Our Board of Trustees

Executive Board

Rannie Webster Founcation Board of TrusteesREBECCA HELM
Chairman, Rannie Webster Foundation Board of Trustees

Rebecca “Becky” Helm earned her degree from the University of Puget Sound. She worked for the Internal Revenue Service for 30 years in varying technical and managerial capacities. Her assignments were carried out in five IRS locations on both the east and west coasts. Becky and her husband, Jim, moved to Rye in 1993 when he was appointed as District Director of IRS for New Hampshire. For 25 years, Becky and Jim have enjoyed life in Seacoast, New Hampshire with wintertime breaks to a warmer climate. After her early retirement, Becky worked for two CPA firms and a tax practitioner doing bankruptcy work, tax consulting and preparation. For over 10 years, she maintained her own tax preparation and consulting business and enrolled to practice before the IRS as an Enrolled Agent. She provided pro bono tax assistance to United Methodist Witness in Pennsylvania (a subsidiary nonprofit of the United Methodist Church in Pennsylvania) and the New Outlook Teen Center of Exeter. Becky’s other volunteer activities include Treasurer of Seacoast Newcomers, President of Forest Green Homeowners Association and more recently as Treasurer of The Vineyards Condominium Association. She was a member of the Rye Driftwood Garden Club and volunteered at the American Independence Museum and, through the VITA program, provided tax preparation for low-income people. She served on the Board of Webster Continuing Care until its dissolution. Becky has been a Trustee of Rannie Webster Foundation since 2010. In her spare time, Becky and Jim enjoy playing golf and traveling. She also enjoys playing the piano, gardening and knitting. The Helm household is graced with the joyful presence of their cat, Teco.


RANDOLPH HOLT
Vice Chairman, Rannie Webster Foundation Board of Trustees

Randolph Holt earned his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University and a Master’s Degree in Financial Management from Stanford University. He has served as Vice President of Finance for Rochester Electronics in Newburyport, Massachusetts. He has also served as Director of Worldwide Credit and Accounts Receivable, Controller of World Marketing & Sales for Motorola Inc., Semiconductor Sector and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Motorola Employees Credit Union. Randy also serves as Chairman of the Marketing Committee of SCORE, a volunteer small business mentoring organization. Randy has been a Trustee of the Rannie Webster Foundation since 2009.


DAVID TIMMERMAN
Treasurer, Rannie Webster Foundation Board of Trustees

David Timmerman earned his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Western Michigan University. He held senior management positions in the Energy Division of General Electric Co. in Manufacturing, Project Management, Sales & Marketing, Customer Service and Business Development. He also served as V.P. for Business Development for Separation Technologies. Dave developed curriculum and taught courses in the Global MBA program at State University of New York, has served on the Board for Prevent Child Abuse-State of NY, was involved in the start-up of New Hampshire’s first charter school, has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Moderator for the Stratham Community Church, is a cofounder and  has chaired the advisory committee of the Stratham Circle Learning Center preschool, is a SCORE Counselor-Portsmouth chapter and is a board member of the Council on Church and Ministry for the United Church of Christ Rockingham Association. David has been a Trustee of the Rannie Webster Foundation since 2013.


ALAN GOULD
Secretary, Rannie Webster Foundation Board of Trustees

Alan Gould earned his undergraduate degree from Saint Anselm College and is certified as a Public Manager by the American Academy of Certified Public Managers. Alan began his public sector career with the Salem, New Hampshire Police Department, where he served at all ranks of the Department. He then served as Chief of Police in Rye, where, upon retirement from law enforcement, he served as Rye Town Administrator. In 2008, Alan accepted a leadership position with a local government consulting firm, Municipal Resources, Inc., where he now serves as the President and Chief Operating Officer. Alan also served as the Ethics Instructor at the New Hampshire Police Academy for 15 years and has been an instructor of college courses in Criminal Code, Criminal Investigations, Report Writing, Constitutional Law and Juvenile Delinquency. Among his many community involvements, Alan served as an initial incorporator of several nonprofit organizations including the Greater Salem Council Against Family Violence, New Hampshire’s second ‘visitation center’ designed to protect children from abusive parents and Rye Senior SERVE, established to help seniors remain in their homes as they age. Alan has also served as President of the Rye Lions Club. He continues to serve as Deputy Emergency Management Director in Rye. Alan has been a Trustee of the Rannie Webster Foundation since 2013.


Trustees

BERNARD TRACEY
Trustee

Bernard Tracey’s 38 years of civil service started at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard with a four-year technical school. He joined the Polaris Task Group (PTG) as Engineering Technician, responsible for installation and testing at sea PNSY’s first Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine weapon system. PTG became the Combat System Office (CSO), responsible for all submarine weapon systems. He grew with CSO to positions of Chief Test Engineer, Missile Branch Head, Quality Control Manager, and Project Manager. Bernie brings technical and administrative skills to his role as Trustee, including productive and administrative control processes, instruction and audit, Management Information Systems, Quality Control, Project Management and employee relations. Additionally, Bernie has held a New Hampshire Real Estate License since 1978. After retirement, he became Plant Engineer for Woodstream Specialty Foods, where he was responsible for refrigerated food safety, storage and manufacturing. He continued his education throughout his career at UNH; George Washington University; Edwards Demming Quality and William Conway Quality management training; Tip O’Neal Federal Training Center; GE Pittsfield Massachusetts and Ithaca New York; Lockheed Sunnyvale, California; Lebrascope in Glendale, California; and other technical and administrative training. Bernie moved to Rye with his family in 1966. His interest is in automotive history, vintage cameras, tools, and computer science. He is an active member of the Rye Lions Club and is a two-time recipient of the Lions International Melvin Jones award for humanitarian service. Bernie has been a Trustee of the Rannie Webster Foundation since 1999.


