Board & Staff Members


Nashua PAL Board


Bob Canaway – Privitar

Chief Michael Carignan (Vice Chair) – Nashua Police Department

Michele Chakas (Clerk) – Southern NH Medical Center

Jay Cohen – Southern NH University

Sidi Cuko – SolutionHealth

Nicholas Dahl (Athletic Director) – Nashua Police Commissioner

Steve Dickson – Red Hat, Inc.

Mike Hall – EcoLab

Mark Hastings – Southern NH Medical Center

Gwen Krailo – Nashua Foundries

Donald R McCarty (Treasurer) – BAE Systems

Cpt. E Z. Paulson – Nashua Police Department

Stephen Saxe – Alphagraphics

Shamera Simpson – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Gerrell Smith – AFLAC

Patrick Ward (Chair) – Federal Bureau of Prisons

Staff Members


Shaun Nelson – Executive Director, Contact Shaun  

Officer Ben Stusse – PAL Officer,  Contact Officer Ben  

Jen Miller – Development Director, Contact Jen

Cherina Cohen – Administrative Assistant, Contact Cherina

Jaela Solis – Youth Safe Haven Program Coordinator, Contact Jaela

Jenn Benoit – Youth Safe Haven Program Assistant, Contact Jenn

Coach Muhammad Brooks – PAL Boxing Head Coach, Contact Coach Mo at 603.883.5478

Additional Volunteer Leadership


Nick Dahl – Athletic Director Contact Nick

Joe Laplante – Gymnasium Director Contact Joe

Tyler Poulin – PAL Force President Contact Tyler or visit NashuaPALForce.com

Every Kid Deserves A PAL!

Nashua PAL serves over 2,000 youth each year in 16 engaging and educational programs throughout Greater Nashua!