Directors, Staff & Consultants

Tammy J.
 St. Gelais, Executive Director
Tammy has been with the Bond Bank since August 2000. During this time, she has worked closely with dozens of New Hampshire communities in the issuance of bonds and bond anticipation notes. Prior to this, she was employed by the New Hampshire Municipal Association, American Bankers Life Insurance Company, and Northeast Delta Dental. Tammy is the Training Committee Chairperson for the NH Government Finance Officers Association and the President of the New England States Government Finance Officers Association Board. She is a Certified Public Manager and received her Associates Degree in Accounting from Franklin Pierce University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Granite State College. Tammy is a graduate of the Leadership Greater Concord Program, class of 2017.

Jill McNeil, Assistant Director
Jill has been with the Bond Bank since May 2015. Prior to this, she worked for the New Hampshire Federal Credit Union and Citizens Bank. She currently serves as Deputy Treasurer for the Pembroke School District as well as Treasurer and Recording Secretary for the Town of Pembroke. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Health Promotions with a minor in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University. Jill has a graduate certificate from the Yale University School of Management Executive Education Women's Leadership Program. Jill is a graduate of Leadership Greater Concord class of 2023.

Doreen Chester, Finance Director
Doreen has been with the Bond Bank since April 2022. She previously worked for 14 years as the Finance Director for the Town of Exeter. In addition to her municipal finance experience, Doreen brings many years of work experience from the private and public accounting sectors.  She previously worked as CFO and Controller in the private industry as well as tax and audit for KPMG. Doreen earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Rutgers University and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University. 

James P. Gerry, Chairman, Board of Directors
Mr. Gerry, a resident of Bedford, NH, has been a public professional for over 30 years. Currently, Mr. Gerry is the Director of the Municipal and Property Group at the NH Department of Revenue Administration where he oversees the finances, property tax assessments and collections, as well as sets the property tax rates for all municipalities in the State of New Hampshire. He began his career in 1986 as a municipal bond analyst for Shearson Lehman Brothers in New York City. Most of Mr. Gerry's career has been spent in the financial guaranty industry. Here, he would underwrite insurance policies guarantying the principal and interest for municipal bonds in both the United States and internationally, From 1991 to 1997, he served as a Vice President and manager of the tax-backed group of MBIA, the leading municipal bond insurance company, located in Armonk, NY. In 1998, Mr. Gerry was a founding employee and the Managing Director of RAM Reinsurance company in Hamilton, Bermuda. At Ram Re, he headed the Public Finance group where he approved the firm's guaranty of thousands of municipal bond issues. Mr. Gerry is currently a Board Member and Treasurer for Back In The Saddle Equine Therapy Center (BITS) in Hopkinton, NH.  BITS provides equine therapy for adults and children with disabilities and military veterans suffering with PTSD. Mr. Gerry holds a BA from Syracuse University and a Master in Public Administration ( State and Local Government Financial Analysis and Management) from The Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

Paul Mansour, Vice-Chairman, Board of Directors
Mr. Mansour served as a Managing Director and Head of Municipal Credit Research for Conning Asset Management in Hartford, CT from 2006 through 2019.  Mr. Mansour came to Conning to establish a municipal credit research process and team. Previously, Mr. Mansour was employed by MBIA Corporation as a Managing Director and business leader for revenue producing units where he prepared and approved municipal credit reports while also supervising credit analysts for 23 years. Mr. Mansour started his career at the New York State Power Authority serving four years as a revenue and power forecasting analyst. He is a graduate of Colgate University with a degree in economics and earned an MBA from Pace University. He is a member of the Municipal Analyst Group of New York and the Municipal Bond Club of New York.   

Mark Decoteau, Treasurer, Board of Directors
Mr. Decoteau, a resident of Thornton, NH, brings over twenty years of experience in municipal finance and administration to the Bank. In 1995, Mr. Decoteau began his municipal career in NH as the Town Administrator for the Town of Farmington, NH. He was the Finance Director for the City of Rochester, NH, for three years and since December 2001 has served as the Town Manager for the Town of Waterville Valley, NH. In addition, Mr. Decoteau currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee and the Training Committee for the NH Government Finance Officers Association (NHGFOA). He is also a past president of the NHGFOA. Mr. Decoteau holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY and a Masters in Public Administration from John Jay College, New York City.

Lisa Ambrosio, Board of Directors
Ms. Ambrosio, a resident of Salem, NH, brings over twenty years of experience in both municipal and private finance and administration to the Bank. Ms. Ambrosio began her municipal career in NH as the Finance Director for the Amherst School District and has worked not only in school districts but has also served as the Finance Director for both the Town of Amherst, NH and the Town of Newmarket, NH. Lisa was the School Business Administrator for the Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School District for five years as well as the Newmarket School District for two plus years. Since 2019 Lisa has served as the School Business Administrator, CFO for Bedford, NH, one of the largest NH School Districts (based on student enrollment) maintaining its own positive Aaa bond rating. Ms. Ambrosio started her career at AT&T Bells Labs which was spun off into Lucent Technologies where she served for seven years in senior finance and operational management positions. She is a graduate of New Hampshire College with a degree in accounting and earned an MBA from the University of Lowell. She holds an advanced master’s degree (CAGS) in Educational Administration from Rivier University and a graduate certificate in School Business Administration from Southern NH University. She is a member of the NH Government Finance Officers Association (NHGFOA), NH School Administrators Association, Association of School Business Officials International, and the NH Association of School Business Officials.

Monica Mezzapelle, State of New Hampshire Commissioner of the Treasury, Ex Officio
Ms. Mezzapelle was appointed by Governor Sununu and confirmed by the Executive Council on March 25, 2020 to serve as the Commissioner of the Treasury for the remainder of the State Treasurer's term and until a Treasurer is elected by the Legislature. In addition to serving on numerous statutory boards and commissions, the Commissioner of the Treasury is responsible for the management and investment of public funds, trust funds, debt management and compliance, the Abandoned Property program, as well as overseeing all Treasury financial management activities. Monica joined the State Treasury in May of 2014, serving as Deputy State Treasurer prior to being appointed Commissioner of the Treasury. Monica began her career in public accounting and joined the State of New Hampshire in 2000 working as a financial and compliance auditor for the Office of Legislative Budget Assistant, spending the last seven years as an audit manager. Monica is a Certified Public Accountant and holds the AICPA designation of Chartered Global Management Accountant. Monica is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Hampshire Government Finance Officers Association. Monica received her B.S. in accounting and finance from La Salle University in Mexico.

Professional Team
The Bond Bank receives professional support from our financial advisors at Hilltop Securities (Boston), bond counsel at Locke Lord, LLP (Boston), auditors at Baker Newman Noyes (Portland, ME), and corporate trustee at U.S. Bank (Hartford, CT). The Bond Bank is managed by a five-member Board of Directors appointed by the Governor and Council, including the State Treasurer, and there is a full-time staff of three.