We would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of our Advisory Board for taking the time to assist us in our mission to provide information to the women of NH and MA. We have invited women from different ages, areas and in different relationship statuses so that we can we have an understanding of the information that will be helpful, interesting, entertaining and relevant.
Diana Pinkham is the CEO of With You in Mind Gift Basket Company. Her passion for small businesses and word of mouth referrals led her to Gold Star Referral Clubs where she quickly established over eight clubs throughout the state of NH. She is currently, the Regional Dir of NE and about to launch her second company called Diana and Company which will help with small business marketing strategies and execution. With many years of networking combined with her advanced marketing skills,she is helping small businesses establish the foundations they need to be successful! She believes a company should not survive, it should thrive.
Shelly Berman-Rubera, President of SBR-Small Business Results; Newton, MA, A Certified Small Business Coach, Emotional Intelligence Leader and Professional Speaker. The company’s signature program “Rock Your Business World” is a systematic framework which provides commitment, focus, skills, and structure to develop business owners and entrepreneurs SBR has the magic touch for recharging your batteries, building momentum and helping you stay focused on the results that matter most.
Liz Vagenas is the President of Path Defined, Inc. and a Life Coach specializing in Career, Transition, Grief, and Mid-Life Dating/Relationships. She has managed a number of corporations as the Vice President of Training, Staffing, and Coaching. She has taken her previous employers, and clients, to an increase in profit by 200-300%, through her consultative and creative management style over the past 20 years. She has become a trusted advisor and coach to clients globally. She is a member of the International Coach Federation, North Shore Women in Business, DWC Advisory Board of the North Shore.
Rosaleen Doherty is the co-owner of Right at Home, In Home Care & Assistance, which. has provided senior home care services from offices in Haverhill, Salem and Wakefield, MA since 2002. The agency was created due to the emerging desire of seniors to live in their homes safely and now serves 500 families throughout Northeastern MA. Rosaleen is a past president of North Shore Women in Business, President-Elect of the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor, a past nominee for the Lydia E. Pinkham Award for Businesswoman of the Year.
Lori J. Gaff
Lori J Gaff is a Program Manager for a nonprofit and a consultant/coach to individuals & business owners. From 2000 to 2008, she was a successful business owner of a postsecondary career institute providing training & consulting services to NH businesses, government & state funded agencies. Lori has been recognized as Woman of Achievement, Outstanding Women in Business & An Inspirational Woman in Networking. She holds leadership positions in the following organizations: Concord Chamber of Commerce; BITS ETC; Girls Inc & the Dept. of Labor Rehabilitation Advisory Council.
Maureen Campaiola is a Business Coach and Founder of DARE To Be Phenomenal. Known as “The Dare Coach” by her clients, she coaches women entrepreneurs, and business owners to move beyond dollars for hours and develop systems so that they can have the freedom they crave!
Susan Kanoff is a Wardrobe Stylist with a passion for fashion and a flair for style. She has an innate ability to create fabulous outfits for women of all shapes and sizes. Her warmth, sensitivity, and positive energy make her the perfect partner for a wardrobe makeover. In addition to working with private clients, Susan’s styling can also be seen on television and in catalogs.
Melissa Lesniak is your local Realtor on the Seacoast of NH & Maine with Keller Williams Coastal Realty The Melissa Lesniak Group. With over 15 years in sales and customer service experience, Melissa has learned the importance of building your business through relationships and referrals. Her focus is on working with 1st Time Home Buyers, Seniors looking to Downsize, Residential & Commercial Rentals, and helping homeowners through the Short Sale process during times of hardship.
Layne Case is the owner of AMITY Publications, a small publishing company in Barrington, NH. Layne has published her two children’s books, “Charlie” and “Charlie and His New Friend”, as well as her poetry book, “Inspirations from My Family & Friends”. She developed a literacy program called Read UP! Write ON! Literacy RULES!, where she offers storytelling and teaches children how to write and publish books. Layne also speaks to groups, sharing her poetry through her message “The Journey Traveled”.
Nancy Blake, Dover, NH, owner of “Mother Hen Antiques”. Most recently Nancy was Membership and Education Manager at the Women’s Business Center in Portsmouth, NH. Nancy has a customer service background in non-profit, retail and manufacturing, is former Director of Volunteer Services for the New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra, and former Board Member of New Generation, Greenland, NH.
Debra LeClair Psy.D.
Debra LeClair Psy.D. is a life/executive coach, corporate trainer and psychologist who partners with organizations and individuals around making positive and sustainable change. Debra helps those seeking
career satisfaction, enhanced communication skills and improved team/individual performance. She owns Full Spectrum Wellness LLC, a holistic health and learning center and co-owns Platinum Principle Training & Development, a company that specializes in interpersonal effectiveness training for organizations.
Helen Donington is the Chair and Co-Founder of Catapult Seacoast. In addition to her work with the young professionals’ organization, Donington is full-time member of the marketing team at alternative investment firm, Lincoln Vale. Helen is an alumna of Leadership Seacoast and served on Governor Lynch’s Task Force for the Retention and Recruitment of Young Workforce. Currently, she serves on the Board of Stay, Work, Play NH. Helen has great appreciation for community, the entrepreneurial spirit and the importance of social capital.
Rhiannon Fenstermaker is a Personal Chef working in the Greater Seacoast Area, providing “Heat and Eat, Supper Solutions”. Her service is an in home cooking service that works with each client to help customize a menu that suits their needs. She brings all her own equipment, containers, shops for all the groceries and will cook meals for a week to be heated when you’re ready! No more having to worry about what’s for dinner.
Dana Sonia is a wife and mother of 4 children, ages 5-19; a volunteer in her community and owner of Gift Baskets by Your Design LLC, a company specializing in NH products. Named A Top 50 Gift Basket Company, Featured as a Regional Expert in the “Gift Basket Design Book” and named Applaud Magazine’s Amazing Woman of 2007, she loves helping others find the passion in their business. Baskets by Your Design, 1 Broadway (By Appointment), Concord NH 03301.
Amanda Walley is the Owner and Instructor of Dance Because, a ballroom studio in Manchester, NH. Amanda has choreographed and danced numerous solos and team performances in a variety of venues across the state. Amanda specializes in Wedding Dances and works with kids and teens.