Meet The Board
Our Board of Directors are dedicated to improving New Hampshire’s communities through philanthropic collaboration and volunteerism.
Lisa Allen is the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for Great NH Restaurants and a lifelong resident of New Hampshire. Lisa graduated with a B.A. in Communication from UNH at Manchester.
As CAO for Great NH Restaurants, Lisa oversees the management of Accounting, Human Resource, Payroll, Marketing, Training, and Community Outreach for the nine Great NH Restaurants (T-BONES, CJ’s, Cactus Jack’s, and Copper Door) as well as T-BONES Meats, Sweets & Catering, Bedford Center Rd. Condo Association, and several small realty companies.
Lisa is passionate for the health, well being, and enrichment of children; she has volunteered for Salvation Army’s Kids Café, Salvation Army’s Annual Toys for Tots, Merrimack Youth Association’s soccer program and several volunteer-run activities at Thornton’s Ferry Elementary.
Lisa offers Great NH Restaurants’ Charitable Trust excellent organizational skills, financial expertise, and a knack for marketing and corporate branding.
Tom Boucher graduated from Merrimack College with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1987. He earned a full academic scholarship to attend Villanova University, but forwent this opportunity because he fell in love with the restaurant business. Over the next five years, he worked his way up through T-BONES, as a food server, dining room manager, head kitchen manager, and finally to general manager. Tom was then brought on as a founding partner of Cactus Jack’s, which opened in 1995. He held the store’s general manager position until 1998, when he took on additional responsibilities as the director of marketing and subsequently director of operations for T-BONES, CJ's, & Cactus Jack’s.
In 2004, Tom became CEO and has been providing strong leadership and entrepreneurial vision that has guided the Company’s 4 restaurant brands totaling 9 restaurants to its current success. Most recently he has broadened his innovative business approach by opening T-BONES Meats, Sweets & Catering, a commissary, and creating Great NH Restaurants’ own non-profit, www.FEEDNH.org. Tom’s vision is to become the premier restaurant company in New Hampshire for guests and employees alike.
Chef Nicole Barreira is a fun and feisty part of the Great NH Restaurant team. She is the Corporate Chef for T-BONES, CJ's, & Cactus Jack’s and Marketing Manager for the company as a whole. Additionally, Nicole participates in many events on behalf of Great NH Restaurants through public appearances and she is very involved with customer relations and communications.
Nicole holds degrees in Culinary Arts, a BA in Hospitality Administration, Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and a Master’s Certificate in Marketing.
Chef Nicole is dedicated to feeding kids more healthfully and was an inaugural partner in the National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell ™. She is involved with many charitable projects and non-profits in the state, spends much time at local charitable food events and visits many schools in NH on a regular basis teaching the students cooking and nutrition skills.
In the late 1970's, Mark started as a line cook with TGI Fridays in Boston. He managed TGIF for several years and came to the conclusion that working for a corporate chain was a recipe of corporate nonsense, way too impersonal and uncaring.
Shortly after, he teamed up with two others to open T-BONES Great American Eatery and Drinkery in Salem, NH, in 1984. It has remained a monumental success.
Tanya Randolph has her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire. She has experience working with veterans as well as the refugee community and is passionate about having a local community impact. Tanya has been the Ambassador of Philanthropy and Community Outreach for Great NH Restaurants and FEEDNH.org since 2012.
Carolyn Leary is the owner and Founder of Carolyn Leary Events, a full-service event planning company focusing on design, planning, and execution of corporate, social and non-profit events. Prior to opening her business, Carolyn was the Vice President at the Greater Manchester Chamber.
Carolyn also serves on the advisory council for Breakthrough Manchester and Gov. Sununu’s Millennial Advisory Council, and recently completed board service with the Manchester Young Professionals. Carolyn is a great addition to the FEEDNH.org board and we are looking forward to her assisting in growing our mission and continuing the impactful work of FEEDNH.org.
Lorrie T. Determann, is the owner and President of LTD Company, a full-service ad agency, marketing and public relations firm. Her team has created and produced some of the largest non-profit special events in New Hampshire, including the Granite State Duck Race for the Boys & Girls Club, Bras Across The River for the Breast Cancer Coalition, and Table Talk for the Palace Theatre.
She created the first ever statewide Restaurant Week in New Hampshire for the NHLRA, with a mission to elevate the image of New Hampshire as a premier dining destination.
Representing numerous clients in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, in 2013 she was given the Advertising and Public Relations Award by the New Hampshire Travel Council. LTD Company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Bedford, NH.
Raquel Gawron works as a Marketing Coordinator for Great NH Restaurants. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of New Hampshire where she spent much of her time involved in community action. Raquel is committed to poverty alleviation and supporting our local New Hampshire Communities.
Donna Swanson-Guimond graduated with a degree in Marketing from American International College. She has spent her career in financial services ranging from mortgage and small business lending to retail banking. Donna has sat on fundraising committees for the Alzheimer’s Association, Angel Flight NE and Greater Bedford Womenade. She has been a member of the Rotary Club of Bedford since 2013 and has chaired both the Road Race and Trail Race committees which are the leading events for the club’s fundraising efforts. Donna is excited to have recently joined the FEEDNH.org board to take part in making a difference in New Hampshire.