Many people think talent is about techniques and skill…it’s also about your character and disposition. If you want to lead, who you are is as or more important than what you do.  Walk your talk, have resilience, express doubt, push through your fears and weaknesses, and be your authentic self!


Name(s): F. Burdick, S. Huard, C. Roy-Czyzowski, J. Vogel

Funi Burdick, Executive Director of Canterbury Shaker Village

Funi Burdick

Funi Burdick is the Executive Director of Canterbury Shaker Village, Canterbury NH.  As a trained architect and a museum administrator/educator, she has had the opportunity of working with many schools, cultural organizations, town planners, and museum professionals to address the many challenges museums and communities face as each responds to the needs of the people they serve and the non- profit organizations they lead. Funi’s work has focused on the preservation of numerous historic buildings and sites, and she is devoted to preserving, interpreting and educating the public about the value of history and the arts. She is a graduate of Hampshire College and Rhode Island School of Design and holds degrees in architecture and architectural history.

Susan Huard, President of Manchester Community College

Susan HuardDr. Huard became president of Manchester Community College in July 2010. She is a very active in the Greater Manchester community. Most recently, she was named to the Board of Directors of the Catholic Medical Center, and to the board of NH Jobs for America’s Graduates (NHJAG). She is also a member of the New England College Council Board of Directors.

In addition to membership in Pi Lambda Theta (the most selective national honor society of educators), and Kappa Delta Pi (international honor society for education), Dr. Huard received the Connecticut Dream Award (2009) from the CT Home Builders Association, and several awards for teaching: the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Teaching from the Manchester (CT) Community-Technical College Alumni Association.

Connie Roy-Czyzowski, SPHR, CCP

Connie Roy CzyzowskiConnie Roy-Czyzowski, SPHR, CCP, is the Vice President of Human Resources at Northeast Delta Dental. A Senior Professional in Human Resources and a Certified Compensation Professional, Connie was awarded the ‘HR Hero’ Award by her peers in 2003.

Connie also serves as a Trustee of the Community College System of New Hampshire, a member of the HR Advisory Board for Moore Center Services, Inc., a member of the Advisory Council for the NH Department of Employment Security, Corporator for the Canterbury Shaker Village, and a member of the Board of Directors for the YWCA NH.

Connie was one of six “Outstanding Women in Business” awarded by the NH Business Review in 2013.  As of November, 2013, she is a Governance Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Justine Vogel, President/CEO RiverWoods

Justine VogelGraduate of Rutgers University School of Business with a B.S. in Accounting. Justine began work at RiverWoods in June 1994. Her tenure at RiverWoods began as the Director of Accounting, with growth into the role of CFO in 1997, COO in 2005 and President/CEO in 2007. Ms. Vogel’s prior experience includes several years in auditing and financial analysis with Arthur Andersen & Co., Ernst & Young, and Chubb Life Insurance Company. Ms. Vogel is a certified public accountant in the state of New Jersey and serves as a Trustee of the Board of Directors for Leading Age of Maine and New Hampshire and the Chair of the Board of Advisors for New Hampshire Public Television. She was named an “Outstanding Woman in Business” in 2013 by the NH Business Review.

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