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Road To Independence Board of Directors 2022


Elaine Frank – Board President

Former 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. Since her retirement she has been self-employed as a consultant and speaker on issues relating to the intersection of firearm safety and suicide prevention. She is an active volunteer in the Newport community primarily with the Richards Free Library.

Barbara Marzelli – VP/Secretary

BA from Colby-Sawyer College, mother of 2, lives in Newbury, NH. In addition to running her own gardening business, 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.

Deb MacMahon – Treasurer

Accountant and owner of MacMahon Accounting Services, lifelong equestrienne. Deb runs "Mares Run Farm” with her husband in Goshen.

Margaret Coulter –Founder/Director

BA from Colby–Sawyer College, Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning from Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH), life-long equestrian, medical care and community advocate for 55-year old developmentally disabled brother; community volunteer, Newport resident.

Dawn Bozogan

Longtime Newport resident and RTI volunteer, retired office administrative professional and hobby farmer. Enjoys gardening, photography, and travel. 


Janet Bavicchi

Retired school psychologist in the Newport and Kearsarge School District for 30 years. Lifelong interest in working with individuals with varying abilities and enhancing their quality of life.

Cathryn Baird

A registered nurse with a BA in Psychology/Sociology and a Master of Education. Her diversity spans from kidney transplants at Mass General to career and technical education in NH. For the past 12 years she has been the health service director at Seasons at Summercrest Memory Care Community.

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