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Erin Bell (Ph.D.)
Principal Investigator 

Robert Henry (Ph.D.)
Financial Advisor

Marilee LaFond
T2 Center Manager

Marilee LaFond joined the UNH Technology Transfer Center in 2018.  She has a background in Human Resources management, including within the technology and manufacturing sectors.  She has experience in designing and implementing programs including for training, project and communication planning, and in policy and compliance. Marilee enjoys participating in many of New Ham​pshire's outdoor recreational opportunities. 

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Stephanie Cottrell
LTAP Coordinator

Stephanie Cottrell is a 4 year veteran of the LTAP grant and the UNH Technology Transfer Center. She was brought on board as the Training Coordinator for the LTAP and SADES in January, 2015 and is currently the LTAP Coordinator.  Stephanie has a B.S. in Communications from Lyndon State College, paving the way for her past career in TV broadcast engineering and production.  Over the last few years, she worked as the Strafford Wind Symphony’s General Manager, which has prepped her for the exciting role she now holds with T2.  She still continues to play her flute with the SWS and also enjoys many outdoor activities.

Bettina Linckersdorff-Sietz 
LTAP Program Assistant

Bettina Linckersdorff-Sietz joined the Technology Transfer Center Team as the LTAP Program Assistant in January 2019.

Bettina has a background in Veterinary Medicine,  and feels passionate about networking with others and promoting safety and environmental aspects.

In her free time, you can find her enjoying the outdoors and spending time with her family.

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George "Butch" Leel
Senior Training Instructor


Butch Leel is the Senior Training Instructor and Technical Support Specialist for the LTAP at the UNH Technology Transfer Center, and has been at T2 since July, 2007.  He previously worked for the NHDOT, District 4, for 32 years as a Maintenance Supervisor.  Butch instructs training workshops, facilitates road manager meetings and provides technical assistance to NH municipal highway departments.

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SADES Manager