The Board of Directors of The Foundation for New Hampshire Community Colleges (The Foundation) recently welcomed three new members to the board: Rob Taylor from Enfield, Paulette Faggiano from Manchester and Diane Davis from Canterbury. Together they bring a depth and breadth of business and community experience that will help support The Foundation’s mission of helping to lessen financial barriers to those seeking a community college education and supporting creative partnerships across New Hampshire.
Rob Taylor has 28 years of experience in business and with local municipalities as the land use and community development administrator for the town of Enfield. He has extensive experience in agriculture and small business as an owner and manager of his family’s dairy and maple farm for many years, and in the corporate world. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Keene State College. Taylor served on the search committee for the current River Valley Community College president, is the chair of the College’s Board of Advisors and was the recipient of the 2017 Community Partner of the Year award. He currently serves as the chair of the Plainfield Board of Selectmen, where he has held roles for the past 20 years.
Paulette Faggiano has 32 years of marketing and program management experience. She works as the strategic communications manager at Eversource and oversees the company’s N.H. charitable giving strategy. Faggiano earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of New Hampshire and a master’s of business administration from Southern New Hampshire University, where she taught courses in advertising, marketing and management. Her volunteer service includes work with Kids Café, New Horizons, the National Association for the Blind, Red Cross of New England, Easter Seals, Special Olympics, United Way and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Diane Davis, DNP, MHA, RN has over 35 years of experience working in health care in direct patient care, management and leadership roles. As the director of medical home navigation and community health programs at Concord Hospital, she puts her professional experience to good use as an adjunct professor at NHTI – Concord’s Community College – and at Granite State College. Davis earned an associate’s and bachelor’s degree in nursing from NHTI and UMASS Boston, respectively, along with a master’s in healthcare administration from Southern New Hampshire University and a doctorate of nursing practice from UMass Amherst. Davis is an active member of many organizations including, N.H. Nurses Association, American Organization for Nursing Leadership, N.H. Public Health Association and she serves on the NHTI Nursing Advisory Board.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Rob, Paulette and Diane to The Foundation board of directors,” said Tim Allison, executive director of The Foundation. “They bring a breadth of experience from all over New Hampshire with a commitment to helping communities. The deep and long-standing connections that they have to our colleges will provide invaluable insight to helping The Foundation serve our local communities and support our students.”