An attorney with McLane Middleton, P.A., Ben joined the Board in 2017.
He has always done pro bono representation of low income clients, immigrants and refugees. Ben is working to help CCEH improve our communications and outreach. He lives with his family in Hopkinton.
Robert KleinerVice Chair
Rob Kleiner is the Quality Audit Manager at Northeast Delta Dental. He is a member of the Internal Compliance Committee. Rob serves on the board of directors for the Kimball Jenkins Estate and is on the Granite United Way Grant Review Team. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Franklin Pierce University. He also has his associates in Business Management and Accounting from New Hampshire Technical Institute. He lives in Concord, NH with his wife Holly and their two amazing daughters.
Jim served as a senior clinical leader for the Veterans Health Administration for 20 years, and now works there as a part-time primary care physician. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Concord and has been volunteering with CCEH to develop a By Name List of homeless persons in Merrimack County. Jim loves gardening and is currently a NH Master Gardener Intern volunteering with the Sycamore Community Garden in Concord.
Cathy BattistelliBoard Member, At Large Executitive Committee Member
Cathy was hired as a US Probation Officer for the US District Court of New Hampshire in 1991, and retired as the Deputy Chief US Probation Officer in 2013. As part of her duties, Cathy worked with victims, offenders and their families to assist them in finding employment, housing and various treatment programs to address substance abuse and mental health needs. She sees a deep need to work on the issues of employment, housing and addiction on a local level.
Ann DippoldBoard Member
A former Corporate Sales Director for a national hospitality firm, Ann is now the Principal Broker / owner of the Dippold & Dennehy Real Estate Group. She’s been a practicing Realtor in the Greater Concord area since 2009, and earned her broker’s license in 2020. Ann served on the board of the Junior Service League of Greater Concord for 5 years as both Treasurer and Vice President, assisting them in their mission to provide aid to women & children in crisis in the greater Concord area, and has spent countless hours volunteering for other local non- profits.
Dominic GeffkenM.D.Board Member
A physician with the Concord Hospital Family Health Center and interim Program Director for the NH Family Medicine Residency, Dom has been instrumental in bringing a team of resident physicians to the Concord Homeless Resource Center on a monthly basis to offer basic healthcare. He has served on the board since 2015, and also works with the Central NH Bicycling Coalition.
Alexandria PanagiotakosBoard Member
Alexandria Panagiotakos is Vice President, Director of Real Estate and Asset Management for Concord Area Trust for Community Housing (CATCH). Alex’s primary role is to develop real estate projects and manage CATCH’s existing Real Estate Portfolio to ensure viable, permanently affordable housing. Alex joined CATCH in late 2013 with over 20 years of financial experience; her previous role was Vice President of Portfolio Management and Technology Administration. She is highly committed to providing safe and affordable housing for everyone, and she loves talking about her work.
Outside of work, Alex loves to spend time with family and friends (the furry ones too!), dip her toes in the ocean in the lovely state of Maine, and to travel.
Jay SchumacherBoard Member
Jay works as a Sr. Business Consultant for Lincoln Financial Group. He earned his BA degree from the University of Maine during 1995 and has experience in the telecommunications, finance, hospitality, banking and insurance industries. In addition to working with CCEH, he has been volunteering with Granite United Way since 2016 and enjoys contributing additional time at the Friendly Kitchen and with other community events. Jay and his family reside in Concord.
Miles WhitenerBoard Member
I am a native born Virginian who moved to the New England area in the late 90’s. I served with the Virginia National Guard in the late 80’s as a radio transmitter operator and in supply/logistics. I have worked in various fields over the years, including as a carpenter and most notably, long term, as an Optical Lab Tech for the last twenty two years. Life took a bit of a turn in recent years and I found myself homeless and lived out of a tent for two years. This is how I became aware of, and associated with, the CCEH as a client/guest. I currently volunteer at the Resource Center two or three times a week. I appreciate the time and effort that has been given me by the Coalition. When I was given a chance to join the board, after some thought I decided it is an ideal and ongoing way that I can give back to a group of people who helped me without question or hesitation. I observed many things as a member of the homeless community and it is my hope that those observations and the lived experience I have will let me bring a useful voice to those who welcomed me and helped me.
Michael TyranceBoard Member
Michael has lived experience with homelessness, and as such his knowledge is a great boon to the Board. He is currently a wonderful volunteer at the Concord Homeless Resource Center on a daily basis and a meaningful example to others of what can happen when you are ready and willing to move forward with your life.
A Special Thank You to Our
Arches of Support
Arches of Support are organizations that provide recurring grant funding to CCEH, or provide invaluable in-kind services at levels of $10,000 or more.