December 18, 2017. The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire announces the appointment of four new board members: Phil Donovan, Jeff Kipperman, Joe Goodnough and John Wimsatt; together bringing 99 years worth of community and non-profit service to one of NH’s great foundations.
“These distinguished gentlemen are a wonderful addition to our already strong and engaged board of directors,” announced Deborah L. Coffin, the Foundation’s Chair. “I am thrilled that Phil, Jeff, Joe and John agreed to help us lead the Foundation into the next era. Their 99 years of combined non-profit community leadership will help us raise more critical funds for NH Fish and Game, as well as further enhance our Foundation’s image around New England.”
John B. Wimsatt resides in Northwood, NH, and is recently retired as the assistant chief of law enforcement for NH Fish and Game, rising to the rank of Conservation Officer Major, after starting his NH Fish and Game career in 1989 as a part-time biology aide in the Fisheries Division. He was instrumental in the development of North Woods Law New Hampshire, the popular Animal Planet series showcasing the daily working world of our conservation officers. Wimsatt is an avid deer and turkey hunter and a fresh and saltwater angler, and is president of Forever Locked, the NH Locked Moose Antler project.
Joseph B. Goodnough lives in Newbury, NH on Lake Sunapee, retiring to the area after 32 years at IBM. Joe recently completed 17 years of service on the board of New Hampshire Lakes Association and is a past president and current ex-officio member of the Lake Sunapee Protective Association’s board. Goodnough serves on the Governor’s Public Water Access Advisory Board and continues to win Star sailboat races, after 50+ years of home ownership on Lake Sunapee.
Jeffrey S. Kipperman, CPA, of Bow, NH has decades of community leadership in New Hampshire, serving on boards for the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, Bow Men’s Club, Downtown Concord Inc., and the New Hampshire Mediation Program. Jeff has many community service awards and is the managing director of Mason + Rich, a certified public accountancy firm in Concord. Kipperman is a member of Trout Unlimited, Basil Woods Chapter, and is an avid fly fisherman.
Philip J. Donovan Jr. resides in Concord, NH, and owns Ecologic Cartridge Company. His years of professional marketing and business experience combined with this community leadership for NH Trout Unlimited Kid’s Trout Camp, Boy Scout Troop 88, Concord Area Trust for Community Housing, and Concord’s Board of Education, among others, makes him a superb choice for the Foundation’s board.
“I am personally very grateful for their early enthusiasm and incredible vision for our future,” noted Coffin. “Rarely, during my years of serving on boards, have I served with such a distinguished group of dedicated community leaders. We welcome them to the Foundation.”