Our Past Board Members


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



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