Board of Directors
The Chase Home is lead and overseen by a strategic board. The Board of Directors works to uphold, elevate, and guide The Chase Home’s mission to provide supportive and restorative residential and family services to at-risk youth in a safe and nurturing environment.
Tatiana moved to the seacoast in 2021 from Chicago where she worked as a prosecutor, criminal defense, administrative law and transactional attorney over the last 22 years. She has experience working and volunteering with various legal and law enforcement agency programs that focus on at-risk youth where she facilitated mock trials that taught criminal accountability, served as a peer moderator for the Chicago Police Department Juvenile Diversion Program, tutored kids through Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth and sat as co-chair of the Civics and Communications committee with the Alliance for Women.
Now, she applies her varied life, work and volunteer experiences toward the mission and success of The Chase Home. Tatiana enjoys exploring New England, US and the world as well as live music, theater, creative pursuits, cycling, hiking and outdoor activities. She resides in Portsmouth.
Before recently becoming semi-retired, Brian enjoyed a 35-year career in the engineering/defense, financial services and healthcare industries. He has helped launch several successful businesses, which culminated in his role as CEO.
His leadership roles and experience with finances, marketing, and organizational development enable him to guide and support the critical mission of The Chase Home. Brian has a passion for volunteering to address the challenges of shelter, food insecurity and welfare of both people and animals. He holds degrees of B.S. Computer Science and M.S. Management of Engineering. He enjoys staying active in community service in the seacoast area and dining, arts, music where he resides in Portsmouth with his partner.
As a 20 year hospitality professional, taking care of people is core to what drives Scot. Currently Vice President of Operations for Lark Hotels, he has been instrumental in scaling the company while overseeing the management of 50+ boutique hotel properties, including 8 full service restaurants, across 13 states.
Operational logistics, development of teams, and physical asset management are some of the key skills he brings to his work on The Chase Home’s Board of Directors. Scot received his Bachelor’s Degree Cum Laude from Harvard University and his Masters in Mechanical Engineering from UMass Lowell.
Joanna is the owner of Cup of Joe Cafe & Bar in downtown Portsmouth and a New Hampshire native. She is passionate about nonprofit and advocacy work in the state. She is one of the founders and current President of The New England BIPOC cultural festival. She also serves as board member for many organizations, including The Seacoast African American Cultural Center, Strawbery Banke Musuem, and 603 Forward Foundation in addition to The Chase Home.
Joanna is serving her first term as Assistant Mayor of Portsmouth, having been the first African American elected to the Portsmouth City Council.
Ben currently serves as a Product Owner for Liberty Mutual for which he has worked for the last 15+ years. In this role, he has helped drive significant growth within the digital sales space by building best-in-class customer experiences for online insurance shoppers. More recently, his focus has been on building the backend platform that supports omni-channel capabilities across the company’s various business functions.
Managing stakeholders, organizing teams, and strategy execution are transferable skills that Ben brings to The Chase Home. When he is not working, Ben enjoys staying active/exercising, spending time with his wife and two kids, coaching, and woodworking. Ben received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration from Endicott College.
Andrea’s fervor lies in fostering vibrant communities, embracing servant leadership, driving innovation, championing service, and fostering resilient organizational cultures. In her capacity as Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer at Northeast Credit Union she is primarily responsible for developing and implementing an enterprise growth mindset and strategy, focused on expanding markets, products, services, and partnerships within and beyond current geographies to deliver and sustain the mission and strategy of the credit union. Andrea holds an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University with an emphasis in Marketing and International Business, and a B.S. in Business Administration from EAFIT University in Medellin, Colombia. Beyond her corporate pursuits, Andrea, in partnership with her husband and high school sweetheart Max, is the co-proprietor of La Mulita Coffee in Rye, New Hampshire. A native of Colombia, Andrea is happy to call the seacoast of New Hampshire home.
Jenn is a Florida native but lived in Virginia Beach for 10 years before making her way to the Seacoast in 2020. With over 20 years in the business world, she brings sales and leadership experience, non profit fundraising knowledge and her current role is with Gartner supporting emerging technology companies in the Northeast; she also owns a donut shop in Suffolk, VA. Her passion for our youth and desire to see them be given every opportunity is what drives her. The Chase Home has really opened her eyes to the kind of support that is needed to help children thrive and it has given her great perspective into what many experience but may never speak of.
Jenn has a bachelor’s from the University of Central Florida in Interpersonal and Organizational communications and a minor in Psychology.
Shane has been in the business sector for 30 years as Director of Operations, Salesperson and HR professional. He is currently employed by Society for Human Resource Managers (SHRM). His current role is Director of Corporate Partnerships where he works with companies with 5,000 or more employees to craft custom solutions to HR challenges.
Shane attended the University of Southern Maine after completing his commitment in the US Army.
Tuck, as he’s known to friends, is chief information officer for JSA Design and an architect with more than 40 years’ experience in architecture and software development. From pioneering efforts with computer-aided design and building information modeling applications to web-based project collaboration and asset management technologies, Tuck has long been at the forefront of software technology for design professionals.
He has a bachelor’s degree in environmental design from North Carolina State and a Master of Architecture degree from UCLA. Tuck serves as a Portsmouth election official and regularly joins local community radio to chat about New Hampshire politics.
T.D. is Managing Director of Schooley Mitchell- Boston, the largest independent expense reduction consulting company in North America. His firm specializes in helping nonprofits reduce operating expenses so they have more funds available to apply toward the organization’s intended mission.