Past Teams

Spring 2019 Mentors & Team Members

UNH Mentors

Dr. Fiona Wilson, Clinic Mentor
Betty J. Woodman, Faculty Mentor

Grandy Oats

Since 1979, GrandyOats has crafted small batches of organic granolas, trail mixes, and roasted nuts in rural Maine. Our mission is to create delicious, healthy, and organic foods that provide a variety of nutritional choices for everyone, including foods that are: gluten-free; paleo; vegan; grain-free; kosher; high protein; non-GMO verified; oil-free; and salt free.  GrandyOats purchased and renovated an abandoned elementary school in Hiram, ME and converted it into our current bakery.  Our EPA award-winning bakery has 288 solar panels that produce enough clean, renewable energy to produce millions of pounds of granola while offsetting over 145,000 pounds of greenhouse gases each year. 

Project Mentor - Emma Kast | Marketing Outreach Coordinator, GrandyOats
Peer Mentor - Vincent Pagano

Student Consultants
Caitlin Burnett 
Jake Beanland 
Cassidy Yates 


Since 1994, we’ve been pushing the boundaries of high-speed internet access across the state of Maine with a little thing we like to call reliable internet service because we believe anything is possible. More jobs. More creativity. More growth for Maine and Maine families. In 2009, GWI successfully brought private business and public institutions together to fund the Three Ring Binder, an open-access fiber optic network that brings 21st century technology into the state of Maine. We’re still pretty proud of this accomplishment. And that was only the beginning. Today we offer services throughout the state allowing us to efficiently and effectively deliver you the broadband and phone options that best meets your needs. As a Maine-based company serving Maine customers, we come to work every day to deliver the best products and experiences for your life.

Project Mentor - Heather Kelley | Vice President of People & Culture, GWI
Peer Mentor - Jill  Howard

Student Consultants
Caroline Bibbo 
Luke Doverspike
Erin Gralton
Victoria Wyman 


Lonza' is one of the world’s leading and most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets. We harness science and technology to create products that support safer and healthier living and that enhance the overall quality of life. Our Lonza Portsmouth site is a clinical-to-commercial, multi-product manufacturing facility located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, only 56 miles north of Boston, Massachusetts. The site, which employs over 1,000 employees, is a custom manufacturer of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies and recombinant proteins using mammalian cell culture. What that really means is that we make products which go into lifesaving medicines.

Project Mentor - Duncan Ross | Operational Excellence Project Manager, Lonza

Student Consultants
Brielle Giaccone
Jake Malatesta
Colleen Spear
Cameron Taatjes

Fall 2019 Mentors & Team Members

UNH Mentors

Dr. Fiona Wilson, Clinic Mentor
Betty J. Woodman, Faculty Mentor


Founded in 1973, Timberland is a global outdoor lifestyle brand based in Stratham, New Hampshire, with international headquarters in Switzerland and Hong Kong. Best known for its original yellow boot designed for the harsh elements of New England, Timberland today offers a full range of footwear, apparel and accessories for people who value purposeful style and share the brand’s passion for enjoying – and protecting – nature. 

Project Mentor - Colleen Vien | Sustainability Director, Timberland
Peer Mentor - Cassidy Yates

Student Consultants
Brandi McKay
Katie Auger
Christian Redding


In 1856, Charles F. Orvis founded the Orvis Company in Manchester, Vermont, offering superior fly-fishing equipment, and priding himself on customer satisfaction and service. Today, Orvis is the trusted source of discovery and adventure in the natural world. For more than a century and a half, we have loved the wild, explored it, and protected it. For more than 160 years the Orvis mission has been to guide its patrons to lead more fulfilling lives through a deep personal connection to the adventure and wonders of the natural world.

Project Mentor - Rob Bean | Chief Financial Officer & Chief Administration Officer, Orvis
Peer Mentor - Tori Wyman

Student Consultants
Cameron Taatjes
Edward Lange
Sarah Wilkinson

Jack's Pizza

Jack’s Pizza's mission is to use pizza and shared resources to create transformative opportunities for their team and the greater community.

Project Mentor - Kathleen Menegozzi | Director , Jack's Pizza
Peer Mentor - Devon Guyer

Student Consultants
Briella Hirsch 
Theresa McDowell
Colleen Spear 

Fall 2018 Mentors & Team Members

UNH Mentor

Dr. Fiona Wilson, Clinic Mentor

Koya Leadership Partners

Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained executive search and human capital consulting firm that works exclusively with nonprofits and social enterprises. Clients come to Koya—and return—for the gold standard in executive search. The executives we place are widely considered leaders in the nonprofit field.

Our founding philosophy, ‘the right person in the right place can change the world’, guides our work with clients across the country and around the world. Our team of close to 50 professionals nationwide hails from global executive recruiting firms as well as all corners of the nonprofit sector. Our combined experience provides us with an insider’s and outsider’s view of the field, and a deep network within the nonprofit and private sectors.

Project Mentor - Meghan Seidman | Senior Director, Brand Engagement, Koya Leadership Partners

Student Consultants
Jill Howard
Vincent Pagano