Our Team

Our staff members are experienced education professionals. They run GEAR UP programs and work directly with students and volunteers. Staff may be contacted through the New Hampshire GEAR UP Alliance office or our partnering schools.

Debby Scire (she/her)


Stephanie Lesperance (she/her)

Chief Strategy Officer

Jillian Oates (she/her)

Chief Operating Officer

Aarron Dupuis (he/him)

Community Relations Coordinator

Ciaran Farley (she/her)

Bridges to Postsecondary Success Project Coordinator

Kayleigh Bennett (she/her)

Digital communications manager

Damond Ford (he/him/they)

Associate Director

Nicole Nover (she/her)

Family and Community Outreach Specialist

Celina Heyliger (she/her)

navigator, berlin middle school

Kelsey Sobel (she/her)

navigator, Franklin middle school

Heidi Richard (she/her)

navigator, stewartstown community school

Angela Romilla (she/her)

navigator, hillside middle school

Stephanie Eastman (she/her)

navigator, lisbon regional school

Emma Clark (she/her)

navigator, Somersworth Middle School

Nicole Shedd (she/her)

GEAR UP New Hampshire Project Director

Sarah Svindland (she/her)

Director of District implementation

Jillian Corey (he/him)

Director of College and Career Planning

Simon Pierpont (he/him)

outreach Director

Kyle Simpson (he/him)

Access Coordinator, Manchester School of Technology

Yessica Garcia (she/her)

Access Coordinator, Memorial High School

Natalie Barney (she/her)

Access Coordinator, West High School

Faith Molongoski (she/her)

Navigator, henry j mclaughlin middle school 

Bridget Soraghan (she/her)

Navigator, parkside middle school 

Timmy Chase (he/him)

Navigator, pennichuck middle school

Roosevelt Harris-Williams (he/him)

Navigator, Henry Wilson Memorial School

Gerald D’Arcy (he/him)

Navigator, Southside middle school

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