Board & Staff Members


If you would like to contact a member of the Nashua PAL Board, or if you are interested in becoming a Board Member, please email us and we will ensure the email reaches the appropriate party.

Bob Canaway – Black Duck Software

Deputy Chief Michael Carignan – Nashua Police Department

Michele Chakas (Clerk) – Southern NH Medical Center

Jay Cohen – Southern NH University

Sidi Cuko – Southern NH Medical Center

Nicholas Dahl (Athletic Director) – Nashua Police Commissioner

Steve Dickson – Red Hat, Inc.

Lt. Keith Dillon – Nashua Police Department

Mike Hall – President of PAL Force

Mark Hastings – Southern NH Medical Center

Jeff Kleiner – Ira Toyota

Gwen Krailo – Nashua Foundries

Donald R McCarty (Treasurer) – BAE Systems

Cpt. E Z. Paulson – Nashua Police Department

Stephen Saxe (Chair) – Alphagraphics

Shamera Simpson – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Gerrell Smith – AFLAC

Patrick Ward – Federal Bureau of Prisons (Vice Chair)

Staff Members

Shaun Nelson – Executive Director  Contact Shaun  

Jaela Solis – Programming Coordinator  Contact Jaela

Officer Mike DeBisz – PAL Officer, Contact Officer Mike at 603.594.3733

Jenn Benoit – Programming Assistant, Contact Jenn at 603.594.3733

Jen Miller – Development Coordinator Contact Jen

Cherina Cohen – Administrative Assistant Contact Cherina

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

Every Kid Deserves A PAL!

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