Tanisha Johnson

Associate Branch Director at Exeter Area YMCA

Tanisha Johnson, our interim president, is currently a resident of Exeter, NH and is the Associate Branch Director at Exeter Area YMCA. Tanisha brings more than a decade of experience in nonprofit administration and management. During this time, she discovered her passion for empowering others to utilize their talent and skills to meet organizational goals.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Tanisha earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Leadership. Tanisha has held several volunteer positions where she began several community programs and partnerships at which youth learned to channel their inner confidence to be innovators and leaders.

Tanisha’s current focus is to continue the YMCA mission here in the Exeter community and continue to build relationships and partnerships.  “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” 

Karen, Key Collective Treasurer and Secretary, is excited and proud to be a part of this wonderful concept of helping underserved youth in the Exeter area. As the Treasurer of Squamscott Womenade since 2005, she understands the need for financial assistance in the seacoast area.

Karen, a Boston College graduate, and husband Bob raised 3 daughters in Stratham. When not visiting their granddaughter, they love to hike, bike, snowshoe, and water ski.

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Kari Lazerowich

Kari is a resident of Rye Beach and works as a graphic designer. As such, she plans to contribute to Key Collective's efforts (as she has for numerous other local non-profits over the years). Kari was one of the founding board members of Womenade of Greater Squamscott and served actively on that board for a decade. She  currently sits on their Holiday House Tour committee.

As the mother of two boys (now successful young men) Kari understands the value of after school activity. By working with Key Collective on their areuin card program she hopes to see other families able to take advantage of opportunities for their children in both athletics and in the arts.

Jeanne Pierce

Director of School Nutrition for the Exeter Region Cooperative School District

Jeanne is the Director of School Nutrition for the Exeter Region Cooperative School District and a few of the surrounding elementary schools within SAU 16.  Jeanne has served on the School Nutrition Association of New Hampshire Board as a two time Past-President, and recently was the Public Policy Legislative Chair for the state.  She was part of the USDA-FNS National Task Force to write the Professional Standards for all School Nutrition Professional.  She served on the National School Nutrition Association Professional Development Committee and most recently was part of the NH Hunger Solution Board in our state. Over the last few years she has worked on a Task Force to health increase breakfast in our schools across the state of New Hampshire. Jeanne lives in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire with her husband.

Jaime Sawler

Director of School Counseling

Exeter Region Cooperative School District

Jamie lives in Stratham with my wife (Melissa) and three children, George (6), Louisa (4) and Teddy (1).  He has  worked in education for my entire career, first as a mathematics teacher, then a school counselor, an assistant principal and now as the Director of School Counseling at the Cooperative Middle School and Exeter High School.  Jamie has coached football and track and field in the past and now have turned his passion for coaching to tee-ball. He enjoys spending time with his family, particularly, skiing, biking and playing in the back yard.  Helping families in need is a passion of his and the #areuin? card is a great way for families to have equal access to resources that contribute to an active, healthy lifestyle.



PO Box 149, Exeter, NH 03833

The KEY Collective envisions every child without the financial means having the same opportunities available to their peers, available to them, without any social stigma attached.

The KEY Collective is a registered non-profit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax deductible.