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

Juliet T.H. Walker

Juliet T.H. Walker

Vice Chair, City of Portsmouth



Julian Long, City of Rochester

Julian Long

Treasurer, City of Rochester

Scott Bogle, Rockingham Planning Commission

Scott Bogle

Rockingham Planning Commission

Board Members

Arthur Capello

Town of Farmington

Steve Fournier

Town of Newmarket

Denis Hebert

Town of Newington


Colin Lentz



Maria Stowell

Pease Development Authority


Martin Pepin

City of Somersworth


Shelley Winters


Dennis Shanahan

City of Dover


Thomas Wright

Town of Berwick


Alternate Board Members

Donna Benton

City of Dover


Eric Eby

City of Portsmouth

Blaine Cox

City of Rochester


Carol Gulla


Martin Dumont, Sr.

City of Somersworth




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

  • An appointed representative from the Town of Stratham
  • An appointed representative from a Chamber of Commerce in COAST’s service area
  • An appointed representative from a major private sector employer in COAST’s service area
  • Two (2) "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.

Contact the Board of Directors

COAST Board of Directors
42 Sumner Drive
Dover, NH 03820

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