Board of Directors

COAST is governed by a board of directors made up of representatives from each of the towns and cities served by COAST local and regional routes, as well as partner or community organizations and at-large members. The board of directors has the powers set forth in NH RSA 239:4 and 239:5, is responsible for establishing agency policy and direction, resolving grievances per COAST policies, as well as governing and providing counsel to management. The board amends bylaws, approves the annual budget, develops long-term strategic plans and ensures its own succession.

For a schedule of upcoming meetings, the agenda for the next meeting, and past meeting minutes please scroll to the bottom of the page.

Officers & Executive Committee Members

David Sandmann, Member At-Large

David Sandmann

Chair, Member At-Large

Dennis Shanahan

Dennis Shanahan

Vice Chair, City of Dover

Michael Scala

Secretary, City of Rochester

Arthur Capello

Arthur Capello

Treasurer, Town of Farmington

Margaret Joyce

Chairman's Appointee, Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce

Board Members

Adam Causey

Town of Kittery

Sönke Dornblut

Town of Newmarket

Martin Dumont, Sr.

City of Somersworth

Benjamin Fletcher

City of Portsmouth

Lauren Haley

Member At-Large

Denis Hebert

Town of Newington

Colin Lentz

Strafford Regional Planning Commission

Dave Sharples

Town of Exeter

Maria Stowell

Pease Development Authority

Shelley Winters

New Hampshire Department of Transportation

Thomas Wright

Town of Berwick

Scott Bogle

Rockingham Planning Commission

Alternate Board Members

Kendra Amaral

Town of Kittery

Donna Benton

City of Dover

Blaine Cox

City of Rochester

Jen Czysz

Strafford Regional Planning Commission

Russell Dean

Town of Exeter

Carol Gulla


Tim Roache

Rockingham Planning Commission

Peter Stith

City of Portsmouth

The following entities have a seat on the board, but no current appointee to the Board:

  • An appointed representative from a major private sector employer in COAST’s service area
  • One (1) "At Large Representative(s)" appointed at the Board’s discretion
Generally, meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of the month at 8:30 AM in the conference room at COAST's Administrative Office, located at 6 Sumner Drive, Dover, NH 03820.

COAST Committees (upcoming meetings):

  • Executive Committee - October 25 @ 2:30pm (Dover Chamber of Commerce in a non-public session under RSA 91-A:3, II(a))
  • Finance Committee - October 25 @ 1:30pm (Dover Chamber of Commerce)
  • Board Development Committee
  • Nominating Committee
  • Legislative Committee
  • Policy Committee


Contact the Board of Directors

COAST Board of Directors
42 Sumner Drive
Dover, NH 03820

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