Leadership New Hampshire (LNH), a state-wide non-profit organization that educates and builds a network of knowledgeable and civically-engaged leaders for New Hampshire, announces the addition of two new members to its Board of Trustees.  Leadership NH will celebrate its 30th anniversary in May, 2022.  In its 30 years, LNH has graduated over 1,000 alumni:  individuals who better understand issues facing the Granite State and are prepared to engage them.  Throughout the year-long program, Associates interact with top state officials, judges, educators, prison inmates, students, artists, corporate leaders and others who receive, deliver or make decisions and policy that affect services across the state. LNH is proud to welcome the following leaders to its Board of Trustees: 

Michele Talwani '08

Michele Talwani (LNH ’08) joined the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund in February 2020 as its Community Relations Director. In this role she acts as a steward to increase the organizations visibility and to establish and grow partnerships that lead to more donors, investors, and borrowers with the goal of helping to solve unmet community needs. She has over 20 years of nonprofit management, communications, philanthropy, marketing, and external relations experience. Prior to joining the Community Loan Fund, she worked for 10 years at Families in Transition (FIT), one of New Hampshire’s largest homeless services organizations. There, she held several positions, including the most recent as the Vice President of Communications and Marketing where she was responsible for the development of agency’s marketing, public relations, fundraising appeals, and communications strategy, including acting as the organization’s media spokesperson.  She’s served on the Board of Directors of the Community Loan Fund, Plymouth State University’s Alumni Association, Yankee Chapter Public Relations Society of America, and the Women’s Lobby/Alliance. For 10 years she’s served as chair of Leadership New Hampshire’s Selection Committee and currently serves on the advancement committee of NAMI NH.

Mica Stark '12

Mica Stark (LNH ’12) is a 9th generation native of New Hampshire. He lives with his wife Holly, and two sons, in Durham. Mica currently serves as the associate vice president for communications and public affairs at UNH and leads a team that is responsible for promoting and stewarding UNH’s brand. Prior to UNH, Mica was the managing director at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics where he led and created civic engagement programs for young people and managed five presidential debates. Mica has been involved with several NH nonprofits. He was the founding board co-chair for City Year New Hampshire and currently serves on NHPR’s community advisory board and the board of the NH Women’s Foundation. He received his M.A. from Michigan State University in political theory and his B.A. from the University of New Hampshire.


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