Kristen Stanton  joined us as Executive Director on July 1, 2017, replacing David Spears, who has retired  after 25 years at the helm. Kristen brings over 14 years of experience with Easter Seals in Massachusetts, where she was Director of Business and Strategic Development for 12 years, followed by 2 years as Vice President of Marketing and Communications. She has spent the last several months working within the region to increase philanthropic outcomes and recognition and awareness of the life and work of the Lukas Community. Lukas Community provides lifelong residences and workshops for adults with developmental disabilities and caregivers, children, volunteers, and staff members on 65 acres in Temple, NH, and draws its philosophy from the teachings of Rudolf Steiner. Kristen lives with her family in New Boston.