NHHS Welcomes Stephen Miller to Our Board of Directors

The NH Humane Society is pleased to welcome Stephen Miller as the newest member of its Board of Directors.  Stephen has been volunteering at the New Hampshire Humane Society since 2015, and joined the Board of Directors in February 2017. He worked for five years at the Newfound Memorial Middle School as a para educator and drama department director. While heading up the drama department, he completed six shows with no less than 60 children per production! After leaving Newfound Memorial, he launched Miller Coffman Productions; his first rock musical, Siren's Den, debuts in New York City in May 2017.

Growing up in Bridgewater, New Hampshire and New York City gave Stephen an inclusive world view, especially given his early years on campus at Plymouth State University, where his father was an academic. Stephen’s mother was active locally as the Vice-President of the NH Family Planning Council, instilling in him a commitment to community involvement.  Stephen has been very involved with the school system in Bristol, as well as the Tappley Thomson Community Center and Bristol Community Services.  A dedicated animal lover he shares his home with his dog, Cooper; cats, Scarlet and Isabel, and; guinea pigs, Lola Squeaker and Oreo. Already a member of the NH Humane Society’s fundraising committee, Stephen is very excited for the bright future that the New Hampshire Humane Society has in store for the animals, fellow volunteers and staff, and is thoroughly supportive of the mission and vision of the organization.

“We are thrilled to welcome Stephen to our Board,” says Marylee Gorham, Executive Director of the NH Humane Society. “Stephen has already been a volunteer and a crucial member of our ‘Movers and Shakers’ fundraising committee, he brings immense value to the Board.  We are lucky to have so many dedicated community members who want to support our mission, and the animals who call our shelter home.”

The NH Humane Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to find responsible and caring forever homes; provide shelter for the lost, abandoned and unwanted animals; advocate and be the voice for the voiceless. The Society works hard to prevent cruelty to animals and offers education and outreach programs, pet therapy, and many community initiatives to help people and their pets. To view adoptable pets or make a donation visit www.nhhumane.org.

The NH Humane Society’s Board of Directors currently has eight members, but is looking to expand.  Currently serving are: Christopher Walkley, commercial banking officer at Bank of New Hampshire, who is the current Board President; Patrick May, PhD, a professor at Plymouth State University and Vice President and Secretary of the Board; Michael Moyer, Belknap County Sheriff; Tim James, entrepreneur and President of the Laconia Country Club; Peter Allen, retired; Tammy Davis, Superintendent of Schools for Winnisquam and owner of Davis Dog Training; Kara LaSalle, Housing Development Project Manager at the Laconia Area Community Land Trust, and; Kelli Kemery, Assistant Director of Facilities Finance at Plymouth State University.  Board members have the opportunity to participate in various committees, fundraising and events while sharing the Humane Society’s mission with the public.

Photo: Stephen Miller with his dog, Cooper