Kimball Jenkins Board of Directors
Colin Callahan, Chair
Colin is the Head of the St. Paul’s School Arts Department which is made up of four programs: theater, dance, music and fine arts. He is also Director of the state-of-the-art Crumpacker Gallery. He teaches painting, drawing, printmaking, art history, architecture, curatorial studies. Colin began painting as a student at the Overseas School of Rome in Italy, graduated from Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts, and worked for a Wall Street firm in New York before pursuing a career in the arts. An active professional artist with a focus on oil landscapes and still life, Colin shows his art frequently throughout the Northeast. His work was also featured in two Hollywood movies. He travels frequently, painting in France, Germany, and around the U.S.
Lorrie J. Carey
A New Hampshire native, Lorrie is a cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Masters in Public Affairs. She owns Marshall's Florist in the town of Boscawen, where she has also served as a Selectwoman and currently serves as School Board representative to the Merrimack Valley School Board and CSI Charter School. She was a Presidential Appointee, under President Clinton, to the White House Conference on Small Business. She is a past winner of the NH Business in the Arts award, and has served as President of the Concord Business and Professional Women, Co-President of the Concord Community Concert Association, President of the Granite State Symphony, President of the Kimball Jenkins School of Art, and on a number of other non-profit boards.
William L. Chapman, Secretary
Bill is an attorney and partner at Orr & Reno, where his focus is representing the media, journalists and authors; appellate practice; trusts, estates and estate administration; and businesses seeking tax exemptions and/or abatements. Bill has represented a number of national, regional and local media organizations and journalists in access cases under the First Amendment, the Freedom of Information Act and New Hampshire’s Right-to-Know Law; and in defending against defamation and privacy claims. The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce 2017 Citizen of the Year, Bill also serves on the boards of New Hampshire Public Radio and Concord Hospital. He enjoys skiing, biking and sailing.
Jerry began his career with Cobb Hill Construction in 1988 as a carpenter after graduating from Glen College in his home country of South Africa. As the company grew, Jerry advanced in the company to become the Operations Manager in 2000. He acquired the business in 2011. Jerry’s main focus is implementing broad vision, strategy, policies and organizational structure along with representing Cobb Hill on several Boards and Industry Committees. Jerry is very service oriented and with his influence broadened the company’s support within the community.
Robert M. Kleiner
Rob is the Quality Operations Auditor at Northeast Delta Dental where he is responsible for planning and conducting audits of functional activities to determine the adequacy of internal controls and ensure adherence to operating policies and procedures. He also facilitates external audits, is a member of the Internal Compliance Committee, and edits the company newsletter. Rob is a member of the Finance Committee for the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Franklin Pierce University and an associates degree in Business Management and Accounting from New Hampshire Technical Institute. He is also a graduate of the NH Center for Nonprofits’s Hoffman Haas Fellowship. Music is a big part of Rob's life and he plays the guitar, bass, piano, drums, and sings. Rob lives in Concord with his wife Holly and their two amazing daughters.
Nannu Nobis, Vice Chair
Nannu is the founder and Principal of Nobis Engineering, Inc., an employee-owned company with a 29-year legacy of client solutions, employee engagement and community involvement. He manages the overall strategic direction of the company. He holds an MS in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, a BE in Civil Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India, and multiple Executive Management certifications from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, NH. Nannu has lived in southern New Hampshire for over 30 years and is active in local community organizations, serving as the Immediate Past Chair of the Board for Granite United Way and the Immediate Past chair of the Board of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce. He is also a board member of American Council of Engineering Companies of New Hampshire. Nannu studies watercolor painting with Kimball Jenkins instructor Sylvia Brofos.
Gary Shirk, Treasurer
Gary Shirk is Vice President, Director of Operations and Co-owner of Bovie Screen Process Printing Company, Inc. located in Bow, New Hampshire. Gary joined Bovie after retiring from a long career in research and academic library book sales, concluding with a ten-year stint as President of YBP Library Services, a full-service international library services company with sales of over $250 million. In his long professional career, Gary has made numerous presentations in national library-related trade associations, authored articles on library science and book vending, and was a long-term member of the American Library Association, with roles on committees and boards. He has served on the board of the United Way of Merrimack County, including two years as Board President, and is again serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the newly-formed Granite United Way.
