Our Board of Trustees

Executive Board

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Chairman, 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.



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Vice Chairman, Rannie Webster Foundation Board of Trustees

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.







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Treasurer, Rannie Webster Foundation Board of Trustees

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.





Anne Cignoli devoted her professional career to education and in retirement continues to serve through community building and improvement.  Anne graduated from Rivier University with an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood/Special Education and a Masters of Education in Learning Disabilities, working in varied public school elementary education roles throughout her career.

She worked as an educator in regular and special education settings and established the first Elementary Curriculum Facilitator role in the Blackstone-Millville administration district. A cooperating teacher for area Massachusetts colleges, she mentored new staff, developed programs to enhance peer tutoring, and created cooperative learning techniques for students and staff. Anne created an initial multi-age pilot program, established a curriculum for the Gifted and Talented population, in addition to other district-wide learning initiatives.

As the Blackstone-Millville district-wide Elementary Curriculum Facilitator, Anne was responsible for facilitating curriculum development to align state and local standards. She planned and implemented all professional development, responsible for the Curriculum and Professional Development budget. She authored and administered several state and federal grants that provided academic support for all students and innovative programs for staff, developing and implementing the subsequent grant-funded activities. In addition to writing state and federal entitlement grants, she was responsible for budgeting and managing all monies for these grants. In addition to the entitlement grants, she wrote and managed several grants specifically focused on technology development. Anne was a member of the Blackstone Valley Curriculum Collaborative, working with other directors to extend additional educational programming for the district. She routinely provided presentations to staff to enhance their understanding of new curriculum, instruction, and assessment being implemented. Anne also provided several family informational events to build communication and understanding of elementary curriculum being established. She was instrumental in creating the first standards-based report cards to be used across all grade levels.

Anne was a board member for the state of Massachusetts Test of Educator Licensure, instrumental in writing and creating the test for educator licensure. She was a member of the Content Advisory Committee for Test Item Review in Early Childhood. She was active in career days and district job fairs, interviewing, screening and mentoring potential educators.

After retiring, Anne and her husband moved to Stratham, NH. For more than 10 years, she volunteered weekly at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston in the Patient to Patient program, providing conversation and comfort in the chemotherapy treatment center. Anne volunteered at the Crossroads House for homeless families in Portsmouth. She is the secretary for Vineyards Condominium Association and the Vice President for the Friends of the Stratham Library.



Nancy Clayburgh has lived in Portsmouth for 35 years where she has been an elected official for 23 years (17 years on the Portsmouth School Board where she currently serves as  School Board Chair and 6 years as a City Councilor, which she held the position of Assistant Mayor for two years).  Nancy has served on numerous Boards throughout the years, including the Seacoast YMCA, NH Special Olympics, the Prescott Park Arts Festival, many school related organizations (PTA’s).  She is a founding member of Friends in Action, established in 2000, which provides social and recreational opportunities for adults with disabilities.  Nancy is the current President of One Sky Community Services, which provides services for adults and families with developmental disabilities.  Additionally, Nancy is co-owner of Bow Wow Bones, which is a small business where adults with disabilities bake and package dog treats that are sold throughout the Seacoast.

Nancy grew up in Medford, MA and went to college in Boston, where she lived and worked in broadcast media until moving to Portsmouth in 1984.  She has three adult children. Her youngest daughter lives in Anchorage, Alaska, where she is an audiologist at a Veterans Hospital; her oldest daughter lives in Boston and works with the disabled; and her son has Down’s syndrome and is a contributing member of his community, has 3 part-time jobs, and loves life!  Nancy was married for 34 years to Dr. James Clayburgh, a well known cardiologist in the Seacoast area until his passing  in 2020.



David Fredette is a native of Nashua. He served as Treasurer/ Tax Collector for the City of Nashua for over 22 years and retired in 2021.  David also served as a trustee on the city’s BPW Pension System.  David currently serves as the elected Hillsborough County Treasurer, the largest county in the State of New Hampshire.  David currently serves on several boards including Mary A. Sweeney Home, Hunt Community, The Senior Center, Triangle Credit Union, Nashua Lions Club, and is President of his condo association.

He was appointed the City Treasurer by Mayor Bernard Streeter and confirmed by the Board of Aldermen in October 2000. He was also re-appointed by Mayor Donnalee Lozeau and Mayor Jim Donchess. He also worked for BAE, a defense contractor for 24 years.




Allan was born in Pennsylvania and has an undergraduate degree in social work and sociology from Ohio University and an MBA from NH College (now SNHU).  He spent nearly 40 years as the Senior VP/CFO for Riverbend in Concord, NH, retiring in January 2020 just before the pandemic began.  While working at Riverbend, Allan became interested in assisted living and developed the John H. Whitaker Place Assisted Living which was constructed from a sand lot and originally had 50 units (both Medicaid and private pay) when it first opened in 2000 and later expanded to 72 units.  Allan then worked in purchasing a facility in Peterborough called Summerhill which had both memory-impaired and assisted care residents.  Allan also managed a renovation of a 17-bed facility called Mill House which was a former McKerley Nursing Home.  Allan became involved in the trade association (NH-ARCH) and was elected President for four years while being instrumental in re-writing regulations 804/805 (the code of regulations that govern Assisted Living facilities), including testifying multiple times in front of legislative committees.  He has served on the Board and as the chair of the Finance Committee of the Board of Presidential Oaks in Concord and as President of the Board at John H. Whitaker Place for 20 years.  Allan has also been chair for three different condominium associations and a subsidiary real estate company.



James Tollner of Nashua, NH is the Senior Benefit Consultant for CGI Business Solutions, current Chairman of the Nashua Police Commission. He was reappointed to The Huntington at Nashua Board of Trustees after previously serving 8 years and also serves on the Silverstone Living Board of Directors. He was named Chair in June 2021. Jim was formerly the Director of Account Management for Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare. He joined The Huntington at Nashua Board of Trustees in 2009. Jim has also served on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Nashua, as a member of the NH Health Services Planning and Review Board. Mr. Tollner also served as an Alderman for the City of Nashua for 14 years.