- Shawn Phelps, President
- Steve Barker, Vice President
- Nancy Menton, Treasurer
- Mary Jane Acito Crenson, Secretary
- Todd Webber, Grants Manager
- Heddy Fantl
- Shirley Green
- Al Lambert
- Dan Adams
- Mary T. Comeau-Kronenwetter, Ed.D (Nominated)
Board Of Trustees Bios
Dan and his wife, Lynnea, moved to Grantham in 1998. A life-long New Hampshire resident, Dan grew up in Hanover, attended UNH and moved from the Seacoast to work for GDT in Lebanon soon after graduating. Since then, Dan has worked for a number of data companies with a broad range of responsibilities ranging from leading business units, to CEO of Maponics in White River Junction. Currently, he is Sr. Vice President of Data Strategy and Operations for Precisely Software. At Precisely, Dan is involved in a number of ESG programs and is very interested in promoting corporate accountability for a sustainable environment. Outside of Precisely, he enjoys travel, skiing, hiking; and, when home, doing projects around his house.
Mary Jane Acito Crenson
Mary Jane and her family moved from New York to Eastman in 2018. Mary Jane is a graduate of St. Lawrence University with a BS in Psychology. She has been the Vice President of LBDigital, a data and digital marketing company, since 2008. Prior to that she worked in the data management industry in various capacities for over 20 years. Mary Jane has served on several boards over the years including the Elizabeth Gabrielle Butler Angel Foundation, Girl Scouts of Northern Westchester in New York and is still a board member for the Hudson Valley Direct Marketing Association. Mary Jane enjoys spending time with family and friends hiking, skiing, and kayaking. She has settled in very happily to Enfield and is enjoying all the outdoor wonders that New Hampshire and Eastman have to offer.
A native of New Hampshire, Steve grew up in Concord. He holds degrees from Harvard and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He and his wife, a retired children’s librarian, have owned a home in Springfield since 2003, moving there fulltime in 2017. Steve enjoyed a career in independent schools, having served as a Head of School for over thirty years. He has held leadership positions in regional groups such as the Association of Independent Schools in New England. He currently serves as a land monitor for Ausbon Sargent and president of his neighborhood association. A lifetime of Maine island summers helped spark his interest in the environment. Steve enjoys birding, hiking, kayaking, skiing, snowshoeing, and passing on his love of the outdoors to his three grandchildren.
Mary T. Comeau-Kronenwetter, Ed.D (Nominated)
Mary and her family have lived in Eastman since 1998. Her son Shaun was a 2019 recipient of an Eastman Charitable Foundation College Scholarship.
Mary holds a doctorate in education and has taught at colleges and schools in the United States, China, and Japan. Mary is passionate about New England history has served as a museum educator at Historic Deerfield, The John Hay Estate at The Fells, and the Enfield Shaker Museum. She is the author of the New England based historical fiction, Pauper Auction. Mary also teaches for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Dartmouth. Her most recent course is entitled, Living History: Promises and Practices.
Mary currently volunteers with Upper Valley nonprofits including Good Beginnings and Willing Hands. She has previously served as a PSIA-certified adaptive winter sports instructor with the New England Healing Sports Association for 12 years, Vice President of Habitat for Humanity – Upper Valley Chapter, and a Dunbar Fee Library Trustee. In Eastman, Mary is a member of the Volunteer Eastman Garden Corps, writes occasional articles for Eastman Living Magazine, and co-chairs one of Eastman’s bookclubs. Mary was a volunteer ecology teacher at Grantham Village School for six years through the Four Winds Nature Institute program.
Mary and her family are avid outdoor sports enthusiasts, and deeply appreciate and utilize Eastman’s lake and hiking and XC trails.
Heddy and her family have lived in Olde Farms, Grantham since 2001 and before that in Lebanon for twenty years. She received her BA degree from the University of Mass., Amherst and MA degree in German literature from the University of California, Davis. She taught German at Hanover High School for thirty four years and English for the Rassias community program at Dartmouth. She was on the board of the North Country Theater for two years. Other volunteer work includes helping with Listen community dinners and volunteering at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Heddy loves the outdoors and has a strong personal commitment to the environment with a long history of re-use and re-cycling. She finds serving on the board very fulfilling and especially enjoys her involvement as Chair of the Scholarship Committee
Shirley works for the Lebanon School District and lives on Crystal Lake in Enfield. She serves on the Boards of the NH Lakes Association, the Enfield Shaker Museum, is an Enfield Library Trustee and also serves on many other community committees including the Budget Committee, the Conservation Commission, and the Heritage Commission. She has served as a Trustee of the Eastman Charitable Foundation since 2009. She has been a lifelong supporter of watershed and water quality protection programs, therefore, being very appreciative of the goals and work of the Eastman Charitable Foundation and finds serving on the Board very satisfying.
Al and his wife Pat moved full-time to Grantham in September 2020 and retired in January 2021 after a 41 year career with the Boy Scouts of America. Al was serving as the Assistant Chief Scout Executive – National Director of Outdoor Programs – a position that was responsible for 4 high adventure bases, the National Scout Jamboree, and support of local camping and outdoor programs. During his tenure in these positions over a million young people experienced the outdoors through Scouting programs each year. Al’s passions revolve around the outdoors – camping, canoeing, hiking, and anything else that gets us out! Al and Pat operate Adventure Impact Advisors, which helps campgrounds with strategic planning and family programming in the outdoors. Al and Pat have 5 grandchildren that keep them running!
Nancy and her husband, Dan, moved to Enfield in 2018. Nancy graduated with a BS from Plymouth State University and received her MBA at Southern NH University.
Nancy has worked in graphic design, print production, corporate education, and as an art educator in public and private schools. She served as a member of the Bow and Hanover conservation commissions and was one of the founding members of Bow Open Spaces, a local land trust created to manage the Bow Town Forests. Nancy also served as a board member of The Open Door Society of NH, an adoption resource and support organization, and the American Business Woman’s Society, NH Charter
Chapter. In Eastman, Nancy is the North Cove Special Place Secretary and Social Chair. Nancy and Dan enjoy Alpine and Nordic skiing, hiking, kayaking, and living in the Eastman community with all its opportunities.
Shawn and her family have lived in Eastman since 2004. She is a graduate of Otterbein University and received her M.S. in Psychology from St. Joseph’s College. Her career has included Personnel Management in the corporate sector and two decades in Human Services as A Licensed Psychologist-Master and consultant for the VT Agency of Human Services. Shawn has served on multiple Boards and committees, including serving on the Eastman Board of Directors as Vice President and Board liaison to Sustainable Eastman. She also guided the community through its recent strategic planning process. Other volunteer work has focused on education and advocacy. As an ECF Trustee, she appreciates the opportunity to promote all aspects of the Foundation’s mission, which benefits not only the fragile environment but also enhances the lives of those who live, work, play and learn in the region.
Todd has been a senior executive and entrepreneur for most of his professional career. He spent the last 23 years with MagneMotion, a company he co-founded and managed for 20 years as an independent company, and for three years as a wholly owned subsidiary of Rockwell Automation, a company which acquired MagneMotion in March of 2016. Todd earned his B.A. from Bates College and his M.B.A. from Babson College. Now retired, Todd and his wife Margo, an environmental engineer, live on Eastman Lake. They enjoy all of the outdoor activities Eastman and the Upper Valley have to offer. When they’re not skiing, hiking, biking, paddling, or hitting a ball, Todd and Margo appreciate local theatre. Todd is an active member of the Eastman Recreation committee and volunteers for numerous Eastman organizations and youth programs.