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Optima Bank & Trust has a talented (and growing) staff of banking professionals who go to great lengths to satisfy the needs of our clients.

Portsmouth Branch

Photo of Deborah Moore Deborah Moore
AVP, Branch Manager
Photo of Angela Bouchard Angela Bouchard
Assistant Branch Manager
Photo of Martha Clyde Martha Clyde
Senior Private Banker
Photo of Alicia Rowe-Vicente Alicia Rowe-Vicente
Private Banker

Pease Branch

Photo of Erica Candage Erica Candage
AVP, Branch Manager
Photo of Catherine Dawson Catherine Dawson
Assistant Branch Manager
Photo of Nathan Hall Nathan Hall
Private Banker
Photo of Cindy Lindley Cindy Lindley
Private Banker

North Hampton Branch

Photo of Karen Andronaco Karen Andronaco
AVP, Branch Manager
Photo of Samatha Cots Samatha Cots
Assistant Branch Manager
Photo of Kattie Hutchinson Kattie Hutchinson
Private Banker
Photo of Samira Ignacio Samira Ignacio
Private Banker

Stratham Branch

Photo of Rachael Ela Rachael Ela
VP, Branch Manager
Photo of Jennifer Kilgore Jennifer Kilgore
Assistant Branch Manager
Photo of Rachel Yassanye Rachel Yassanye
Assistant Branch Manager Float
Photo of Nicole Scarneo Nicole Scarneo
Senior Private Banker
Photo of Heather Ahern Heather Ahern
Private Banker

Bedford Branch

Photo of Christopher Blais Christopher Blais
AVP, Branch Manager
Photo of Wayland Luter Wayland Luter
Assistant Branch Manager
Photo of Scott Lefebvre Scott Lefebvre
Private Banker
Photo of Michael Bourassa Michael Bourassa
Private Banker

Commercial Lending

Photo of Jerry Bazata Jerry Bazata
SVP, Senior Commercial Loan Officer (Portsmouth)
Photo of Joseph Horvath Joseph Horvath
VP, Commercial Loan Officer (Portsmouth)
Photo of Michael Simoneau Michael Simoneau
VP, Commercial Loan Officer (Bedford)
Photo of Raymond Dugdale Raymond Dugdale
VP, Commercial Loan Officer (Dover)
Photo of Adam Johnston Adam Johnston
VP, Commerical Loan Officer (Bedford)
Photo of Doreen Austin Doreen Austin
VP, Commercial Loan Officer (North Hampton)
Photo of Tammy Moschella Tammy Moschella
Portfolio Manager

Residential Lending

Photo of Robert Gagnon Robert Gagnon
SVP, Mortgage Lending & Business Development (Pease and Bedford)
Photo of Elaine Charles Elaine Charles
Sr. Mortgage Loan Officer (Dover)
Photo of Jacob Kallgren Jacob Kallgren
Mortgage Loan Originator (North Hampton)
Photo of Brenda Hoefle Brenda Hoefle
Mortgage Loan Originator (Stratham)
Photo of John Frates John Frates
Mortgage Loan Originator (Bedford)

Loan Administration

Photo of Tamantha Hardy Tamantha Hardy
VP, Loan Administration
Photo of Natalia Crockett Natalia Crockett
Residential Loan Supervisor
Photo of Erin Alvarez Erin Alvarez
Mortgage Loan Processor & Closer
Photo of Kelly Greeke Kelly Greeke
Mortgage Loan Processor & Closer
Photo of Melanie Choquette Melanie Choquette
Mortgage Loan Coordinator
Photo of Janice Asamoa Janice Asamoa
Commercial Loan Supervisor
Photo of Megan McDuffee Megan McDuffee
Commercial Loan Assistant
Photo of Jamie Price Jamie Price
Loan Operations Specialist
Photo of Thomas Kressler Thomas Kressler
Loan Operations Specialist
Photo of Melanie Kent Melanie Kent
Document Imaging Specialist


Photo of Joyce Holland Joyce Holland
VP, Senior Credit Officer
Photo of Kricket Hooper Kricket Hooper
Senior Commercial Credit Analyst
Photo of Elaine Walker Elaine Walker
Commercial Credit Analyst
Photo of Cheryl Preston Cheryl Preston
AVP, Residential Mortgage Underwriting Manager
Photo of Barbara Pitcher Barbara Pitcher
Senior Mortgage Underwriter
Photo of Kyle Berlin Kyle Berlin
Mortgage Underwriter

Operations & Information Technology

Photo of Kelley McCoy Kelley McCoy
SVP, Operations
Photo of Arthur Balomenos Arthur Balomenos
AVP, Operations Officer and Assistant Compliance Officer
Photo of Mark Couture, AAP Mark Couture, AAP
Operations Supervisor
Photo of Trishia Higgins Trishia Higgins
Senior Operations Specialist
Photo of Wendy Meneely Wendy Meneely
Document Imaging Specialist
Photo of Robert Tucker Robert Tucker
VP Technology & Sr. Systems Engineer
Photo of Michael Gauthier Michael Gauthier
Systems Administrator

Portsmouth Headquarters

Photo of Karen Kindle Karen Kindle
SVP of Retail
Photo of Connie Mere Connie Mere
VP, Risk Management & Compliance
Photo of Kimberly Beaulieu Kimberly Beaulieu
Compliance Specialist
Photo of Sonya Merritt Sonya Merritt
VP, Human Resources
Photo of Gemma French Gemma French
VP, Marketing
Photo of Katherine A. LaFevers Katherine A. LaFevers
AVP & Executive Assistant

Finance & Administration

Photo of Tricia Bertone Tricia Bertone
VP, Controller
Photo of Ryan Ebeling Ryan Ebeling
Senior Staff Accountant
Photo of Sara Lauter Sara Lauter
Staff Accountant
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143 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH

Pease Tradeport

20 International Drive
Portsmouth, NH


99 S River Rd
Bedford, NH

North Hampton

26 Lafayette Road
North Hampton, NH


17 Portsmouth Avenue
Stratham, NH


Two Harbour Place
Portsmouth, NH



130 Central Avenue
Dover, NH