Our Volunteer Board

Founder and Board Chair Alison Mayo was born and raised in Portsmouth, NH. A talented visionary and leader, Mayo nearly singlehandedly conceived of and created Help!ComeHome! in 2007 after leaving her full-time job in hospice. Mayo created the organization after learning about the socioeconomic and health-related struggles of middle and lower-class Americans during her travels throughout the United States. A humble servant of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Mayo has devoted her life helping those less fortunate. She is also co-owner of Ellie's Raw Juice and Oxygen Lounge in Portsmouth, NH.


Mark Shelton, Treasurer, a native of Rye Beach, NH, has proven himself loyal to the HCH mission since its conception. Now nearly a full-time volunteer, Shelton has dedicated his life’s work to the service of others, even before joining the Help!ComeHome! team in 2008. Kindhearted and considerate, Shelton has been a consistent leader both in the field and in the office, lending his services to nearly every outreach project since the charity was founded. Shelton has over 30 years of experience in holistic medicine and over 25 years of experience as a certified Image and Beauty consultant.

Lynnette Nicholas, Head Secretary, grew up in Portsmouth, NH.  After attending the University of New Mexico, Nicholas continued her education at Hesser College, where she earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Travel and Tourism.  As the Head Secretary, Nicholas oversees the entire HCH network, documenting each new member and charity recipient. Nicholas has served as a volunteer with Help!ComeHome! in 2008 and was a key player in the charity's founding.

Another Portsmouth, NH native, Michelle Mayo-Impey, Legal Advisor, has kindly lent her legal expertise to the Help!ComeHome! team, guiding board members through the ins and outs of the incorporation and expansion process.  Mayo-Impey is also a dedicated volunteer, lending her services to both outreach and administrative projects.

Coleen Mayo, Assistant Secretary, has also proven loyal to the HCH mission, having served as a dedicated volunteer since the charity’s founding in 2008.  Mayo is a Head Nurse in the Oncology Department at Portsmouth Regional Hospital and has been working in health care for over 25 years.  



Sarah Cooper, Executive Assistant, joined the charity in 2012 after becoming familiar with the organization’s mission and vision. As a Premed, Sarah attended Princeton University, where she sat on the board of the Princeton Opera Company, worked as a Peer Tutor, and served as a Prayer Leader for Princeton Leaders in Christ, an on-campus Christian fellowship. Sarah graduated in 2014, earning a Bachelor's Degree in French. Sarah earned her Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy at Westminster Choir College in Princeton in 2017.

Renee Anderson, Advisor and Head Field Tech, attended UNH, majoring in Fine Arts. She has served as Bus Operator and Peer Trainer for the Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation since 2006. In her spare time, Anderon finds great enjoyment in painting, playing flute, traveling, being with family, and of course meeting those from all walks life! Anderson has a wonderful heart toward those in need!

Andrea Arnstein-Willie, Auxiliary Board Member                                         I am blessed to be part of an amazing charity and be in the right place at the right time to help with the water project. After graduating from Portsmouth High School, I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in American History and Literature from Marlboro College in 1999. I currently reside in Window Rock AZ, the capital of the Navajo Nation Reservation. I hope that with the success of the water project, Help!ComeHome! will establish a base of operations here where we can expand our services to help the people in this area overcome their daily struggles. Help!ComeHome! was founded to help whoever needs assistance however they need it. The Americans in this area, both Native and immigrant, will benefit from Help!ComeHome!'s mission.

We are truly grateful to have Carolyn A. Thomas serve as an auxiliary board member who offers gracious help when she is able!