John A. Manning, CPA is the Chief Executive Officer of Southwestern Community Services, Inc. (SCS), the community action agency serving Sullivan and Cheshire Counties in NH, serving in that position for the past 6 years. Prior to that he was their CFO for 25 years. SCS operates a broad range of services for low and moderate income individuals and families, including Head Start, Fuel Assistance, WIC, and Homeless Services.
John received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts. He currently serves as President of the NH Community Action Association, as well as a being a member of the board of New England Community Action Partnership. In addition to Monadnock Economic Development Corporation, he is on the boards of NH Community Development Finance Authority, and The Monadnock Collaborative.
In addition to his full time position, he has been a member of the Marlborough Fire Department for more than 30 years, and has served as its Chief for the last 16.
He and his wife Phylis live in Marlborough with their 2 dogs, Misha and Hachi.Jim Rousmaniere is a writer who lives in Roxbury, NH. A graduate of Harvard College (’67), he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in southern India before beginning a 43-year-long career in journalism. He covered national economics in the Washington bureau of The Baltimore Sun before being named editor and president of The Keene Sentinel. Since his retirement from newspaper management he has served as a selectman and planning board member in Roxbury and trustee and president of the Historical Society of Cheshire County. He is the author of “Water Connections — what fresh water means to us and what we mean to water” (Bauhan Publishing 2019). He is married to a holistic nutrition counselor and is the father of three daughters, and has one granddaughter. He is an outdoorsman.
Steve has been practicing law in the Keene area for more than 40 years as a general practitioner, providing legal guidance in many areas of the law including Real Estate, Zoning & Planning, Wills, Trusts & Estates, and Small Business Creation & Planning. He graduated from Northeastern University in 1971, earned a J. D. from the University of Maine School of Law, in 1974, and a LLM in Taxation from Boston University School of Law in 1978. Steve is a member Cheshire County Bar Association for which he served as president from 1988-1989. He is also a member of the New Hampshire and American Bar Associations. His commitment to the Keene community is substantial. He served as Board Member and Chair for the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce, Board member and President of the Keene Industrial Development Committee, Board member and President of the Keene Downtown Housing Corporation, Board Member and President of the Keene Family YMCA and Board Member and President of the Monadnock Developmental Services from which he recently received the Dennis DiTullio Citizen of Honor Award. He is presently serving on the Monadnock Economic Development Corporation and the Keene Downtown Housing Corporation Boards.
Coby Hauser hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Utah and a Master’s in Healthcare Administration (MHA) from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. I am the director of ambulatory services at Cheshire Medical Center Dartmouth-Hitchcock. A lot of the work I have done has been to increase access to the community for our surgical and specialty services.