Where no wise guidance is, the people fall, but in the multitude of counselors, there is safety. Proverbs 11:14

Advisory BoardFew organizations are more dependent on their boards or advisory organizations than The Salvation Army. As the Army has grown to be the oldest and largest service organization of its kind, it has also become increasingly complex. Its unique structure, diverse relationships, and multiplicity of programs have added to its complex nature. This is further compounded by the confidence placed upon the organization by the general public with its increasing demands to undertake a variety of additional community services. The Salvation Army wisely concluded many years ago that these responsibilities were beyond the capabilities of its officers to manage without significant support from local community leaders.

Advisory boards are absolutely essential in the work and acceptance of The Salvation Army in the communities in which they serve. These boards are no longer simply helpful to The Salvation Army, but are imperative to the work, progress, and life of it. The wisdom of involving key, influential leaders of the community in the work of the Army is obvious, and has proved itself many times over.

The continuity of The Salvation Army’s work in a community is largely dependent upon the strength of the advisory board. The Salvation Army needs the wisdom, involvement and support of its advisory organizations. When consideration is given to the complexity of community needs, changing funding trends, increased government relationships, all complicated by the growing imposition of conflicting moral philosophies, it is critical that The Salvation Army be supported by strong, loyal, and involved advisory boards.

(from the Advisory Organizations Training Manual)

2018 Advisory Board Members

icon womanLeo Simard, St. Mary's Bank
            Board chair

icon womanRoxy Baker, Merchants Automotive Group

icon womanJustin Boufford, Boyd & Boufford Insurance Agency

icon womanYvonne Gosselin, retired

icon womanAlan Heacock, LPL Financial Investment
            Immediate past chair

icon womanErik Lesniak, New Hampshire Fisher Cats

icon womanJames Martin, AmeriGas Propane

icon womanDavid Neudorff, Corflex

icon womanCathy Pouliot, TD Bank

icon womanJeffrey Rowell, GZA Geoenvironmental

icon womanShannon Sullivan, New Hampshire Union Leader

icon womanSteve White, Berkshire Hathaway Verani Realty

Life Members

icon womanBob Bosse, Bossie, Kelly, Hodes & Buckley

icon womanPeter Favreau