be found in the numerous awards attained by Ride-Away for their operational excellence, community service, and tremendous philanthropy. A small sampling of these awards are: Small Business Person of the Year by the SBA, Retailer of the Year, and Good Samaritan of the Year. He has also had many paid speaking engagements, as well as creating the successful travel game Rubberneckers.
Today he manages multiple commercial properties that are still owned by him. In addition, he continues to sit on various non-profit boards and regularly speaks to graduates from West Point on a self-developed presentation detailing “Business Leaders Survival Guide,” which addresses how to be successful in a business venture, as well as operating with ethics and integrity in the savage business arena.
Pat McDermott – Hinckley Allen
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Cathy Schmidt – McLane Middleton
As the Executive Director and CEO at McLane Middleton, Cathy is responsible for overseeing the operational, financial, marketing and human resource functions of the law firm, and works closely with the firm’s management team on day to day operations and strategic planning. Cathy joined the firm after spending almost six years as President and CEO at Citizens Bank New Hampshire & Vermont.
Cathy is a resident of Bedford, New Hampshire and is very involved in the community. She has served on the Boards of New Hampshire Business and Industry Association, the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, the Manchester Economic Development Corporation, and the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts. She also spent ten years on the board of Granite United Way. Cathy currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Nackey Loeb School of Communications and is on the Capital Campaign Committee for CATCH – a nonprofit housing organization.
Cathy holds a B.S. in economics and psychology from Boston College.
Chris Sharpe – Cross Insurance Agency
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Arthur Sullivan, Board Vice Chair – Brady Sullivan Properties
Arthur is a Manchester native and is a licensed Real Estate Broker and Principal Partner in Brady Sullivan Properties. He has spent the past 32 years using his real estate experience to become one of southern New Hampshire’s largest industrial, office and residential property owners. He serves on many committees and non-profit organizations to give back to the community. It is a commitment that he takes seriously.
Arthur is currently active with Intown Manchester, New Hampshire Catholic Charities, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, New Hampshire Institute of Art, The YMCA, The Muchachos, The Moore Center and the New Hampshire Food Bank.
Ed Sullivan – Welch & Forbes, LLC
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Debra Davis Thum, Board Treasurer – Franklin Savings Bank
Debra is a native of New Hampshire and a Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer at Franklin Savings Bank’s Bedford, NH office. Debra has over 30 years of experience in banking, primarily in commercial lending in the Manchester area. Debra is a graduate of the Leadership Greater Manchester program and enjoys giving back to the communities where she lives and works.
Debra previously served on the Executive Board of the Manchester Historic Association and various other committees in Manchester. She is currently Chairperson of The Moore Center’s Finance Committee, and is a member of Christ the King Parish Finance Council in Concord and the Bow Garden Club. Debra resides in Bow with her husband Eric and daughter Abigail Timberlake.
Family Support Advisory Council
The New Hampshire Bureau of Developmental Services established and supports the Family Support Advisory Councils for each of its 10 service areas. Each council is a volunteer committee consisting of people with a family member receiving services from the area agency.
The council advises and monitors the area agency (In Region VII, that’s The Moore Center) regarding family issues and helps to develop goals and family support plans with The Moore Center’s Family Support department. The council has direct control of a portion of funding for our region, determining how best to use it to meet families’ needs.
Region VII Family Support Advisory Council Members
Chris Marchand, Chair
Marie Sieper, Vice-Chair/Treasurer
Tom Stencavage, Secretary
Maureen Rose-Julian, VP – Moore Center Representative
Denise St Onge