Southwestern Community Services

Board of Directors

Kevin Watterson

Ann Beattie

Brianna Trombi

David Edkins

Derek Ferland

Elizabeth Fox

Mary Lou Huffling

Jay Kahn

Kerry Belknap Morris

Kevin Watterson

Chairperson

Kevin is president of g.housen, a beverage distributorship with offices in New Hampshire and Vermont. He is president of the local collegiate baseball team, Keene Swamp Bats, and serves as chairperson for the SCS Housing Committee. Kevin resides in Keene and represents the private sector in Cheshire County.

Ann Beattie

Ann’s employment has been with the State of New Hampshire, The Claremont Housing Authority as service coordinator for the elderly and disabled, and with Easter Seals of New Hampshire. Ann has resided in Sullivan County for the past 39 years and has been very active in the local community. She served on the Head Start Parent Advisory Council; was one of the original members of Partners in Caring; and served six years on the board of the United Way of Sullivan County, one term as vice president. She continues to serve as a ServiceLink board member. Ann lives in Newport and represents the private sector in Sullivan County.

Brianna Trombi

Bio coming soon

David Edkins

David serves as administrative assistant to the select board and is Planning & Zoning Administrator in the town of Charlestown. Having held past positions as land manager for the Frank W. Whitcomb Construction Corp., as assistant planning director for the City of Keene, and as assistant director for Southwest Regional Planning Commission, he brings comprehensive experience to the board. For many years, he served on the Board of Directors of the Southwest Planning Commission. David also served on the Walpole Planning Board, three years as chairman and has served on several ad hoc town committees. David resides in Walpole and represents the public sector in Sullivan County.

Derek Ferland

Bio Coming Soon

Elizabeth Fox

Elizabeth is a resident of Swanzey, NH, and graduated from the University of Maine at Orono with a B.A. in Public Management. Elizabeth served as Administrator for the Town of Swanzey for 24 years. In 2012 she took the position of Assistant City Manager/Human Resources Director with the City of Keene, NH. She is currently a member of the CDFA CDBG Advisory Committee. Elizabeth represents the constituent sector in Chesire County.

Mary Lou Huffling

Mary Lou has been an integral force in driving the work of the Fall Mountain Food Shelf and, for the past twenty years or so, has led the remarkably prolific Friendly Meals program. She plays an active role at the Papermill Village Senior Housing development and works closely with Home Health Care, Hospice & Community Services, and many other local human and social service programs, organizations, and agencies to advocate and help obtain services for these tenants. Mary Lou resides in Alstead and represents the private sector of Cheshire County.

Jay Kahn

Bio Coming Soon

Kerry Belknap Morris

Bio Coming Soon

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