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Officers and Directors

Executive Committee

Acting President

Kris Green

Vice PresidentJeff Kantor
SecretaryPhil Boivin
TreasurerRuss Leonard

Directors



Fred Boisvert
Fred Boisvert

Survivor

Director since
October 2013

Retired Master Plumber
Manchester, NH

A route salesman before going into plumbing, Fred worked in the trade as a master plumber for thirty years. He is a lifelong resident of Manchester and is retired after owning his own business for ten years.

He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2010, after being under observation for ten years and having had many biopsies. The cancer has been deemed inoperable due to having spread beyond the prostate; he received Provenge treatment and is currently receiving treatments in other forms.


Phil Boivan
Phil Boivin

Survivor

Director since
September 2012

Retired, PSNH
Center Harbor, NH

Phil's first exposure to prostate cancer was in 1993 when his 77 year old father was diagnosed with prostate cancer that had already metastasized to his bones. His father lived for 5 years longer before radiation could no longer prolong his life. Subsequent to that, Phil's mother lived alone for 14 years without her husband of 59 years.

Phil is a prostate cancer survivor having had a prostatectomy in 2006 via the DaVinci surgical machine. Other members of Phil's immediate family have also experienced prostate cancer further strengthening his interest in supporting early detection and active surveillance.

After years of service on several non-profit boards, he joined the NH Prostate Cancer Coalition to continue volunteer work during his retirement. Phil is a past president of the Nashua Adult Learning Center, Treasurer for the United Way of Greater Nashua, and President for the New Hampshire Association For the Blind.

Philip resides in Center Harbor and is retired from Public Service Company of New Hampshire after 31 years of service during which time he resided in Nashua. He was originally from Plymouth NH and holds a bachelor and masters degree from Plymouth State University.


James Conway
Dr. Jim Conway

Survivor

Director since
June 2011

Urologist, Retired
Manchester, NH

Dr. Conway, formerly with Manchester Urology Associates, is Medical Director of the Max K. Willscher Urology Center at Elliot Hospital in Manchester. He is a past president of the Elliot Hospital medical staff, and former chairman of the Elliot Health System Board of Directors.

A graduate of Boston College and Tufts University Medical School, he was in the US Army Medical Corps in Vietnam in 1968-69.

Dr. Conway is the fourth urologist to serve on the board of directors of the Coalition.

Stan DeLoid
Stan DeLoid

Survivor

Director since
September 2012

Major Accounts Manager, Spectrum Marketing

Deloid is Major Accounts manager at Spectrum Marketing Companies in Manchester. He formerly managed 21 Burger King Restaurants. He has been co-president of West Manchester Little League, a scoutmaster and president of the West Manchester High School Booster Club.

Stan graduated from University of NH with a degree in Business Management.

Kris Green
Kris Green

Interim President

Director since January 2012

Executive Nurse
Hooksett, NH

Kristine A. Green of Hooksett, is the Practice Manager for Concord Hospital's Urologic Care Center.

Currently president of the New England chapter of the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates, Ms. Green supervises 36 employees and coordinates the activity of eight urologists at Concord Hospital's Center for Urologic Care. She also is the practice manager of the hospital's Wound Healing Center.

A Certified Urologic Registered Nurse for 16 years, she graduated from New Hampshire Technical College in Manchester, Rivier College in Nashua and received her Master of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from New England College.

Her interests include hiking, kayaking, cross county skiing and watching the New England Patriots to which she has season tickets with her husband, David Green, M.D.


Dr Edmund Haddad
Dr Edmund Haddad

Survivor

Director

Former President

Retired Educator
Manchester, NH

Haddad was diagnosed with prostate cancer at age 42, the normal age being 69. He retired from Southern NH University.

Born in Boston, he graduated from Boston State College, earned a masters degree in special education from Lesley College and a Ph.D. in special education from Yeshiva University in New York.

In New York he directed a program for brothers and sisters of individuals with disabilities, working with John F. Kennedy Jr. and Geraldo Rivera in their respective foundations.

Harvey Keye
Harvey Keye

Survivor

Founding Director

Former NH Representative, Political Activist
Nashua, NH

Harvey Keye, a former two term member of the New Hampshire Legislature, grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. He attended Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC and earned his master's degree in business administration at Rivier College in Nashua. He retired from Verizon in 1997 where he was Regional Sales Manager in the Direct Marketing Center, Braintree, MA. He currently is VP of Sales for NHToDo magazine and the Public Relatons Manager for The Atlantis Health Club & Spa at the Radisson Hotel in Nashua, NH.

Diagnosed in 2005, he has had female hormone therapy plus external radiation treatments.

Currently a member of NAACP, his past community service includes Chair of Granite State Youth, Chair of the NH Civil Rights Council, director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nashua, and director of NH Citizens Action. He is currently a director of the Downtown Concord Economic Committee.

Harvey marched alongside Martin Luther King in Birmingham in 1963. Several years later, New Hampshire was the only state in the US not to have legislated a Martin Luther King holiday. Harvey, then an elected Representative from Nashua, addressed the 400 person New Hampshire House and dramatically described the race relations problems in his youth growing up in Birmingham in the 1930s and 1940s. Most say it was his speech before his fellow legislators that finally convinced New Hampshire to join the rest of the nation in establishing a Martin Luther King holiday.

Harvey received the Critical Thinking in Business award from NHToDo magazine. He served in the Army in Germany from 1954-56.

His hobbies are golf, reading and service to others.
Jeff Kantor
Dr. John Heaney

Survivor

Director

Retired Senior Urologist,
Lebanon, NH

John Heaney, MD, a native of Dublin, Ireland, is the senior urologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, and professor of surgery (urology) at Dartmouth Medical School. His undergraduate degree is from Trinity College at Dublin University. His graduate degrees are MB, BCh, BAO from Trinity College, and MA from Trinity College. His surgery residency was at Dublin U., Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford, England and Hammersmith Hospital in London.

