Business people for July 15
SHERILYN BURNETT YOUNG of Concord and ROY BALLENTINE of Wolfeboro joined the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Board of Directors. Young is a founding shareholder and president of Rath, Young and Pignatelli Law Firm. She is the leader of the firm’s environmental practice group. She also has experience in general corporate law, public and private financing and serves as adviser to several nonprofit organizations. Ballentine is founder, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Ballentine Partners, an independent wealth management firm. He assists clients with thought leadership, strategic oversight and coaches fellow team members.
DAVID SEGAL of Bow was elected to a two-year term as president of the Concord Boys & Girls Club’s Board of Directors. Segal is president of Sanel Auto Parts Plus, which has ties to the club dating back to the 1940s.
JENNIFER SKIBBA joined the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire as its programs and events coordinator, a new position in the organization. Skibba will plan and implement programs and fundraising events, including the Gleaning Program, the Winter Conference and the Bulk Order Program. Over the last decade, Skibba has worked for Habitat for Humanity, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Anne-Marie House.
DARLEne MARSHALL was named education director at The Fells Historic Estate and Gardens in Newbury. She will oversee all education initiatives of The Fells, including programs focusing on history, ecology and horticulture for adults and children on and off the site; art and history exhibits; and children’s camps. Marshall joins the staff with more than 12 years of programming experience at historic sites. Prior to coming to The Fells, Marshall was site manager of Historic New England’s Barrett House in New Ipswich.
JOE CUNNINGHAM joined NHTI as professor and program coordinator of the college’s new associate degree program in robotics and automation engineering technology. Cunningham brings many years of industrial experience to the position, with companies such as Sevcon, Raytheon and Speedline Technologies. Before coming to NHTI, he was a teacher at Pinkerton Academy in Derry.
RUSTY MOSCA, director of the auditing and accounting practice of Nathan Wechsler & Co., was elected as a director of the New Hampshire Humanities Council. Mosca will begin his three-year term at the Sept. 6 New Hampshire Humanities Council board meeting. Mosca is a 2012 Leadership New Hampshire graduate and is a member of the New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
MICHELLE MULKERN joined Nathan Wechsler & Co. as an associate. Mulkern’s client responsibilities include audits of nonprofit organizations. Before joining Nathan Wechsler & Co., she was a staff accountant at Dynamic Network Services. She is in the process of obtaining her public accountant certification.
LESLIE WALKER was appointed as a shareholer and director of Mason + Rich. With more than 20 years experience in the accounting industry, Walker has been with the firm for six years and manages the firm’s financial statement department, including audits, reviews and compilations.
MICHELLE JUKOSKI of Bow became certified through the National Association of Health Underwriters’ new professional development course on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Jukoski works for Workplace Benefit Solutions.
RYAN O’ROURKE of Manchester will join the intellectual property law firm of Loginov & Associates as executive director and associate. O’Rourke is a 2013 graduate of the UNH School of Law. While in law school, he participated in the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program.
JAMES KNEE, financial adviser with Ameriprise Financial in Concord, was named a recipient of the 2013 Five Star Wealth Manager award by Five Star Professional. The award goes to less than 7 percent of wealth mangers in the region.
LISA RICHARDS, state WIC nutrition services manager, was recognized for her efforts as an advocate for breastfeeding services in the WIC program for many years by the New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force. LISSA SIROIS,
state WIC breastfeeding coordinator, was recognized for her professional expertise and leadership to oversee
all breastfeeding and peer counseling services in WIC agencies by the New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force. BRANDI WADLEIGH, southwestern community services WIC breastfeeding and nutrition coordinator, was recognized for her strong leadership and expertise in leading breastfeeding and peer counseling services in Cheshire and Sullivan counties.
STEPHEN LANDRY, Merrimack Watershed supervisor at the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, received an Environmental Merit award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for his significant contributions to environmental awareness and problem solving. Landry has worked for the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services for more than 20 years.