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Board of Directors

Elaine Frank - Board President, former Program Director for the Injury Prevention Center at Dartmouth. Grant writing, program development, implementation, and evaluation were among her duties. Since her retirement she has been self-employed as a consultant and trainer at the intersection of firearm safety and suicide prevention and she lives and volunteers in Newport.


Cathryn Baird - Vice 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.


Deb MacMahon – Treasurer, accountant and owner of MacMahon Accounting Services, lifelong equestrian. She manages “Mares Run Farm” with her husband in Unity.


Dawn Bozogan – Secretary, Founding member of RTI. Longtime RTI volunteer, retired office administrative professional. She enjoys gardening, photography, and travel from her home in Newport.


Janet Bavicchi – 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.


Barbara Marzelli – BA from Colby-Sawyer College, mother of 2, lives in Newbury, NH. In addition to her broad horticultural activities, she navigates her adult child's special medical needs. Her passion is seeing the "whole picture" and understands that sometimes it takes a village to help raise up one individual. She lives in Newbury.

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