American Independence Center Trustees

The work of the Museum is guided by a governing body of members of the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Hampshire. These five individuals provide a link from the work of the Museum to the Society, which owns the two buildings and much of the collection the Museum highlights through its education programs and community events.

Board of Governors

Board of Governors members at the American Independence Museum oversee the day to day activity of the Museum and meet 8 times a year.


Susan Y. Desjardins

Vice President

Kathleen Mahoney


Robert A. Casassa


Geoffrey F. Brackett

Board Members

Ozzie Ayscue

Rebecca Dunham

William C. Fredericks

Julie D. Gilman

Hugh L. Robinson II

Douglas P. Dimes

Catherine Salterio

Paul Staller

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American Independence Museum Ambassadors

Working under the guidelines set forth by the Museum’s Strategic Plan and utilizing the Museum’s mission and vision in all aspects, Museum Ambassadors are a non-voting governing body of the institution.

Ambassadors are asked to attend one annual seminar to keep them abreast of Museum functions, support the Museum as members, and spread the Museum’s work and potential to new communities.

Museum Ambassadors aid the organization in the following ways:

  • Acting as an ambassador for the organization in their community and their world of work enhancing the organization’s visibility and reputation.
  • Connecting the organization to new and diverse communities.
  • Identifying other individuals who can support, in all different ways, the organization.
  • Providing expertise through personal involvement with other Museum committees.
  • Being involved in specific educational or programming opportunities.
  • Assisting in fundraising for both annual giving and capital projects.


The American Independence Museum has many committees filled with members of our Board of Governors and members of the community at large who help direct the work of our organization.

American Independence Festival Committee
Education Committee
Buildings and Collections Committee

For more information on our Governance Structure, please contact Rob Levey.

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