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About Us

Board of Directors

Consisting largely of current and former Law Enforcement and First Responder personnel from the Seacoast area, the Board brings a deep sense of community and civic pride to the fund and strives to honor the memory of the Chief in all its endeavors.

Dawn Sawyer, President

Dawn Sawyer retired from the Greenland Police Department as a decorated police Lieutenant. A resident of the Seacoast area, Dawn currently works as an investigator for the Federal government. Dawn grew up in Londonderry, NH, (when it was more apple orchards than businesses) and began her career in law enforcement in 1993 at the North Hampton Police Department, with Chief Maloney as her Sergeant. There, she obtained the position of Detective and then department prosecutor. In 1995, Dawn came to Greenland as a patrol officer and was promoted to Lieutenant.

Dawn is a resident of Stratham and can often be found playing chauffer to her daughter’s many activities. She volunteers for three dog rescue groups, specializing in German Shepherds and she still finds time to her ride her horse.

Dawn brings a down-to-earth sense of community and a deep knowledge of outreach programs to the Chief Michael Maloney Memorial Fund.

Tim Maloney, Vice President

Tim Maloney is the Senior Vice President of World Wide Channels for a large software company, headquartered in Austin, TX. Previously, Tim held executive positions at Fortune 500 companies, was responsible for a $70 million business managing a team of 54 global individuals. Over the past decade, Tim has authored global sales strategy, overseen numerous mergers and acquisitions and has received the CEOs award for excellence five times.

Tim holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the Military College of Vermont, Norwich University. Also a native of New Hampshire, Tim is married with one child and is the younger, better looking brother of Chief Maloney. Tim and his family recently relocated from Chicago to Stratham, NH.

Krista Butts, Secretary

Krista Rheinhardt Butts is a special needs educator in the Oyster River school district. She is also an animal educator and business development manager for Wildlife Encounters, a local organization focused on community education based around live-animal presentations. Krista graduated from Moravian College (Bethlehem, PA) in 1996 with a BS in Biology and then earned her MS in Management & Organization from Antioch New England Graduate School.

Krista brings a strong history of community business relations and real life married-to-a-cop experience to our board of directors. She and her husband Jeff reside on the Seacoast with their three boys.

When she’s not wrestling an alligator or refereeing, Krista enjoys being outside with her family.

Jeff Peirce, Treasurer

Jeff began his successful law enforcement career in 1981 when he joined the Rye Police Department and the Portsmouth Police Auxiliary. He became a full time office with Rye in 1986 and worked his way up the ranks, reaching Sergeant. Jeff first met Chief Maloney in the early years of their law enforcement careers. In fact, Jeff was the Chief's first field training officer. When Chief Maloney became Chief of the Greenland Police Department, he asked Jeff to join him once again and in the year 2000, Jeff became a part time officer for his department.

Retiring after 28 years of service in June 2013, Jeff remains committed to his community and serves as a part time office to both Rye and the Greenland Police Department. Jeff earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Keene State College and is a firearms instructor, with a lifetime membership to the NH Police Association.

Fun fact: Jeff is a Justice of the Peace, a Notary, and has performed several weddings. Jeff lives in Stratham, NH with his wife and their dog, Fenway. He has four adult children and four grandchildren.

Member at Large:

Kathleen Lahey

Contributing Members:

William Lahey

Bob Lukacz

Rich Sawyer

Ralph Cresta

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