John's urology residency was at St. Vincent's Hospital in Dublin and Massachusetts General Hospital. He served a uro-oncology fellowship at Mass. General. He has been an attending urologist at Mass. General, Tufts-New England Medical Center, St. Vincent's Hospital, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

He has written 15 book chapters, four textbooks, and 63 journal articles.

A prostate cancer survivor, John was diagnosed in July of 2007 and was treated with radical prostatectomy.

He is a past president of New England Section of American Urological Assn., and former Section Chief and Residency Director of Urology at DHMC. John is Chair of the Coalition's Medical Advisory Board.

His hobbies include "golf and other outdoor activities on foot or by wind", bridge, "consuming the arts" and reading.


Jeff Kantor
Jeff Kantor

Survivor

Director

Former Owner and Past President of Car World
Dunbarton, NH

A resident of Dunbarton, Jeff is the owner and president of Car World in Candia, the state's largest dealer in used auto parts. Car World is the state's first recognized "Green Yard" auto facility. He started the firm in 1970 which now employs 22 people.

Jeff was born in New York City, grew up in Dumont, New Jersey and graduated from New England College in Henniker. ("That's what bought me to New Hampshire") He's been president of Auto and Truck Recyclers of New Hampshire for 20 years. He's been active in the international Auto Recyclers Assn, having been chair of the group's National Airbag Committee and past president of the Education Foundation.

Halfway through college, he joined the Army and served in Germany 1962-65. A skier and a salt water boater, Jeff coached youth soccer and skiing and for several years and was the coach of the Manchester High School ski team.

Diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1998, he was treated with both exterior radiation and seeds.

Jeff was elected a director in March of 2010, a few months after he originated and led the Coalition in the most successful fund raiser, the SKIBOARDNTUBE event on Jan. 31 at Manchester's McIntyre Ski Area.

Russ Leonard
Russ Leonard

Treasurer

Director since
Nov 2009

Former Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
Nashua, NH

M. Russell Leonard of Nashua has been elected Treasurer of the N.H. Prostate Cancer Coalition. He succeeds Salvatore Magnano of Hollis, former Chief Financial Officer of Sanders Associates. Leonard is a past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Southern N.H. Medical Center and a 16 year member of that board.

He is a former president of Beebe Rubber Co. of Nashua and Chief Operating Officer of Howtek Corp. of Hudson. He was also employed by Nashua Corp., Sanders Associates and Data Products, all in the area of manufacturing and product management.

Leonard graduated from Yale University and received his MBA from the
University of California at Berkeley.

The coach of the Nashua YMCA swim team for eight years, he is a past president of the Nashua Unitarian Universalist Church and is the current Treasurer of the Nashua Cemetery Assn.

Director since Novemebr 2009

Jerry Mazza
Jerry Mazza

Director since
December 2013

Retired Educator
Swanzy, NH

Jerry has personally survived prostate cancer and has published data and research concerning breast cancer surgery. He is a retired high school teacher and college professor who has taught Chemistry, Meteorology, Astronomy, Physics, and Electron Microscopy over the years.

He was in the United States Air Force from 1962 to 1969, serving in Spain, Vietnam, and Nevada. Jerry also served in South Dakota in missile engineering and Morocco in North Africa.

He has attended Holyoke College, Schenectady College, Union College, SUNYA, College of NJ, and Rutgers, Temple, Lafayette universities. He has been awarded the Bronze Star and Eagle Scout Badge.

Jerry lives in Swanzey and has served his local community in several ways: performing triage duties during the Keene area flood disaster, serving as a member of both the Swanzey School Board and Town Planning Board, and by coordinating the Medicare/Medicaid change over.

Dennis McManus
Dennis McManus

Director since
October 2013

Educator, Coach
Campton, NH

Dennis is currently serving in his 31st season as head baseball coach at Plymouth State University. He is a prostate cancer survivor having had surgery following diagnosis in 2008.

Dennis graduated from Plymouth State with a bachelor's degree in 1973 and from Indiana University with a master's degree in 1974.

Dennis was the 2009 recipient of the "Jack Butterfield Award" for his work and devotion to college baseball. He was also a 2013 recipient of the "Pat Storer Award" at Plymouth State for his role in community service.

Dennis resides in Campton with his wife Debbie. His interests include golf, motorcycle riding, kayaking, reading and spending time with his family.

David Seaton
Don Palmateer

Director since
November 2013

Retired Educator and Administrator
Concord, NH

A recent transplant from upstate New York, Don and his wife moved to the Concord area in 2011 to be nearer family.

Don retired from Colgate University in 2005 where he taught physical education and worked as an administrator in the Athletic Department.

Don and his wife have lost all four of their parents to cancer and Don has been a prostate cancer survivor since 2005.

David Seaton
David Seaton

Director since
October 2013

Retired, Educator
Concord, NH

Recently retired, David was a faculty member of St. Paul's School in Concord, where he was a member of the music program for 33 years. He was the director of that program for his final 24 years there. He was also head of the Arts Division for several years and served on various committees during his career. David conducted the orchestra and concert band, taught private clarinet and saxophone lessons, and coached chamber music. He also ran the professional concert series at the school, the Keiser Concert Series.

David is a prostate cancer survivor. He had a prostatectomy (DaVinci) in 2007 and regularly attends the Man 2 Man support meetings at the Payson Center at Concord Hospital.

David received a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Duquesne University and a Master of Music degree with Honors and an Artist Diploma, both in Clarinet Performance, from the New England Conservatory of Music. He has devoted his entire career to music performance and education, at all levels.

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