MATS Board of Directors

Board Members

  • Peter Harrison, President
  • Mary Loftis, Vice-President
  • Jane Bowman, Treasurer
  • Denise Frankoff, Secretary
  • Ernie Belletete
  • Julie Flood-Page
  • Bruce Simpson
  • Jennifer Runyon
  • Rachel Kipka

 

The Board of the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter is completely volunteer. The Board meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Peterborough, New Hampshire. If you would like to serve on the Board and share you time and expertise, please contact MATS by email or by phoning 603-924-5033

 

Ernie Belletete of Keene is a retired police Captain with the Peterborough Police Department with over 30 years of experience. He is a past president of MATS for 3 years and board member for 10 years. Ernie is currently a funeral Assistant with Foley Funeral Home in Keene, NH. He has been involved with several nonprofits organizations and enjoys working on community-related projects and activities.

 

Jane Bowman serves as Treasurer of the Board of MATS and has been a board member going on four years. Living in Peterborough for 50 years she has volunteered in many capacities in many different areas. Being an independent business owner helps with making her time flexible. She has enjoyed meeting and helping the clients of MATS and especially likes working with the members of the Board.

 

A year and a half ago Denise Frankoff moved to Dublin, NH from Washington DC with her husband and two springer spaniels. In looking for a place to retire they fell in love with the natural beauty and serenity of the Monadnock region and welcoming spirit of the Dublin community. Denise enjoys the outdoors- walking with her dogs, yoga, going snowshoeing and cross-country skiing; traveling, gardening, cooking, and reading.
For over 30 years Denise has worked as a speech-language pathologist- helping adults regain their communication and swallowing abilities, after a brain injury or disease. Her patients and their caregivers have taught her the importance of advocating for people with disabilities and, just as importantly, empowering them to advocate for themselves.
Since moving to NH, Denise began volunteering at Keene Community Education, helping adults improve their literacy skills. She was looking for more local involvement and was delighted when MATS voted to have her join. MATS helps people return to self-sufficiency and this seemed like an excellent match. Denise looks forward to working with the Board of MATS and the people they serve.

 

Mary Loftis taught art in the Keene School District for 26 years. Since her retirement ten years ago, she has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations including Monadnock Art, the Friends of the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, the Dublin Community Center and MATS. She also volunteers at the Monadnock Community Hospital and serves as a Deacon at the Dublin Community Church. She also served as Dublin’s representative to the ConVal School Board for six years.

Bruce SimpsonBruce Simpson has practiced law, worked in the property management and development industries, and served as Chair of the Dublin Planning Board, all of which have contributed to his interest in both chronic and acute housing issues. He is a founding member and past President of the Dublin Community Center, and a Trustee of the Dublin Community Church. He enjoys music, travel, writing, history, hiking, and volunteering for various community causes. He lives in Dublin with his wife and son.