Our Dean and Director

Ken La Valley

Ken La Valley 

Ken leads the organization's nearly 150 staff members and more than 5,000 volunteers as they utilize the best research-based information to address the diverse needs of the people and communities of New Hampshire.

Advisory Councils

Each county hosts a 14-member advisory council that helps identify the educational needs of county residents and implement Extension programs. These all-volunteer councils meet no fewer than six times per year. Each county council includes a member of the county delegation and a representative from the county commissioners.

Associate Director

Amy O

Amy Ouellette

Assistant Director, Finances and Human Resources

Darrel Covell

Darrel Covell


Director, UNH Professional Development and Training

Chris LaBelle

Chris LaBelle


Program Team Leaders

UNH Cooperative Extension is organized into four broad program areas, each led by a program team leader.

Amy Papineau, Food and Agriculture

Jeff Schloss, Natural Resources

Charlie French, Community and Economic Development

Mike Young, Youth and Family