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Board of Directors

United Way of Greater Nashua is an independent and autonomous organization run by volunteers who live or work in the communities of Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Lyndeborough, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Nashua and Wilton. This volunteer Board of Directors makes final decisions regarding all United Way activities and investments in the local community. The board has full governance oversight for the organization.

Bob S. Larmouth
Nominating Committee Chair
Board Member Since 2003

Cynthia Whitaker, PsyD
Board Member Starting 2021
Greater Nashua Mental Health

Dr. Amir Toosi
Strategic Planning Committee Chair
Board Member Since 2016
Rivier University

Peter Chaloner
Finance Committee Chair / Treasurer
Board Member Since 2011

Daniel Munroe
Governance Board Chair
Board Member Since 1990

Deb Howes
Board Member Since 2016
Advocacy Committee Chair
Nashua School District / Nashua Teacher’s Union

Bob Mack
Immediate Past Board Chair
Board Member Since 2007
City of Nashua

Lucille Jordan
Community Advisory Council
Board Member Since 2002
Nashua Community College

Jim Donchess
Community Advisory Council
Board Member Since 2016
Mayor, City of Nashua

Jay Dinkel
Community Investment Chair
Board Member Since 2011
Enterprise Bank

Heather Tebbetts
Community Advisory Council
Board Member Since 2011
Liberty Utilities

Paula Moran
Resource Development Committee Chair
Board Member Since 2018
Microgem USA

Wendy Hunt
Board Member Since 2021
Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce

John Jurczak, FACHE
Board Member Since 2020
Covenant Health / St. Joseph Hospital

Michael Reid
Community Advisory Council Chair
Board Member Since 2018

Jay Minkarah
Community Assessment Chair
Board Member Since 2020
Nashua Regional Planning Commission

Padmaja Kunapareddy
Board Member Since 2021
Upland Software

Matthew Plante
Board Member Since 2022
Retired / Nashua Police Commission

Joseph Leahy, MD
Board Member Since 2020
Southern NH Health Systems

Kristy Bessada
Board Member Since 2021
Pastor, Main St. UMC

Patricia M. LaFrance, Esq.
Board Member Since 2021
The Black Law Group LLC, Partner

Galen B. Williams
Board Member Since 2021
USAF & Civil Service, Retired

Parker Williams
Board Member Since 2022
Student Member, Rivier University

Doug Howard, M.Ed
Board Member Since 2020
Front Door Agency

Dr. Mario Andrade
Board Member Since 2022
Superintendent of Schools / Nashua School District

Clark Gaphardt
Board Member Since 2022
Nashua Police Department

Full Time Staff

United Way of Greater Nashua maintains a dedicated, lean staff in order to support and implement the decisions of the volunteer Board of Directors.


A single point of contact email address has been established for our staff:

Please use this email address to contact us for any reason.

Michael Apfelberg


Liz Fitzgerald
Director of Community Impact

Sara Ceaser
Director of Volunteer and Community Engagement

Samantha Cassista
Director of Corporate Partnerships

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