The New Hampshire Innovation and Creativity Connection, or NHICC, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to fostering teamwork, creative problem solving, and innovation in New Hampshire. Working with students from preschool through college, NHICC sponsors multiple programs to help New Hampshire’s youth become the leaders and innovators of the future:
- New Hampshire Destination Imagination. Destination Imagination® (DI) is one of the most popular extracurricular school activities in New Hampshire, with about 2,000 student participants each year from schools and community-based organizations around the state. Since its inception in 1982, New Hampshire Destination Imagination has had over 120,000 New Hampshire students in its creative problem solving programs.
- Camp Gottalikachallenge. We run one of the oldest creativity camps in the nation. Every summer, we welcome campers from all over the world to a week of summer camp fun at a variety of sites around New Hampshire.
- Girls Engineering the Future is a new residential camp created by the New Hampshire Innovation and Creativity Connection, FIRST®, Destination Imagination®, and the University of New Hampshire to provide an adventure designed to bolster the self-confidence, lift the spirit, and engage the minds of young women.
- Scholarships. Each year, NHICC awards scholarships to selected graduating high school seniors.
Please visit the main NHICC website to learn more about our organization and its programs..
Nearly all of the people listed below are volunteers. Most of them prefer email instead of being called at home in the evening, and when calling in the evening, it would be better to place your call before 9 PM.
|Name||E-mail @nhicc.org||Phone||Responsible For|
|Ellie Stetson||Ellie.Stetson||868-2140 x704||NHICC Board Chair|
|Craig Richardson||Craig.Richardson||868-2140 x701||NHICC Executive Director
DI Affiliate Co-Director
|Sandra Hardy||Sandra.Hardy||868-2140 x702||DI Affiliate Co-Director
NH-DI Program Board Chair
|Anna Maenhout||Anna.Maenhout||868-2140 x700||Girls Engineering the Future Program Director|
|Melinda Sines||Melinda.Sines||868-2140 x707||Merchandising Director|
|Lisa Gowern||Lisa.Gowern||868-2140 x708||Events Manager|
|Wayne Kurtzman||Wayne.Kurtzman||434-0974||Media PR|
|Lou McKenna||Lou.McKenna||868-2140 x711||Camp Director|
NHICC Board of Directors
Click here for profiles of the members of our Board of Directors.
|Board Member||Email @nhicc.org|
|Jeannette Fitzgibbons (Treasurer)||jeannette.fitzgibbons|
|Diana King (Vice-Chair)||diana.king|
|Ellie Stetson (Chair)||ellie.stetson|
|Carrie Thompson (Secretary)||carrie.thompson|
NHICC Advisory Council
The Advisory Council is a group of educational, business, and community leaders who have agreed to contribute their expertise to help establish goals, to suggest new ideas, and to act as outside ambassadors for our organization.
Click here for profiles of the members of our Advisory Council.
|Council Member||Additional Information|
|Fred Bramante||President of the National Center for Competency-Based Learning, and former Chair of the New Hampshire Board of Education.|
|Anat Eshed||Former MIT researcher, staff member at a nonprofit working to improve educational outcomes for students.|
|Angela Foss||Associate Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) at Southern New Hampshire University.|
|Lynn Murray-Chandler||Associate Professor / Director of Center for Teaching and Learning at Southern New Hampshire University.|
|Brady Sadler||EVP, Growth & Innovation at the marketing firm GYK Antler.|
|Jill Schoonmaker||Retired Executive Director of NHICC and Affiliate Director for NH Destination Imagination.|