Background on the Foundation
The Foundation was originally established to support the community efforts to assist Jose Pequeno, the former Police Chief in Sugar Hill who suffered severe injuries while serving in Iraq. The organization grew from the “Bring Jose Home” project, which successfully managed to build a suitable home for Jose and his family. Based on this experience and the well-founded belief that other Public Safety officers and their families could benefit from what we learned and the resources assembled, the Foundation was established.
Douglas Moorhead, President(Thornton, NH)
Doug is the retired Chief of Police of Woodstock NH and currently holds appointments with the Grafton County Sheriff’s Department and New Hampshire Fish and Game. He was the recipient of the 2014 Spirit of NH Award for Volunteerism and the 2016 NH Congressional Law Enforcement Award for CareerService. Doug is an avid volunteer and involved in numerous community projects.
Robert Mancini Jr., Vice President (Sugar Hill NH)
Chief, Sugar Hill Police Department.
Jennifer Gaudette, Secretary (Franconia, NH)
Jennifer serves the town of Sugar Hill as Administrative Assistant to the Select Board.
Barbara Dutile, Treasurer (Haverhill, NH)
Barb is a 48-year veteran of Grafton County Sheriff’s Department, now retired
John Scarinza (Randolph, NH)
Retired Commander of Troop F, New Hampshire State Police. John is currently the CHhairman of the 10,000 plus acre Randolph Community Forest Commission as well as being Chairman of the Randolph and Coos County Planning Boards. He is a member of the Coos County Sheriff’s Department and presently the Interim Police Chief for the Town of Gorham, NH.
Jody Hodgdon (Sugar Hill, NH)
Attorney with Samaha and Russell, and Hodgdon and a Sugar Hill firefighter.
Deanna Huot (Lincoln, NH)
Former long-term selectwoman for town of Lincoln; owner of Riverbank Motel & Cabins.
Gordon Johnk (Sugar Hill, NH)
Principal, Lafayette Regional School in Franconia; Captain, Sugar Hill Fire and Rescue.
Todd Landry (Lyman, NH)
Retired Commander of Troop F, New Hampshire State Police.
Chris Christopoulos (Lebanon, NH)
Chief, Lebanon Fire Department.
Mike Kopp (Lancaster, NH)
Partner at North Country Ford in Lancaster, NH, and Assistant Fire Chief, Lancaster Fire Department.
Dolly McPhaul (Sugar Hill, NH)
Dolly is on the Advisory Board of NHDCYF and a member of the Sugar Hill Willing Workers and Vesta Roy organization.
Tim Naro (Plymouth, NH)
Retired with 25 years of credit union experience in Consumer, Mortgage and Business Lending and Branch Operations. Current board member of Plymouth Regional High School, and Chairman of of Mid-State Health Center Board of Directors.
Lt. Gary Prince (Plymouth,NH)
Commander Troop F, New Hampshire State Police.
Of Counsel: Steve Samaha, Esquire,
Samaha Russell Hodgdon, PA
Certified Public Accountant – Marie McKay, Bigelow & Co. PC
Controller – Barbara Andross Odell