Meet the Team
Dave Thibault, Superintendent
Dave Thibault has served as a teacher and administrator in both public and Catholic schools. He previously served as the Executive Director of Camps Fatima and Bernadette and is a Catholic school parent. As superintendent, he leads the mission, vision and strategic action for the twenty-one schools in the Diocese. A resident of Manchester, NH, Dave enjoys fishing and spending time with his wife and nine children.
Lisa Zolkos, MAREd, Assistant SuperintendentLisa has served in the Diocese of Manchester as a teacher, Campus Minister, and administrator. Currently, Lisa serves as a resource for all twenty-eight Catholic schools as the District Administrator and liaison to the NH State DOE Regulatory Bureau of Credentialing. Additionally, she is responsible for ensuring Diocesan schools have the highest academic standards, and that all of our schools maintain a strong sense of Catholic identity and mission. Lisa has been blessed with four children who are thankful for the Catholic education they have received in our Diocesan schools.
Dawn Florino, Ed.D. candidate, Director of School Support and Federal Funds
Dawn Florino has nearly 25 years of experience private and public school as a classroom teacher, reading/writing specialist, school leader, district administrator, educational consultant and in higher education. She holds a B.A. in psychology, M.Ed. in Elementary Education, both from Notre Dame College and Ed.D candidacy from Rivier University. She supports school leaders and teachers in acquiring and coordinating financial resources to fulfill their strategic goals, elevate instruction and establish collaborative and effective approaches to teaching and learning. Dawn considers our Catholic schools the most beautiful places for our children to be educated, rich with values and tradition. One of her greatest blessings has been welcoming some of her own Catholic school students join her as educators in our Diocese of Manchester schools.
Steve McManis, Director of Operations
Having served the Diocese of Manchester for many years in advisory and consulting capacities, Steve provides leadership and support for the strategic and operational initiatives of our Catholic Schools, particularly as they relate to finance, personnel, operations, facilities, and school vitality. Additionally, he works with key stakeholders to create financial stability and implement best practices in daily school procedures. Steve’s background includes over twenty-three years in senior management roles in the financial services industry as well as twelve years as a business owner in the real estate development and project consulting arena. A life-long resident of NH, he resides in Bow and enjoys golf, cooking, investment research, wine collecting and travel.
Alison Mueller, M.B.A., Director of Marketing, Enrollment, and Development
As the Director of Marketing, Enrollment, and Development, Alison serves as a resource for all twenty-one diocesan Catholic schools in the areas of marketing, and all facets of the enrollment process. Additionally, Alison is responsible for the marketing of the New Hampshire Catholic schools on a state-wide level. Educated in Catholic schools, Alison obtained her bachelor’s degree from Saint Anselm College and her M.B.A. from Champlain College. She also holds a certificate in Marketing Strategy from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.
Nancy Provencher, Executive Assistant to the Catholic Schools Office
Nancy Provencher joined the Catholic Schools Office in January of 2018 as the Executive Assistant. Nancy will provide administrative support to the Superintendent of Catholic Schools. Nancy comes to the Diocese after spending 7 ½ years with Catholic Charities New Hampshire serving as Administrative Services Supervisor. In her spare time Nancy likes to spend time with family, and enjoys cooking and quilting.