Meet the New Members of the Forest Society's Board of Trustees
At the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests’ 120th Annual Meeting held in September, the organization elected three new members to the Board of Trustees. New board members include George Epstein of Silver Lake, Elizabeth Salas Evans of Weare, and Patricia Losik of Rye. In addition, officers were selected, including Chairman of the Board of Trustees William (Tuck) Tucker of Goffstown, Vice Chair Drew Kellner of Brookline, Treasurer Andrew Smith of Twin Mountain, and Secretary Karen Moran of Webster.
“Each of these new members bring a unique outlook and perspective to help make our board even stronger,” said Bill “Tuck” Tucker, the chair of the Board of Trustees. “Their specific areas of expertise, their passion for our environment, and their past experience on other boards and committees will clearly benefit the Forest Society.”
George Epstein is chairman and co-founder of The Echo Group in Conway, a 70-person healthcare software firm providing electronic medical record systems for behavioral health organizations. He obtained his bachelor’s degree with honors from Dartmouth College, his MBA from the University of Maine, and completed graduate work in counseling and computer science. Epstein brings numerous years of non-profit experience to the Forest Society Board of Trustees, having served for 12 years on the University of New Hampshire Board of Trustees under Governors Shaheen, Benson and Lynch. He has served as town and school district moderator in Madison for more than 30 years. Other boards include the Memorial Hospital in North Conway serving as the Chair, Northern Community Investment Corporation, Mount Washington Valley Economic Council, the Millen Foundation, and several corporate boards for startup software companies. George and his family are longtime residents of Silver Lake.
“It is great to welcome our new board members, all with different backgrounds and representing areas across the state,” said Jack Savage, president of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. “Their combined decades of experience and deep commitment to New Hampshire’s forests and landscapes will help us evolve as an organization and continue to protect the special places throughout our state.”