Jennifer Goodman, Executive Director
During her tenure, the Preservation Alliance has expanded its visibility and tripled its constituent base. Collaborative programmatic successes include a barn preservation program, funding for land conservation and historic preservation, new shared field services program with the National Trust and other services for community preservation leaders and homeowners. Jennifer also serves on the board of an association of New Hampshire's historical societies, and has played leadership roles on the board and staffs of local and regional non-profit organizations in Boston and Philadelphia.
She has presented and published widely on community-based preservation planning and advocacy techniques including preservation easements and conservation districts, and is the co-editor of the prize-winning Restoring Women's History through Historic Preservation (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002). Ms. Goodman received a M.S. in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania and was a member of the Leadership New Hampshire class of 2003.
Maggie Stier, Shared Field Service Representative
Bringing more than 30 years experience in the fields of historic preservation, museums and education, Maggie travels the state working to support and encourage people engaged in preservation projects. Through site visits, meetings and electronic consultation, Maggie provides town leaders, historic site administrators, faith-based groups, and others working to preserve New Hampshire's built environment, with the information and resources they need to help build a successful preservation project. She provides technical assistance, practical advice on preservation tools and strategies, and guidance in grantwriting and fundraising. Maggie also coordinates mentoring workshops, training opportunities, and new networks for historic preservation advocates.
The Field Service Program is offered in association with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Beverly Thomas, Program Director
Beverly helps old house and barn owners with referrals and resources and manages the Alliance's small grants programs. She brings experience from her active service on the Bedford Historic District Commission, Bedford Historical Society and Bedford Village Common as well as over 20 years of work on her own old house.
Virginia Davidson, Development Associate
Virginia joined the staff of the Alliance in 2013, with responsibility for coordinating membership, annual appeal, and corporate sponsorship programs. She brings a passion for historic preservation and non-profit operations to her work, and previously has held development and communications positions with NH Businesses for Social Responsibility, Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas, and several historical societies. Virginia holds a master’s degree in public humanities from Brown University and is a member of New Hampshire Public Radio’s community advisory board. She is also the founder of Alamo Rescue Friends, a dog rescue organization based in San Antonio.
Patricia Meyers, Membership
Pat Meyers is a New Hampshire native with extensive non-profit experience as director of several organizations. She is the former chair of the Preservation Alliance board, and a past board member of the Manchester Historic Association. She is currently President of the Board of the Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden in Portsmouth and a member of the board of the N.H. Historical Society.