Hunt Community’s Board of Trustees is a dedicated, volunteer group of community leaders, all committed to the successful operation of Hunt Community and its mission.
Deborah Riddell, CEO – non-voting member
Ms. Riddell is the Chief Executive Officer and is a non-voting member of the Board of Trustees. She is a graduate of University of Iowa with a BA in Anthropology, a Certificate in Aging Studies and has received her Master’s Degree in Health Administration from Washington University in St. Louis MO. Her experience ranges from being the Executive Director at Piper Shores in Scarborough, Maine to consulting for other CCRC’s. She has also been employed by Life Care Services of Des Moines Iowa; a large healthcare Management Company with management contracts all across the US.
Scott Cote- Chairperson
Scott Cote of Nashua, New Hampshire is Vice President, SNHHS Construction, Engineering and Facilities Management. He was appointed to the Hunt Community Board of Trustees in 2008. Mr. Cote has served as President and Treasurer of Nashua Great American Downtown Board, member and Budget Chairman for the Nashua Police Athletic League, a member of the Big Brother/Big Sister Program and Member of the City of Nashua Board of Education. In 1997, 1999 & 2005 Scott served the City of Nashua as a member of the Nashua Board of Education. In January of 2000, Scott was elected to the City of Nashua Board of Aldermen and re-elected in 2002.
Lori Lambert – Vice Chairperson
Lori Lambert of Nashua, NH is a Partner /Owner of Weisman, Tessier, Lambert & Halloran. Mrs. Lambert is also a Trustee & Former President of Nashua Pastoral Care Center; Prudential Board Member & Former Chair of The First Church of Nashua; Trustee of St. Joseph Hospital; Former Vice-Chair, Marguerite’s Place Board of Trustees & Past Trustee of Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce.
Robert Dorf, DO
Robert G. Dorf, DO of Merrimack, New Hampshire, currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Foundation Medical Partners in Nashua, New Hampshire. Dr. Dorf is serving his third term as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Northeast Health Care Quality Foundation (NHCQF) having been re-elected for the 2013-2014 term of office. Dr. Dorf was first elected to the NHCQF Board of Directors in 2008 and served as Vice Chairman two years before being elected Chairman in December 2011. Dr. Dorf earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) from the University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine. He is Board-certified in Family Medicine and is a member of the American College of Physician Executives.
Mr. Houston of Nashua, New Hampshire is the Planning Director for the City of Nashua. He was appointed to the Board of the Huntington at Nashua in 2004 and in 2012 he became a member of the Board of Hunt Community. He is a member of the American Planning Association, American Institute of Planners/Certified Planners, International City Managers Association and the International Code Council.
Elliot F. Lasky of Nashua, NH is a Doctor of Optometry with Helfman, Lasky & MacDonald. Elliot F. Lasky was named Optometrist of the Year by the New Hampshire Optometric Association in 1994. A graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, he is the co-founder and President of VISTA Eye Care, Inc. Dr. Lasky has also been President of Nashua Rotary West, and Past President of the New Hampshire Optometry Association. Dr. Lasky was appointed to Hunt Community Board of Trustees in 2006 where he served for 8 years, 2 of them Board Chairperson. He also served on the Hunt Senior Living Board before taking a year off and then rejoining the Hunt Community Board in 2015.
Sy Mahfuz of Nashua was appointed to the Board in June, 2009. He is the Owner of Persian Rug Galleries, Inc. in Nashua. A longtime Rotarian and past president, Mahfuz has served on boards of a wide variety of local organizations such as the YMCA, Great American Downtown, Nashua Pastoral Care, The United Way of Greater Nashua, Rivier College, Nashua Symphony and a number of others. He received the American Heart Association’s Gold Heart award, in part for his close work with the Dana Farber Institute and its Jimmy Fund. He was named the 1999 National Retailer of the Year and Temple Beth Abraham’s 2010 Person of the Year.
James Petropulos, PE
James Petropulos of Hollis, NH is Partner/Principal Engineer/Vice President of Hayner/Swanson, Inc. He joined Hunt Community Board of Trustees in June, 2010 and is also a member of the Charitable Funding Committee. He has previously served as a member of the Immaculate Conception Church Building Committee and other local committees.
Donna Robinson of Litchfield, NH is a CPA with Melanson, Heath & Company, PC. She joined Hunt Community Board of Trustees in June, 2010 and serves as Chairperson of its Finance and Investment Committee. She is the Treasurer for Bridges and the NH Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is also an adjunct professor at Southern New Hampshire University for the fraud certificate program and is an investigator for the Board of Accountancy.
Carole Sawdon of Hollis NH is a retired Vice President ofLandAmerica Financial Group. She joined the Hunt Community Board of Trustees in June, 2010 and serves on its Finance and Investment Committee. She is also a Member of the Church of the Good Shepherd Outreach Program.
G. Frank Teas
G. Frank Teas is Senior Vice President of Lake Sunapee Bank & former President/CEO and a founder of The Nashua Bank. He is a native of Nashua, New Hampshire and previously served as VP/Regional Manager for Community Bank & Trust, Southern New Hampshire Bank. A graduate of Bishop Guertin High School, Mr. Teas holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Mr. Teas is active in community affairs, including serving as trustee of Hunt Community of Nashua, member of the Nashua Arts Commission, board member of the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Nashua Rotary Club. Previously, he has been affiliated with the Bishop Guertin High School Board of Trustees, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Nashua, Boys and Girls Club, and the Leadership Greater Nashua program. Mr. Teas was recognized as the 2007 Business Person of the Year by the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce and by both Business New Hampshire Magazine and the Union Leader as one of New Hampshire
Maryse Wirbal is the CEO of the Front Door Agency, Inc., a position she has held for the past 16 years. Maryse was recently recognized by The Telegraph as one of 20 emerging business leaders in Nashua community, and she received the Walter Dunfey Excellence in Management Award in 2011. Maryse is currently the President-Elect for the Rotary Club of Nashua, serves on the Hunt Community Board of Trustees; the United Way Community Needs Assessment Committee; and the Telegraph’s Extraordinary Women’s Selection Committee. She has also served as a past president for the Greater Nashua Dental Connection; a past Executive Committee Member of the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce; a past Board member for Infant Jesus School a graduate of the Leadership Greater Nashua program.
Ms. Louise Trottier is a retired Senior Vice President, Retail Banking from TD Bank. During her 30+ year banking career, Louise has developed strengths in sales management, business development, customer experience, retail operations, retail lending and people development. Most recently, she provided strategic direction and leadership of the Rhode Island de novo market and led a 100 store retail network in Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.
Ms. Trottier is passionate about community service having been a member of the Merrimack Rotary Club, City of Nashua Capital Improvement Committee, and board member for Special Olympics NH. Additionally, she has held many community service leadership roles including Board Chair of NH Partners in Education and Nashua Adult Learning Center. Currently, Louise is a board member for Covenant Health System, a Catholic Healthcare System sponsoring hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living residences in New England. She is the current Board Chair at St. Joseph Healthcare, Nashua, and a full service Catholic health care facility.