Board & Staff Members


Nashua PAL Board


Kimberly Bernard, MSN, RN– City of Nashua, Division of Public Health and Community Services

Chief Steve Buxton - Nashua Fire Rescue

Bob Canaway – Mitiga

Kalin Carroll - UnitedHealthcare

Michele Chakas (Vice Chair) – Southern NH Medical Center

Jay Cohen (Clerk) – AccelerEd

Sidi Cuko – SolutionHealth

Nick Dahl – Office of Veterans Affairs & Nashua Police Commissioner

Steve Dickson – Red Hat, Inc.

Emiliya Gerges - Citizen's Bank

Gwen Krailo – Nashua Foundries

Evan Lowry - Southern NH University

Don McCarty (Treasurer) – BAE Systems, retired

Cpt. E Z. Paulson – Nashua Police Department, retired

Tyler Poulin - Nashua PAL Force

Chief Kevin Rourke - Nashua Police Department

Stephen Saxe – Alphagraphics

Shamera Simpson (Chair) – American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Gerrell Smith – Smitty Insurance

Patrick Ward – Federal Bureau of Prisons


Interested in Joining the PAL Board? Email us!

PAL Board Resource Page

Staff Members


Shaun Nelson – Executive Director, Contact Shaun  

Officer Ben Stusse – PAL Officer,  Contact Officer Ben  

Jen Miller – Development Director, Contact Jen

Courtney Smith - Operations Manager, Contact Courtney

Jaela Solis – Youth Safe Haven Program Coordinator, Contact Jaela

Jenn Benoit – Youth Safe Haven Family Support Specialist, Contact Jenn

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

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!