Staff and Leadership

The NH Tech Alliance is organized as a State of New Hampshire 501c6 Business Association, and governed by a set of bylaws, reviewed annually and updated by the NH Tech Alliance Board of Directors.


Julie Demers – Executive Director

Stephanie Baxter – Vice President of Membership and Operations

Darlene Friedman – Director of Finance

Alex Horton – Director of Engagement and Events

Board of Directors

This group of Directors is responsible for setting and directing the long-term vision and strategy for the Alliance, and holds bi-monthly meetings to review the execution of the strategic plan. Directors are typically executives in technology companies or companies that provide services to technology companies.  Board members can be reached by contacting the NH Tech Alliance’s main offices. The Alliance’s current directors are:

Heather Lavoie


Heather Lavoie

Illume Advisors

Past Chair

Gary Sloper

Macronet Services



Jason Gagnon, CPA


Barbara Jobst

Dartmouth Health

Scott Merrick

Darby Field Advisors

Julie Demers

 Executive Director

Julie Demers

Co-Chair – Startup Committee
Emily Bolton Penaskovic

Sheehan Phinney

Co-Chair Workforce Development Committee

Jeremy Hitchcock

Minim / New North Ventures

David Janelle

Co-Chair – Membership Committee

Dave Janelle

People’s United Bank

Chair – TechWomen | Tech  Girls

Shannon Herrmann

Alexander Technology Group

Co-Chair – Startup Committee

Adam Coughlin

York IE

Marlana Trombley

Orbit Group

Marc Eichenberger


Co-Chair – Membership Committee

Nathan Pascarella


Rajesh Nair

Encube Labs

Peter Richard

XMA Corporation