Meet our Board of Directors

Board Members

Left to right – Carolyn (wife of Board Member Charles Pardoe), Charles Pardoe, Charles Pardoe II, Bruce Pardoe & Spencer Ballou. Missing from photo: Liz Pardoe Gray. Photo taken of the Pardoe Family at our 2010 Harvest Festival.

Bruce Pardoe
Spencer Ballou
Charles Pardoe II
Alice Veenstra (joined 7/2013)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VeenstraWelcome our newest Board Member Alice Veenstra:

Alice Veenstra is a community development consultant/grant writer with 18 years of financial and community development experience, including 9 years of underwriting and grant administration. She has developed four loan and grant programs for NH CDFA and the CDFI Fund, US Department of the Treasury including: two energy efficiency loan programs and a federal grant, technical assistance, and training program to increase financial services in Native Communities.

She is involved in her community – serving on the boards of Prescott Farm, the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, the Canterbury Housing Association (affordable housing), the Central NH Regional Planning Commission’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Steering Committee, and the Canterbury Planning Board.  Her son, William has been a camper at Prescott Farm for three years and loves it!  Her family has been a member for as many years as well.

Prior to moving to New Hampshire, she was a manager at HUD’s Office of Native American Programs and managed the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund)’s Native American Initiative, where she played a key role in drafting the Fund’s Congressionally-mandated Native American Lending Study, published in 2001.  Prior to joining the Fund, Ms. Veenstra was a Program Examiner at the Office of Management and Budget, within the Executive Office of the President where she analyzed policy, budget, and programs related to banking, consumer protection and community development.  Ms. Veenstra also has experience in municipal management, economic development, and working with very-low income and homeless populations on employment and housing stabilization strategies.  She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business from Macalester College, in St. Paul, MN.