Board of Trustees

 

LISA KAVENeY, PRESIDENT

Lisa has lived in Amherst with her husband and two boys. She is deeply connected to the community supporting other nonprofits through volunteering at the schools, sports, town events and major fundraising initiatives.  Prior to joining ACF she has led several community organizations and brings over 20 years of professional experience in fundraising and business management, strategic organizational planning and board and volunteer cultivation. Lisa has expertise in visual and creative design management, acquisition of funds as well as brand planning and sponsorship administration. She is co-owner of a medical education instructional design company.

 

KRISTIn MCCOOL, VICE PRESIDENT

Kris has been a resident of Amherst since 2008.  She has been an active volunteer at Wilkins School, Amherst Middle School and Souhegan High School.  She currently serves on the board of directors for the Holiday Toy Store.  In past years, she has served on the board of the Amherst Junior Women's Club and Preschool in the Village.  She spends most of her nights and weekends at her kids' sporting events.  She resides in town with her husband, Joe, and four children.  

 

TRAVIS WARREN, TREASURER

Travis grew up in Amherst, attending Amherst Middle School and Milford Area Senior High before ultimately graduating from Proctor Academy in Andover, NH in 1991. In 1998, Travis and his wife Rene moved back to Amherst raising their four children here in town.  Since that time Travis has been very active with both the Amherst Patriots and the Amherst Lacrosse Club. In 2012, while serving on the Recreation Commission Travis led an effort to start the Amherst Foundation as a private source of project funding in town. The goal was simple, take on anything that would positively affect the quality of life in Amherst. In 2015, Travis was recognized as a finalist for the NH High Tech Council's Entrepreneur of the Year.

 

COURTNEY CURRAN VORE, SECRETARY

Courtney is a lifelong Amherst resident who attended Clark, Wilkins and Amherst Middle School before graduating from Lawrence Academy in 1993.  Despite Amherst's small size, she traveled three hours away to college to meet her husband, Jon Michael, another lifelong Amherst resident, who grew up just miles away from her.  Courtney and JM are now raising their four children in Amherst.  Courtney is a practicing attorney in Nashua and is actively involved in the legal community.  She also involves herself in her children's activities in town, including community plays, lacrosse, cross country, gymnastics and karate.  She is excited to be a part of an organization dedicated to effecting positive change in an already dynamic, thriving community.

 

MAY BALSAMA 

May has made Amherst home with her husband and their three children since 1974 and has enjoyed being part of several volunteer groups that serve the community.  She is a past President of the Amherst PTA, Amherst Junior Women’s Club Club Woman of the Year, Chair of High School Study Committees which led to the creation of Souhegan Cooperative School District and Chair of the first School Board. May is an incorporator of Souhegan Scholarship Foundation and represented Amherst as a Trustee of the Bean Foundation.  She has been recognized for her contribution as Citizen of the Year 2012 and by the Nashua Telegraph First Class of 25 Extraordinary Women 2013. Currently, she is a member of the Milford Rotary Club that includes Amherst and the ACF.

 

ANGELA HORNOR

Angela grew up in Amherst, attending Clark, Wilkins and Amherst Middle School before going to The Derryfield School in Manchester and graduating in 1992. Her husband, Nye Hornor, was also raised in Amherst—their three children are 4th generation Amherst residents. The Hornors have been active members in the Amherst Congregational Church for 17 years and both work at Amherst Label, a local, family-owned and operated manufacturing company started by Angela’s grandfather in 1978. Angela is involved in the community and schools through her kids' various activities, from swimming at Jasper Valley to lacrosse, golf, tennis, basketball, ballet and soccer. Excited to be part of ACF projects, Angela enjoys working on efforts that will benefit and create positive changes.

 

ALEC BUCHANAN

Alec is a local, born and raised in Amherst. He was a graduate of the Milford and Amherst joint High School MASH. Since then he has worked for Portland Housing Authority in the State of New Hampshire, and has been a practicing attorney in Nashua since 1982. He is a current or former member of BOD of Nashua Family Planning, Opportunity Networks, Milford Rotary Club, Amherst Zoning Board of Adjustment, Amherst Historical Society, and Nashua Regional Advisory Board of the NH Charitable Fund, and Amherst Community Foundation. He still resides in Amherst with his wife. Their two children and five grandchildren all live locally as well. 

 

WILLIAM 'BO' DEAN

Bo has been a resident of Amherst since 1998. He has been an active volunteer coach for many of those years. For the past three years he has been a member on the Recreational Commission while volunteering as the JV tennis coach at Souhegan High School. He is currently coaching the Freshman Basketball team at Souhegan and a member of ACF seeking o create positive change in the community.

 

KATIE BUTTON

 

TRENT BLALOCK

 

DEBBIE FARROW

Deb moved to Amherst at the age of 6 and attended Clark, Wilkins, the Amherst Middle School and graduated from Milford (MASH) where she met her future husband! She graduated from UNH in 1993 and after moving around for a few years she returned to Amherst to start and raise her family. She is a board member of the Baboosic Lake Association and a trail steward for the Amherst Conservation Commission.