Meet The Browne Center Core Team
Josina Garnham, Executive Director
Josina holds a BA in Experiential Learning (focusing on outdoor, adventure education) and an MA in Leadership Development, both from the University of New Hampshire. As part of her graduate studies she analyzed scholarly research on Emotional Intelligence in the workplace and since then has integrated the concepts in her work with faculty designing executive education institutes, leadership development programs and workshops for students and professionals. She is certified in the EQi Assessment, Belbin Team Roles Assessment, and the Psychological Safety Index (PSI). Her training as a team coach is as a Relationship Systems Coach (CRR Global) and one-one-one coach training with the Neuroleadership Institute. When she is not working with teams and leaders, she is focused on being with her family, playing outside as often as possible. She relishes quiet moments with a cup of good strong coffee and an interesting business/management book!
603-868-1772 Ext. 103 Josina.Garnham@unh.edu
Mark Stailey, Director of Operations & Corporate Programs
Mark holds a B.A in Psychology from the University of Iowa and has completed graduate work with the Whittemore School of Business at UNH. Prior to his role at The Browne Center, Mark has served as Portfolio Manager and Organizational Consultant for a Chicago-based Training Firm, Director of Adventure Based Learning Programs for an International Non-Profit, Lead Instructor and Trainer for several Learning and Development Organizations, and Professional Ski Instructor for a Colorado Mountain resort. Mark’s focus and passion is working collaboratively with clients to develop engaging experiential training and development solutions.
603-868-1772 Ext. 106 Mark.Stailey@unh.edu
Jeff Frigon, Youth & Student Programs Coordinator & Challenge Course Director
Jeff has been involved in Adventure-based Experiential Education in a variety of ways. During his career, he has worked in the therapeutic-adventure realm with programs such as Outward Bound as well as in the classroom with the Exeter Alternative High School. Jeff holds a B.S. in Outdoor Education and Psychology from UNH and a M.S. in Experiential Education from the University of Minnesota. He works as an adjunct faculty in UNH's Kinesiology Department. When not at work, Jeff spends as much time on the ocean as possible: surfing, kayaking, and SUPing with his wife.
603-868-1772 Ext. 102 Jeff.Frigon@unh.edu
Yasmine Parsons, Office Manager & Rentals Coordinator
Yasmine holds a B.A. from Georgetown University where she majored in Spanish and Pre-Med. She also received a professional certificate in Graphic Design from the Pratt School and continues to do freelance computer graphics. Yasmine has deepened her passion for foreign language through teaching French and being on the Board of Directors & Treasurer for the One World Language School. She enjoys working at the Browne Center with corporate and youth/student clients and loves seeing the experiential teambuilding and leadership outcomes flourish within the programs. Yasmine and her husband raised three wonderful kids right here in Durham and has a very energetic puppy, Emmy, that you may see at The BC.
603-868-1772 Ext. 112 Yasmine.Parsons@unh.edu