Our Board of Trustees

Executive Board

Becky pictureREBECCA 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.

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Vice 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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Treasurer, 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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Secretary, 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.





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.




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.






Nancy pictureNANCY STILES

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.


Jim pictureJAMES PIPER, JR.

A native of New Hampshire before moving to Florida, James “Jim” Piper attended St. Petersburg Junior College and Florida State University before returning to New England where he attended the University of New Hampshire earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in History.   Jim is self employed as a landscape contractor and was the founder of Green Velvet Landscaping Company based in Rye in 1970.  Jim has been a member of the Rye Lions Club for over twenty years previously having served as both President and additionally as chairman of the Rye Lions annual Horse Show for fourteen years.  He has coached and volunteered for Rye Little League for twelve years and has also coached Rye Youth Soccer and various traveling teams.  Jim has three grown sons and joined the Rannie Webster Foundation Board of Trustees in 2019.