Leadership

Betsy Andrews Parker, MPH

“One thing that people don’t realize about CAPSC is that you don’t know about us until you need us. There are many people out there wondering how they are going to pay their rent, bills, or childcare and do not have any money saved. No one knows about CAPSC until you need CAPSC. We are here to help.” – Betsey Andrews Parker, CEO

Betsey Andrews Parker, MPH has been the CEO of the Community Action Partnership of Strafford County since 2010. She oversees the administration of federal, state, and local programs that reach over 19,000 clients each year to help meet basic needs for housing, nutrition, childcare, education, and emergency assistance.

Prior to her tenure at CAPSC, she was the Public Health Practice Lead at URS Corporation where she provided program, planning, and training to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

She is currently the Chair of the New England Community Action Partnership, board member for CAPLAW (national membership organization), Chair of the Greater Rochester Community
Health Foundation, Past President of the Rotary Club of Dover, and a three-term elected official and Vice Chair of the Dover School Board. She is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and Boston University.

  • Kathleen Crompton

    Kathy Crompton is the Chief Program Officer and oversees programs and related services by providing mentoring, guidance, supervision, and professional opportunities to staff. Kathy has over 45 years of experience in the nonprofit world. She has performed as staff, trainer, director, and executive director. She has also served on nonprofit boards including local and state organizations. Kathy relishes the time she spends with spirited family and friends in the Merrimack Valley and beyond.

    Kathleen Crompton

    Kathleen Crompton
    Chief Program Officer

  • Daniel Kern

    Daniel Kern is Chief Financial Officer and oversees accounting and finance for CAPSC. Dan has a Master’s Degree in Money and Finance from Northeastern University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Minor in Economics from Plymouth State College. He has worked most of his career in the nonprofit sector – including cooperative banks and credit unions, land conservation organizations, and now community action programs. Dan and his family live in Strafford, NH on a farm property he helped conserve.

    Dan Kern

    Daniel Kern
    Chief Financial Officer

  • Melissa Spil, MSW

    Melissa Spil is Chief Advancement Officer and oversees fundraising, marketing, events, volunteers, and communications for CAPSC. Melissa has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor’s in Spanish and International Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has more than 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, with special expertise in fundraising, data, and storytelling. Melissa is a North Carolina native and is an avid sports fan, including the North Carolina Tar Heels, Carolina Panthers, and Charlotte Hornets.

    Melissa Spil

    Melissa Spil, MSW
    Chief Advancement Officer

  • Bob Arnold

    Bob Arnold is the Director of Housing Development and Revitalization and oversees property procurement, energy efficiency, and emergency heating replacement programs. Bob has extensive building experience and holds Dept. of Energy certifications as a Building Analyst, Energy Auditor, and Quality Control Inspector. Bob is a Kansas City Missouri native, Gulf War veteran, outdoorsman, avid angler, and proud husband and father. Bob has a five-gallon deep fryer he has been known to fire up for special CAPSC events.

    Bob Arnold

    Bob Arnold
    Housing Development and Revitalization Director

  • Daniel Clark

    Dan is the Director of Housing and Homeless Services and oversees all housing assistance, homeless outreach, and shelter programs. Originally from Boston, he has over 20 years of experience working with vulnerable populations in Maine and New Hampshire. He has been a part of CAPSC since 2020 and is excited to be a part of a growing, community-focused organization.

    Dan Clark

    Daniel Clark
    Director of Housing and Homeless Services

  • Tanisha Johnson, MBA

    Tanisha is the Child and Family Services Director and oversees all of CAPSC’s Early Care and Education Programs, Family Support Programs, and Population Health. Tanisha has a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with over 10 years of experience within nonprofit management. As a mother, her passion has always been around empowerment and activism and this ranges from feminism, racial and social justice, and youth services.

    Tanisha Johnson

    Tanisha Johnson, MBA
    Child and Family Services Director

  • Jamie Swan, NCRT

    Jamie Swan serves as CAPSC’s Director of Strategic Initiatives and has been with the agency since 2008. She has been working with non-profits for over twenty years with expertise in program development, budgeting, and goal setting. Originally from Pennsylvania, Jamie resides in Dover with her family.

    Jamie Swan

    Jamie Swan, NCRT
    Director of Strategic Initiatives

Board of Directors

  • Alan Brown, Chair

    Paychex
    Rochester, NH

    Alan Brown

    Alan Brown
    Board Chair

  • Terry Jarvis, Vice Chair

    Elected Official
    New Durham, NH

    Terry Jarvis

    Terry Jarvis
    Vice Chair

  • Jean Miccolo, Treasurer

    Community Member
    Rochester, NH

    Jean Miccolo

    Jean Miccolo
    Treasurer

  • Alison Dorow, Secretary

    Attorney, Strafford County
    Barrington, NH

    Alison Dorow

    Alison Dorow
    Secretary

  • Hope Morrow Flynn, Board Member

    Hoover & Flynn, PLLC
    Portsmouth, NH

    Hope Flynn, Esq.

    Hope Flynn
    Board Member

  • Don Chick, Board Member

    Chick Photography
    East Rochester, NH

    Don Chick

    Don Chick
    Board Member

  • Maureen Staples, Board Member

    Community Member
    Dover, NH

    Maureen Staples

    Maureen Staples
    Board Member

  • Petros Lazos, Board Member

    NH State Police
    Dover, NH

    Petros Lazos

    Petros Lazos
    Board Member

  • Thomas F. Levasseur, Board Member

    The Beacon Retirement Group
    Dover, NH

    Thomas Levasseur

    Thomas Levasseur
    Board Member

  • Sheriff Mark Brave, Board Member

    High Sheriff, Strafford County
    Dover, NH

    Mark Brave

    Sheriff Mark Brave
    Board Member

  • Brylye Collins, Board Member

    Rose Talent Consulting
    Rochester, NH

    Brylye Collins

    Brylye Collins
    Board Member

  • Robert Hinkel, Board Member

    Elected Official
    Dover, NH

    Robbie Hinkel

    Robert Hinkel
    Board Member

  • Tori Bird, Board Member

    Waypoint
    Rochester, NH

    Tori Bird

    Tori Bird
    Board Member

  • Leah Crouser, Board Member

    NH Public Defender
    Dover, NH

    Leah Crouser

    Leah Crouser
    Board Member

  • Mark Toussaint, Board Member

    Eversource
    Rochester, NH

    Mark Toussaint

    Mark Toussaint
    Board Member

  • Dr. Robert Harrington, Board Member

    Orthopedic Surgery
    Dover, NH

    Bob Harrington

    Dr. Robert Harrington
    Board Member

  • Captain Andrew Swanberry, Board Member

    Rochester Police Department
    Rochester, NH

    Captain Andrew Swanberry
    Board Member

  • Nicki Gearwar, Board Member

    Community Member
    Dover, NH

    Nicki Gearwar
    Board Member