MARCIA BRIGGS MENES
Trustee

Marcia Briggs Menes earned her undergraduate degree from Tufts University, Jackson College for Women, and an accounting degree from Northern Virginia College. Marcia has served on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington D.C. and as the CEO of the Federal Reserve Board Federal Credit Union. In addition, Marcia has been a coordinator of Student Tutorial Services at Northern Virginia College, has been a photographer and studio director for the American Photography Corporation, has been a member of the Foreign Service Wives Association, the business manager of a theater company, has served as President of the Board of Directors of a 342-unit condominium association, has cochaired the Annual Fund for the Madiera School for Girls in McLean, Virginia, has been a producer for local theater productions in Alexandria, Virginia, a member of the Arlington County, Virginia School Board Advisory Committee, a member of the Alexandria Performing Arts Council and Founder/Administrator of the AHS Student Enrichment Activity Fund for the Amesbury, Massachusetts Educational Foundation. Marcia was the primary caregiver for five of her relatives in their old age, her parents, stepparents and father-in-law, as well as assisting her husband, Jonathan, in his care plans, care management and financial management in his advancing age. Marcia has been a Trustee of the Rannie Webster Foundation since 2005.


JAMES DELANEY
Trustee, Investment Committee Chair

James “Jim” Delaney earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Business Administration, and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University. He taught graduate level courses in management accounting, cost accounting and advanced finance at Southern New Hampshire University and University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Additionally, he has consulted with the University of Hartford in Accounting and Finance seminars in the vocational rehabilitation industry and for the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission on reimbursement policy and rate setting. He served for Army Intelligence during his military service. Jim has served as Director of Operations for Oasis Healthcare in Bedford, New Hampshire as Regional Operations Manager for Sunrise Healthcare in Andover, Massachusetts, as Chief Financial Officer for ADS Management Company in Andover, as Vice President of the Flatley Company in Braintree, Massachusetts, as Director of Operations for Hillhaven Corporation in Lexington, Massachusetts, as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer of First Allied Corporation in Gloucester, Massachusetts, as well as various financial positions for Raytheon Company in Lexington, Massachustts.  Jim has been on the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire Health Care Association, the Massachusetts Extended Care Foundation, Hampden Nursing Homes in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and St. John of God Hospital in Boston. Jim has been a Trustee of the Rannie Webster Foundation since 2014.


ROBERT STOMIEROSKY
Trustee

Robert “Bob” Stomierosky earned his degree in Engineering from the United States Coast Guard Academy and in Mathematics from Saint Bonaventure University. He served as General Manager and Marketing and Sales Manager for Optical Alignment Systems and Inspection Service in Rochester, New Hampshire, where he directed repositioning of the organization to include opening new service centers in Virginia and Texas, as well as helping to expand the business to Europe. Bob also served as Marketing and Sales Management for the Dexter Corporation in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. Bob has been a Trustee of the Rannie Webster Foundation since 2015.


CHARLES RIOPEL
Trustee

Charles Riopel earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Administrative Science at Colby College. He serves as Vice President and Financial Consultant for Charles Schwab in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and has also worked as a Retirement Specialist, Fixed Income Specialist and Investment Representative for Fidelity Investments. He holds securities licenses as well as a Life and Variable Annuity Insurance license. Charles is a member of the Seacoast Rotary Club of Portsmouth, New Hampshire and the Portsmouth High School Business/Entrepreneurship Advisory Board. Charles has been a Trustee of the Rannie Webster Foundation since 2015.


LINDA TOUMPAS
Trustee, Nominating Committee Chair

Linda Toumpas attended Plymouth State College. She worked at United Life and Accident Insurance Company, later known as Chubb Life, where she served as a Meeting Planner planning company meetings and incentive conferences around the world for Chubb Life and Chubb Life Securities Companies. Linda was a member of the Insurance Conference Planners Association (ICP) where earned the designation of Certified Meeting Planner. Linda has been on the Board of Directors for First Night Concord New Hampshire, served as an officer of the Emerson Preschool in Concord, as well as numerous volunteer positions with United Way of Greater Concord, Concord Community Players, St. John Regional School, and St. Theresa Parish. Linda has deep roots in New Hampshire, as her ancestor, John Dam, arrived in Dover in 1623 and the garrison house he built for his son in 1675 is at the Woodman Institute in Dover. Linda has been a Trustee of the Rannie Webster Foundation since 2016.


NANCY STILES
Trustee

Nancy Stiles earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Granite State College and was credentialed through the National School Nutrition Program. She was elected to serve three terms in the New Hampshire Senate representing the Seacoast communities after having previously been elected to serve three terms in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. The senator chaired the powerful Health, Education and Human Services Committee and was also a member of the Transportation and Public & Municipal Affairs Committees. Senator Stiles is highly recognized as having been the constituent senator, working directly with community officials, local businesses, and individual citizens to solve regulatory issues that arose. Senator Stiles was instrumental in numerous initiatives to improve access to health care and educational funding for New Hampshire’s citizens, securing funds for the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, as well as significant infrastructure improvements, including dredging Hampton River, rebuilding the Hampton Pier, overseeing the Hampton Beach Seawall project, and obtaining funding to complete the central corridor highway expansion, as well as doubling the funding to repair bridges and return money to local communities for local road repair. Senator Stiles was named Legislator of the Year in 2014 for her advocacy work securing access to mental health and drug and alcohol treatment. She was also cited for her public service for working to combat childhood obesity, received a Legislative Award from the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, and was named Legislator of the Year by the Council on Developmental Services. Prior to entering politics, Nancy served as the School Nutritional Director for the Hampton School District for 30 years. Nancy has been a Trustee of the Rannie Webster Foundation since 2017.