The Board of Trustees of Fellowship Housing is the governing body of the organization and the management entity of all the housing projects. It is comprised of seven to fifteen interested community members and meets monthly to provide oversight and guidance on strategic initiatives. Board members bring a diverse range of skills and interest to Fellowship Housing which helps in achieving our vision and mission. The board has the primary fiduciary responsibility for the financial health of the organization and supervision of the Executive Director.
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Robin Milnes - President
Robin Milnes has more than 30 years of experience in real estate acquisitions, property management, sales, leasing, budgeting, fiscal oversight, and administration. She originally built and developed the property management arm for INEX, a company based out of Manchester, which she and her husband own and operate.
Previously, Robin served as a Vice President and Human Resources Manager for the New England branch of USI Insurance Services.
Milnes holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Additionally, Robin served on the Board of Directors for the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire for 9 years. Having held the officer positions of Secretary, Chair and Vice Chair, Robin led the Board and organization through several years of transition and change. She has also chaired the Animal Rescue League’s annual auction, its largest fundraising event, for several years.
Robin is a graduate from the Leadership NH Class of 2015, and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Business Administration through Southern New Hampshire University.
John Martin - Vice-President
John received a degree in law from the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) in 1986. He began working for the Department of Health and Human Services in June 1987, first as a legal intern and then as counsel to the Division of Mental Health and Developmental Services. He also served as counsel to New Hampshire Hospital.
From December 1999 until May 2006 he served as counsel to the Department’s licensing units and to the Division of Public Health Services.
In May 2006 he became the Manager of the Bureau of Licensing and Certification. In that capacity he oversaw the Health Facility Licensing Unit, the Health Facility Certification Unit, the Child Care Licensing Unit, the Professional Licensing Unit and the Therapeutic Cannabis Program. He left that position and now works as the Department’s Deputy Chief Legal Counsel.
He also serves as the Chair of the Multi-Disciplinary Team under RSA 135-E. In addition, since 2009 he has been an Adjunct Professor teaching a Master’s level course in Public Health Law at UNH in Manchester.
John served on the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Public Health Association from 2002 through 2009. He joined the Board of Fellowship Housing in 2018. He is married with a son named Alden and a dog named Slim Dusty. He is an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves.
Todd Watson – Treasurer
Todd has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, and management within the banking and retail/wholesale manufacturing industries. He has been with Bangor Savings Bank in Concord since March 2019 and is primarily responsible for the acquisition of new banking relationships, maintaining and deepening the relationships of his portfolio clients, and analyzing new loan requests. Prior to joining Bangor Savings Bank, Todd served as Relationship Manager with Citizens Bank, and previously was Vice President of Commercial Lending with Bank of New Hampshire. He served as a board member and past President of the Wentworth Economic Development Corporation in Wolfeboro and resides in the Lakes Region with his wife and two daughters.
Page Cannon - Trustee
Page retired from her position as the Executive Director of Fellowship Housing in June 2016. During her 32-year tenure, she savored the challenges and opportunities of leading a small, niche non-profit amidst government, community, and provider influences. Fellowship Housing grew from a 10-person group home to a continuum of housing and an array of supports for low-income people with mental illness. She couldn’t be prouder of the work accomplished by the Fellowship Housing board and staff!
During her career, Page was an Adjunct Professor at NHTI-Concord’s Community College in the Human Services Department preparing students for the helping profession. She learned as she taught from the students, their field placements, colleagues, and the people receiving services.
Page’s clinical work included being a part of a team working with uninsured folks in an after-hours clinic and facilitating groups for people with mental illness placed at NH Hospital.
Page represented Fellowship Housing on many boards and community projects including the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness, and the Provider Network of Central NH. Page is a graduate of Leadership Concord and is presently the Chair of the board of the Womankind Counseling Center.
Page is a member of the NH Board of Health’s Professional Conduct Committee which works alongside the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification to ensure quality care is provided by licensed mental health practitioners. She serves as a Ballot Clerk for Ward 6 in Concord for local, state, and national elections. Her interests include wellness, gardening, music, helping others and family.
Phil D'Acunto - Trustee
Phil D’Acunto joined Fellowship Housing’s Board of Trustee in 2022 with 9 years of experience as an auditor for Melanson CPAs. Licensed as a CPA in 2018, Phil currently manages the firm’s non-profit team providing audit and not-attest services to clients throughout northern New England.
Phil’s prior professional experience includes over three years as an Examiner for the State of New Hampshire Banking Department Consumer Credit division. In this role, Phil was tasked with completing regulatory compliance audits on licensees primarily in the mortgage industry.
In his free time, Phil remains active playing soccer and golfing as much as the New England weather allows. During the cold seasons, you will see him boarding a plane to his next destination.
