Maureen
Board Member

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.

allie Birchmeyer
Board Secretary

Allie Auger-Birchmeier

Director of First Year Programs, New England College

Allie is the Director of First Year Programming at New England College. She previously worked at UNH and helped to coordinate On Belay volunteers in her role as a Hall Director.  Allie 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, where you will find her in any free time. She was born and raised in Southern Maine but now lives in Goffstown with family.

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Board Member

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.

Ed Strenk
Board Member

Ed Strenk

Ed joined the On Belay board in October of 2019 after a career in secondary education, coaching, radio, organization development/training, sales and sales operations. He grew up in Philadelphia and moved to New England to attend graduate school in 1982 and never left. He lives in Rye, NH and enjoys the cold, the heat, meditation, QiGong and tennis.

Michelle
Board Chair

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. 

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.

Angel
Board Member

Angel Lepore

Senior Production Editor, Heinemann Publishing

Angel began her career at Heinemann in 2005, evolving in customer service and sales before landing in the production arena.
Through the volunteer opportunities at work, Angel was first introduced to On Belay and was so moved by the experience she hoped to continue to support their efforts.
She is honored to be part of the On Belay community and to have the opportunity to contribute to the continued growth of the program. Angel has a passion for nature and the well-being of humanity, which lead her to train in yoga, meditation, and mindfulness practices.
Tyler
Board Treasurer

Tyler Moore

UNH Student

Before joining the board, Tyler was a participant with On Belay for four years and volunteer for one. He is currently enrolled at the University of New Hampshire and enjoys mountain biking and ultimate frisbee in his free time. Tyler aims to use his experience as a participant to bring a new perspective to the board.

Juliana
Board Member

Juliana Dapice

Mother and Cancer Survivor, On Belay parent

Juliana became familiar with On Belay in 2018 after her 2 young daughters participated in one of their programs during the year that she was in treatment for cancer. It was a tough year for her and her family but thanks to love and support from family and friends along with special opportunities such as those provided by On Belay, her daughters were able to continue on with their lives and normal activities. Juliana has since finished treatment, started graduate school in public health and hopes to be able to give back to On Belay so that they can continue to provide fun and supportive programs for other kids dealing with the challenges of life with a parent who has cancer.