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



Vice Chair

Dennis Shanahan

Dennis Shanahan

Secretary, City of Dover

Arthur Capello

Arthur Capello

Treasurer, Town of Farmington

Scott Bogle, Rockingham Planning Commission

Scott Bogle

Past Officer, Rockingham Planning Commission







Chairman's Appointee

Board Members

Adam Causey

Town of Kittery

Sönke Dornblut

Town of Newmarket

Martin Dumont, Sr.

City of Somersworth

Lauren Haley

Member At-Large

Denis Hebert

Town of Newington

Margaret Joyce

Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce

Valerie Labrie

Member At-Large

Colin Lentz


Michael Scala

City of Rochester

David Sharples

Town of Exeter

Maria Stowell

Pease Development Authority

Shelley Winters


Thomas Wright

Town of Berwick

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

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 
  • Finance Committee 
  • 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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