The Board of Directors directs MDS’s general management as the governing body of this $28 million area agency that provides services for individuals with developmental and related disabilities in the 34 towns of the Monadnock region. The Board (whose size can range from 9-25 members) is required to include at least a third of its membership as people with developmental disabilities or as parents/siblings/guardians of those with developmental disabilities. Each Board member must reside in one of those 34 towns.

The work of the Board is done by seven committees, made up of Board members, staff and community representatives. These committees are Executive, Finance, Personnel, Nominating, Human Rights, Development, and Building/Maintenance.

2017 Board members:

Don Hayes, President - Keene

Mike Forrest, Immediate Past President - Keene

Jim Schofield, Vice President - Keene

Shelley Viles, Treasurer - Keene

Beth Provost, Secretary - Keene

Jennifer Cohen - Keene

Mickey Cronin - Chesterfield

Tim Jordan - Keene

Elizabeth Kenney - Peterborough

Terry Manahan - Harrisville

Heather McGreer - Keene

Adele Remillard, Family Council Liaison - Jaffrey

Sand Seligman - Keene

Manfredo Torelli - Marlborough

(updated 2/15/2017)

 

MDS Mission Statement
Because we believe…

  • everyone, from children to the elderly, has the right to experience a safe, supportive family life, in all its many facets;

  • respecting each person’s and each family’s values is the foundation for building and strengthening people’s lives;

  • power, authority and responsibility lie with each person for how they will live their life.

The mission of MDS is…
to work toward inclusion, participation and mutual relationships for all people who are at risk of isolation from community. We will promote self-determination and quality of life, develop an environment which encourages creativity, innovation and individuality, and ensure quality of supports.