Seacoast Science Center (SSC) announces that Kristin Girald and John Diamond have recently joined its Board of Directors.
“We are very pleased to have Kristin and John join our Board,” said Jim Chase, SSC’s Chief Executive Officer. “Their strong interest in community service, education and environmental conservation, along with their professional experience, strengthens our Board’s capacity to help guide the Center’s evolution.”
Kristin Girald is an active member of New Hampshire’s non-profit community. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors of New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and Rye Education Foundation. Kristin’s professional experience includes institutional investment management, research, and corporate leadership. Most recently, Kristin was with Prime Buchholz LLC, an investment consulting firm, where she was an active member of the Board, Executive Committee, Investment and Mission-Aligned Committees, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, and investment research team. She lives in Rye, NH with her husband, John-Michael, and her three children and dog.
John Diamond is returning to the Board at Seacoast Science Center, having previously served from 2003-2015. A graduate of Fordham University, John is now retired from a 34-year career at the New York Stock Exchange and the Securities Industry Automation Corporation, the NYSE’s technical subsidiary. John has been a UNH Marine Docent and chaired its Rocky Shore Program group, as well as volunteering his time for Seacoast Science Center programming. He and his wife Zoe divide their time between the New Hampshire seacoast and North Palm Beach, FL.
Seacoast Science Center’s Board of Directors is led by the following officers: Nancy Targett, PhD, Chair; Richard Dumore, Vice Chair; Linda Sanborn, CPA, MBA, Treasurer; and Bruce Freeman, MBA, Secretary. Other members of the Board include Trevor Arp; Katharine Brown, MBA; Kathryn Gill Drew, CFP, CDFA; Brian Fitzgerald; Steve Genestreti; James Glynn; Jeanne Hayes; Laurie Leichthammer; Allison McLean; Matt Siler; and Mark Wiley. Ex-officio directors include Brian Wilson, Director of NH Division of Parks and Recreation, and Diane Foster, Director of the UNH School of Marine Science and Engineering.
Seacoast Science Center has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors over its 31-year history. The Center is open year round and offers environmental camps and family nature programs, makes outreach visits to libraries and schools, hosts special events including seaside summer concerts, and operates the SSC Marine Mammal Rescue program, responding to seals and other marine mammals in New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts.