Board

Maureen
Board Chair

Maureen Conley

Senior Vice President Shareholder Services/Operations for Pax World

Maureen has worked in mutual fund operations since 1996, when she had the privilege of working for On Belay’s founder, Crescentia Healy-True at Citizens Funds in Portsmouth, NH. Maureen credits Crescentia as her role model and mentor, and is honored to have the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing success of On Belay by serving on the Board. Maureen joined the Board in 2012 and previously served as a volunteer with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of the Seacoast. She was born and raised in Maine, and has lived in Portsmouth since 1999.

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Board Member

Allie Auger-Birchmeier

Director of First Year Programs, New England College

Allie has worked as a Hall Director at UNH since 2010. She has spent the last two year coordinating UNH student volunteers to work with On Belay.  Allie also works as a challenge course facilitator and first became involved with On Belay when she facilitated a program out at the Browne Center, she has been hooked ever since.  Allie loves to be outside! She was born and raised in Southern Maine but now lives in Durham with her husband Charlie.

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Board Secretary

Eryn True

Eryn is the eldest of Crescentia’s daughters. She started with the On Belay back in 2004 as one of the first participants and has since grown with the program, filling various roles throughout the years such as volunteer, designer and fundraiser. In her free time she enjoys open water swimming and traveling the world.

Andy
Board Member

Andy Crowley

Yurt Builder, RoundWorks Design Co.

Andy has been around quite a bit. After serving in the US Navy, Andy earned his degree at UNH studying Outdoor Education where he first starting volunteering with On Belay at the Browne Center. Andy is passionate about positive youth development and education and has worked with youth conservation and adventure programs from Casco Bay in Maine to the Continental Divide in Idaho/Montana, and all the way to the Himalayas in Nepal. With these experiences and previous board service with the New Hampshire Outing Club, Andy brings a fresh operating and programming lens to On Belay.

Morgan
Board Member

Morgan Ross

UNH Math Education Major

Morgan Ross is a student at the University of New Hampshire who got involved with On Belay her freshman year of college in the Fall of 2015. The kids at the first program she volunteered at made her fall in love with On Belay, and she has been volunteering at almost every program ever since. When she is not doing math or working with kids she enjoys playing basketball and running.

Michelle
Board Treasurer

Michelle Blanchette

Essential Oils Educator, Experienced Yoga Instructor, Wellness Coach & Life Reinvention Specialist

Michelle began her adult -life-after-college as a professional volunteer in AmeriCorps and later became the Volunteer Center  Director at USC along with gaining her Masters in Public Art Studies. Her next reinvention took her across the country to become a craft store owner on the Seacoast where she refined her love for community building. She jumped back into the college fray as a Hall Director at UNH for 6.5 years, honing her coaching/mentoring skills and generally helping to keep quarter-lifers live stress-free while making good choices. 

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Board Member

Andrew Matteucci

UNH Biology Education Student

Andrew is a student at the University of New Hampshire. He got involved with On Belay in the fall of 2015 and has been a UNH volunteer at every program he could since. Andrew enjoys spending time outside, being active, and loves working with kids. Andrew joined the board of directors in order to continue giving to On Belay in a more extended way. 

Peter Witham
Board Member

Peter Witham

Northeast SAP Channel Manager, Vistex

Peter is a lifelong resident of New Hampshire and current resident of Newmarket, he brings over 25 years of sales and business management experience in the enterprise software industry to the On Belay Board. This will be his first experience in the not-for-profit world and he is very much looking forward to leveraging his business experience to help On Belay continue to grow and expand as an organization while at the same time learning more about how to make an impact in the community through On Belay and its programs.

Rebecca
Board Member

Rebecca Butcher

Assistant Director, Center for Program Design & Evaluation at Dartmouth, The Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy & Clinical Practice

Rebecca joined the On Belay board in 2019 and is looking forward to bringing her 20 years of experience in community service, fundraising, and board governance to On Belay. While her day job entails program evaluation and health systems research through a center she co-leads at Dartmouth, her passion is around building and strengthening community. Rebecca and her family live in Barrington, but just as often can be found outside, sailing, skiing, hiking, or rock climbing.