Our Vice Provost of Outreach and Engagement/Director


Vice Provost 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.


Amy Loader

Associate Director, Programs

Amy Loader

Assistant Director of Operations 

James McKane

James McKane

Program Team Leaders

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

Charlie French, Community & Economic Development
Amy Papineau/ Kelly McAdam, 
Food & Agriculture
Mike Young, Health & Well-Being
Darrel CovellNatural Resources
Kate Guerdat, Education & 4-H Youth Development