New Hampshire Chapter

NLC-NH: Place-Based. People-Powered. Equity-Focused. Training New Hampshire’s new leaders

NLC-NH purposefully creates a community that emerging leaders in New Hampshire can identify with and remain a part of for years. We equip proximate leaders with critical transferable skills, knowledge, and a network that empowers them to be leaders in their fields and engaged members of their communities. This development helps to promote an inclusive and equitable future for the Granite State.


While we recruit applicants from a range of careers, we are proud to have sustained a strong alumni network of elected officials, including 11 currently in office and over 20 who have sought office.


NLC-NH has raised over $30,000 annually to train leaders across the Granite State for several years now.


Since 2015, we have trained over 100 Fellows through our free, five-month intensive leadership training program, known as the “Institute.”

I applied to NLC with little understanding of the impact it would have in my life. It has changed my views in regards to the community I live in and pushed me to take on more leadership roles to change it for the better.”

– Somayeh Kashi (she/her)
2020 NLC NH Fellow

“NLC connected me with a great mentor who I have stayed connected with long after I completed the institute.”

– Manny Espitia (he/him)
2017 NLC NH Fellow

As an NLC fellow I learned how to be a more confident leader, solidify my progressive values, and meet some of the best friends I’ve ever had.

– Sierran Lucey (she/her)
2018 NLC NH Fellow

2021 Fellows

Avary Thorne

Coordinator, Department of Women and Gender Studies at UNH

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Christopher Marion

Distribution Associate, Three River Farmers Alliance

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Giovan Shepard

Community Activist, Teaching

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Ian Hancock

Environmental Policy, Climate Change Policy, Environmental and Recreation issues, Renewable Energy

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Jackie Walker

Director of Programs, Lucy’s Love Bus

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Joshua Query

Campaign Manager, Committee to Elect Senate Dems

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Juliana Good

Founder and Consulting Lead, Neighborhood Access; Candidate for MPP, University of New Hampshire–Durham

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Katharine Gatcomb

Youth Services Librarian, Portsmouth Public Library

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Laura Millar

English Teacher, Nashua School District

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Lauren Rosenzweig

Certified Peer Specialist, Seacoast Mental Health Center

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Maddie Cassidy

Marketing Specialist, Global Aquaculture Alliance

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Natalia Mejía Escobar

Assistant Director International Online Programs, Southern New Hampshire University

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Ryan Swain

Freelance Archaeologist

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Sara Dillingham

Service Year Adviser, City Year

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Shanti Scott

Residence Hall Director, University of New Hampshire

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Sofia Ford

Community Organizer

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Tara West

President/CEO, Community Supporting Community

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Zachary Green

Writer, Filmmaker

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Eddie Gomez II

Emerald Anderson-Ford

Fiona McEnany

Jessica Caldwell

Kya Roumimper

Meghan Hoskins

Michael Harper

Michael Reaves

Nicole Fordey

Nicolette Gala Grano

Rachel Vaz

Rachel Cole

Savitri Horrigan

Sean Locke

Somayeh Kashi


Ben Ernst

Bridget Sakowski

Cecilia Ulibarri

Christian Widmark

Daniel Gannon

Derek Haddad

Emma Shapiro-Weiss

Ericka Moore

Erin Allgood

Jasmeial Jackson

Jess Wojenski

Joseph Lavoie

Josie Pinto

Kelly Boyer

Kelly Moss

Oscar Reid

Stephanie George

Willis Griffith


Adriana Lopera

Aly McKnight

Anja Parish

Anthony Procik

Arya Thapa

Athena Valkanos

Christopher Potter

Dorothy Parsons

Douglas Marino

Elayna Bartolomeo

Jennifer Muns

Kim Kerley

Lauren Smith

Natalie Laflamme

Pamela Baker

Sam Cooper-Wall

Samuel Hammond

Shoshanna Kelly

Sierran Lucey

Tim Josephson


Agbessinyaleh D Almeida

Aislinn Kalob

Andrew Aulbur

Damber Acharya

Jahdiel Torres-Caba

Kaira Wells

Kaytlynn Jacobs-Brett

Kelly Boisvert

Lisa Gately

Lisa Demaine

Madeline DeSantis

Manuel Espitia

Margaret Rice

Meghan Farrell

Mitchel Pyles

Rebecca Rocheleau

Ryan Fowler

Vestine Ncungu

Zack Sheehan

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