Officer Ryan Hardy
Manchester Police Officer Ryan Hardy is assigned to MPAL full time. His responsibilities include coordinating programs, coaching, and maintaining the building. Officer Hardy has been an athlete from an early age, all the way through college.
Officer Hardy is a husband and father to two boys. He enjoys spending time with his family, woodworking and watching the Patriot’s.
Email Ryan. Phone: 603-626-0211
A New Hampshire native, John grew up in Goffstown. Joining Boy Scouts at age 11 gave him an
appreciation for youth development programs that sent him on a path to earn degrees in Forest
Recreation from Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondack mountains of New York and Outdoor Education from the University of New Hampshire. Working summer camp jobs while in college started his career in youth services.
John began working for the Daniel Webster Council of the Boy Scouts in 1996 as a Program Specialist working directly with Manchester youth in the schools and public housing neighborhoods as part of an early intervention outreach initiative. During his 24 year Scouting career, he served as Outreach
Director, Program Director, and Development Director. John lives in Newmarket with his wife Katie and their son and spends as much time as he can outdoors hiking, cross-country skiing, and exploring the state. He’s excited to be back in Manchester working to provide opportunities for youth in the inner city.
Email John. Phone: 603-626-0211
Director of Operations and Development
Jayna Stevens is responsible for creating and executing development and sustainability plans, programming and facility operations.
Jayna received both her Bachelor and Masters degrees in social work from the University of Missouri. She has spent her entire professional career working with non-profits to help at-risk youth and families. While in St. Louis, she worked at Childhaven, a day treatment center for children with severe behavior disorders and autism. In Manchester, she has held in-home and office-based counseling positions with Familystrength and Manchester Mental Health, as well as a development position with the Palace Theatre.
Jayna is a 25-year resident of New Hampshire. Her family consists of her husband, three young adult daughters and three dogs. When not at work Jayna loves spending time with family and friends and being outdoors in the mountains, by the ocean or on her road bike. On rare occasion she can be seen on a unicycle, stilts, or trick waterskis.
Email Jayna. Phone: 603-321-0679
Operations and Development Assistant
Judy grew up in Hooksett and attended Central High School. She worked in insurance as well as being the Regional Administrative Assistant with Fashion Bug for 8 years, After her kids were school age, Judy worked as a para educator with the Hooksett Elementary School for 10 years. Working with kids and special needs children is her passion.
After volunteering at MPAL for several years, she is now working here and is responsible for assisting with the operations and development of programs at the facility.
Judy enjoys spending time with her husband of 22 years and their 5 children. She loves being outdoors and especially at the seacoast.
Email Judy. Phone: 603-626-0211
Development and Marketing Director
Holly is a lifelong resident of New Hampshire having grown up in Derry. After receiving her degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Connecticut, she pursued a full-time career in the nonprofit sector. She has worked in a variety of roles including communications, marketing, fundraising and events for both Make-A-Wish New Hampshire and Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Additionally, she works part-time as a traffic reporter on 95.7 WZID.
She had the unique opportunity to hold the title of Miss New Hampshire in 2015 where she was able to meet many incredible people around the Granite State. She’s now an active volunteer for the Miss NH scholarship program. Holly is also proud to have been recently appointed as Chair of the Young Leaders Council for the Manchester Young Professionals.
She loves serving as a mentor and role model for children of all ages. Holly and her husband reside in Manchester with their one year old dog. She loves reading, taking yoga classes, hiking, skiing, and recently learned how to play golf.
Email Holly. Phone: 603-626-0211 ext. 105
Court Diversion Coordinator
In 2017, Holly Mara began working with the Manchester Police Athletic League to help develop capacity for accredited juvenile court diversion services in Manchester. Holly joined the MPAL team in July 2019 as the Coordinator of the accredited MPAL Court Diversion Program. Holly specializes in helping teens to improve decision-making, enhance their life skills and link with helpful resources in the community. In this role, Holly serves as a member of the NH Juvenile Court Diversion Network, working to pilot evidence based Screening Brief Intervention and Referral Treatment (SBIRT) for youth after a first-time arrest.
A 1986 graduate of Springfield College, Holly earned her Bachelor of Science in Adapted/Physical Education and is a licensed primary and secondary education teacher. Before joining the MPAL team, Holly taught in both private and public school settings and held the position of Behavior Management Director at the Nashua Children’s Home. Holly brings 25 plus years of experience in the non-profit sector while being employed currently at The Youth Council since 1993.
During her free time Holly enjoys the outdoors, is a big fan of all the professional New England athletic teams, music, entertaining and more than anything, spending time with her two daughters and family!
Email Holly. Phone 603-889-1090 ext. 323
Board of Directors
James Chambers, Chairman, Esq. Retired, Manager State & Local Taxes, Eastman Chemical Company; Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry, U.S. Army
Officer Ryan Hardy, Vice Chairman, Police Officer and MPAL Coordinator, Manchester Police Department
Keri Pappalardo, Secretary, Senior Marketing Coordinator, Lavallee Brensinger Architects
August Fromuth, Treasurer, Managing Director, Freedom Energy Logistics
Allen Aldenberg, Ex-Officio, Chief of Police, Manchester
James Brennan, Senior Estimator, Harvey Construction
Tina Brown, VP Business Development Officer, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
Monika Bryant, Retired, Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority
Eva Castillo, Director, NH Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees
Eleanor Dahar, Attorney, Dahar Law Firm
Daniel Duckett, Attorney, Law Office of Daniel Duckett
Pat Griffin, Owner, Tri-State Home Inspection and Griffin Home Restoration
Adam Hollis, Sr. Sales Manager, Fintech & Insurance, Worldpay
Nicole Ledoux, Victim Services Quality Assurance Director, Granite State Children’s Alliance, Retired Lieutenant Manchester Police Department
David Mara, Governor’s Advisor on Addiction and Behavioral Health, State of NH and Retired Chief of Police
Daniel Maradiaga, Juvenile Probation and Parole Officer, State of NH
Kristyn Nelson, Realtor and Broker Owner, NELSON Real Estate NH, LLC
Sara Bee Pichette, Sr. Associate, Intermediary Sales, Impax Asset Management
Jacqueline Roy, Commercial Account Executive, Optisure Risk Partners, LLC
Eric Skillings, Training Officer and Program Specialist, State of NH Department of Health and Human Services