Board of Directors

Officers

Ben Folsom

Ben Folsom, Chair

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.

Kaitlyn Gallagher, Secretary

Kaitlyn Gallagher, Secretary

Kait is the 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.

Board Members

 Cathy Battistelli

Cathy Battistelli

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 in providing them with the necessary resources to maintain a law abiding lifestyle. This included assisting them in finding employment, housing and various treatment programs to address substance abuse and mental health needs. After years of working with defendants and victims she sees a deep need to work on the issues of employment, housing and addiction on a local level. We welcome her deep knowledge and expertise.

 Cathy Battistelli

Meghan Farrell

Meghan is the Vice President of Community Engagement at New Futures, a nonprofit legislative advocacy organization focused on health and wellness. Meghan has a background in nonprofit communications and program management and is formerly an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer. She aims to make the legislative process less intimidating for Granite Staters and strongly believes in raising up the voices of those affected by homelessness to our local, state, and federal elected officials.

Dominic Geffken

Dominic Geffken, M.D.

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.

Dominic Geffken

Robert Kleiner (new as of January 26, 2021)

Rob Kleiner is the Quality Audit Manager at Northeast Delta Dental. His primary function is planning and conducting audits of functional activities to determine the adequacy of internal controls and ensure adherence to operating policies and procedures. Rob also facilitates any external audits that may be requested and is a member of the Internal Compliance Committee. Rob serves on the board of directors for Kimball Jenkins 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.

Dominic Geffken

Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger

Senior Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Concord, NH, Michael became board chair in 2017 after joining the board of directors in 2013. He also serves as the President of the Northern New England Chapter of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association and was appointed to the NH Suicide Prevention Council. Michael previously worked as an environmental consultant and web developer. Outside of his work and CCEH, Michael is passionate about singing, soccer, traveling and meditation.

Dominic Geffken

Rev. Cheryl L. Meacham (new as of January 26, 2021)

Rev. Cheryl L. Meachen is the lead pastor at Wesley United Methodist Church in Concord. She also serves on the Greater Concord Interfaith Council and Executive Board of the NH Council of Churches. She is committed to connecting communities of faith and their volunteer resources to help end homelessness. She previously pastored in Brattleboro VT and there served on the Board of the Brattleboro Area Drop In Center and Brattleboro Community Justice Center advocating for persons in need and helping to transform unjust systems. Outside of work, Cheryl enjoys nature, singing and motorcycling.

Dominic Geffken

Tim McLaughlin

Tim is a partner at Shaheen and Gordon, a New Hampshire native and family man, with a long history of concern for those who are experiencing homelessness. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and spent a number of years on the board of Veterans Legal Services in Massachusetts, an organization which serves homeless and low-income veterans.

Dominic Geffken

Beth Mulleavey

A Residential Loan Officer for St. Mary’s Bank, Beth already volunteers with InTown Concord and the Friendly Kitchen. Beth believes everyone should be seen as a human being, deserving of kindness and compassion, and that everyone deserves a place to call home, a warm bed to sleep in and nourishment. Beth and her husband have 2 almost grown children and live in Loudon.

Dominic Geffken

Michael Tyrance

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.