New Arrival Springs up at the Forest Society

May 17, 2007

Concord, N.H., May 18, 2007 — The Society for the Protection of NH Forests welcomed a new Vice President of Finance to its management team this week. Denise Vaillancourt of Concord will join four other Vice Presidents, Susanne Kibler-Hacker (Development), Paul Doscher (Land Protection), Jack Savage (Communications and Outreach), and Will Abbott (Policy and Land Management) as the management team of the Forest Society led by President/Forester Jane Difley.

“We’re delighted to welcome Denise aboard and look forward to her putting her considerable skills to work for something as important as protecting New Hampshire’s forests and open spaces.”

Vaillancourt will oversee the Finance Department and overall fiscal management of the Forest Society, including financial planning, analysis and coordination of the annual operating and capital budgets.

Vaillancourt moved to New Hampshire in 2006 before accepting a position as Director of Finance at Family strength, a non profit organization that provides counseling services to families in their home. A Rhode Island native, Vaillancourt spent 25 years working in Massachusetts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as Financial Manager and before that in a variety of financial and information technology positions at Boston University.

“The Forest Society is an organization that speaks to my heart” said Vaillancourt. Every weekend I would travel to New Hampshire to enjoy the forest and open spaces, I am very excited to now be apart of the protection and conservation of those special places.”

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests ( is the state’s oldest and largest non-profit land conservation organization. In order to preserve the quality of life New Hampshire residents know today, the goal of the Forest Society, in partnership with other conservation organizations, private landowners, and government, is to conserve an additional one million acres of the state’s most significant natural lands for trails, parks, farms and forests by 2026.