Our Board Members come from all walks of life and from all across New Hampshire. Many are breast cancer survivors or have experienced the disease through a friend or family member. Our diverse backgrounds allow us to operate from a place of experience, knowledge, and compassion.
Tammie serves as the president of NHBCC. Her breast cancer journey began in 2015 when she was diagnosed and had a double mastectomy. She is “extremely proud of the work the NHBCC does in advocating for and providing assistance to breast cancer residents of NH.” Tammie worked as an RN for 20 plus years and continues her work with breast cancer patients at a wig and mastectomy shop. In her free time she enjoys painting and making jewelry. Tammie is always available to help people through the tumultuous breast cancer journey.
Betsy is Vice President of NHBCC and a 20-year survivor of stage 3 lobular breast cancer. She was diagnosed at age 49, as her mother had been. Betsy joined the Board in 2018 to help administer the Support Services Fund for women in treatment for breast cancer who are struggling financially. She worked for six years as a lawyer in the NH Attorney General’s Office, after which she raised and homeschooled two children, now wonderful adults. Now she divides her time between the SSF, her two grandchildren, her women’s a capella chorus in Nashua, and lots of walking and hiking. She is inspired both by the memory of her mom’s 12-year battle with cancer and by the desire to see her 39-year-old daughter’s generation be breast cancer free.
Sally joined NHBCC in 2020 and is the board secretary. As a 30- year breast cancer survivor, she has experienced the physical, emotional, and financial challenges brought on by breast cancer surgery, treatments, and recovery. Previously, Sally was trained as a gerontologist and worked in the field of aging – teaching courses and advocating for elders. Her second career was in Middle School Special Education. She states that her life passion is supporting and making a difference in the lives of others. Sally enjoys spending time with family and friends, caring for her grandchildren, playing pickleball, and traveling.
Jackie is Treasurer of NHBCC. She joined the coalition in 2011 and has served on many committees including lobbying. As founder and owner of Amanda Thomas, a wig & mastectomy boutique in Merrimack, Jackie sees the financial stress that treatment can bring to women diagnosed with breast cancer and wanted to do her part to help.
Jane, a 21-year breast cancer survivor, has served on the NHBCC Board of Directors since 2002. In 2006, she was instrumental in developing the Support Services Fund (SSF) that she has managed since then. “I’m so proud that the SSF can provide qualified breast cancer patients with a short-term financial safety net so that they can focus on getting well.” Jane is a retired high school English teacher, college writing center director and hospital marketeer. When Jane is not working on the SSF, she spends time on her other passions … horseback riding, travelling and visiting grandkids. She lives in the Nashua area with her husband, two horses and dog.
Nancy has served on the NHBCC Board of Directors since 2012. As a nurse working with newly diagnosed breast cancer patients, she became familiar with NHBCC and their work in advocacy and patient financial support. “My parents instilled in me the importance of volunteering for something you are passionate about. NHBCC has proven to be a great fit. I love receiving the heartfelt notes of thanks from the patients and families we have helped.” Nancy lives with her husband in the Manchester area.
Kristi was diagnosed with breast cancer in Fall of 2021 and had a unilateral mastectomy with reconstruction. She is cancer free today. Her experience led her to reach out to NHBCC to help others who find themselves in a similar situation. Kristi received her undergraduate degree in Journalism from the University of Maine and her MBA from Rivier University. Presently, she is the North American Marketing Director for EMS at ZOLL Medical. She is a native of the seacoast of New Hampshire and currently calls Bedford home with her son Josh.
Wendy joined the Coalition in early 2022. After serving on her town’s school committee, Supervisor of the Checklist, Trustee of the Trust Funds, CASA, and other boards in her community for many years, an opportunity opened on the NH Breast Cancer Coalition board and Wendy couldn’t think of a more important and honorable board to serve on. Knowing many important people in her life who both have, and have had, breast cancer, she is motivated and believes this is beyond important work. Supporting women and men during and after breast cancer with the ultimate goal of a cancer free future is something she very much looks forward to one day.