Who We Are
Initially founded by Trustees of the North Hampton Public Library & Cultural Center, the Foundation is now run by a team of volunteers with business, library, educational, and civic backgrounds who are dedicated to the success of the Library. One of our five Foundation board members is also a current Library Trustee.
Board of Directors
Kelly L. Parrott, President
CIVIC: Former chair of Board of Trustees, North Hampton Public Library; North Hampton PAL (PTO); fundraising chair, Boy Scout Troop 162; Lighthouse Kids-Save White Island; Community Child Care Center; Portsmouth Music Hall
PROFESSIONAL: Regional sales director, Amadeus Hospitality. Former NH director for USAF liaison officers, USAF Reserve; product manager/business development manager, Cogentric; product manager, Lilly Software Associates; acquisitions officer/foreign military sales, United States Air Force.
EDUCATION: MBA, International Business, University of Massachusetts at Lowell; Bachelor of Science (BS), International Business, Japanese, University of Colorado at Boulder.
John Kollmorgen, Vice President
CIVIC: Former treasurer, board of trustees, North Hampton Public Library, North Hampton School Kindergarten Committee, North Hampton and Hampton Soccer coach, Hampton Riptide Lacrosse coach, Youth Ski Club coordinator
PROFESSIONAL: English educator & civics educator, Methuen MA; Comprehensive Grammar School pear leader coordinator, Comprehensive Grammar School Sandy Hook Promise coordinator. Former head educator, Boys Shelter Care Unit, Brockton, MA
EDUCATION: MEd. Lesley University, Cambridge, MA; BA Political Science Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
Lewis M. Roch III, Secretary-Treasurer
CIVIC: Building Advisory Committee and former finance chair, Capital Campaign Committee, North Hampton Public Library; former committee member, chairman, treasurer, advancement chair, and assistant scoutmaster, and BSA 30-year veteran, Boy Scout Troop 162 North Hampton, NH; member and former Executive Committee, Seacoast SCORE (20-year veteran). Former chairman, Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic (now Learning Ally), Texas Unit; board member, International Dyslexia Association, Baltimore, MD; member Rotary International, San Marcos, Texas.
PROFESSIONAL: Twenty-year veteran entrepreneur and corporate executive in telecommunications and technology plus an additional 20-plus years as a businessman and investor. Currently serving on the board of directors of an energy company. Current and past investments in telecommunications and technology (cellular, video networking, high-speed data communications), agriculture (farming, timbering, dairy operations), commercial and residential real estate (apartment buildings, condominiums, strip centers, commercial buildings), oil and gas exploration and production, environmental sustainability (wind and solar leasing, carbon sequestration), venture capital (artificial intelligence driven SaaS, edge computing, biomedical), and brick and mortar retail.
EDUCATION: MBA, The University of Texas at Austin; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Dana Hooper, Fundraising Chair
CIVIC: Former board member of New England Association of Personnel Consultants, Lighthouse Kids and EFAC (Education for All Children), co-chair Friends of the North Hampton Library, co-chair NHS School Wide Volunteer Coordinators, North Hampton Youth Soccer coach, member North Hampton School Building Committee, Winnacunnet High School Building Committee, co-chair of United Way of Greater Boston Pacesetter Campaign at Shawmut Bank of Boston.
PROFESSIONAL: President of Hayward Hooper and Associates (executive recruiting firm). Former regional manager and product manager, General Electric Aerospace Division, Large Screen Video Displays; manager of commercial cash management, Shawmut Bank of Boston; international management consultant, Synectics, Inc.; manager of franchise analytics and development, General Electric Industrial Systems Division; General Electric Technical Marketing Training Program.
EDUCATION: BA Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY. General Electric multi-year Technical Marketing Training Program, Crotonville, NY.
CIVIC: Trustee, North Hampton Public Library Board of Trustees. Former cultural enrichment coordinator, Kelley School, Newburyport, MA; certified reading tutor, 32nd Degree Masonic Learning Center for Children, Rochester, NH; children's room library page, Wiggin Memorial Library, Stratham, NH; US Peace Corps, Lithuania's small economic development group; community outreach coordinator, Newburyport Mother's Club, Newburyport, Massachusetts.
PROFESSIONAL: Reference librarian for Northern Essex Community College and Southern New Hampshire University. Former student library assistant, Dean B. Ellis Library; accounting firm experience; professional field experience, University of New Hampshire's Dimond Library.
EDUCATION: Master's in Library and Information Science, University of Rhode Island; Bachelor of Science (BS), International Business Studies, Arkansas State University.