Jean Brown, Executive Director
Jean and her administrative team raise money and awareness for Norris Cotton Cancer Center. She works with a volunteer board of directors and many committees who help the staff produce and support events such as The Prouty, The Prouty Ultimate, Green Mountain Motorcycle Ride, Eastman Golf Tournament, several running events and much, much more! Additionally, Jean works with Christine Telge, the Friends coordinator in Manchester, to support the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center South.
Rebecca Gray, Senior Program Manager
Rebecca Gray's primary responsibilities involve registration for, and the website of, the Friends' signature event, The Prouty. She also supports other events that benefit the Cancer Center. Rebecca also helps manage public relations, marketing, board relations and development of the Friends group in Manchester, NH. In addition to lobbying for cancer issues in Washington, D.C., on behalf of Susan G. Komen for a Cure, Rebecca represented New Hampshire as a U.S. delegate at the Global Summit on Breast Cancer in Budapest, Hungary, in 2007. She is a 14-year breast cancer survivor and served as a consumer reviewer for the Department of Defense and several grant applications by Norris Cotton Cancer Center researchers.
Bruce Bouchard, Prouty Operations Manager
Bruce manages the operational components of the Annual Prouty Bike Ride & Challenge Walk. He coordinates a wide range of collaborative services and personnel ensuring all aspects of route logistics and safety are in place to produce a safe and successful event. A true team player, Bruce also steps up to help with logistics for our many other year-round events. His skills support not only The Prouty but many of the Friends events.
Susan Whelihan, Program Manager
Susan manages the graphics of The Prouty and other events that support the Friends by art directing and working with graphics vendors when she's not creating the designs herself. The mission of the Friends would be impossible without the support of hundreds of volunteers and Susan enjoys her role as the primary liaison and recruiter of these generous people. She also facilitates community interaction via the Friends and and Prouty Facebook pages.
Catherine Rentz, Online Registration Specialist
Whether it is helping people sign into their Prouty website headquarters, letting people know where they can send their donations, informing people about upcoming Friends events, or just passing them on to another staff member, Catherine is often the first point of contact for the Friends team. She is also involved with several aspects of different events including commerce, gear and general planning, by providing support for the Friends staff and the many committees that work with the Friends.
Christine Pariseau-Telge, Program Coordinator
Christine is the Coordinator for the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center South, located in Manchester, NH. In this position, Christine helps raise community visibility and creates fundraising opportunities for the Cancer Center’s regional facility in Manchester. A life-long Manchester resident, Christine founded the Alliance Against Cancer 5K road race. Now she’s working to build broad support for the Cancer Center, especially in the Manchester business community.