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Meet Our Board

Patty Scholz-Cohen,
President

Patty has lived in New Castle, NH for more than thirty years where she and her husband raised two daughters as well as several beloved dogs and cats. She has served on a variety of nonprofit boards in the Seacoast and NH as well as for the Town of New Castle's Planning Board and Select Board. She has been passionate about helping to create NH Pet Aid since learning about a Seacoast family who had to surrender their dog because they couldn't afford to pay for its medical care.

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Diane Schaefer,
Vice President

Diane has worked with nonprofit organizations in New Hampshire for more than 30 years, helping leadership raise more funding to support their charitable missions. She was an avowed “cat person” until she and her husband rescued Luna, a lively American Cocker Spaniel who keeps them busy on walks around Portsmouth. (Although she still loves cats!)

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Jillian L. Dickey, Treasurer

Jillian lives in NH with her husband, 2 sons and 2 dogs in Barrington.  Growing up knowing a dog's love, she has always felt passionate about a pet's role in the family. Her professional background in accounting, life experience, and love of animals, connects perfectly with the mission of NH Pet Aid.  

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Wendy Munroe

Wendy calls New Hampshire her home and has been fortunate to work in veterinary medicine for her entire career. She is a certified veterinary technician and a certified veterinary practice manager. She enjoys spending time on the water with family, horseback riding and shares her home with her well-loved dogs, horses, and kitty. She is passionate about the human animal bond that NHPA supports.

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Brie is a local business owner who has been offering dog camp and training opportunities to the Seacoast’s furriest for 6+ years. While working through a college degree in the Southeast she couldn’t help but volunteer with a local animal rescue to pull, rehab, and adopt out as many dogs & cats as possible. Animal rights and

a general humanitarian nature have always been  catalyzing themes in her life, so joining NH Pet Aid seemed to align just right with her passion for paws. She lives in NH with her partner, 2 dogs, and 6 chickens. 

Brienna Boisvert
Pack Leader at Expawditions, LLC

Brie is a local business owner who has been offering dog camp and training opportunities to the Seacoast’s furriest for 6+ years. While working through a college degree in the Southeast she couldn’t help but volunteer with a local animal rescue to pull, rehab, and adopt out as many dogs & cats as possible. Animal rights and

a general humanitarian nature have always been  catalyzing themes in her life, so joining NH Pet Aid seemed to align just right with her passion for paws. She lives in NH with her partner, 2 dogs, and 6 chickens. 

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Rachel Gerrol, DVM

Rachel was born and raised in upstate New York. She moved to New Hampshire in 2019 after graduating from veterinary school. She is currently an associate veterinarian at a practice in southern New Hampshire. In her spare time she enjoys taking walks with her dog, playing with her cat, and going to the beach. She became a veterinarian to help improve the lives of pets and their owners, and she is excited to continue this mission with NH Pet Aid. 

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Deb Discher, DVM

Deb lives in NH with her dog, Cammie, and newly adopted cat, Ebony. She has practiced veterinary medicine on the seacoast for over 20 years and currently runs a veterinary technology program at Great Bay Community College. She is excited and proud to be a part of NH Pet Aid and knows first-hand the difference this organization is going to have in its mission to help animals and their families.

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Marion Crombie

Marion grew up right here in New Hampshire and has always had a passion for animals. She has worked in the transportation world as a sales account representative for over 30 years and really enjoys it. Marion has two sons and four grandchildren, who are the most important people in her life. She spends a lot of time with them at baseball, football and basketball games watching them and cheering them on, which brings her much joy! Marion is a firm believer that if you give love, you'll get it back tenfold from both family and animals. She has found that to be the case throughout her life.

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Former Board Members

We are grateful for their leadership & dedication to our mission.

Catherine Allen

Mary Lin (ML) Hannay

Dan Kelleher, DVM

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Help Us Keep Animals Out of Shelters
No pet owner wants to face the terrible decision to surrender their beloved family member because they can't afford to pay for their care.

 

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