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. Can’t get enough DI? Try it in the summer! Gottalikachallenge is one of the oldest creativity camps in the nation.
- Scholarships. Each year, NHICC awards scholarships to selected graduating high school seniors.
If you would like to learn more about our organization, please take a look our 2018 Annual Report.
Nearly all of the people listed below are volunteers. Most of them prefer e-mail 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 @nh-di.org||Phone||Responsible For|
|Anna Maenhout||Anna.Maenhout||868-2140 x700||Executive Director|
|Ellie Stetson||Ellie.Stetson||868-2140 x704||NHICC Board Chair|
|Melinda Sines||Melinda.Sines||868-2140 x707||DI Program Co-Manager|
|Lisa Gowern||Lisa.Gowern||868-2140 x708||DI Program Co-Manager|
|Wayne Kurtzman||Wayne.Kurtzman||434-0974||Media PR|
|Lou McKenna||Lou.McKenna||868-2140 x711||Camp Director|
NH Affiliate Challenge Masters (ACMs)
Have a question about your Challenge? Email these individuals who volunteer their time as the people who lead their respective Challenge in New Hampshire. Please include your team, school and contact information.
|Escape Artists||Jenna Caputofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Game On||Sandra Hardyemail@example.com|
|Heads Up||Bruce Campbellfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Heads Up||Edward Koonzemail@example.com|
|Instant Challenge||Daniel Whitneyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Instant Challenge||Jane Welchemail@example.com|
|Medical Mystery||Ellie Stetsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Medical Mystery||Steve Gilvaremail@example.com|
|Monster Effects||Bryce Broadhurstfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Monster Effects||Harvey Blackemail@example.com|
|Monster Effects||Richard Haskinsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|On Target||Sharon Lewandowskiemail@example.com|
|On Target||Steve Greenwoodfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pop Up||Eileen McDonaldemail@example.com|
|Pop Up||Jason Kittredgefirstname.lastname@example.org|
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.|
|Jamie Saucier||Director of School District Engagement at Reaching Higher New Hampshire; founder, chair and developer of the Voices of the (603) A cappella Festival; co-chair of NH Citizens for the Arts.|
|Jill Schoonmaker||Retired Executive Director of NHICC and Affiliate Director for NH Destination Imagination.|