Staff & Board

Staff Directory

Bill Neukomm
Executive Director
bill@coverhomerepair.org
(802) 296-7241 ext 5
Mitch Ross

COVER Store Manager
storemanager@coverhomerepair.org
(802) 296-7241 ext 1

Diane Reinhardt

Home Repair Program Director
repairdirector@coverhomerepair.org
(802) 296-7241 ext 4

Jay Mead

Home Repair Leader
jay@coverhomerepair.org

Begren Keats

Home Repair Assistant

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Xander Davenport

Americorps Home Repair Assistant

Lisa Ricci

Volunteer Coordinator
volunteer@coverhomerepair.org
(802) 296-7241 ext 3

Kathy Partridge

COVER Store Staff

Zyla & Kinley

COVER Store Staff

Jane Blanchard

Bookkeeper, ext 7
bookkeeper@coverhomerepair.org

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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. There are currently 12 members on our board; you can browse and read their brief biographies below.

Steven works for the United States Post Office. He has 30+ years of retail experience and COVER is the first organization that Steven has been on a Board of Directors. He graduated from Leadership Upper Valley, class of 2012.

He actively volunteers in the COVER Store and regularly volunteers on various roof or handicapped accessible ramp jobs as time allows. He serves as Chair and is involved with the COVER Store Committee.

Sarah has known about COVER since 2011 when she worked as a philanthropic associate with the High Meadows Fund and so has an understanding of non-profits both a funder and a grant writer. As Energy Program Manager at Vital Communities, Sarah first learned about COVER through our weatherization program. Sarah joined our Board of Directors in 2014. She is also co-chair of the New Hampshire Local Energy Work group. 

Dan is Senior Vice President at Mascoma Bank in Hanover, NH.  Dan is a member of the Upper Valley Regional Advisory Board of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and a past Board Member of Vital Communities, Good Neighbor Health Clinic and the Hartland School Board.  He recently left service on the Board of Vital Communities, where he served as Treasurer for 4 years. He is personally and professionally committed to COVER’s mission.

Denise is the mother of 9 children and has volunteered at COVER in many capacities since the early days. She is currently a member of the board of Twin Pines Housing.

Dave is Principal Software Engineer with The Achievement Network, an educational non-profit in Boston. 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, and this is his first board membership. Dave enjoys volunteering his technology expertise with COVER and the Thetford public libraries.

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

Mary is a real estate and business law attorney practicing throughout New Hampshire.  Mary’s pro bono legal services have included forming a tax exempt, nonprofit corporation under IRS Section 501(c)(3).  In addition to serving on COVER’s Board, Mary serves as a member of the Town of Hanover’s Finance Committee.

Kevin is a founding principal of O’Hara & Gercke Inc., an Upper Valley custom home builder. He is a past Chair of both the Strafford VT and Thetford VT planning boards, and currently serves on the Board of the Hartford Community Restorative Justice Center.