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A Big Thanks to our Board of Directors, Past & Present

What’s A Board of Directors?

For The Front Door Agency, our Board of Directors is responsible for helping to make sure things are running efficiently.  While the term “board of directors” might sound intimidating, each of our directors is an elected volunteer!  They help out because they want to give back to the community. And they support our mission of helping families transition from crisis to self-sufficiency.

Although our directors don’t manage the day-to-day activities of the Agency, they do act as stewards.  The board’s responsibilities include setting policy, approving the budget, and providing professional expertise.  And, many of them go even further above and beyond, volunteering and giving back in more ways!

Specific Duties for Directors

Two of the most important duties for our board of directors are loyalty and care.  The duty of loyalty means directors must act with undivided loyalty and in the best interests of the Agency.

The duty of care requires directors to act in good faith and make informed decisions. It also means directors participate regularly in board meetings and oversee the work of the CEO.  Finally, they ensure the Front Door pursues its charitable goals efficiently.

A Fond Farewell to Departing Board Members

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our departing board members: Zach Duprey (2014), Paula Farrer (2015), Molly Kepner (2016), Suneela Mistry (2016), Alanna vanAntwerpen (2017) & Jackie Clancy (2015).  Their service has meant so much to us!

In fact, our CEO, Maryse Wirbal wished to share her thoughts on how important our board members are to The Front Door Agency:

“I have had the sincere privilege of working with so many community and business leaders as members of the Front Door Agency’s Board of Directors.  Each individual has provided me with their own unique perspectives and skills. Words truly cannot express how much I appreciate each member’s guidance, support and dedication to our mission.”

And A Warm Welcome to our New Board Members

We’d like to welcome our new board members: Kevin Flynn, Joyce Hillis, Tina-Marie Liles, John Porter, & Melissa Swidler.  They come from varying fields including: health care, estate law, medical research, real estate and home design.  We’re grateful for their contributions of their time, energy and expertise!

Thank you again to our Board of Directors: both past and present!  Your work truly helps The Front Door in pursuit of its mission to help families stabilize, transform and flourish!

For a complete listing of our current Board of Directors you can check out our listing here: https://www.frontdooragency.org/about/board-of-directors/

For more about the duties of a charity’s board of directors you can visit the Charitable Trusts Division of the DOJ: www.doj.nh.gov/charitable-trusts