Board & Staff Members

Nashua PAL Board

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  

Officer Mike DeBisz – PAL Officer,  Contact Officer Mike  

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

Mike Hall – PAL Force President Contact Mike or visit

Every Kid Deserves A PAL!

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