Our Place NH Hires Executive Director
DOVER, NH - Our Place NH is pleased to announce that Anna Boudreau of Dover, NH has been selected as our first executive director. Our Place NH’s mission is to provide residential options, services and support designed to meet the needs of adults with intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD) and Boudreau comes to the organization at a critical point in our growth and development.
Boudreau comes to us with over two decades of experience in nonprofit management, board development, donor cultivation and fundraising. Although most of her work has been focused on land conservation, her transferable skills can be applied to any non-profit organization in the state and we are honored that she has chosen to help fulfill our critical mission.
Prior to coming to Our Place NH, Boudreau served as the Development Director at the Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) and oversaw the development and fundraising work of the organization. Her main role was to build relationships with people and organizations in order to secure philanthropic support for LRCT's various programs and land conservation efforts. After working in the Lakes Region for the past 4 years, she decided it was time to return to the Seacoast and put her skills to work serving her community a bit closer to home. Boudreau also spent five years at Truslow Resource Consulting of Portsmouth, NH and for nearly 10 years prior to that, served as the executive director of the Strafford Rivers Conservancy (now merged with Southeast Land Trust of NH).
Boudreau holds a B.S. in Community Development from the University of New Hampshire and has spent over two decades as a dedicated UNH Extension volunteer, which inspired her to become a founding member of the City of Dover Open Lands Committee in 2000, which she now chairs. She comes to us with an abundant amount of land use planning and nonprofit experience and we're excited to have her join our team.
Our Place NH became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the spring of 2020. Since then, our volunteer board of directors and a team of helpful volunteers have worked tirelessly to raise capital to buy a property for our first home for 10-12 adults with IDD. An agreement to purchase a property in Dover has been secured and we are hoping to put together the financing to purchase it soon. The home will have individual apartments with kitchenettes, bathrooms and living rooms. There will also be a common kitchen/dining and living area where people can congregate for meals and recreation. There will be staff 24/7 and transportation so that tenants can have the support they need to live as independently and successfully as possible with full inclusion in community activities.
This staff position was funded by a generous capacity-building grant from the Community Development Finance Authority and Anna Boudreau, with all of her non-profit experience, will be a huge boost for Our Place NH. We are looking forward to a very exciting year as we work to create our first housing opportunity for adults with IDD in Dover, NH. For more information or to donate, please visit our website at www.ourplacenh.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-679-1011.