Council Members

The Council recruits and interviews potential members and makes recommendations to the Governor for appointment to three-year terms.

Roughly one-third of our members are people with developmental disabilities and one-third are parents or guardians of people with developmental disabilities. The others represent agencies required by state and federal law. When recruiting potential members, the Council seeks those who are committed to working to improve the lives of all people with developmental disabilities statewide. We strive for membership that is diverse and representative of the state. We have four engaging committees to get you involved:

  1. Policy – Keeps the Council updated on laws and policies that affect people with developmental disabilities and their families. Helps the Council develop its official position on any changes.
  2. Member Relations – Helps Council members to remain active and engaged and recruits new members.
  3. Finance – Monitors the Council’s budget to make sure it aligns with the five-year plan.
  4. Program and Planning – Advises the Council on the Small Grant Program and approves applications.

Council Members


Tim Houle, Council Chair
Newmarket, NH
Jean Crouch, Council Vice-Chair
Health & Human Services Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services
Concord, NH

Community Representatives: 

Alyssa Antman, Concord, NH
Kelly Ehrhart, Nashua, NH
Caitlyn Fulton, Dover, NH
Nicole Mello, Henniker, NH
Tammy Mills, Plainfield, NH
Michele Petersen, New Boston, NH
Jim Piet, Concord, NH
Arielle Van De Water, Goffstown, NH
Patricia Vincent-Piet, Concord, NH
Frank Vinciguerra, Manchester, NH

Agency and Organization Representatives:

Suzanne Austin, Center for Life Management
Abigail Conger, Bureau of Developmental Services, DHHS
Stephanie Patrick, Disability Rights Center NH
Danielle Pelletier, Bureau of Student Services, Department of Education
Jennifer Pineo, NH Family Voices
Sarah Sadowski, Institute on Disability/UNH
Alexis Wayland, Crotched Mountain Foundation
Meryle Zeoli, NH Department of Education Vocational Rehabilitation