Staff & Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Rebecca Metcalf – President
Casella Waste Systems
Rebecca is currently employed by Casella Waste Systems in the role of community outreach and engagement. Rebecca’s focus is to support communities through partnerships and projects that benefit and strengthen organizations and businesses across NH. A native of Littleton, and graduate of Plymouth State University, Rebecca has more than 20 years of experience in travel and tourism, event development, promotion, and marketing, and currently co-chairs the New Hampshire Travel Council as well as serving on the boards of local non-profit organizations, North Country Charter Academy, Veterans 2 Veterans Group and the North Country Granite United Way CIC. Rebecca enjoys traveling with her family, mountain biking, snowboarding, and hiking in the White Mountains and beyond in her free time.  She looks forward to assisting the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce in growing collaborative community-centered events and building the organization’s offerings to benefit the businesses of the Littleton area.


Joanne Melanson – Vice President
Joanne’s Sweet Breads
Joanne is a graduate of Husson University and Plymouth State and enjoyed a 25-year career as a teacher as well as serving as a school district leader for 10 years. Joanne has been retired since 2019 and is the owner of Joanne’s Sweet Breads which was recognized nationally for leadership by Cottage Food Operators in 2021. Her experience in education and business will be valuable in serving with her colleagues on the LACC.

Dr. Marcie Zaharee – Secretary
Dr. Marcie Zaharee brings 35+ years of experience from government, industry, and academia to the LACC. During COVID Marcie was one of three volunteers to revitalize the annual Littleton art festival into the vibrant event it is today. Marcie and her husband (retired Army) and two dogs moved to Lisbon in 2021. She was a teleworker for The MITRE Corporation and leased office space on Littleton’s main street where she became familiar with downtown business owners and eateries. She retired from MITRE in 2023 as a Program Management Professional (PMP) where she was responsible for capturing MITREs front end innovation for their R&D program. Marcie is also on the Lisbon Area Historical Society board where she worked with board members to open a museum in 2023, located on Depot Street, Lisbon. In this dual role, she aims to complement the LACC board and bring awareness of Lisbon’s historical past to the Littleton community. She holds a BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Business Management/Business Education; a PMP certification from the Program Management Institute, and an innovation strategy certificate from eCornell.





Peter Cooper – Director
Peter is retired and living in Littleton since 2014. He was formerly a Consulting Engineer and Utility Manager on the Campus of MIT. He is now serving on the Energy Conservation Committee and the Littleton Water and Light Commission.


Nanci CarneyDirector
Granite United Way
Nanci Carney is the North Country Regional Manager for Granite United Way. Nanci was born in Cambridge, MA but got to NH as soon as she could and was raised in Salem, NH. She graduated from Salem High School and Drew University in Madison, NJ with a degree in Political Science and Communications. In her role at Granite United Way Nanci engages companies and donors in strengthening the community good in the North Country region. She leads Granite United Way’s fundraising efforts and works with local volunteers to distribute the funds raised in the region. Nanci brings with her more than twenty years of sales, marketing, and management experience that are combined with her exceptional customer services skills. In addition to her work at Granite United Way, Nanci serves as the state lead ambassador for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and has been an event chair for their Relay for Life program. In her nonprofit work, she has served in several fundraising and advocacy capacities. She was an active member of the Greater Salem NH Chamber of Commerce and is a former Board Chair of that organization. In addition to her experience in the nonprofit arena, she is a successful real estate broker and has also worked in the banking industry as a business development specialist. Carney is a member of both the New Hampshire and National Association of Realtors. She has held leadership roles in several business & professional women’s associations and is a longtime Rotarian, having served as President of both the Greater Salem NH and Littleton Area clubs. Carney lives in Silver Lake, NH with her crazy rescue dog and enjoys kayaking, golfing and hiking in the summer and skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.
Tony IlacquaDirector
Bank of New Hampshire
Tony is an experienced banking professional with over 23 years of expertise. He currently holds dual roles as Financial Consultant with Bank of New Hampshire Financial Services and Retail Banking Regional Manager of Bank of New Hampshire’s northern offices. Tony joined the Bank of New Hampshire in 2011 as Office Manager of the Lincoln office and holds a degree in Political Science from Keene State College. He is also an active member of various community organizations such as the Littleton Planning Board and the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce, highlighting his dedication to community involvement. Tony is a current resident of Littleton.
Teresa CormierDirector
Passumpsic Bank
Teresa has been in banking for over 6 years and enjoys the challenges and the changes that come with her daily tasks. She currently works for the Littleton branch of Passumpsic Bank and holds the position of Service Representative II.  Teresa is a mother of two amazing girls who keep her on her toes and also make her want to work to build a better future. She currently resides in the town of Dalton but was born in Littleton where she spent most of her childhood. When not at work or being a busy mom, you can find Teresa hiking, biking, or reading a good book.  She is a former CASA volunteer for the Coos County area and spent several years as a member of the Twin Mountain Fire Department while living there. Teresa enjoys giving back to her community and helping where and when she can. She is excited to see what her north country roots, love for the outdoors as well as her family and community can bring to her work with the Chamber of Commerce.

Meggen ‘Megg’ Wright – Executive Director
Restorative Health Therapies, LLC
Megg is a certified yoga therapist with a studio in Littleton and has recently returned to the Chamber after a hiatus during COVID. She brings to the Chamber her passion for community collaborations, celebrating successes, and fostering positive relationships. Megg has over 30 years of corporate experience in sales, customer service, marketing, and office operations where she held various positions in weather forecasting technology and computer graphics industries in the Washington, DC area.