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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 Heather Ahern Heather Ahern
Private Banker
Photo of Martha Clyde Martha Clyde
Private Banker

Pease Branch

Photo of Alyson Graybill Alyson Graybill
VP, Branch Manager
Photo of Catherine Dawson Catherine Dawson
Assistant Branch Manager
Photo of Julia Powell Julia Powell
Assistant Branch Manager & Training Specialist
Photo of Matthew Pappavasiliou Matthew Pappavasiliou
Private Banker
Photo of Audrianna Powell Audrianna Powell
Private Banker

North Hampton Branch

Photo of Erica J. Candage Erica J. Candage
AVP, Branch Manager
Photo of Karen Andronaco Karen Andronaco
Assistant Branch Manager
Photo of Wayland Luter Wayland Luter
Private Banker
Photo of Kattie Hutchinson Kattie Hutchinson
Private Banker

Stratham Branch

Photo of Rachael MacDonnell Rachael MacDonnell
VP, Branch Manager
Photo of Jennifer Kilgore Jennifer Kilgore
Assistant Branch Manager
Photo of Melanie Choquette Melanie Choquette
Private Banker
Photo of Nicole Scarneo Nicole Scarneo
Private Banker

Bedford Branch

Photo of Christopher Blais Christopher Blais
AVP, Branch Manager
Photo of Scott Richards Scott Richards
Assistant Branch Manager
Photo of Griffin Nuttall Griffin Nuttall
Private Banker
Photo of Jesse Bolin Jesse Bolin
Private Banker

Commercial Lending

Photo of John Burcke John Burcke
VP, Senior Commercial Loan Officer (Pease)
Photo of Heath Wilson Heath Wilson
VP, Commercial Loan Officer (North Hampton)
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)

Residential Lending

Photo of Robert Gagnon Robert Gagnon
VP, Mortgage Lending & Business Development (Pease and Bedford)
Photo of Elaine Charles Elaine Charles
Mortgage Originator (Dover)
Photo of Jacob Kallgren Jacob Kallgren
Mortgage Loan Originator
Photo of Brenda Hoefle Brenda Hoefle
Mortage Loan Originator

Loan Administration

Photo of Tamantha Hardy Tamantha Hardy
VP, Loan Administration
Photo of Natalia Crockett Natalia Crockett
Residential Loan Supervisor
Photo of Shelley-Ann Cullen Shelley-Ann Cullen
Commercial Loan Assistant
Photo of Robert Thomas Robert Thomas
Commercial Loan Assistant
Photo of Lisa Hendrix Lisa Hendrix
Mortgage Loan Processor & Closer
Photo of Sean Donovan Sean Donovan
Mortgage Loan Processor & Closer
Photo of Pam Hafner Pam Hafner
Loan Operations Specialist


Photo of Grey Bowden Grey Bowden
VP, Senior Credit Officer
Photo of Joyce Holland Joyce Holland
VP, Credit Officer
Photo of Kricket Hooper Kricket Hooper
Commercial Credit Analyst
Photo of Brian Hess Brian Hess
Commercial Credit Analyst I
Photo of Cheryl Preston Cheryl Preston
Mortgage Underwriting Officer
Photo of Barbara Pitcher Barbara Pitcher
Mortgage Underwriter

Operations & Information Technology

Photo of Kelley McCoy Kelley McCoy
VP, 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
Operations Specialist
Photo of Robert Tucker Robert Tucker
Sr. Network Engineer
Photo of Michael Gauthier Michael Gauthier
Systems Administrator
Photo of Erin Alvarez Erin Alvarez
Document Imaging Specialist

Portsmouth Headquarters

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
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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Two Harbour Place
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



828 Central Avenue
Dover, NH