Our Staff

Jennifer Goodman, Executive Director jg@nhpreservation.org
The Preservation Alliance's services, impact and constituent base has increased dramatically since Jennifer became the director two decades ago.  The organization's work with historic agricultural properties, conservation organizations, incentives and preservation easements have been recognized both statewide and across the country.  She has presented and published widely on community-based preservation planning and advocacy techniques and is the co-editor of the prize-winning Restoring Women's History through Historic Preservation (Johns Hopkins University Press). She worked previously at the National Building Museum and for preservation organizations in Boston and Philadelphia and served as vice chair of a national alliance of preservation organizations. She is an honorary member of AIA NH was named to the Union Leader's 40 under 40 and is a graduate of Leadership New Hampshire.

Beverly Thomas, Program Director bt@nhpreservation.org
Beverly manages the Alliance's Old House and Barn program and oversees both of the Alliance's grant programs for barn assessments and for community landmarks assessment or re-use studies. She coordinates a range of educational programs and the biennial Old House & Barn Expo, and provides direct advice, referrals, and resources to old house and barn owners. She is also responsible for monitoring the Alliance's easement properties and provides support in developing new easements.   She lives in Bedford, where she has been a member of the Historic District Commission and is co-president of the Beford Historical Society. Beverly is assisting the Stevens-Buswell School Restoration Project and chaired the successful town-wide effort to build the Bedford Village Common. She and her husband have renovated and cared for their own old house for more than 30 years.

Andrew Cushing, Field Service Representative ac@nhpreservation.org
Andrew travels the state connecting communities to the resources they need to preserve historic landmarks. He provides technical assistance, practical advice on preservation tools and strategies, and guidance in grant-writing and fundraising. He is a New Hampshire native who returned to his hometown of Grafton, where he is the foolish owner of two old houses. When not fixing windows or painting clapboards, he serves as president of Mascoma Valley Preservation, board member of the Friends of Mascoma, and is a Grafton library trustee. Andrew is a graduate of Bowdoin College and the University of Pennsylvania, where he received an M.S. in Historic Preservation.

Patricia Meyers, Special Projects
Pat Meyers is a New Hampshire native with extensive nonprofit experience as director of several organizations. She is a former chair of the Preservation Alliance board and a board member of the Manchester Historic Association and Strawbery Banke Museum. She is a past board member of the Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden in Portsmouth and the New Hampshire Historical Society.

Rebecca Howland, Data and Operations Manager rh@nhpreservation.org

Rebecca supports development, communications and program activities for the Alliance. As a history major in college, she has always been a fan of the subject, particularly how art and architecture can tell their own stories about people and places. She has fond memories of growing up in an 1800’s farmhouse in Maine and exploring the depths of the old barn on the property. One day she would love to purchase a historic property with enough acreage to keep her horses and have a vegetable garden.

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