Board of Trustees
Judith Pellowe - Chair
Judith Pellowe began her career as a real estate paralegal. Over the years, she has shifted to focus on operations, human resources, and finance. Judith currently works as the Business Administrator for the New Hampshire Municipal Association. Before joining NHMA, Judith was the business office manager for a medical practice on the New Hampshire Seacoast. Judith has been active in her community, serving on the Board of the Appalachian Mountain Teen Project for nine years and holding the positions of Treasurer and President. Judith also volunteered for ‘Alton’s Main Street’, a monthly newsmagazine that served her community. She currently serves on the Finance Committee of the Human Resources Association of Greater Concord as well as on the GBS Board. Judith received her B.A. from Wells College, and a degree in accounting from McIntosh College. Judith is also certified in Human Resources by the Society for Human Resource Management and the HR Certification Institute. She is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management, the Association of New Hampshire Public Employer Human Resource Administrators, and the Human Resources Association of Greater Concord.Judith is the Business Administrator for New Hampshire Municipal Association. She holds a BA from Wells College.
Pam Layne - Vice Chair
Pam Layne's relationship with Great Bay Services began when her brother David joined the Great Bay bowling team in 1978. During the intervening years, David has enjoyed various social programs through Great Bay. Pam has worked for educational & non-profit organizations in the US and abroad since graduating UNH in 1995, and is currently the Administrative Coordinator for the University of New Hampshire's Student Accessibility Services. She represents the Great Bay families on the Great Bay Board of Trustees.
Megan Callan - Treasurer
Margaret (Megan) Callan is a senior business professional with 20+ years of experience in major publicly traded corporations and nonprofits. She is currently the Director of SEC Reporting at Bottomline Technologies, a $350 million supplier of payment systems for companies and banks. Prior to that Megan held the position of Corporate Controller at Nashua Corporation, a $265 million manufacturing company. Megan’s background includes responsibility for all major areas of Finance including Accounting, Controls, Financial & Strategic Planning, and both Internal & External Reporting. She holds an MBA from the University of Nebraska and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Accounting from Siena College. Megan is an active and integral part of the GBS Board Finance Committee. She has proven to be a valuable and dedicated resource and has shown solid judgment and great passion for the organization’s mission.
Sara Janjigian Trifiro - Secretary
Sara Janjigian Trifiro has over 20 years of marketing and business development professional experience in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Throughout her career, she has worked in and with nonprofit organizations on marketing, fundraising and events. Most recently Sara implemented a feasibility study for a $20M capital campaign for a private evangelical school outside Boston. In addition to the GBS board, she serves as board member and Vice-Chair of Advancement for the Armenian Women’s International Association. Sara holds a BFA in photography from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from Simmons School of Management
Tim Althof is an independent consultant specializing in corporate finance. Following a career in public and private companies as CFO, Corporate Controller, Treasurer and Investor Relations Officer and a member of senior executive teams, Tim has managed complex, high-visibility consulting initiatives for leading global companies in multiple industries. He is a co-founder and serves on the Board of The Financial Management Association of New Hampshire. Tim has an MBA from the University of Colorado and lives in Hampton, NH with his wife, Sue. He enjoys kayaking, hiking, and skiing.
Tony brings twenty years of promotional design and marketing experience to Great Bay Services. For the past sixteen years, he has directed the marketing function at Sponge-Jet, Inc., seeing it through nearly a decade of double-digit international and domestic growth, and has been integral in Sponge-Jet’s partnering with Great Bay Services to leverage their skilled workforce for the past fourteen years. Tony lives in York, ME with his wife, Megan.
Beth previously held a series of positions at Great Bay Services, including employment, programs & services and mission advancement. She now serves as the Director of Community Services at Community Action Partnership - Belknap, Merrimack Counties. She holds a MBA from Southern New Hampshire University and a BS from Hesser College.
Paul joins us from Bouchard, Kleinman and Wright. Paul has a reputation for litigating high exposure complex cases. He has handled lawsuits involving medical, legal and accounting malpractice, environmental contamination, product liability, commercial and contractual matters, employment practices and death claims. In addition to successfully trying numerous cases before a jury, Paul has resolved hundreds of matters through mediation and arbitration. Paul also consults on real estate matters for some of the largest property management companies in the state.
Paul leads litigation courses accredited by the New Hampshire Insurance Department on matters such as bad faith practices and claims investigation. He has also led accredited seminars to physicians on medical malpractice. He has taught the continuing legal education courses on trial advocacy sponsored by the National Business Institute.
Paul is a court appointed mediator for the Superior Court Rule 170 program, and was recently appointed to serve on the Superior Courts medical malpractice panel.
Paul graduated Boston University School of Law in 1986 with honors and obtained his degree from Binghamton University in Environmental Studies. He has clerked for the Rhode Island Supreme Court and the New Hampshire Superior Court. He is a member of the New Hampshire and Massachusetts Bars, and is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts of New Hampshire and Massachusetts and the United States First Circuit Court of Appeals.
Lou Mello is a Sales and Marketing Executive with over 30 years in the Manufacturing and Automation Industry. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University in Flint, Michigan. He is currently the OEM Segment Manager at Rockwell Automation, a $6B fortune 500 company. Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable through the use of automation. Lou currently manages the OEM initiative in the Northeast and has held several global sales, marketing and engineering management positions at Rockwell Automation. Prior to Rockwell Automation, Lou worked as an Automation Controls Engineer for General Motors Corporation. Lou is a member of both the International Society of Automation. Lou also volunteers and coaches for the Challenger Division of Little League Baseball in Portsmouth NH. Lou resides in Portsmouth NH and has two children.
Steve Holland - Emeritus
Steve retired as Manufacturing Manager at General Electric in Somersworth after a 42-year career. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA. An active member of his community, Steve served on the Somersworth Industrial Development Authority and the Strafford Learning Center planning committee. He is also Past President of the Somersworth Children’s Festival. Steve lives in Somersworth with his wife, Elizabeth, and son Richard, who receives services from Great Bay Services. Steve has been a Great Bay Services board member for many years and served as Chair in 2012.