CASA of New Hampshire is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Evan Lowry, Dr. Charles T. Cappetta, and Madison Dragon. Evan Lowry is associate general counsel in the Office of General Council and Compliance at Sothern New Hampshire University. Dr. Charles T. Cappetta is an award-winning pediatrician at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Nashua. Madison Dragon is a regulatory compliance specialist at Service Credit Union in Portsmouth. Madison, who had a CASA volunteer advocate until he was adopted in 2015, also brings lived experience to CASA of NH’s board of directors.
Evan Lowry is associate general counsel in the Office of General Council and Compliance at Sothern New Hampshire University. At SNHU, Evan is a generalist attorney, practicing in wide-ranging areas of the law, including student affairs, regulatory compliance, business transactions and contracts, real estate, construction, privacy and data security, and more.
Prior to joining SNHU, Evan served as a Justice AmeriCorps legal fellow, representing unaccompanied immigrant children in their removal proceedings before Boston Immigration Court, as part of a joint program sponsored by the Department of Justice and Corporation for National and Community Service.
Outside of the law, Evan is passionate about volunteering with impactful nonprofits, with a particular focus on youth mentoring. A graduate of the Hoffman-Haas fellowship through the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits, Evan also serves on the board of directors for Nashua PAL, and was a longtime mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. He currently serves as the president of the Souhegan Valley Rotary Club. He lives in Nashua with his wife and daughter.
Charles T. Cappetta, M.D., is a general pediatrician at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Nashua. He received his AB biology undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 1982, and his medical degree from University College and Middlesex School of Medicine in London, U.K., in 1988. He then completed his pediatric residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., in 1993, and has been a full-time practicing pediatrician in Nashua ever since.
His interests include school and community health, which led him to create the award-winning Granite State FitKids (GSFK), which has helped teach more than 45,000 4th grade students about their bodies and how to take care of them since the program’s inception in 1997. In 2005, the Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas, named GSFK on of the top 150 programs in the country in the fight against childhood obesity. He is the official school physician for two SAUs in the Nashua area, and sits on both the NH Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) Review Committee and the NH Interscholastic Athletic Association (NHIAA). He sees incarcerated youth from ages 13-17 twice weekly at the Sununu Youth Service Center in Manchester.
In 2013, Dr. Cappetta was the winner of both the Healthy Heroes Award at Nashua’s inaugural “Walk a Mile with Our Mayor” event and the National AAP Council on Community Pediatrics Local Heroes Award, which each year recognizes two pediatricians in the country who epitomize the community pediatrician. He was also awarded the Sandi Van Scoyoc Legacy Award from the NH Children’s Health Foundation in 2022. Dr. Cappetta has been on the Nashua Board of Health since 2015, and is honored to be a part of such a wonderful team of professionals that makes the lives around us better and healthier.
Madison Dragon is a regulatory compliance specialist at Service Credit Union in Portsmouth. He is a member of their Culture Committee, which focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is passionate about improving the financial literacy of New Hampshire’s youth. During his time at Service Credit Union, he has supported communities through numerous volunteer initiatives and is a proud graduate of the Green Path Super Use program, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people build financial health and resiliency. He was a consumer loan underwriter before transitioning to regulatory compliance in 2021. Prior to beginning his professional career, Madison had a CASA of New Hampshire advocate until he was adopted in 2015. Madison has lived in Manchester with his boyfriend for the past two years, and he enjoys hiking, traveling, history, and design.
“CASA was there for me when I needed them most, and I’m honored to now pass on the support to children of today who need them most,” says Madison. “I’m excited to use my unique perspective to ensure New Hampshire’s abused and neglected youth are receiving the advocacy they deserve. My CASA advocate made an immeasurable positive impact on my life, and I’m thrilled to be involved in making sure that keeps happening for future CASA kids.”