Our Team Members

Meet the Board

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Erik joined the board in 2013. Like many others involved in Jen’s Friends, his family and friends have been touched by cancer. A life-long valley native and family friend of The Hill Family, Erik was thrilled to be able to lend a helping hand to a remarkable organization. When not operating his Property Management Company, he enjoys all that the valley has to offer including hiking and skiing with his two daughters.  Email Erik



1st Vice President

Heather joined the board of Jen’s Friends in November 2014.  She is a certified health coach and wellness consultant and worked at Memorial Hospital for years in Population Health.  Currently she holds the position of  program manager for the American Migraine Foundation and International Headache Society.  A teacher and early intervention specialist originally from Connecticut, she and her family moved the Mt. Washington Valley after years of vacationing, to embrace everything that the area has to offer and a slower pace of life. Heather’s family has been touched by cancer for several generations so prevention, quality care and support to others are very close to her heart. Being able to be involved with Jen’s Friends and be a part of her community has been a true blessing. Heather is an avid health enthusiast, loves walking, hiking, yoga, continuing her health training and spending time with her husband Ted, three boys, and two dogs.                Email Heather


2nd Vice President

Joann joined the board in January 2016. She has a B.S. in Management Advisory Services, and has worked for many years with software companies before becoming owner of Soyfire Candle Bath & Body. Originally from Lynn/Peabody MA, she came to NH for college and never left. She has resided in the valley since 1995. In the past few years, cancer has taken a number of her friends, which prompted her to want to be more involved in helping those who are currently dealing with this prognosis. She is an avid hockey player, skier and crossfitter. Email Joann



Charlie joined the board in September 2011. He currently resides in Bartlett with his wife Maureen. He moved to New Hampshire in 1983 and worked at The Memorial Hospital as a Controller for over 28 years. Now semi-retired, he enjoys the many activities in the Mount Washington Valley, such as skiing, biking and golf. He previously served on the board of the local chapter of the American Red Cross, and the Eastern Slope Ski Club as the treasurer. Email Charlie



Mary Anne joined the board in January 2013, after having volunteered at the Climb Against Cancer for several years. She grew up in northern New Hampshire and has made her home in the Valley since 1988, where she lives with her husband John. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Management, and has a passion for problem-solving and helping people. She previously served on the board of the Mount Washington Valley Arts Association and enjoys volunteering at various events. Cancer has touched the lives of many of her family and friends, and she is grateful to have a way to help ease the burdens of patients and their families in their fight against cancer. Email MaryAnne



Ruth Ann, a board member since 1999, is a retired RN, directly involved with the Disbursement Committee. Professionally, she was a Social Service Representative/ Discharge Planner at The Memorial Hospital in North Conway, NH .Her other volunteer activities included facilitating the Journey of Hope Cancer Support Group at Memorial Hospital and the Survivor of Suicide Loss Support Group at Vaughan Community Services. Inc. Ruth Ann and her husband, Bill, reside in Bartlett, NH. Email Ruthann



Wendy joined the Board in June 2008. Wendy lives with her husband, Tom and daughter, Meredith, in Center Conway, and is a native to the Mt. Washington Valley. Wendy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Management, and has worked at Badger Realty since 1996 as its Closing Coordinator. Wendy is an talented photographer  and practices photography throughout  New England for all occasions through In Focus with Wendy. Email Wendy



Marta joined the board on in 2004. She is a Registered Nurse at Memorial Hospital.    Over her 23 years at Memorial, she  has worked in the Emergency Department and Clinical Coordinating, she is currently  a Clinical Educator and enjoying her new role.  Marta is an active board member  focused on the Jen's Friends mission, she was drawn to the organization and loves it still today in part due to the fact it remains a 100% all volunteer organization. Marta spear heads the annual golf tournament. She also serves on the disbursement committee working directly with the families we serve. Email Marta



