Wealth Management Team

Our Wealth Management Team has more than 350 years of combined experience in the financial services industry.  With diverse backgrounds in areas such as equity and fixed income research, financial analysis, fiduciary matters and both ERISA and non-ERISA retirement plans, we have the experience and expertise to handle all of your financial needs. 

Cydney Shapleigh-Johnson, CTFA

Senior Vice President Johnsonc@banknh.com 603.527.3250
Cydney has more than 21 years in the financial services industry and joined Bank of New Hampshire in 2007. Cydney has been managing money for individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations for the last 19 years.  She is a graduate of the Cannon Financial Institute Personal Trust Program at Boston College and obtained her CTFA (Certified Trust Financial Advisor) designation in 2011. Cydney is a member of the Town of Alton’s Board of Selectmen, as well as the Town of Alton Parks and Recreation Committee. She is also a member of NH Banker’s Association Trust Board and the NH Estate Planning Council.

Charles Mathews, CFA

Senior Vice President mathews@banknh.com 603-527-7208
Charlie joins the Bank of New Hampshire team with more than 23 years of investment management experience. Charlie is responsible for managing portfolios of high net worth individuals and institutions. A Chartered Financial Analyst, Charlie is a   graduate of Clark University in Worcester, MA and holds an MBA from Suffolk University in Boston. A proud member of the NH community, Charlie is a Past President of the Hopkinton Rotary Club and has been active with other non-profit organizations. 

Dona G. Murray

Dona has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry with a concentration in investment and trading as well as broad knowledge of the markets and client relationship building. Earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Occidental College, Dona graduated with Cum Laude honors with a double major in both Economics and The Economics of Energy and the Environment. Dona has volunteered for the Belknap County Conservation District, Meredith Library Gardening Group and enjoys doing trail maintenance for the network of community properties throughout the region. Dona is a board member for Leadership Lakes Region and Lakes Region Community Services.

Michael St. Onge, CIMA®

Vice President stonge@banknh.com
Michael brings more than 16 years of financial and investment management services experience to Bank of New Hampshire. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Resource Economics from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University. In his spare time, Michael is an assistant coach for his son’s travel baseball team, The New England Reds, in addition to serving as treasurer.

Frank Anderson

Senior Vice President anderson@banknh.com 603-527-7207
Frank has over 25 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry. He is responsible for delivering banking, financial planning and investment management solutions to families, municipalities, institutions and not-for-profit organizations throughout New Hampshire. Frank is a native of Nashua and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Amherst College. He currently serves as Chairman of the City of Nashua Public Works Retirement System. In addition, he is a Past President of the Nashua Exchange Club and was a graduate of the inaugural class of Leadership Greater Nashua.

Arlene Folsom, CTFA

Senior Vice President folsom@banknh.com
Arlene has over 30 years of experience in the financial and trust services industry. She is a graduate of the ABA National Graduate School and obtained her CTFA (Certified Trust Financial Advisor) designation in 2009. Arlene holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Franklin Pierce College, and she has frequently attended the annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning. Arlene is a member of the NH Banker’s Association Trust Board.

Kathleen Crane

Kathleen has over 22 years' experience in the trust services business. She was part of the original team that established the Bank of New Hampshire Investment and Trust Services Department in 1996. Showcasing strong work experience, Kathleen is primarily customer focused, servicing the day-to-day relationships of new and existing trust clients. Previously, her experience was in a supervisory capacity, responsible for daily transactions of the department. Kathleen has attended Cannon Trust School and also has completed several American Institute of Banking courses, such as “Principles of Banking” and “Consumer Lending” as well as courses for the Northern New England Center for Financial Training. Additionally, Kathleen sits on the board of the Citizen’s Santa Fund.

Therese Linden, CSOP

Therese has been in the banking and wealth management industries for over 34 years. Prior to joining Bank of New Hampshire in 2004, Therese held the position of Securities Operations Officer at Banknorth Wealth Management Group. Therese is currently responsible for overseeing the support staff and the daily processing of the transactions in the Wealth Management Department, which ensures smooth and careful management of clients’ assets. Therese holds an Associate of Science degree from Plymouth State University. She is a graduate of Cannon Financial Institute’s Securities Operations program at the University of Notre Dame. She was also awarded the Certified Securities Operations Professional (CSOP) designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers. Therese is active in the community serving as a Supervisor of the Checklist for the Town of Ashland and treasurer of her church. She is also a member of the Ashland Community Choir.

Dirk R.H. Richardson

Dirk has over 28 years experience in financial services and in the retirement plans industry. He is responsible for overseeing our Roadways to Retirement’ program offered through Wealth Management Services. ‘Roadways to Retirement’ specializes in the management of employee based retirement plans for businesses, tax exempt and government organizations with a focus on investment management, employee education, and plan design. Dirk holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Skidmore College where he concentrated in management and economics and has completed extensive programs on Employee Benefits Design and Funding at Bentley College and financial planning studies through Boston University. He holds a Series 7 security license and is an Accredited Retirement Plan Consultant. Dirk resides in Amherst with his family.

Steven Reynolds, ARPC

Steven is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and Champlain College in Burlington, VT., as well as the ABA National Graduate Trust School. He is an active volunteer in his local community, currently serving as vice-chair of the Monadnock Community Hospital Board of Trustees.

Darren Howcroft

Darren has 12 years’ experience in the financial services industry and is a Senior Investment Consultant with BNH Financial Services. He is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and helps clients evaluate and understand the financial tools available such as mutual funds, stocks and bonds.  Services offered include portfolio design and allocation, IRA / 401k accumulation, rollover and distribution strategies along with fixed income solutions. Darren attended Plymouth State University and studied Applied Economics. He is located in our Concord Heights office and is also available by appointment at any regional office.

Thomas Galante

BNH Financial Services thomas.galante@ceterais.com 603.527.7266
Tom has more than 16 years of experience in the financial services industry. His expertise has concentrated in identifying and managing risk and assisting clients with their estate plans. As a Financial Consultant, Tom uses his knowledge and experience to partner with individuals, families and businesses to manage portfolio risk while developing and monitoring financial plans in accordance with the client’s objectives and goals. Tom is a graduate of the University of Utah, where he earned a BS in Economics. He is active within his community supporting youth athletics throughout Southern NH and the Seacoast region in addition to supporting various local charitable organizations.

Anthony Ilacqua

BNH Financial Services anthony.ilacqua@ceterais.com