Introducing the 2021 Rising Stars Awards Judges

The 2021 Rising Stars Awards judges will have difficult decisions in selecting this year’s award recipients – it’s certainly not an easy feat with such incredible talent in New Hampshire. We are grateful to them for sharing their time and talent with us!

Shaquwan’Da Allen, Owner, Rootz Natural Hair Shop

Sara Bee, Financial Solutions Advisor, Merrill Lynch

Jason Bishop, Assistant Director, Campus Security, Community College System of New Hampshire

Lindsay Coats, Senior Associate Director of Career and Life Planning, New England College

Lauren Collins Cline, Director of Communications and Public Relations, Catholic Medical Center

Sayra DeVito, National Accounts Executive, On Target Staffing

Jose Diaz, Owner, Spyglass Eyewear

Meghan Eckner, Executive Assistant to the Chancellor & Board of Trustees, Community College System of NH

Rodney Ekstrom, Director, Alumni Relations, Plymouth State University

Steve Fortier, Interim Executive Director, Monadnock Economic Development Corporation

Claire Gagnon, SVP/Controller, Easter Seals NH

Sandra Gagnon, Senior Project Manager, Siting & Construction Services, Eversource Energy

Jules Good, Founder and Consulting Lead, Neighborhood Access

Shannon Hathaway, Director of Talent Management and Development, Physicians Resources LTD

Patrick Ho, Immediate Past President, New Hampshire Psychiatric Society

Ryan Hvizda, Owner + Realtor, Hvizda Realty Group, Keller Williams Realty

Aytaj Ismayilova, Marketing Coordinator, New Hampshire Public Radio

Mark Laliberte, Business Resource Specialist, NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs

Sarah Marchant, Community Development Division Director, City of Nashua

Alexa McNamara, Site Manager, Prescott Park Arts Festival

Madison Olsen, Middle School Teacher, Woodbury Middle School

Cameron Owen, Senior College Planning Outreach Specialist, The NHHEAF Network

Mike Padmore, Director of Advocacy, NH Medical Society

Crystal Paradis, Director of Strategic Communications & Community Engagement, NH Women’s Foundation

Rebecca Perkins-Kwoka, NH State Senator and General Counsel, SunRaise Investments

Israel Piedra, NH State Representative/Attorney, Welts, White & Fontaine, PC

Bill Quigley, Founder, Q2Now

Connie Roy-Czyzowski, Vice President, Human Resources, Northeast Delta Dental

Gail Somers, Owner, Yahso Jamaican Grille

Vanessa Stafford, VP, Communications, NH Hospital Association

Emily Sullivan, Academic Advisor, Southern NH University

Lisa Thorne, Director of Communications, University System of New Hampshire

Ronelle Tshiela, Co-Founder, BLM Manchester