Board Chair, Sandy Alonzo
Sandy Alonzo possesses over 15 years of experience as a passionate educator who began her career with the youngest of children, as the Director of a Licensed Child Care Program in Coos County. Since October of 2013 Mrs. Alonzo has been a facilitator for the Soft Skills portion of the WorkReadyNH program; managed by White Mountains Community College. Sandy has over 14 years teaching adults in several different settings.
Sandy has served on the Board of TCCAP as the Board Chair since December 2013. She is proud to say that her volunteer experience began as a Candy Striper (Junior Volunteer) at Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster, NH while she was in high school and has continued in her spirit of volunteerism to date.
Mrs. Alonzo is a graduate of Plymouth State University with a BS in Childhood Studies, as well as Leadership North Country class of 2011.
When Sandy is not at teaching or volunteering, she is typically immersed in the beautiful mountains. She enjoys walking, hiking, and snowshoeing, most often with her husband.
Board Secretary, Gary Coulombe
Gary Coulombe is a recently retired Berlin Firefighter with 28 years of experience, with 14 as Captain. Certified Firefighter II, Certified firefighter State Instructor, Certified HAZ-MAT Technician, Certified National Incident Management System, as well as serving as an NH Deputy Fire Warden. Gary is an advocate for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and supporter of Operation Warm. A former NH State Representative from 2011-2014, Gary served on the Labor Committee and Constitutional Review Committee, representing Coos County District 3.
Gary has served as Secretary on the TCCAP Board of Directors since 2013, with past volunteer experience as President of Nansen Ski Club, Local Works Farmers’ Market, WREN Works Maker Studio, and lecturer at St. Anne’s.
Gary enjoys skiing, sailing, kayaking and playing in billiard tournaments across New England. He is proudly born and raised in beautiful Berlin, living with his girlfriend, step-son, and two Vizslas.
Board Treasurer, Cathy Conway
Cathy Conway is Vice President of Economic Development at Northern Community Investment Corporation and is responsible for developing, structuring and implementing community and economic development projects in NCIC’s six-county region.
Cathy, Treasurer has been on the TCCAP Board since 2014. Previous roles include Public Works Director for the Town of Littleton and various construction and engineering positions. Cathy also served on the Coos Economic Development Corporation Board and served as treasurer for the WMRHS Booster Club.
Cathy started her career in 1984 after graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. She earned her certification as a Licensed Professional Engineer and Licensed Designer of Subsurface Disposal Systems. Cathy is a 2013 graduate of Leadership New Hampshire and a 2012 recipient of the NH Business Review Outstanding Woman in Business Award.
Cathy currently serves as a Trustee for the University System of NH and also serves on the Advisory Board of White Mountains Community College. She is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Granite State Designers and Installers and the New Hampshire Economic Development Association.
Cathy lives in Jefferson on the family dairy farm with her husband. They have 3 grown children. Cathy is the proud owner of a string of prize-winning Red and White Dutch Belts that she shows at local fairs. Cathy was a 4H leader and assists with the NH Brown Swiss State Show. Cathy enjoys outdoor activities x-country skiing, hiking, gardening and spending time at the beach.
Michael Dewar has been self-employed in construction for many years, specializing in remodeling & renovation. He has recently started a Supervised Visitation service to facilitate visits between children and their non-custodial parent. He has been on the TCCAP Board since December of 2013. For more than 2 decades Michael has been active in Scouting and the local school ski program. He is also a child advocate with CASA of NH.
Michael started his career in construction in the late 70’s. Michael & his spouse, Peg, were named as “Angels in Adoption” in 2010 by CCAI, an adoption advocacy coalition.
Vice Chair, Dino Scala
Dino Scala is a Real Estate Broker at Hayes Real Estate in Wakefield, New Hampshire that focuses on sales and purchases of waterfront, a primary home, and commercial properties. Dino has been on the TCCAP Board since November 2014. Previous roles include Strafford Board of Realtors, Northern New England Real Estate Network, Wakefield Economic Development Corporation, and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department.
Dino started in the family restaurant business in 1989 and after sixteen years moved onto real estate. In 2009, Dino went to the NH Police Academy, part-time and graduated to go on to be a part-time Deputy for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department. Dino was also a State Representative for the towns of Wakefield, Effingham from 2008 through 2012.
Dino has been involved in political campaigns since the age of eighteen, working for political figures such as Presidential candidate Jack Kemp, Pat Buchanan and George W. Bush, Senate and Congressional candidates John E. Sununu, Kelly Ayotte, Richard Ashoo and Gubernatorial candidates Joe Kenney and Chris Sununu. Dino is the proud father of three boys, age 19 and twins age 17.
Linda Massimilla-State Representative
Tricia Garrison is a self-employed entrepreneur, she represents as the Chair of the Head Start Policy Council, Chair of the Head Start Site Committee.