Meet Our Board of Directors

The LDA of New Hampshire Board of Directors gratefully acknowledges the many contributions over the years from our members, past Board of Directors and Officers, conference presenters, newsletter authors, event sponsors, vendors, donors and other volunteers working together to transform the mission of our organization into positive action to benefit individuals who experience learning disabilities and their families in New Hampshire.

Beverly Boggess

Deborah Russo Jameson

Karen Hawver

Patricia (Trish) Stansfield

Trish is a retired special educator from the Nashua School District and has been a board member of the Learning Disabilities Association of New Hampshire (LDA of NH / LDANH) for 13 years. Her educational background includes a B.A. in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University and a Master’s Degree in Education from Rivier College. She is a member of several professional organizations including the Asperger’s Association of New England (AANE), Psi Chi, the National Honor Society for Psychology, and Alpha Chi, the National College Honor Scholarship Society.

During her teaching career, Trish worked with children from pre-school age to middle school students, volunteered her time to mentor student teachers, and attended educational workshops and conferences in order to stay current with effective teaching practices. She thoroughly enjoyed her time working with students and hope that she made a difference in their lives. Trish continues to remain certified in special education.

Aside from her duties for LDA of NH / LDANH, Trish is co-administrator of the Greater Nashua Widows and Widowers Social Support Group, LLC, an organization that provides support for individuals who have lost a spouse. She is also very involved in the mission of her church in Nashua.

In her free time, Trish loves to write, and through the years has written for several newsletters including the Greater Nashua Mother’s Club, the Blue and Gold, a Sunset Heights Elementary School PTO newsletter, and, currently for LDA of NH / LDANH.

With over 20 years of work in the field of education, Trish has spent many years supporting students with Autism, ADHD, and other learning differences. She knows the importance of working with children and their parents and is proud to have been given the opportunity to serve on the LDA of NH / LDANH Board where she continues her mission of supporting individuals with learning disabilities and their families