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Board of Directors

Cathryn Baird - President, a Registered Nurse and past Director of the Sugar River Valley Career and Technical Education Center, brings a broad range of experience helping individuals maximize their abilities in health care, home care and educational settings.  Retirement gives her more time for her family, gardens and animals at Free Will Farm and for community involvement in Newport.

Janet Bavicchi – Vice-President, A retired school psychologist who worked in the Newport and Kearsarge School Districts for 30 years. She was previously a Psychologist at Franciscan Children’s Hospital in Boston and the Kennedy Hospital Day School which stimulated her interest in working with individuals with varying abilities. Janet lives in New London, NH.


Deb MacMahon – Treasurer, Accountant and owner of MacMahon Accounting Services, lifelong equestrienne. Deb owns and manages “Mares Run Farm”  in Unity, NH with her husband.


Dawn Bozogan – Secretary, Founding member of RTI. Longtime RTI volunteer, retired office administrative professional. She enjoys gardening, photography, and travel. Dawn resides in Newport, NH and Venice, FL.


Barbara Marzelli –BA from Colby Sawyer College, mother of 2, lives in Newbury, NH. In addition to running her own gardening business, she navigates her child's special medical needs and oversees his special education plans.  She advocates on behalf of others during legislative hearings in Concord.  Her passion is seeing the "whole picture" and understands that sometimes it takes a village to help raise up one individual.


Margaret Coulter –Founder/Executive Director of RTI, Farm Program Manager. BA from Colby Sawyer College; Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) member, life-long equestrienne, medical care and community advocate for her brother with differing abilities, and an active volunteer and resident in the Newport community.


Elaine Frank –Member Immemorial - Past President of RTI, Elaine was Program Director for the Injury Prevention Center at Dartmouth for 20 years where she was responsible for grant writing, program development, implementation, and evaluation of a range of activities including the Child Passenger Safety Program, Suicide Prevention and Firearm Safety. After her retirement, she was self-employed as a consultant and speaker on issues relating to the intersection of firearm safety and suicide prevention. She was an active volunteer in the Newport community, primarily with the Richards Free Library and the Got Lunch Program and Road To Independence.

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