Meet The Team

Committed to the Cause

Ann Henderson

One of MUCH's founding members Ann is passionate about family and children's health  made manifest through community access to nutritious food.  A resident of Keene, Ann is the proud mom of 4 children and 2 grandchildren and is the owner of   local Interior Design Business, Ann Henderson Interiors.  Recent community work includes MUCH, Keene Elm City Rotary, The Colonial Theatre, MoCo Arts, Grand Monadnock Arts Council and Friends of the Thorne.  “We can not wait, there is work to do and love to share” and what better community to make it happen?

Danielle Ruffo

Danielle grew up in this area and has worked at Savings Bank of Walpole for 12 years, currently as the Community Engagement Coordinator.  She is very involved in the community which led her to this role and to her involvement with M.U.C.H. today. She attended Keene State College and chose to stay in the Monadnock region after graduation. She is now happily raising her family here.

Josh Houle

Josh is a partner and wealth manager for Monadnock Capital Group, located in Keene.  He is passionate about giving back to his community. Professionally, Josh provides ongoing social security workshops at many surrounding libraries at no cost and open to the public to educate folks on how to optimize their social security retirement benefits. Josh also serves as a board member for the KSC Alumni Association, MOCO, and Silver Lake Land Trust.  Josh serves as the Program Food Box Coordinator for Monadnock Understands Childhood Hunger (MUCH) – where he helps lead the effort to provide over 100 food boxes to students in local area schools during school vacations. He lives in Keene with his wife, Heather, and their four children, Jack, Isabel, Azalea and Skye.

Julie Dickson

Julie is retired from a career in higher education and has a deep interest in food systems and ending childhood hunger. She is a great addition to M.U.C.H.

Christine Parshall

Christine joined the council to represent Nutrition Connections, which is a program of the UNH Cooperative Extension. Nutrition Connections provides skills based education to limited income households on topics related to healthy eating, including cooking, shopping, meal planning, food safety, and more.  They also work with community partners to help improve policies, systems, and environments that promote healthy eating and active living.

Phoebe Bray

Phoebe is the Executive Director of The Community Kitchen, the largest food insecurity agency in the Monadnock Region founded in 1983.  The Community Kitchen is happy to partner with MUCH and is currently (2018 + 2019) providing lunches for children who visit the Keene Public Library  during the school summer vacation.  The Community Kitchen regularly serves over 30,000 meals/meal equivalents each month through both their programs:  their Hot Meals Program provides a free weekday evening meal and a lunch on Sunday; their Pantry Program operates a weekly choice food pantry which offers three days of food to each household/family member.

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