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.






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.