BOARD & Staff

Meet the Board

COVER’s Board gathers around the table once a month to provide community oversight and guidance to COVER staff.  These dedicated Board members also spend time in between our monthly meetings to work with committees of community members.

Every year some members of COVER’s wonderful Board of Directors finishes their term and new faces arrive to keep COVER going forward. You can browse and read their brief biographies below.

Johanna Beliveau, DNP, MBA, RN is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire (VNH). Dr. Beliveau is an experienced healthcare leader with 25 years in nursing practice and holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Yale University, a Master of Business Administration from Rosemont College, and a Lean Six-Sigma Black Belt certificate from the Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College. She is an active member of the American Organization of Nurse Leaders, American College of Healthcare Executives, and Sigma Theta Tau International, with the mission to bring the best practices available to healthcare delivery and clinical practice.

Tom is Emeritus Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College and co-author of the leading computer science textbook Introduction to algorithms. He has been living in the Upper Valley since 1992 and in Lebanon since 1993. Tom joined COVER as a community member of the Development Committee in 2021 and helped out as our grant writer for a year. Tom has represented Ward 3 of Lebanon in the New Hampshire House of Representatives since 2022. He enjoys working on roofs and ramps at COVER job sites. Ask him about the time he found himself in an elephant pen.

Dr. David Finley is the Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.  After completing his undergraduate degree at Duke University, he received his MD from the University of Vermont Lerner College of Medicine and has been in practice for over 20 yrs. David has volunteered on a number of home repair projects for COVER, bringing his surgical team together to build accessibility ramps for mobility-challenged homeowners.

Sam is a marketing professional with more than 10 years of experience working with local non-profits on campaign planning, digital strategy and data management. Sam is the Director of Enrollment Marketing for Beacon College, an educational non-profit serving students with learning differences. She lives in Sutton, NH with her family and also serves on the Town of Sutton Budget Committee and Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Sean is the Senior Director of Corporate Operations at Hypertherm, an innovative, 100% employee-owned manufacturing company.  Prior to living in the Upper Valley, Sean spent 18 years at another employee-owned company, W.L. Gore and Associates, located in southeastern PA and northern AZ.  He holds an Industrial Engineering degree from Penn State University.   Sean is a 2022 graduate of Leadership Upper Valley and has actively volunteered with Scouting organizations for many years.  He enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and three children.

As COVER’s executive director, Helen serves the COVER Board as a non-voting ex-officio member. Helen is a trained attorney who previously practiced environmental law at a private firm in Washington, D.C. In 2005, Helen moved to Vermont to learn carpentry skills and began working at Twin Pines Housing Trust. Helen spent 13 years at TPHT helping low-income Vermonters access down payments grants to buy their first homes and also funded three net-zero homes.

Helen is passionate about preserving under-resourced homes as a way to tackle the affordable housing crisis.

Helen previously served as a COVER board member from 2012 to 2018.

Gloria Johnson was born and raised in Claremont, NH. She has 3 children and 3 grandchildren and is retired after 50 years working as secretary/surgical scheduler, including 14 years at New London Hospital. She loves volunteering and has been active with the Ladies Auxiliary of Croydon for 20 years, as well as 6 years for the Special Olympics, and 4 years for both the Newport Senior Center and the Claremont Senior Center. Gloria first reached out to COVER to weatherize her home. She immediately wanted to give back and volunteers at the COVER store when we were short staffed and joined our board in 2021.

Zach is the Branch Manager of Mascoma Bank in Claremont. His connection to COVER goes back to the early days, as his family was a recipient of COVER services when he was a child. That led Zach to join the board in 2020 and he currently serves as the Treasurer. In addition to COVER, Zach also serves on the board of directors for TLC Family Resource Center in Claremont.

Dave is a Principal Engineer with Lab49, a global financial technology consultancy. He grew up in North Carolina and moved his family to Vermont just a few years ago. COVER is the first non-profit that Dave heard of in the Upper Valley. Dave enjoys volunteering his technology expertise with COVER and the Thetford public libraries. He currently serves as Chair.

Hugh served as COVER Home Repair Director for 8 years and now serves as head of the Home Repair Committee.

After attending Mass College of Art and working as a graphic designer in the Boston area, Judi moved from Massachusetts to Vermont to work as a designer for Dartmouth College. 

An artist and a maker, Judi learned how to resource materials of all kinds—so first became acquainted with COVER as a
customer. As an entrepreneur she designed a brick and mortar shop in COVER’s neighborhood. From tools to a sink, she bought many things to help build out the shop. Fast forward—as a result of closing shop, many donations were made.

After renting in 05001 for 20 years she moved to a single-family home in Charlestown, NH with her pit bull mix sidekick Daisy. Only after the rose-colored glasses came off did Judi’s attention to craft and design reveal the supposed move-in ready home was a major rehab. With much work already into the project, Judi sought, and received, the help of COVER for repairs and weatherization. 

In addition to her art, Judi is an avid explorer with a particular interest in mycology. She can spot a good mushrooming/foraging spot in all environments, including a McDonald’s parking lot.

Judi considers herself fortunate to have been acquainted with COVER in so many ways and looks forward to contributing more.

Staff Directory

Helen Hong

Executive Director
(802) 296-7241 ext 5

Jeffrey Dumont

Deputy  Director
(802) 296-7241 ext 3

Jamie Loura

COVER Store Manager
(802) 296-7241 ext 1

Jay Mead
Home Repair Field Director
Kathy Mccarty

Home Repair Project Coordinator
(802) 296-7241 ext 6

Jane Blanchard

(802) 296-7241 ext 7


Assistant Store Manager
(802) 296-7241 ext 1

conor Teal

Home Repair Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator
802-296-7241 x4

Makayla Macie

Store Staff


Work Crew Leader

Nancy Bloomfield
Impact and Innovation Specialist/Work Crew Leader
Store Staff
Emmy Engerman

Store Staff

Store Staff
Zyla Nuite
Store Staff