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 mission of the Hillsborough Community Center, Inc. is to improve the health, well-being, education, and cultural opportunities of patrons by offering multi-generational programs to address the needs of our community.
Our plans are to build a facility that will include event space for 200-400 people, an indoor walking track, athletic courts, fitness center and exercise space, a professional kitchen, performing arts center, swimming pool, a community garden, childcare center, makerspace, 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, rental fees, bequests, 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 worked for the State of New Hampshire for 13 years. She is currently a marketing professional for a private company. Becky holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a minor in visual arts, has some coursework in culinary arts, is a master gardener, and she holds a Master’s degree in Professional Writing from New England College. She lives in Hillsboro with her husband and three children, and menagerie of animals.
John Bramley, Secretary – John Bramley is a Hillsboro resident, and has been a math teacher in the SAU #34 district since 1998. John has served in 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. John is well-known throughout the Hillsboro community, and you’ll see him at many community events.
Kimberly Damboise – Born and raised in New Hampshire, Kimberly has spent two decades ensuring Food Safety in restaurants as both a health inspector and private third-party auditor. She currently works on the Global Food Safety Team for Whole Foods Market and is a small business owner specializing in health and wellness products. An alum of Saint Anselm College, she holds an Environmental Science degree. That love of the outdoors means you’ll usually find her in her organic garden growing vegetables, or on a hiking or biking trail in her spare time. She has lived with her young daughter in Hillsborough since 2019.
Ernest E. Gould, Jr. – 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.
Deanna Higgins, Fundraising Director – Deanna is a born and raised NH native. She moved to Hillsborough in 2014 with her husband to be close to his family who have lived in the town for generations. In 2007, she was part of the SESL challenge and the team goal was to create a community center in her hometown of Tilton. Deanna has a bachelors degree in Communications. Deanna lives with her husband and young son. She is a member of the Women of the Moose, and runs the contact center for the New Hampshire Retirement System.
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.
The Hillsborough Community Center, Inc., does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
The Hillsborough Community Center, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
The foregoing addendum “Nondiscrimination Policy” to the bylaws for the Community Center were adopted at a meeting of the Board of Directors called for that purpose on January 14, 2020.