Pam is an artist first, though she has worn many artistic hats in New Hampshire, promoting art by volunteering her time to several non-profits over the years. As an Art Consultant, she has run the well-respected Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden in Concord for over twenty years, representing several of the best artists from New England. She was voted one of New Hampshire’s Outstanding Business Women. With a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, Pam enjoys her free time painting in her studio, creating intriguing compositions on her canvas with bright, bold colors. She is a juried member of the National Association of Women Artists, and exhibits her work in juried exhibits and at her gallery.
Sherilyn Burnett Young
Sherry is a founder and President of the law firm of Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C. She heads the firm's Environmental Practice Group, and assists clients on federal and state environmental matters, real estate transactions, and business and finance transactions. She has extensive experience in litigation with state and federal regulators, is general counsel for a large non-profit health care foundation, and advises a number of non-profits. Sherry serves as Chair to the Board of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, on the Eastern Bank Board of Trustees, the Advisory Board of the University of New Hampshire School of Law, and as Past President of the NH Supreme Court Society. She served as legislative counsel to then-Governor Judd Gregg in his first term in 1988-89. The first woman to chair the State Capital Group, an international association of independent law firms, Sherry has received the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce Athena Award for professional excellence and her work empowering women.
Kimball Jenkins Staff
Althea Barton, Director of Outreach & Development
Althea joined Kimball Jenkins in 2017, and is responsible for developing and coordinating efforts to increase funding for programs, operations, and stewardship. Prior to joining the team, she produced documentary films with local themes, worked to save historic properties like the Frank Beede House in Penacook, and organized and fundraised for community events. She has served on the boards of the Penacook Historical Society (Director of Development), Emerson School (past Chair), and the Concord Parks & Recreation Committee. Prior to relocating to Concord, she worked in New York City as Vice President and Trust Department Manager for an international financial institution. She holds a BA from Mount Holyoke College, and has lived in Barcelona, San Juan, and Kyoto. Althea enjoys playing tennis and hiking with her husband and two teenage sons.
Dawn Beauchesne, Events Coordinator
After retiring as co-owner of a hardscape design & stone masonry business in 2016, Dawn enjoyed a successful 20-year career in regional media sales and management. These years were made especially memorable while planning events throughout New England for a nationally syndicated radio personality, as well as coordinating promotional appearances and fund raisers for local, regional and national musical acts. She also enjoyed working on many committees with the Lung Association of NH during their many Clean Air Challenge multi-day cycling fundraisers, and for a time as part of the development team. Dawn joined Kimball Jenkins as events coordinator in 2011. The Estate hosts nearly 100 business meetings, social gatherings including weddings, and fundraisers every year. Dawn lives in Concord with her husband, and English setters Avery and Fern.
Ryan Linehan, Managing Director
Before his detour into the Fine Arts, Ryan studied Wildlife Biology and Environmental Law at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he received his BS. A required drawing course his senior year detoured him into the Fine Arts where under Farid Haddad at New England College he received his BA in Sculpture and Photography. Since 2006 he has served various roles for the Carolyn Jenkins Trust including Executive Director, Director of Operations and Development and Managing Director. He is a member of Creative Concord and the recipient of The New Hampshire Art Educator's Association outstanding Service Inside and Outside of the Profession Award.
Sara Petipas, Office Manager
A graduate of Massachusetts College of Art with a concentration in ceramics, Sara is a production potter by trade. For the past 30 years she has sold work at art festivals, in galleries, shops and museum stores throughout the northeast. She has taught ceramics in studios, schools and recreational programs to students of all ages. Since 2011, Sara has taught ceramics and helped in the office at Kimball Jenkins, and has recently taken on the role of office manager. When she’s not in the office, in the studio or on the road, Sara likes to putter around her old farmhouse and tend to her ducks and chickens.