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: Liz Kirwan, ELL teacher, West High School
  • President: Bob Baines, former Mayor and West High School Principal
  • Treasurer: Arthur Sullivan, Owner of Brady Sullivan Properties
  • Secretary: Mike Delaney, Principal McLane Middleton Law Firm

Members:

  • Superintendent, Dr. John Goldhardt
  • Assistant Superintendents: Amy Allen and Jenn Gillis
  • Principals: Lizabeth MacDonald and Forrest Ransdell
  • Educators: Amanda Egan, Abby Gemme, Katie LaBranche
  • Donna Crook, school district data analyst
  • Diane Fitzpatrick, Manchester Boys and Girls Club CEO
  • Talmira Hill, Principal of T.L. Hill Group
  • Pawn Nitichan, City Year New Hampshire’s Executive Director
  • Mark Mulcahy, Principal Keller Williams Realty
  • Mike Skelton, Manchester Chamber President and CEO
  • Joede Brown, Manchester School District Accounting Technician
  • Ellie Cochran, Development coordinator and Philanthropist
  • Kathy Cook, Bean Foundation Grant Manager
  • Trinidad Tellez, M.D, Director Office of Health Equity

Barry Brensinger serves as Manchester Proud’s 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.