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City Year New Hampshire Welcomes New Board Members

MANCHESTER, NH — City Year New Hampshire is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to their board of advisors.

Joining the Board are Roy Ballentine, Kate Vaughn and Sindiso Mnisi Weeks. “All three of our newest Board members bring talent, expertise and energy to the table. We are very fortunate to have them by our side as we continue to work for educational equity in Manchester and New Hampshire,” Pawn Nitichan, Executive Director.

Roy BallentineRoy Ballentine is founder and chairman of Ballentine Partners, one of the 20 largest wealth management firms.  Roy graduated from Yale University with a B.A. and an M.S. He is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner. He has practiced as a fee-only financial advisor since 1984.

Roy has served for many years on the Board of Trustees of Brewster Academy, a private secondary school located in the heart of Wolfeboro, NH. He is currently serving as the Chairman of the Board and a member of the Investment Committee. Roy also serves as a Trustee of the Wolfeboro Area Children’s Center and is a member of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire, Families in Transition of New Hampshire and of the Wolfeboro Area Recreation Association.

Roy shares, “I’m drawn to City Year for two reasons: it is well-aligned to the charitable work I’m currently involved to benefit children, and second, I love tackling difficult challenges to find actionable solutions and feel as though I can be of value to City Year.”

Kate VaughnKate Vaughn is a Manchester area native, and a graduate of Derryfield School, William Smith College, and Boston University Law School. She also has an MS in special education and, before going to law school, worked as a special education teacher for five years in Massachusetts. Kate practiced law at McLane Middleton and is now in an in-house legal position at RiverStone Group where she is a claims unit manager and a member of their community involvement committee. She served a two-year term on the Manchester School Board in 2010.

Kate shares, “Through many of my endeavors, I’ve been aware of and connected to City Year and their good work.  We share the same belief that all students are entitled to an equitable education and opportunity to reach their full potential.”

Sindiso Mnisi WeeksSindiso Mnisi Weeks is an Assistant Professor at the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development at University of Massachusetts Boston. Her current work focuses on transformative constitutionalism and the pursuit of justice and human security by poor, indigenous women and men living in rural South Africa.

Sindiso has served as a senior researcher in the Centre for Law and Society at the University of Cape Town (UCT) where she also taught African Customary Law. She was a resident scholar at the University of New Hampshire School of Law and a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. She has published in academic and popular media on justice in law and society, women’s, economic, social and cultural rights, governance, participatory democracy, and the South African constitution, and has been the recipient of a number of awards, including the Women in Science Award for the Development of Rural Women. Sindiso also serves on the Boards of New Hampshire Legal Assistance and the St. Paul’s School Advanced Studies Program.

Sindiso shares, “As an educator, I share City Year’s passion and commitment – focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion in improving student outcomes.”


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