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)

New Hampshire Scholars Project Coordinator

Damond Ford (he/him/they)

Associate Director

MaeAnna Edwards (she/her)

Director of Postsecondary Access and Success

Nicole Nover (she/her)

Family and Community Outreach Specialist

Thaline Rodene (she/her)

Access Coordinator, Central High School

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

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