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; committee member, treasurer, former chairman, advancement chair, and assistant scoutmaster, Boy Scout Troop 162, North Hampton, NH; member and former Executive Committee, Seacoast SCORE. 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: President, LMR, Inc.; board of directors, Cardinal Ethanol, LLC; general partner, Roch Holdings, LLC and Roch Investments, LLC; general manager, Roch Enterprises, LLC. Former managing partner, RFP Associates, Ltd.; general partner, Roch Interests, Ltd. LLP; director, Vitts Networks, Inc.; co-founder and vice-president, Objective Communications, Inc.; co-founder and president, Plancom, Inc. (later Wayport, Inc., now AT&T), Realcom, Inc., SM Telecom, Inc., SM Telecorp, Inc., and Telco Computer Systems, Inc.; board of director, San Marcos (TX) Telephone Company, Inc. (later CenturyLink, now Lumen); president Texas Paging and Transmission, Inc., Voice-Stor, Inc., and Professional Communications, Inc.; executive development & marketing coordinator, Continental Telephone Company (Contel) of Texas (later GTE, now Verizon); computer operator and programmer, Teledata, Inc.; accounts receivable manager, Professional Data Processing, Inc.
EDUCATION: MBA, The University of Texas at Austin; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
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.
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.