New Hampshire Children’s Trust recruits highly skilled employees who are passionate about eliminating child abuse and neglect in New Hampshire. The board selected the current full-time executive director in 2009. She coordinates the team which is comprised of full-time and part-time program directors, a full-time administrative assistant, a part-time office and fiscal manager, a part-time communications director, full-time public relations director and a part time communications assistant.
Keryn Bernard-Kriegl, Executive Director
Keryn Bernard-Kriegl joined the New Hampshire Children’s Trust in 2009, after 20 years of working for children and families in New Hampshire. Keryn holds her MS in Family Studies from Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts and a BS in Leisure Management and Tourism Program Administration and a Certificate in Supervisory Skills from the University of New Hampshire. She was a member of Leadership NH Class of 2014. Keryn has served on several non-profit boards and has held many volunteer positions around the Granite State. Keryn has two sons attending NH Colleges and lives in Dover. She is a strong believer that every child deserves a great childhood.
Contact Keryn at [email protected] or 603-415-0327.
Julie Day, Strengthening Families Director
Julie Day was an active member of The Children’s Place and Parent Education Center in Concord for many years. She later held the volunteer Vice President of Fundraising position and served as a parent representative on the Family Support New Hampshire Board of Directors. In 2013, she became credentialed as an Early Childhood Master Professional: Allied Professional and now Julie co-chairs the NH Strengthening Families Leadership Team and chairs the Spark NH Family Engagement Task Force. Julie is the NH lead and coordinator of the "Bringing Protective Factors to Life" online training of the National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds and the Center for the Study of Social Policy. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from Springfield College and joined the Children’s Trust in 2007. She lives in Bow with her husband and their three children.
Contact Julie at [email protected] or 603-415-0327.
Maria Doyle, MSS, Program Director
Maria Doyle joined the New Hampshire Children’s Trust in 2011. Maria brings over 25 years’ experience in human services with children and families to the position. With an increasing interest in training and quality improvement, Maria shifted her career focus from the provision and supervision of direct service to developing and promoting practices that work. Maria received her B.A. in psychology from Westfield State College and a Masters in Social Service from the Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. She has worked in community mental health, child welfare and training. Maria heads up our effort to see Period of PURPLE Crying reach the parent of every baby in New Hampshire. She is a certified trainer in the Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life Series which helps child-serving professionals adopt strength-based factors that help families be their strongest. She also is certified to train in the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening and Support. In 2013, she became credentialed as an Early Childhood Master Professional: Allied Professional.
Contact Maria at [email protected] or 603-415-0324.
Kelby Mackell, Administrative Assistant
Kelby joined NH Children’s Trust in 2016. She received her BA in Sociology and Justice Studies and will receive her MBA with a concentration in Justice Studies at the end of 2016. Although Kelby comes from a banking background, she is very eager to learn and excel in the administrative assistant position. In addition, she has worked very closely with child advocacy through the adoption process of her younger sister. In her spare time, Kelby enjoys hobbies such as crocheting and sewing as well as spending time with her boyfriend and their two cats.
Contact Kelby at [email protected] or 603-224-1279.
Diane Hastings, Fundraising and Communications Director
Diane Hastings has been with the Children’s Trust since 2006 and works on fundraising and communications including the annual appeal, special events and grant seeking. She comes from The Children’s Place and Parent Education Center (TCP) in Concord where she served in various leadership roles for over nine years, including two terms as board president and as their Executive Director. Diane led during an exciting time of great change and growth, including purchasing TCP’s first permanent home. A graduate of Leadership Greater Concord class of 2005, Diane is past chair of Concord Children’s Initiative and past treasurer of Family Support New Hampshire. Diane has a Master’s degree from Murray State University and lives in Contoocook with her husband. She has three grown children.
Contact Diane at [email protected] or 603-415-0323.
Brenda Marotto, C.P.A., Fiscal and Office Manager
Brenda Marotto has 30 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social and Political Theory from Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass and a Master of Science degree in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University. She has worked in a variety of community based programmatic and management positions in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Brenda joined the Children’s Trust in 2011. She is now glad to be working part-time in a position that allows her to spend more time with her husband, two daughters, two dogs and four cats. In her spare time, she dreams of living on a farm again.
Contact Brenda at [email protected] or 603-415-0321.
Marissa St. Laurent, Communications Coordinator
Marissa joined NH Children's Trust in 2015. She received her BA in Public Relations with minors in Journalism and Gender and Women's Studies from SUNY Plattsburgh. Marissa comes to us with experience managing campaigns and planning events for nonprofits that strive to enrich the lives of children. The New Hampshire native is excited to be back in the Granite State and can be found enjoying the seacoast and White Mountains in her spare time.
Contact Marissa at [email protected] or 603-415-0329.