Board of Directors

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Ed Walker

Chair

Peterborough

...currently serves as Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director for the Town of Peterborough. He has over ten years of experience in community management, program development and integration of municipal resources to solve complex problems. He is currently leading the community team developing the Emergency Planning and Response Program for elders and people with functional needs in the event of a public health crisis.

 

Chris Gallagher

Vice Chair

Dublin

 

...retired as a social worker from Cheshire Medical Center. He has served in social work at the Crotched Mountain Center, Monadnock Family Services and New Hampshire Catholic Charities. He also served on the Emergency Room Crisis Team at Monadnock Community Hospital. He has been involved with community sports for many years, coaching baseball and soccer.

 

Frank (Rick) Harnden

Treasurer

New Ipswich

...retired from his work as an astrophysicist and manager (at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and at NASA) with a technical background that has been helpful in establishing and maintaining the "electronic presence" of Monadnock at Home. He does much of our data tracking and chairs the IT Committee. As Treasurer he also serves as chair of the Finance Committee.

 

Kim Chandler

Secretary

Hancock

...serves as the Director of School Counseling at ConVal Regional High School.  With a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.A. in Counseling (both from UNH), she has worked for two decades as a professional high school counselor in both New Hampshire and Virginia. Kim is an active member of both the Daughters of the American Revolution (as state chairperson and a chapter officer) and the Peterborough Rotary (as co-chair of their Operation Santa program).

 

Russ Armstrong

Peterborough

...as a parental caregiver, Russ knows the value and importance of programs which allow a dignified, independent and productive life through the elder transition years. Since retiring, he has been a volunteer in several civic and service organizations and is actively involved in advocating for eldercare issues, including ensuring that veterans receive the support services they have earned in service to our Country.

 

Annie Card

Peterborough

...is the owner of Annie Card Creative Services, a marketing firm that works with businesses and nonprofits. She is a contributing editor at YANKEE Magazine, where she formerly worked as picture editor for 16 years. Annie served many years on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters, and currently serves on the board of the Harris Center for Conservation Education.

 

Cathy Cambal-Hayward

Hancock

...is the Director Sales for Masiello Group's Peterborough office. She served three years on the Hancock Finance Committee, helped with fundraising and events with Monadnock Family Services, worked with Conval students in job shadowing experiences and served as Treasurer of Conval Board of Realtors.

 

Barbara (Bobbie) Gilbert

Jaffrey

...brings a variety of teaching, community building and organizational skills to the Board. Past experiences include developing and directing a mentoring program for the schools of Westfield, MA, teaching psychology, communication and supervisory skills in college, industry, and independent workshops. She also was an Associate in Ministry for Staff Coordination and Programming at the Concord, MA UCC Church.

 

Bill Graf

Jaffrey

...is a retired school superitnendent with 34 years experience in K-12 education in Massachusetts and New Jersey. Positions have included elementary and secondary teaching, counseling, and administration. Bill has been a member of the MaH Program Committee for the past two years.  He has been on the Jaffrey Conservation Commission the past six years and is a volunteer gardener at Cathedral of the Pines.

 

Joel Green

Peterborough

...has spent 30+ years in community services in support of programs for aging, homeless, poverty, veterans services and caregiving. As President and CEO of the Community Services Council of New Hampshire he worked in partnership with funding agencies and other community based organizations and the NH Department of Health and Human Services. He was an associate professor and instructor in psychology and dynamics of family relationships and executive director of Monadnock Worksource.

 

 

Dr. Mike Lindberg

Peterborough

...joined Monadnock Community Hospital in 2015 as Chief Medical Officer. A graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine he completed his Internal Medicine Residency training at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, CT,, and is a fellow of Geriatric Medline at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Dr. Lindberg brings 30+ years of clinical experience and maintains board certification in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.  He served 4 years in the National Health Service Corp in rural Alabama and was Physician in Chief for Geriatric and Palliative Medicine across a multi-hospital health care system.

 

Michelle Lowe

Peterborough

...has spent the past 30 years in the Monadnock Region, during which time she raised her two children while remaining an advocate of health and fitness for all ages. Now an independent agent/broker for her firm Lowe Health Benefits, Michelle also serves as a member of the Peterborough Rotary and a fundraising volunteer for a variety of state and local nonprofit causes in support of youth sports, leadership and outdoor experiential education, including adaptive ski & bike programs. Previously she also served in multiple business development executive roles for PC Connection Inc. and Tech Ed Distribution LLC. With a fondness for the outdoors, she enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking, skiing and visiting with friends and family.

 

Dwight Schenk

Rindge

...has spent his working career managing nonprofit organizations, primarily in the fields of health and education. He applies that experience to the development of management systems as the organization grows.

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