Our Past Board Members

"Volunteers are not paid ~ not because they are worthless but because they are priceless!"

Pauline Bergeron

Administrative Assistant (retired)

Pauline is a life-long resident of Berlin with a life-long commitment to St.Kieran’s. She is a graduate of St. Patrick’s High School and has taken a number of courses through the Christian Life Center. A mother to five,Pauline worked as a CCD teacher, volunteered with the Girl Scouts, the St.Kieran Food Pantry and as a Eucharistic Minister and served as the treasurer/secretary for the Millsfield ATV Club. She enjoys swimming,camping and arts and crafts. Pauline has dedicated herself to ensuring thatthe St. Kieran historic building remains part of Berlin’s landscape. She hasserved on the Board of Directors since the arts center’s inception and looksforward to its continued growth.

Karen Smith

Registered Nurse

Karen Smith is a Registered Nurse at Androscoggin Valley Hospital, where she is the Director of Inpatient Services. She is a Berlin native who graduated from Berlin High School in 1985. She soon began her nursing career after graduating from New Hampshire vocational-technical college in 1986. However she continued to advance her career by obtaining an Associates's Degree in 1996, Bachelors's Degree in Nursing in 2015, and she enrolled to begin her Masters in Health Administration program in the Capella University 2020 spring semester.

Karen’s interest in the “Raise the Roof” fundraising and the First Annual Dinner on the bridge led Karen to join the board in August of 2018 and she continues to play a role in the fundraising efforts needed to preserve the St Kieren’s Center for the Arts.

Randall Labnon

General Manager, Town & Country Inn and Resort

Randy has been a member of Board of Directors since 2010, serving as BoardChairperson from 2012 to 2017. Earning a Bachelor of Arts in Music from theUniversity of New Hampshire, Randy worked for several years as a professional musician. He has served on various boards throughout the community; Gorham Medical Center, AV United Way, NH Lodging andRestaurant Association, serving as Board President 1993-94. In addition tohis current position as Board Chairperson for St. Kieran’s, Randy serves onboards for the Androscoggin Valley Hospital, Northway Financial and theNH Hospitality Compensation Trust and is a member of the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire.

James Patry

Senior Director, Patient Experience and Marketing, Androscoggin Valley Hospital

As Public Relations/marketing Director, James works to build and maintainmutually beneficial relationship with and between internal and externalpublics. He is actively involved in numerous committees at the hospital, including Relay for Life, Golf and corporate Culture groups. He recentlybegan a 2-year term as the AVH Auxiliary President. James earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s Degree in Electronic Media Productionfrom the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Plymouth State University and is a 2008 graduate of Leadership North Country. James has been on the Board at St. Kieran’s since 2015 and is amember of the 2016 class of Leadership New Hampshire

Judy Rheaume

Office Coordinator (retired)

Judy is a native of Berlin and one of the original incorporators of St. KieranCommunity Center for the Arts in 2000, where she served as Vice-Chairperson until 2015. She worked at Brown Company, after one yearat UNH, got married, raised a daughter, and began working for the Church.She worked as the Assistant. Coordinator of Religious Education, then as Coordinator of the Christian Life Center for 19 years and as receptionist forGood Shepherd Parish until her retirement. She received a Certificate inChristian Ministry from the Ministry Institute at Notre Dame College. Whileworking at the Christian Life Center, she also worked for a Federal GrantProgram, CARE NH, as Cultural Competence Coordinator/Berlin RegionalCollaborative for 6 years. She volunteered as the Director of the EcumenicalFood Pantry for 9 years. Judy has maintained her service as a board memberof St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts and is enjoying retirement.

Dawn Cross

Branch Manager, Bank of New Hampshire

Originally from New York, Dawn has been in the banking industry since 2005. She served on the arts center Board of Directors from 2015 to 2018, holding the Executive Board director position of Treasurer for 2 years. Dawn has a rich history of civic involvement. She is currently the President-Elect for Rotary International, taking over the President’s position in July of 2016. Rotarians live by a service to others ideals and follow a 4-way test when conducting themselves in their daily lives. Dawn also serves on the Board of Directors for the NH Children’s Trust; a non-profit organization leading the prevention of child abuse and neglect in the State of NH. She has been on the membership committee of the Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce since 2014, supporting the board’s efforts to serve area businesses and promote leisure activities in the area. In 2015, Dawn became a member of the Coos Family Health Service Board of Directors which oversees policies, budget and goals and supports and reviews the effectiveness of the Chief Executive Officer with regard to meeting set goals.

Elaine Belanger

Public Health Coordinator, North Country Health Consortium

Elaine was born and raised in Berlin and has been living in Gorham for 33 years. She is married and has 2 children, (who she strongly encouraged to have music lessons) and one grandchild. Elaine has been a Licensed Practical Nurse since 1977 and earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature in 2002. She served on St Kieran’s Board of Directors from 2004 to 2007 and again from 2012 to 2018. Though Elaine has been working in the health fi eld, she is a true believer that art and music are important for a person’s well-being.

Fr. Kyle Stanton

Pastor, Good Shepherd Parish/Holy Family Parish

Originally from Salem New Hampshire, Father Kyle has lived in the City of Berlin since July of 2011. He studied at Nashua Community College, Associates Degree in Business Administration, Franciscan University of Steubenville Ohio, Bachelor of Arts in Theology with a Minor in Philosophy, and at St. John Seminary of Brighton MA, Masters in Divinity. Having then been ordained a Priest for the Diocese of Manchester, he was assigned as the Assistant Pastor of Good Shepherd Parish, Berlin and Holy Family Parish, Gorham. On January 22, 2014, he was named the Pastor of those parishes and continues to serve in this capacity today. In addition, he has served as a Stakeholder in the Facing Heroin action team for Berlin and surrounding region, serves on the Community Management Team for Berlin Public Schools Project Aware, is the chaplain for the local Knights of Columbus Council 506 and oversees the Mother Marie Rivier Food Pantry in Berlin. In 2016 he was named a recipient of the Union Leaders 40 Under Forty award which honors young achievers and leadership. Having shown his public support for the Center for the Arts, he was invited to serve on the Board of Directors in

Greg Estrella

Professional Engineer (retired)

A resident of the City of Berlin for the past 45 years, Greg graduated with degrees in both Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and pursued graduatestudies in Statistics. He is registered as a professional engineer in NewHampshire and in the Philippines. In addition to serving on the St. Kieran’sBoard of Directors since 2000, Greg also serves as the Vice-Chairman for theBerlin Zoning Board of Assessment. He is a voting member of the Berlin Planning Board and an advocate for the Knight of Columbus Council 506.