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2021 Annual Meeting

Saturday, August 21, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at Lake Cruise Headquarters

Park in Science Center lots and follow the trail across Route 113 to Lake Cruise Headquarters.

RSVP for the Annual Meeting: email Mary Noyes at or call 603-968-7194 x 111.

Join us for Coffee, Juice, and Muffins at 8:00 a.m.
Business Meeting - 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

  • Welcome by Justin Van Etten, Chair of the Board of Trustees
  • Approval of 2020 Annual Meeting minutes by Justin Van Etten
  • 2020 Financial Report presented by Anne R. Lovett, Treasurer and Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee
  • Honor retiring trustee by Justin Van Etten: Tony Wagner, Ed. D.
  • Election of trustees and officers by Sarah Brown, Governance Chair
  • Nominated for re-election to serve a three-year term: Justin Van Etten, Susan Lynch, Martha Grant
  • Nominated as new trustees to serve three year-terms: Cathy Denious, Diane Garfield, Barbara Nan Grossman, David Murphy
  • Cathy Denious

    Cathy DeniousCathy’s fondness for nature began with her father’s naming of birds that came to the feeders and trees of her childhood home. She believes in and looks forward to doing more to support the Science Center’s vision “that visitors of all ages gain a greater understanding of ecology and a lifelong respect and appreciation for the natural world leading to active environmental stewardship”.

    Cathy’s career and volunteer activities have been in public relations and fundraising for non-profits. At the Science Center, Cathy serves on the Development and Summer Splash committees. She can also be found refilling feeders at the Song Bird Station.

    Cathy and her husband, Rob, live year round in Holderness. They have been coming to Squam for more than 35 years and last year made New Hampshire their full-time residence. They enjoy sharing this beautiful lake community with their children, grandson, and friends.

    Diane Garfield

    Diane GarfieldDiane is delighted to return to the Science Center’s Board of Trustees, having served previously from 1998 – 2010. She and her husband, Peter Gross MD, have welcomed family and friends to their home on Sturtevant Cove for over 30 years. Their grandchildren are generation #4 at Squam: Diane’s parents met on Squam as camp counselors in 1933.

    Diane worked at Fidelity Investments in Boston for three decades in a variety of management assignments including web leadership, donor advised fund administration, foundation philanthropy, and museum project coordination. Previous to Fidelity, she worked for two startup high tech companies in Cambridge in both printing and publishing technologies as well as serving for three years as a rare books and manuscripts curator at Harvard Medical School. Diane has served on several non-profit boards in New Hampshire, most recently as Co-Chair of the Board of Sandwich Home Industries – a League of New Hampshire Craftsmen craft center. Diane and Peter walked daily in the beautiful New Hampshire woods during a year of Covid isolation and stopped counting at 1,600 miles.

    Barbara Nan Grossman

    Barbara Nan GrossmanBarbara’s family came to Squam Lake for the first time in 1979. After six years at Rockywold, they bought our first lakeside home on Bennett Cove and then moved to Sabine Point in 1991, where they have lovingly restored an old camp. They’ve spent every summer there for the last twenty years, a gift beyond compare. Having abandoned a career as a scientist early on, Barbara spent almost fifty years working on boards, ranging from schools to hospice to reproductive rights to conservation. Her passions now are social justice and conservation. She has always loved animals and has been on three safaris in Africa and one trip to the Galapagos Islands. Her grandchildren love the Science Center, and she enjoys seeing the animals through their curious eyes.

    Dave Murphy

    Dave MurphyDave Murphy and his wife, Lauren, first came to Squam Lake in 1988 and were immediately captivated by the natural beauty of the area. In 2005, after attending Rockywold-Deephaven Camps for over a decade, they purchased a home on the lake in Center Harbor. They enjoy many aspects of lake life including kayaking, hiking, skiing and sharing the views with family and friends.

    Dave worked for 27 years in the field of investment management, mostly with Fidelity Investments. He initially managed municipal bond portfolios, and later became head of the investment grade fixed income division. He was responsible for all investment personnel and for managing the division’s investment process.

    Dave served on the Board of Selectmen in the Town of Wellesley, Massachusetts, including one year as Chair. During his term in office, the Board successfully negotiated with Wellesley College to purchase a parcel of 46 acres of land, most of which will remain as open space for the town. Dave also served for four years on the town’s Advisory Committee, including one year as Chair. The Advisory Committee functions both as a finance committee for the Town as well as a body that makes recommendations on issues that come before Town Meeting.

    Dave has served as a member of the Science Center’s Investment Committee for over a decade. When not at the lake, Dave and Lauren live in Wellesley, where they raised their three children. They now have three grandchildren, and they delight in introducing this generation to the beauty of the Lakes Region.

  • Recognition of staff milestones:
    Aubrey Voelker, Animal Care Training Coordinator (5 years)
    Amanda Gillen, Marketing Manager (10 years)
    Jeremy Phillips, Naturalist (10 years)
    Dennis Capodestria, Exhibits Assistant (15 years)
    Iain MacLeod, Executive Director (15 years)
    Margaret Gillespie, Naturalist (35 years)
  • Presentation of Horizon Award by Executive Director Iain MacLeod
  • Year in review by Executive Director Iain MacLeod
  • Closing remarks by Board Chair Justin Van Etten