Betsy Paine


Betsy Paine is currently the senior staff attorney for the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program of New Hampshire (CASA). Prior to 2014 she worked for 21 years for The New Hampshire Circuit Court as a Domestic Violence Specialist and grant coordinator for funding to the courts under the Violence Against Women Act. She had earlier served as an Assistant Merrimack County Attorney under a grant that focused on child abuse and sexual assault prosecution.

She has served on numerous state boards and committees: the New Hampshire Governor’s Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence, the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee, the New Hampshire Commission on the Status of Women, The Interagency Council on Women Offenders, The New Hampshire Supreme Court Committee on the Status of the Legal Profession, and the New Hampshire Bar Association Committee on Gender Equality. She currently serves as the Andover School Moderator.

She is a graduate of Leadership New Hampshire. Betsy’s non-profit work includes having served on the board of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail; Williams College Alumni Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Committee, New Futures; The Andover Beacon; The Northern New Hampshire Foundation of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.

A former ski racer, she has coached for the Wildcat Ski team. She lives in Andover, New Hampshire with her husband, Mike Henriques and two children, Will and Olivia.