NHAN STEERING COMMITTEE
Project Lead, NHAN
Kimberly Meyer, J.D. works as a Vice President & Treasury Payments Officer for Bangor Savings Bank in New Hampshire; a $4 billion mutual bank dedicated to serving the community. She is also the Interim Project Lead for the New Hampshire Afterschool Network. She has served on NHAN's Steering Committee for 8 years. Kimberly serves on the SAU 16 Exeter Region Cooperative School Board, overseeing a budget of about $64 million for Exeter High School, the Cooperative Middle School, and the Seacoast School of Technology. She also serves on the Granite YMCA Board of Trustees. For over eight years, Kimberly was the Director of Community Operations for the Southern District YMCA where she supervised 16 licensed, school-age childcare programs in the NH seacoast, serving over 600 students. She successfully implemented the Healthy Eating, Physical Activity standards, the CATCH curriculum, and child care licensing rules and conducted trainings for school-age child care educators. Kimberly graduated from Georgetown with a B.S. and Michigan State University Law School. Kimberly lives in Exeter and has four children.
Association Child Care Director, Granite YMCA
Stacy Neville has been with the Y since 2011 mostly working with before and after school programs and the Early Learning Centers. She has overseen youth programs, teens, camp, and aquatics. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary education and taught Elementary school for 4 years before coming to the Y. She has a passion for working with kids and has been a part of many community organizations to help tackle community needs.
21st Century Extended Day Program, Nashua
Gail Casey currently oversees the 21st Century Extended Day program for the Nashua School District. 21stCentury in Nashua provides over 800 children with academic support and enrichment after the school day. Their work strives to support children and families by promoting academic advancement, physical and emotional wellness, and positive civic engagement in underserved communities throughout the city of Nashua.
Ms. Casey holds a BA in English Literature from Keene State College. She has successfully completed theAdvanced Leadership Program, designed by the Ross School of Business from Michigan State University. Ms. Casey is currently enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University earning her Masters degree in Educational Leadership and is enrolled in the Granite State Leadership Academy, a program designed for New Hampshire Educational Leaders and offered by the New Hampshire Schools Administrator Association.
Prior to her work at 21st Century Extended Day in Nashua, Ms. Casey served as Senior Program Director at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell where she created innovative and engaging programs, managed a staff of 40, represented Boys & Girls Clubs at national conferences, and was responsible for all program grant monitoring and evaluation processes. Ms. Casey worked with her team in Lowell to significantly increase organizational capacity, forge strong community partnerships, pilot the National Youth Outcomes Initiative for Boys & Girls Clubs of America and implement the USDA dinner program, providing free meals for all club members.
SERESC Program Director
Liz Keliher recently became the Program Director at the Southeastern Regional Education Center (SERESC) in Bedford, NH. Prior to her move to NH, Liz’s professional career was based in Massachusetts, where she focused her efforts on child welfare, K-12 public education, and workforce development. Liz worked as an appellate attorney for the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, and as an education lawyer at the Mass Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), where she specialized in civil rights and special education. More recently, Liz served as Assistant Director of the Office of Special Services at DESE, where she managed a special education program for youth in institutional settings and developed Massachusetts special education policy and practice in support of Massachusetts’ 407 school districts. Liz has also served as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Workforce Professionals Association, a statewide membership association focused on workforce development. She is a passionate advocate for equitable access to educational opportunities for disadvantaged and marginalized youth, and is trained in cultural competency and inclusive practices.
Director of Family Services
Stacey joined the SOCC team in 2014. She holds a bachelor's degree in behavioral science from Drew University and a master's degree in social work from the University of New Hampshire. Trained in areas such as child welfare, social welfare policy, and human development, Stacey has an array of experience in the human service field. Prior to joining the SOCC, Stacey worked with youth and families involved in the foster care and adoption.
Child Care Program Improvement Specialist, NH DHHS
Claudette's work includes monitoring state contracts, including the Statewide Child Care Resource & Referral (Child Care Aware of NH) contract, the Afterschool Provider Support (ACROSS NH) contract and the Early Childhood Tuition Assistance contract. She has served in a leadership role for NHAN since November of 2015. Claudette was previously the Credentialing Specialist for the BCDHSC. In that role, she supported professionals to earn credentials through the Early Childhood and Afterschool Professional Development Systems. Prior to her work at the BCDHSC, she worked for several years as a Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) Program Manager, and was the Business Manager for a child care center that serves children from infants through school age. Claudette has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from SNHU and a Master’s in Early Care and Education from Wheelock College. She holds NH Early Childhood Administrator and Early Childhood Master Professional credentials. Claudette has provided training and technical assistance to child care providers and programs on many topics through her roles in CCR&R and the BCDHSC.
Governor’s Advisory Board to the NH Division of Children
Sandra has been a member of the Board of NHAN since 2010. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maine Farmington. Sandra’s career in education spans 35 years. Most of her career was as teacher and principal of Gilford Elementary School. She received her Master’s Degree in Education from Antioch New England in Keene, NH, and her Certificate of Advanced Studies from Plymouth University. As an educational consultant, Sandra mentors new principals in New Hampshire. Sandra holds the elected position of Town Moderator and School Moderator in Gilford. She continues to serve on various boards and committees that focus on providing opportunities for young children and families. She has served for the past 29 years on the Governor’s Advisory Board to the NH Division of Children.
Other Members Include:
Kathleen Vestal, Education Consultant, NH DHHS