Board of Trustees 2019
CHRISTOPHER J. FLYNN, Chairman of the Board
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.
GEORGE B. FOOTE JR., Vice Chair
Mr. Foote holds a PhD in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He retired as President of Advantec, Inc. Prior to moving to Dublin, he and his wife Lisa lived in Carlisle MA where he served on the Conservation Commission, chairman of the Planning Board, member of the long-term capital requirements committee and chairman of the Carlisle Land Trust and Carlisle Conservation Foundation. In the Monadnock Region, he has served on the board of the Sharon Arts Center, and currently serves on the boards of TriPyrarnid Structures Inc., New Hampshire Institute of Art, and Dublin School.
CARL AMOS JOHNSON, Treasurer
Mr. Johnson is the owner and Global Investment Fiduciary and Financial Planner with Grove Street Fiduciary, LLC based in Peterborough. He is skilled in using his fiduciary expertise in tax, investment and estate planning concepts to create prosperous and coordinated strategies with clients in the Monadnock Region and beyond. He and his wife and family moved to Greenfield, NH in 2001. His lifelong and continuing commitment has been in the U.S. Navy in which he served actively until 2000, followed by his active role with the Navy Reserves. He will be retiring shortly, as Captain serving on the Joint Staff Military Delegation to NATO, and at the Pentagon, and having received a number of Navy Meritorious Service, Commendation and Humanitarian Service Medals. His community involvement has included active co-founding of the ConVal Community Scholarship Foundation for disadvantaged youth, as board member of the Dublin Christian Academy and Greenfield Historical Society.
SUSAN W. PETERS, Secretary
An attorney, Ms. Peters clerked for Justice Neil Lynch on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and practiced business law in Massachusetts before moving to New Hampshire to raise a family. She is a member of the Dublin Zoning Board of Adjustment and water-testing volunteer for Dublin Lake, and has served on other Town Boards. She is an active member of the Bar in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and served on the Phillips Academy Alumni Council. As a caregiver for her parents, she was closely involved from both the medical and personal financial perspectives. A graduate of Middlebury College and Boston University School of Law, she earned a Certificate in Strategic Management from Harvard Extension School in 2015.
J. RODERICK FALBY, JR., Assistant Secretary
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.
Christopher W. Brown, Trustee
Mr. Brown and his wife Mileva moved from Guilford VT to RiverMead in 2009. Since his retirement, he has been involved in two major business activities. The first was a consulting business for investors seeking advice and voting agenda items on company proxies for shareholder meetings, the second was SCORE – the Service Corps of Retired Executives – drawing on his experience as an investment analyst helping small businesses solve problems such as business and financial planning. He has been active in charitable and non-profit organizations including the United Way and Rotary. He has a MA degree from the University of Vermont, and began his investment career with Equitable Life in New York, then moving to Keystone Custodian Funds in Boston. From 1978 until his retirement in 1989, he was an analyst and portfolio manager at Massachusetts Financial Services Company in Boston. He has served as President of the Residents Council at RiverMead, as well as a volunteer at Monadnock Community Hospital.
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.
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).
RICHARD M. HANCE, Trustee
Mr. Hance (Rick) moved to Peterborough with his wife Patti in 2005. Their interest in community, and the fact that their house is immediately across from the Peterborough Players, initiated their commitment to the theater, as well as arts and culture throughout the Monadnock Region. His extensive management experience started in the hospitality arena, in Director, Regional and Executive positions with the Marriott, Westin and Starwood organizations. Before retiring, Rick was Executive Vice President of The Urban Land Institute in Washington DC. Since that time, he has served actively in the regional and statewide non-profit communities as trustee and President of the Peterborough Players board, as member of the Monadnock Worksource board, President of Monadnock Art/Friends of the Dublin Art Colony, and as a member and current Board Chair of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation-Monadnock Region.
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.
DEBORAH S. ROODY, Trustee
Mrs. Roody is a native of New Hampshire, born in Antrim and brought up in Laconia. Her husband, Randy Roody, is also a NH native from Concord. After living in Europe at the beginning of their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Roody returned to the USA and lived most of their married years in Merrimack and Bedford, NH. They moved to RiverMead in 2015. In her early professional life Mrs. Roody focused on special education as a teacher and administrator for Hudson and Litchfield, NH public schools. She then worked for The NETWORK, Inc., a non-profit, educational R&D organization in Andover, Mass. There she directed a regional supported employment and independent living project for people with disabilities after which she worked nationally and internationally as a consultant, trainer, and facilitator in school improvement, and teacher development. More recently, she continued this work as a private consultant in NH with a special concentration on the mentoring of new teachers. She helped establish the NH affiliate of Learning Forward, a national teacher development professional organization and served as Board Member, Board Chair, and Executive Director until her retirement. Ms. Roody holds a B.A. degree in Sociology and M.Ed. in Guidance and Counselling from Clark University in Worcester, Mass., and a C.A.G.S. degree in Special Education from Temple University in Philadelphia, Penn. At RiverMead, Mrs. Roody chairs the Village Advisory Committee, helps organize the annual Country Store Tag Sale, and participates fully in RiverMead life and activities. She also volunteers in the library and on Medal Day at the MacDowell Colony.
JOHN ROUND, Trustee
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.