Eileen Sewall, Secretary
Realtor – Keller Williams Realty, Portsmouth, NH
Eileen is a Realtor in Maine and NH and is also the Operations Manager for a Team of Real Estate Agents. Eileen has an environmental degree from Rutgers University and prior to entering the real estate profession was a Town Planner in York, Maine; an environmental regulatory manager; and a community outreach professional for The Museums of Old York. She is also currently a volunteer with the York Public Library Association.
Eileen’s first association with Zebra Crossings was in the organization’s first year, when her daughter, Lila, born with serious congenital heart defects, became a participant in Zebra Crossings programs. She attended Zebra Crossings camps over an 8 year period and later was part of Zebra Crossings’ first leadership training program for teens which she considers a formative experience in her life.
Eileen loves the history of the Seacoast area and its maritime roots which is visible everywhere in the old houses, lobster boats, and water vistas. As part of a commercial fishing family, Eileen is passionate about the preservation of the natural environment, both land and marine. Eileen considers herself a lifelong learner and enjoys history, museums, reading, and Googling everything for more information!
Eileen loves spending time, especially family game nights, with her two children. Her son, Sam, is a 4th generation lobsterman in York Harbor, Maine. Her daughter, Lila, a recent graduate of Culinary Institute of America, is a pastry chef.
Tanya Dumont, Board Member
NH Division of Public Health (Asthma Control and Tobacco Prevention)
For the past eight years, Tanya has worked for the State of New Hampshire’s Division of Public Health Services as the Asthma Control Program Manager, where she reports to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The main goal of her program is to reduce emergency department visits and hospitalizations due to asthma. It is through this role where Tanya first learned of Zebra Crossings and the tremendous impact their programming provides children and families who are learning to better manage pediatric asthma. Most recently, she has accepted the position of the Administrator in the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program where she will support both the Asthma & Tobacco Programs. Prior to her work in Public Health, she worked in refugee resettlement where she managed the state and federal employment programs designed to assist newly arrived refugees and asylees gain economic self-sufficiency through employment within their first six months of residency. Tanya also served on American Library Association’s NH Leadership Board of Directors from Jan.2018- Jan.2021.
Tanya has a Bachelors in Human Services and a Masters in Organizational Management and Leadership. When not working, Tanya can be found hanging out with her son, their “unadoptable” cat who started out slightly terrifying and has since turned into an absolute sweetheart, as well as his brother Conrad, their chickens, ducks, fish, and newly adopted tortoise. Tanya is also obsessed with children’s literature and is currently dreaming of writing a series of educational books to normalize chronic disease for kids.
Michelle Grenier, Board Member
Michelle Grenier, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert in the field of inclusion and physical education. She has co-authored several publications including Physical Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Comprehensive Approach; Physical Education for Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities; and Universal Design for Learning in Physical Education. Dr. Grenier is faculty emerita at the University of New Hampshire, having served as coordinator of the Adapted Physical Education program and is currently an adjunct faculty at the University of South Carolina in the M.S. in Adapted Physical Education. Dr. Grenier is past president of the National Consortium of Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPEID) and a board member of the New Hampshire State Health and Physical Education Association. She is thrilled to be working with Zebra Crossings and looks forward to hands on engagement with participants in upcoming programs.