Barbara joined the Board in 2014. She has lived in, and loved the Valley since moving from Salem, MA in 1972. She worked in the hospitality industry in many facets: from 1977 until 1998 at the Christmas farm inn; 1998 to 2013 at Citizens Bank. She has been a trustee for Jackson cemeteries for more than a dozen years, and is also now the Assistant Treasurer for the town. She has always volunteered for community events, starting with the Volvo Tournament days to the present. When she retired from the bank, she was ready to jump in to be an active year-round volunteer for something she really believed in. Jen’s Friends has filled her need to give back to the Valley that has been so very good to her. Volunteering with Jen’s Friends makes her heart and soul feel so good, and working with such an amazing group of people is so very rewarding. Email Barbara



Sara joined the Jen’s Friends board in 2016. Raised in Fryeburg Maine, she graduated from Granite State College with an English Degree and has worked in the insurance industry for over 15 years, currently for M&M Assurance in North Conway. Cancer has touched many of her loved ones, so Sara is very excited to work with this incredible organization and do anything she can in the fight against cancer. You can usually find her with her friends and family out on the trails hiking, biking, or skiing, or in the water on her paddleboard. Email Sara



Stephanie joined the board of Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation in April 2013. She is a physical therapist, who moved to the valley from Martha’s Vineyard in 2011, and opened North Conway Physical Therapy in 2012. She takes great pride in being involved with Jen’s Friends and helping the community of Mount Washington Valley. A Northeastern University Hall of Fame member for her track endeavors, Stephanie now enjoys playing hockey, skiing, the beach and just enjoying all that the valley has to offer. Email Stephanie



Leslie joined the board in January 2019. She has lived in the valley since January 2010 with her husband, a few cats, and a bunch of fish. She is a lawyer and partner at Cooper Cargill Chant, PA. She has served on many boards during her years in the Valley, including the MWV Children’s Museum, the Ham Ice Arena, WMCHC, and currently, she continues to serve on the Gibson Center as well as maintaining membership with the Rotary Club of North Conway. She is proud to be a part of such an amazing, selfless and inspiring organization as Jen’s Friends. In her free time, she enjoys taking advantage of the Valley’s natural beauty, hiking, skiing, paddleboarding, golfing and just about anything else. She loves to travel to the oceans or just about anywhere, and particularly loves SCUBA diving when she has the opportunity to get out of town. Email Leslie



The Kennett High School grad grew up in Tamworth, and moved back to her hometown in 2015 after living in the south. She and her husband wanted to raise their family here.  Amy joined the board in 2019, and is a successful realtor with Badger Realty.  She and her husband Mike, along with their two boys and two dogs are happy to be living in a great community and back to the New Hampshire outdoors and skiing which are important to their family life. Email Amy



Connie joined the board in the fall of 2019. She retired in January 2020 after 44 years of practicing as a Registered Nurse.  Her last five years was spent at Memorial Hospital in the Infection Prevention Department. She lives in Bartlett with her husband Will and their two Labs, Humphrey and Sadie. They have two grown daughters that also live in Bartlett with their families. Connie enjoys hiking in the woods with her dogs, family vacations and spending time with their four grandchildren. Connie is grateful for having this opportunity to work with such a wonderful organization that is able to do so much with the help of the community. Both Connie and her husband have lost friends and family members to cancer and this is one way to give back and honor them. Email Connie



Malcolm joined the board in October 2020. Born in Bangor, Maine, he moved to Jackson when his father Angus returned home to the valley to practice medicine. Malcolm graduated from Kennett High School in 2015, where he was a three-sport athlete for all four years, served as Governor of the New England and Bermuda District of Key Club International, and was awarded the prestigious Kennett Cup. After a gap year serving as a Teaching Assistant at an International School in Denmark, Malcolm moved to Washington D.C. for college.  In May 2020, he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from the George Washington University. At present, Malcolm is the Real Estate Transaction Specialist at Badger Realty and resides in Intervale. Malcolm completed his first Jen’s Friends Climb Against Cancer when he was 4 years old and is now looking forward to supporting this incredible organization as a young adult. Email Malcolm

Our Advisory Board