Matthew Bacon - Trustee
Matthew is a motivated young business professional from the Concord area. Currently, he is a Realtor, high tech small business owner, and is also pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree in Entrepreneurship at Southern NH University. In his former professional career, he has been a computer engineer, IT sales rep, state representative candidate, life and health independent insurance broker, and entrepreneur in several fields. His varied work experiences have guided him to pursue real estate sales and investment, and to follow his passion for committing himself to volunteer opportunities in the community. These include providing free IT services for deployed service member's families and working to improve housing placement for under-served individuals, particularly by transforming currently blighted properties into productive and improved housing. Matthew is looking forward to what he can contribute and learn, as a newly appointed member of the board for Fellowship Housing Opportunities.
Matthew graduated nearly ten years ago with his Bachelor of Arts degree in English, graduating Cum Laude, with Honors, and elected to Psi Chi. Matthew credits his drive and interests to the high tech innovation and startup experiences he has pursued with his business partner. Two of his greatest strengths are adaptability and creativity which were both exemplified recently when placing a house deal with an investor. Matthew is excited to broaden and create partnerships and opportunities for affordable living, as he works with the leaders in our community.
Matthew J. Knee - Trustee
Matthew J. Knee is just a man who's using what he's given to give what he can. He's a Concord native who's heavily engaged in the local community on multiple fronts, from small business ownership to board level involvement in a variety of local and national non-profits. Matthew acts with intention, care, and an abundant mentality to create value for others and the community.
Since 2009, Matthew has been in the insurance and financial industry. In 2017, he started his first business, New Hampshire Financial Services, LLC. An independent firm located here in Concord, NH focused on serving local small businesses and the senior market. Since going in business, Matthew orchestrates a clothing drive through his company for the benefit of our homeless population, veterans in need, and low-income families throughout the state of New Hampshire. Most recently, the 2020 clothing drive raised over 6,700 lbs. of clothing with a market value of over $40,000.
The nonprofit organizations he presides over and is engaged in focuses on education, senior citizen benefits, uplifting low-income families, providing support for those with mental and physical disabilities, and our veteran community. The core intent of Matthew's endeavors is to create value and deliver positive impacts to those he engages with and the community he's involved in. Matthew accepted the position at Fellowship Housing Opportunities, Inc. at the start of 2021 and is looking forward to helping the community in an additional capacity.
Paula Mattis - Trustee
Paula Mattis was appointed as Director of the Division of Medical and Forensic Services for the New Hampshire Department of Corrections in March of 2015. Prior to that, she held progressively responsible leadership positions, including CEO of two organizations, in the fields of health care and community services. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
In her current role, she is the chief executive of healthcare services (medical, behavioral health, dental) for the NHDOC. She has extensive experience in creating, improving, and managing systems of healthcare as well as having direct care experience. She has been honored as Social Worker of the Year by the NH chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, as a Champion for Mental Health by Riverbend Community Mental Health Center and as a recipient of the Regent’s Award of the Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives.
Cassie Crosby - Trustee
Cassie Crosby is a retired U.S. Army officer with more than 20 years of experience leading multi-functional teams around the world, including in Iraq and Afghanistan. A logistics officer by trade, Cassie also has extensive military public affairs, planning, and leader development experience. Upon retirement from the military in 2021, she started her own leadership coaching and leader development consulting business, Iterata Solutions, Inc. As a leadership coach, she helps high performing, purpose-driven leaders get out of their heads and lead from their hearts so they can close the gap between vision and action.
Cassie holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from UNH, a Master of Business Administration in Organizational Leadership from Norwich University, a Master of Military Arts and Science in Operational Planning from the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies and a graduate certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University.
Cassie currently resides in the Seacoast Region with her husband, who is also a retired U.S. Army officer, and their two daughters. She spends her free time enjoying the outdoors, weightlifting, gardening, reading, and writing, and loves good coffee and great conversations.
Isaac Davis - Trustee
Isaac has 20 years of experience in retail and commercial banking and relationship management. For the last 6 years, he has been with Northway Bank in their Small Business Department, operating, at times, as a manager and/or a relationship manager, responsible for helping the bank’s small business clients (and the department) grow and thrive throughout New Hampshire.
Prior to Northway Bank, Isaac worked at Santander Bank for over 13 years in several roles including Small Business Area Manager, Small Business Relationship Manager, and as a Branch Manager.
He currently serves as a board member of Mid-State Health Center in Plymouth and resides just outside Concord with his wife and son. Isaac is a graduate of the Leadership Greater Concord Class of 2018 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Middlebury College. He is excited to be working in the community in this new role.