About Us

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: President, LMR, Inc.; board of directors, Cardinal Ethanol, LLC; owner-manager, Roch Holdings, LLC, Roch Investments, LLC, Roch Enterprises, LLC, and Robinwood, 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 Technologies); president Texas Paging and Transmission, Inc., Voice-Stor, Inc., and Professional Communications, Inc.; partner representative, GTE Mobilnet of Austin, LLC & GTE Mobilnet of Texas RSA #16, LP (now Verizon); executive development & marketing coordinator, Continental Telephone Company (Contel) of Texas (later GTE, now Verizon); computer operator, systems architect, and software engineer, 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.

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.

Susan Leonardi

  • 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.

The North Hampton Public Library and Cultural Center Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit whose mission is to support the North Hampton Public Library and Cultural Center. The Foundation is registered with the State of New Hampshire Department of State’s Corporate Division, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Charitable Trust Unit, and the Town of North Hampton, NH. The Foundation has a Certificate of Good Standing from the NH Department of State and has filed the following information with the NH Attorney General's Charitable Trust Unit: 1) IRS Form 1023 Tax Exempt Application, 2) IRS 501 (c) (3) Determination Letter, 3) Articles of Agreement, as amended, 4) Bylaws, as amended, 5) New Hampshire Certificate of Registration, 6) New Hampshire Form NHCT-2A Annual Reports, and 7) Nonprofit Reports, copies of which may also be obtained upon request made to our secretary