2021 Board of Directors

Irving Canner, President

A Certified Public Accountant, Irv is the Director of Finance at the Pease Development Authority.  A board member since 2016, Irv brings his finance expertise and leadership skills to SFP. He is a host site volunteer and is committed to our mission. Irv is the father of two adult children and lives in Greenland with his wife Victoria, who is the Reading Specialist at the Greenland Central School.


Judy George, Vice President

The future and education of children is Judy’s passion. She holds a Master in Elementary Education from UNH and has taught in New Hampshire public schools for 29 years. A board member since 2016, Judy has worn many hats, starting as a host site coordinator for the Stratham Community Church in 2005.  Judy is the mother of three and lives in Stratham with her husband Ken.


Ken George, Treasurer

Ken is a Certified Public Accountant and consultant, as well as the principal of FINOP Services, LLC.  A board member since 2016, Ken heads up the SFP Facilities Committee and was instrumental in the renovation of our new Day Center.  Additionally, Ken volunteers at our Stratham Community Church host site. A father of three, Ken lives in Stratham with his wife Judy.


Diane Charney

Diane Charney is a retired Human Resources professional with over 25 years in the utility industry.  A board member since 2015, Diane joined the board to support families who are struggling and to work with like-minded individuals.  She brings a variety of community resources and contacts to SFP. Diane, a mother and grandmother, lives in Hampton with her husband Marty.

Richard Danford

Richard brings a distinguished, 30-year career serving and advocating for disadvantaged populations, including; families and individuals with disabilities, healthcare consumers, seniors, children and adolescents, and the homeless. He recently relocated to New Hampshire to be near family and to continue his passion for being of service. Richard has four adult children and four (soon to be five) grandchildren. He lives in Exeter with his wife, Kater.

Susan Hess

Susan is the Marketing Director for a major engineering firm.  A board member since 2016, she uses her vast background to help build the community presence of SFP by enhancing the program’s ability to increase community awareness.  The mother of a grown daughter, Susan makes her home in Rye.

John Potter

John is a school psychologist for SAU 16.  A board member since 2016, he cares deeply about the mental and emotional health of local youth. In addition to volunteering as an overnight host, John is an avid runner and sailor.  A father of two, John lives in Brentwood with his wife Nancy.

Mark Fichera 

Mark recently retired and has been a Seacoast Resident for the last 38 years.  Mark has two daughters and currently resides in Hampton with his wife Elizabeth.  Mark was founder and owner of OnBrand24, which employed over 800 people.  Mark hopes to use his business experience to assist SFP's families to gain a strong foothold into the community as well as introduce SFP and it's work to local business.

Molly Wynne

Molly is a retired school counselor/teacher with over 30 years service in the Exeter and Hampton Falls school districts.  She is passionate about advocating for children and helping them to discover their true potential.  Molly lives in North Hampton with her husband, Matt and has one adult daughter.


Our Staff

Pati Frew-Waters, Executive Director

Ashley Miller, Case Manager

Lauren Paradis, Administrative Manager

Vicki Pfeifer, Day Center Coordinator




27 Hampton Road

Exeter, NH 03833


603-658-8447 fax


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