Dedicated to Helping People Experiencing Homelessness
Ellen GrohExecutive Director
Ellen has served as Executive Director since February, 2014. Ellen has a long history of working on poverty issues. She has formerly worked as a legal services attorney in North Carolina and in affordable housing development with the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency, as well as working with a private developer of affordable housing. She holds a Juris Doctorate from University of North Carolina School of Law, and an M.S. in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health.
Mark FaganChief Operating Officer
Mark joined CCEH after a long, successful career managing teams to assist corporate clients in addressing and resolving complex matters—none of which were as important or life-changing as homelessness. He brings to CCEH his experiences and skills in financial matters, human resources and operations with the goal of allowing CCEH’s front line team of case workers and volunteers to focus on serving the population of people experiencing homelessness with compassionate, high-quality service. Mark graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from Fordham University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Greg LessardDirector of Housing Initiatives
Greg served on the CCEH Board of Directors for 3.5 years, chaired the Communications Committee, and created several fundraising events. He has endless energy for pursuing new initiatives and new supporters! Greg will be working with the new Task Force for Housing Opportunities, exploring numerous approaches, including new construction, acquiring existing buildings, and partnering with current affordable housing providers. There is no “one size fits all,” so there are many potential “paths”. You can see more about the Paths Towards Housing Solutions on our website.
Kaitlyn GallagerDirector of Development
Kait served on the Board for two yeas and has chaired the Fundraising Committee. Prior to joining CCEH staff in November 2021, Kait was a Private Banking Officer of Cambridge Trust New Hampshire. Having a special interest in philanthropy and mission-driven organizations, she has volunteered a lot, and currently serves as a member of CATCH’s Community Outreach Committee and is a Puppy Raiser for Guiding Eyes for the Blind. She recently completed the Hoffman-Haas Fellowship of the NH Center for Non-Profits. Kait lives in Sandown with her husband and two rescue dogs.
Maria RichardsResource Center Director
Maria comes to CCEH after many years working in the human services field starting with her first job after graduating from the University of Maine, Orono working for the Group Home for Adolescents for Child and Family Services at the now Tom Fredenburg House. She is a highly enthusiastic and compassionate people person and networker and thrives on supporting individuals in all walks of life. She is excited about this position and opportunity to help support the awesome individuals that work and volunteer at CCEH! When not working, you will find Maria out on a walk with her dog, out on a drive by a body of water or on the water in a boat or kayak and spending time with her husband and two grown children.
Connor SpernOutreach Services Coordinator
Connor has long been active with CCEH as an Emergency Winter Shelter volunteer and on the Communications Committee. Connor’s position requires intensive collaboration with other agencies involved in outreach to connect with people experiencing homelessness. This position will advance CCEH’s efforts to ensure that all persons experiencing long-term homelessness in the Concord community are accurately included in the statewide Coordinated Entry system so they can be prioritized for the housing opportunity and supportive services that they need.
Teri GladstoneOffice Administrator
Teri joined CCEH in March of 2020. Teri comes to CCEH with over twenty years experience in office administration. She has served multiple terms on the Board of Directors for Live and Let Live Farm rescue and Second Start. Her volunteer time is varied and includes US Jaycees, Zonta, Family Promise, and Rise Again to name a few. She has lived in Concord for 32 years.
Lisa RowleyHousing First Housing Stability Specialist
Lisa comes to us after years of working for an area agency serving people in her local community. She has an Associates Degree in science and has almost completed her degree in Human Services. Lisa has met many challenges throughout her career working with people. She is happy serving those most in need and is dedicated to those she serves. Lisa enjoys learning and is always evolving.
Tim DevincenzoResource Center Case Manager
Tim Joined the CCEH family in 2020, coming to us from Families in Transition/New Horizons where he worked to establish homeless outreach services in Manchester NH. He has been working with people experiencing housing insecurity and Substance Use Disorder for over 7 years and considers himself a person in long term recovery for 10 years. Tim is a long time Harm-Reductionist and human rights activist/advocate in the state of NH, currently sitting on the advisory board for NH Harm Reduction Coalition. Tim brings his big heart and deep passion to the field and as a devoted family man. When he is not working he can be found playing music, creating visual art and doing stand up comedy.
Cam EalyResource Center Case Manager
Cam Ealy has been a part of the CCEH family since 2019 when he completed two internships with us (Resource Center and Winter Shelter), earning his Associates Degree in Human Services from NHTI. Cam continued with his career at CCEH by taking on a lead position as Winter Shelter Manager, during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. In April of 2021 he joined us as Support Staff, and finally Cam is working for us full time as a Resource Center Case Manager. Cam began the CRSW (Certified Recovery Support Worker) Academy at NHTI in Fall 2021.
Susan MathesonResource Center Support Staff
Susan has a passion for working with people experiencing homelessness and does whatever she can to assist the direct services staff. She comes to CCEH with 28 plus years as a Full Time Advanced EMT and Volunteer Firefighter and is currently studying at SNHU, working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services with a concentration in substance use disorders. When not working you will find her spending time with her three daughters or on a scuba diving adventure.
A Special thank you to Our
Arches of Support
In 2021, the below Arches of Support provided $110,000 for CCEH initiatives and programs.
P.O. Box 3933, Concord, NH 03302
238 N. Main Street, Concord, NH 03301
The Concord Homeless Resource Center
Contact the Resource Center (603) 290-3375 Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 9AM to 2PM,