Jennifer Goodman, Executive Director
During her tenure, the Preservation Alliance has expanded its visibility and tripled its constituent base. Collaborative programmatic successes include a barn preservation program, funding for land conservation and historic preservation, new shared field services program with the National Trust and other services for community preservation leaders and homeowners. Jennifer also serves on the board of an association of New Hampshire's historical societies, and has played leadership roles on the board and staffs of local and regional non-profit organizations in Boston and Philadelphia.
She has presented and published widely on community-based preservation planning and advocacy techniques including preservation easements and conservation districts, and is the co-editor of the prize-winning Restoring Women's History through Historic Preservation (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002). Ms. Goodman received a M.S. in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania and was a member of the Leadership New Hampshire class of 2003.
Maggie Stier, Shared Field Service Representative
Bringing more than 30 years experience in the fields of historic preservation, museums and education, Maggie travels the state working to support and encourage people engaged in preservation projects. Through site visits, meetings and electronic consultation, Maggie provides town leaders, historic site administrators, faith-based groups, and others working to preserve New Hampshire's built environment, with the information and resources they need to help build a successful preservation project. She provides technical assistance, practical advice on preservation tools and strategies, and guidance in grantwriting and fundraising. Maggie also coordinates mentoring workshops, training opportunities, and new networks for historic preservation advocates.
The Field Service Program is offered in association with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Beverly Thomas, Program Associate
Beverly helps old house and barn owners with referrals and resources and manages the Alliance's small grants programs. She brings experience from her active service on the Bedford Historic District Commission, Bedford Historical Society and Bedford Village Common as well as over 20 years of work on her own old house.
Patricia Meyers, Membership
Pat Meyers is a New Hampshire native with extensive non-profit experience as director of several organizations. She is the former chair of the Preservation Alliance board, and a past board member of the Manchester Historic Association. She is currently President of the Board of the Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden in Portsmouth and a member of the board of the N.H. Historical Society.
Yvonne Nanasi, North Country field service representative
Yvonne Nanasi has joined the Preservation Alliance as a North Country field service representative. She will provide preservation information and assistance to people and organizations in Coos County and northern Grafton and Carroll Counties. As a representative of both the Preservation Alliance and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Nanasi will provide a wide range of resources to towns, nonprofit organizations and individuals working to save, re-use and promote historic resources.
Nanasi brings more than 25 years of experience in project management, government relations advocacy and community organizing to the position. She has worked with some of the state’s largest businesses and organizations including Anthem, the Business and Industry Association of N.H. and the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce.