Stay Work Play welcomes new Board of Directors members

Stay Work Play, a New Hampshire nonprofit whose mission is to attract and retain more young people in New Hampshire, has announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. The organization also announced the terming out of four board members. 

“We are delighted to add two new members to our board and look forward to the contributions they will both make,” said Executive Director Will Stewart. “And we are grateful to our termed members for lending their time, talent, and expertise to our mission. On behalf of the other Board members and the staff, I would like to thank them for their years of service to our organization.”

Joining the organization are Carolyn Isabelle, Director, Workforce Development, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health; and Sheila Vargas, Government and Community Relations Manager, The Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire

Vargas states that she is “extremely grateful for the opportunity to join the Board of Directors of Stay Work Play. As someone who grew up in New Hampshire and boomeranged back to the state, I have been thoroughly impressed with how Stay Work Play has worked hard to engage with, and listen to, the concerns of young people while advocating for policies aimed at not only keeping them in the state, but ensuring they are informed and engaged. As a Puerto Rican woman I find it particularly important to be joining the Board at a time where the organization has clearly stated their commitment to advancing programming and public policy that will make the state a more diverse, equitable and inclusive place for people of color.”

Said Isabelle, “I look forward to serving on the Stay Work Play Board of Directors and supporting creative ways to engage young people here in New Hampshire. Healthcare is an important industry to our state and I welcome the chance to promote the many career opportunities available. And to help young professionals expand their professional network, feel part of a community and make an impact.” 

Terming off the organization’s Board of Directors after two terms are Carmen Lorentz, Lakes Region Community Developers; Mark LaPrade, BerryDunn; Matt Toy, Fastly; and Kristyn Van Ostern, Brook Hollow Advisory.

Leading the organization in 2021 are:

A complete list of Directors can be found at

About Stay Work Play

Stay Work Play New Hampshire is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is “to attract and retain more young people in New Hampshire.” Learn more at


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