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The Front Door Agency’s Board of Directors provide oversight for all Agency activities and steer us toward a sustainable future. We are thrilled to welcome 7 new local professionals to the Board this year!

Derek Bruinooge is an Account Executive with Eaton & Berube Insurance Agency. Derek has been working for Eaton & Berube Insurance Agency since 2019 helping businesses address their insurance needs. Prior to joining Eaton & Berube, Derek was a Social Worker and Investigator for the Department of Children and Families in Lowell, MA. Derek also worked for Crotched Mountain Foundation as a Residential Counselor assisting children with behavioral disabilities.

Derek grew up in Hollis, NH and graduated from Saint Anselm College in 2014. He is an avid golfer and enjoys basketball, skiing, and woodworking. He resides in Wilmington, MA with his wife and their dog.

Shane Cochran joined the Board in 2022. Shane is a Senior Business Developer at Systems Engineering where he consults with clients on technology road mapping, data security planning, IT compliance and vendor management. He serves on his organization’s ESOP Communication Committee where he is responsible for articulating the importance of their Employee Stock Ownership Program, coordinating employee orientations, and driving employee ownership culture. Shane is a Manchester native, and resides there with his partner, Katie, and their three children. He enjoys spending time with his children, supporting their involvements with school and extracurricular activities.

Officer John Goodridge is a veteran law enforcement officer with more than 14 years of service with the Nashua Police Department. In 2020, John was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Prior to that, he worked as a detective in the Criminal Investigations, Special Investigations, and Narcotics Intelligence Divisions. During this time, John worked in a small team to investigate felony level crimes in Nashua. He has been a Field Training Officer throughout his career. In 2013, John was assigned as a Cadre to the New Hampshire Police Academy where he was responsible for training new recruits from across the state. John is currently a supervisor on the Nashua Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Team, which connects individuals experiencing mental health crisis to appropriate community resources. John graduated from Bowdoin College in 2007 where he was the captain of the Men’s basketball team. John now volunteers his time helping to coach his three children in youth sports.

Paige Hultman is a Real Estate Agenct with Purple Finch Properties. After attending Keene State College she returned to Nashua and spent more than 25 years in hospitality management and property management with Penuche’s, Inc. Paige acquired her real estate license in 2017 and became a member of The Nashua Rotary Club in 2018. Paige, her husband, and stepson live near downtown Nashua and enjoy camping and traveling.

Donna Robinson lives in Litchfield, NH and is a CPA with Melanson CPAs. She joined the Huntington at Nashua in 2019 and was named Vice Chair in June 2021. She serves as the Chair of the Finance and Investment Committees at both The Huntington at Nashua and Silverstone Living. In the past, she also served as Chairperson of the Hunt Community Board of Trustees Finance and Investment Committee. She currently serves on the Silverstone Living Board of Directors and is the Treasurer for the Rotary Club of Nashua. She is a past President of the NH Society of CPAs, past Treasurer of Bridges, and has lectured at the Southern NH University’s fraud program. 

Dr. Tim Scherer is the current Chief Medical Officer for Southern NH Health and Southern NH Medical Center. His specialty is gastroenterology and he has won many awards in his field. Prior to joining Southern Medical Center, Tim was the Medical Director for Dartmouth Hitchcock in Nashua. Tim lives in Hollis with his two children. He is excited to join the board and dedicate more time to supporting his community. 

Kathy Whitaker was educated in the Hudson NH school system and graduated from Wellesley College (BA) and UMass Lowell (MS).  She has worked for BAE Systems and its heritage companies (Sanders Associates, etc.) for her entire engineering career. She is currently the Manager of Engineering Governance and Process. Kathy lives in Hollis with her husband of 37 years. They are parents of four young adults. They enjoy traveling and hiking.

Please help us thank our returning Board Members for their continued service!
*Denotes past Presidents

Chris Wilcox, President
Lowell Five Bank

Melissa Swidler, Vice-President
SWI Designs

Carol Connor, Secretary
Retired, Front Door Agency

John Chase
Retired, BAE Systems

*Rob Shaw, President-Elect
Texas Instruments

Janet Ackerman
Eastern Bank

Erin Almeda
Formerly, Concord Hospital

*Jed Anderson, CFP
Broad Street Planning

Maria Botcheva
Citizens Bank

Nancy Cappiello
Latitude 44, Ltd.

Karen Carlisle
Courtyard by Marriott

Dr. Kevin Flynn
St. Joseph Hospital

Nick Frasca
The Frasca Companies

Joyce Hillis
Devine Millimet

*Robert Kennedy
BAE Systems

James Kuhnert, Ph.D., CPA
Consultant & Educator

*Linda LaFleur
SquareTail Advisors

William Luk
BAE Systems

*Meagan Pollack
Curriculum Associates

Tony Rozon
Santander Bank

To learn more about joining our Board of Directors, please email info@frontdooragency.org.