Meet the Board of Directors

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After a BA from Brandeis and an MAT from Harvard in 1965, Joyce taught secondary school mathematics.  She is currently retired with over 50 years’ experience in teaching, administration and curriculum development both in public and private high schools.  Most recently at Phillips Exeter Academy, she served as a dorm head, tennis coach, and committee head, and has worked very closely with students on personal as well as national issues.  Joyce has been an advocate and ally of LGBTQ youth throughout her career, and Seacoast Outright is the perfect avenue for her energy and time. She has been on the Board since 2015. Joyce is married with a son and his wife in Utah and a daughter and her wife in Rye, NH.

Acting Board Chair

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Joyce Kemp

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Sarah Buckley earned a BA in Communications from Colby-Sawyer College in 2005. She joined Seacoast Outright in the winter of 2012 initially as an intern to help broaden her own experiences and get back to working with her college degree.  A life-long ally for LGBTQ youth, Sarah soon became an advocate for those in the Seacoast. Within a year and a half, she joined the board of Seacoast Outright, and became the secretary in 2014. Sarah is also a long time facilitator for the youth meetings. Outside of Seacoast Outright she enjoys photography, reading, writing, spending time with her pug Cash, and spending time with family and friends.

Secretary & Facilitator

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Sarah Buckley

Christine Stilwell has been the Treasurer of Seacoast Outright since 2014. Christine joined SO to help get it back on its feet and to help provide opportunities for the seacoast area youth. She has been a math special education teacher at the Robert J Lister Academy in Portsmouth, NH for almost 20 years. She earned her Master's in Special Education from UNH.  For fun she enjoys coaching and playing in local women's softball leagues and spending time with family and friends. 

Treasurer

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Christine Stilwell

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After working many years in the travel industry Linda proudly transitioned to being a ‘Stay at Home Mom’ – raising 3 kids.  Their youngest is Transgender and she transitioned between 3rd and 4th grade. This began a new passion for Linda – educating and advocating for Transgender Youth (and Adults). Speaking on panels at schools for educators and students, in Hospitals for doctors, nurses and staff about Compassionate Care for Transgender people and testifying at the State House in Concord for Transgender Rights.

It was a natural move for her to be on the Board at Seacoast Outright. She is passionate about helping other Parents of LGBTQ youth – especially parents of Transgender and Non-Binary kids! Outside of Seacoast Outright, Linda enjoys gardening, traveling, hanging out with her family, friends and her doggies, managing an Airbnb, and making bath and body products for her business, which gives a percentage of all sales to LGBTQ non-profits, organizations and camps.

Board Member

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Linda Fishbaugh

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Mark comes from a diverse background in clinical psychology and business. He has had a colorful life living in such cultural areas as the U.S. Virgin Islands, New York, Boston, Atlanta, and now coastal Maine. His educational background includes a degree in psychology and English at SUNY Albany and graduate work in psychology at Harvard. He had a wonderful long tenure as a child and family therapist until in 2014 when he made the career choice to pursue a full-time career as a store manager and practice his therapeutic art only on family and friends.  The one piece he missed was working with the youth and decided that giving back and working with the youth at Seacoast Outright was the perfect fit.  He started at Seacoast Outright in 2018 as a volunteer facilitator and just shortly after became a member of the board.  “If you want an ‘aha moment’ spend some time with our LGBTQ youth and be inspired by their strength!” Mark

Board Member & Facilitator

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Mark Leinenbach

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Gonzalo Cedeño first got involved at Seacoast Outright first as a youth. He obtained a B.A in Psychology, and a B.A. in English from the University of New Hampshire before moving to New York. Gonzalo then obtained a MSW from New York University and worked in various non-profits in New York as a therapist including the LGBT Community Center in New York. Gonzalo recently returned to New Hampshire and became involved at Seacoast Outright as a volunteer and later joined the board of directors. Gonzalo continues to work as a therapist in the Seacoast area, maintains a private practice, and lives in Rochester.

Board Member & Facilitator

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Gonzalo Cedeño

OFFICE HOURS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:

HERSHEY HIRSCHKOP

hershey@seacoastoutright.org

 

OFFICE HOURS ARE AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY AT THIS TIME

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ADDRESS

Office: 25 Highland Street

Portsmouth, NH 03801

Mailing: PO Box 842

Portsmouth, NH 03802

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