Mount Washington Valley's Premiere Non-Profit Network
Board of Directors
The plan for Mount Washington Valley Promotions was conceived by Lisa Saunders-DuFault, who serves as Executive Director of the organization. A native of the Mount Washington Valley, DuFault graduated from Kennett High School and attended White Pines College, where she majored in Photo-Journalism. She has worked as a wedding and portrait photographer for more than 30 years and has served on numerous non-profit boards. Her college training has been invaluable in designing and producing "Charity Chatter", the twice monthly newsletter of non-profit Mount Washington Valley events. In addition to the newsletter, DuFault maintains the website and on-line calendar. She and Board Member Chelsea Hupalowsky also co-host the weekly television program, "Charity Chatter on Channel 3".
In 2022, Lisa received a White Mountain Treasures Award at the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and was named Business Person of the Year by the Greater Ossipee Area Chamber of Commerce.
Executive Director - Lisa Saunders-DuFault
Board President - Patty Tilton
Patty Tilton is a lifelong resident (& truly qualifies as being a native) of the Mount Washington Valley, being descended from one of North Conway’s town founders, Richard Eastman.
After graduating from Kennett High School, she received her college degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, in Rochester, NY in Printing Technology, and has worked as a graphic artist in the newspaper field ever since. Her first job out of college was at the Venice Gondolier newspaper, when she moved to Florida for a short 3 years. She has spent the rest of her working life here in the Valley at The MountainEar, The Carroll County Independent, The Granite State News, and currently (for the last 18 years!) at The Conway Daily Sun. She really thinks she has newspaper ink in her veins now! Patty has done freelance work throughout the Valley and is proud to say that she has produced the MWV MudBowl Program for well over 20 years.
Her two kids attended Madison Elementary & Kennett High. Mike still lives and works here in the Valley, and Brian found his way to Mountainview, CA… which is a lovely place to visit in the wintertime (thank you, Brian!). There have also been numerous dogs, cats, rabbits, rats & fish along the way. While the boys were busy growing, Patty spent time as a Sunday School teacher, Cub Scout den leader, and PTO member.
Currently, she is on the board of hery housing co-op in Conway, where she lives with her 3 cats. She's not quite a crazy cat lady yet, but give her time! Patty enjoys painting (or at least trying to!), crafting, reading, exploring the internet and wasting time on a few computer games.
Board Vice President - Christina Howe
Christina Howe has been a part of Valley Promotions for more than twelve years. Although she no longer lives directly in the Mount Washington Valley, her heart remains here with her friends, family and the multiple Non-profits that she enjoys being involved in. Christina adores camping, hiking, and all things outdoors. As a writer, director and actor.... She has been blessed with twenty years of theatre experience in the Valley, most commonly with M&D Playhouse. She has been able to pursue all these passions her entire life locally, as she is New Hampshire born and raised. Currently she holds positions with La Vista restaurant in Lincoln, NH and The Sunset Hill House in Sugar Hill, NH. It is Christina's hope to aid as many non-profits as possible with Valley Promotions ever growing and evolving board.
Board Secretary - Leeanna Bushey
Board Secretary 2 - Holly Fougere
Holly Fougere is a twenty-year veteran teacher of the performing arts specializing in Dance Education as well as Theatre and Music. Holly has been at the forefront of promoting dance education in the state of New Hampshire having implemented the first public high school program in 2007. Throughout her journey as an arts educator, Holly has become a strong advocate for the arts as an Integration Specialist, Teaching Lecturer, guest speaker at conferences, and artist residencies.
Holly received her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Arts, Leadership, and Learning in 2020 and her Master of Education in Integrated Arts in 2011 from Plymouth State University. She obtained her Bachelor of Music in Music Education with a minor in Dance from the University of Maine, Orono in 2003. In addition to her degrees, she is also certified in Music and Dance Education K-12 in the state of New Hampshire. Currently, Holly is teaching dance, chorus, and theater at Kennett High School and is a Teaching Lecturer for Plymouth State University where she works with Graduate education students on implementing 21st century learning strategies through arts-based pedagogy.
Holly’s shared passion for the arts and health and fitness prompted her to start her own company, Inspire Network, in 2021. Inspire Network helps teens and adults achieve optimal health through personalized health coaching and dance fitness classes. Inspire Network can also be hired to offer workplace wellness workshops, nutrition classes, and dance fitness classes. Holly is certified by OPTAVIA in partnership with the MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Education & M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University and has a certificate as a Workplace Wellness Specialist through the National Wellness Institute.
Tricia Patnaude is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor who was previously self-employed in the computer support field. A graduate of the New England Institute of Professional Photography, Tricia is a BRAF juried artist and member of MWV Arts Association. She is an art instructor for OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute).
She has been a past or present board member of: MSAD#72, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and East Conway Fire Department Auxiliary. She is the proud mom of Mason and when he allows, she enjoys doing anything artistic and/or outdoors.
Board Treasurer - Tricia Patnaude
Valley Promotions PO Box 44 Bartlett, NH 03812 (603)374-6241