The Hillsborough Community Center, Inc. is a nonprofit incorporated 501(c)(3) organization (EIN-84-2449179 [pdf]), and was founded in 2019 by Becky Johnson. Our State of New Hampshire business identification number is 828368. The vision of this regional community center is to provide a safe and welcoming space that serves to improve the health, education, and social opportunities of regional residents of all ages.
Our plans are to build a facility that will include event space for 200-400 people, an indoor walking track, basketball court, fitness center, and exercise space, a professional kitchen, theater, swimming pool, a community garden, and outdoor exercise space for both children and adults. The Center support small businesses with incubator and meeting space. The Center will be used for community events, weddings, recitals, as a senior citizen meal site, and a place for children to learn, exercise, and have fun. Our multi-generational programs will be supported through grants, membership fees, and donations from residents and businesses.
The Center will be built in several phases. Phase I is to purchase land; Phase II begins construction on the heart of the Center; and Phase III is the construction of a swimming pool.
Board of Directors
Becky Johnson, Executive Director – Born and raised on the Central Coast of California, Becky’s first job was to serve as an assistant at the local community center. She moved to Southern Oregon and spent 15 years working in education and in the nonprofit sector. Becky moved to New Hampshire in 2005, and has worked for the State of New Hampshire. Becky holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, and a Master’s degree in Professional Writing. Becky owns a garden nursery business and an art studio. She lives in Hillsboro with her husband and three children.
John Bramley, Secretary – John Bramley is a Hillsboro resident and math teacher in district since 1998. John has served on many local organizations, including being on the board for the Community Action Team, the Fest and Fair Parade Committee, Hillsboro Reborn and the Hillsboro Community Center.
Ernest E. Gould, Jr., Fundraising Director – Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Gene moved to Hillsboro in 1987 after serving four years in the U.S. Navy. He has an Associate of Arts degree in theatre and a Bachelor’s degree in human services. Gene recently retired from OSRAM Sylvania after working there for 31 years. He’s a longtime member of the Hillsboro United Methodist Church and was a lay leader there for approximately 25 years. Gene is also on the Board of Directors for the food pantry, and has raised over $100,000 heading up the Feinstein and Hillsboro Challenge.
Frank Malinoski, MD, PhD – Frank was born and raised outside of Albany, NY by a devoted “Greatest Generation” WW II couple. Frank served in the US Army Medical Corps from 1981 through early 1992. He then entered the private sector and for over 30 years has been developing vaccines with various roles in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Frank has been married to his partner Judith Sanders, a retired nurse and now fiction author, for 40 years, and together they enjoy life here as permanent residents of Antrim/Hillsboro since 2016. He is a member of the Henniker Area Rotary Club (past president in 2020-21) and the Franklin Pierce Lake Association (President 2020-22). Two of their four New Hampshire grandchildren are proud graduates of the Hillsboro schools.
E. Ann Poole, Chairperson – Ann is principal of a self-named ecological and environmental consulting firm specializing in habitat evaluations, natural area inventories and conservation planning in the northeast. She’s also a Justice of the Peace dba / Splendid Ceremonies. In that capacity, she’s performed scores of wedding ceremonies and vow renewals everywhere from mountain tops to antique Airstream travel trailers to hot-air balloons. When not tramping across the countryside or ‘tying the knot’, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their ‘fur family’.
Linda Stellato, Treasurer – Linda is a Hillsboro native with many ties to the community. She is a semi-retired proprietor of a business that she started in 1975 performing bookkeeping, accounting and office and temp services for small businesses. Linda has been treasurer, troop leader, coach, and board member for girl scouts, boy scouts, youth athletic association and a food pantry as well as serving on several town and school committees.