While we formed a Champions Council to create the legal authority needed to contract with consultants, the real work of Manchester Proud is undertaken by volunteers from our community, businesses, nonprofit organizations, city, and schools. Below you’ll find our current Champions Council members as well as those who served on the founding Champions Council.

Champions Council

Officers:

  • Chair: Katie Labranche, Teacher, Webster Elementary
  • President: Bob Baines, former Mayor and West High School Principal
  • Treasurer: Donna Crook, MSD Data Analyist & Southern New Hampshire University
  • Secretary: Mike Delaney, Principal McLane Middleton Law Firm

Members:

  • Interim Superintendent, Dr. Jennifer Gillis
  • Assistant Superintendent: Amy Allen
  • Principal: Lizabeth MacDonald
  • Network Director: Forrest Ransdell
  • Diane Fitzpatrick, Boys and Girls Club of Manchester, CEO
  • Pawn Nitichan, City Year New Hampshire’s Executive Director
  • Mark Mulcahy, Principal Keller Williams Realty
  • Joede Brown, Manchester Resident
  • Ellie Cochran, Development coordinator and Philanthropist
  • Kathy Cook, Manchester Resident
  • Trinidad Tellez, Manchester Resident
  • Sandra Almonte, Owner, Don Quijote Restaurant

Barry Brensinger serves as Manchester Proud’s Coordinator.

Aimee Kereage serves as Manchester Proud’s Community Partnerships Coordinator.

Founding Champions Council 

  • Amy Allen, MSD Assistant Superintendent
  • Robert Baines, former Mayor and West High School Principal
  • Ellie Cochran, Development Coordinator and Philanthropist
  • Kathleen Cook, Bean Foundation Grant Manager
  • Dr. John Goldhardt, MSD Superintendent
  • Mary Heath, State Legislator and Community Member
  • Talmira Hill, Principal of T.L. Hill Group
  • Will Kanteres, Principal of Kanteres Real Estate
  • Frederic Loeffler, retired Restaurateur
  • Patricia Lynott, SNHU Campus President
  • Pawn Nitichan, City Year New Hampshire’s Executive Director
  • Arthur Sullivan, Owner of Brady Sullivan Properties

Barry Brensinger serves as Manchester Proud’s Coordinator.