Jean Brown, Executive Director
Jean and her administrative team raise money and awareness for Norris Cotton Cancer Center. She works with two boards and multiple committees that provide critical help in producing and supporting events such as The Prouty, The Prouty Ultimate, Green Mountain Motorcycle Ride, Friends Fighting Cancer 5K, and many more! Additionally, Jean works with Christine Telge, the Friends coordinator in Manchester, NH, to support the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center South board. Prior to joining the Friends, Jean marketed consumer and food products in New York City.
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 is responsible for the Reach for the Peaks series of mountaineering/hiking events and 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, Walk, Row and Golf event. 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.
Susan Whelihan, Program Manager
Susan manages the graphics for The Prouty and other events that support the Friends by art directing and working with vendors when she's not creating the designs herself. She is essential to the team in writing/editing broadcast emails, articles, ad copy and all aspects of social media (Friends and Prouty Facebook pages, FNCCC LinkedIn group, @TheProuty Twitter, Prouty Vimeo site and Prouty YouTube playlist). The mission of the Friends would be impossible without the support of hundreds of volunteers and Susan enjoys her role as the primary recruiter of and liaison to these generous people. Additionally, she is involved in helping to manage and market many other annual events organized by community volunteers, such as the Green Mountain Motorcycle Ride.
Catherine Rentz, Financial and Administrative Coordinator
All financial and administrative duties for the Friends fall under Catherine's supervision. This includes everything from recording donations to being the liason with the Development Office on all gifts. Catherine also helps with Prouty registration and The Prouty website, commerce and gear, as well as hiring and training Prouty interns. She is often the first contact that people have with the Friends and endeavors to help them or direct them to those who can.
Christine Pariseau-Telge, Program Coordinator
Christine is the Coordinator for the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center South, located in Manchester and Nashua, NH. In this position, Christine helps raise community visibility and creates fundraising opportunities for both of these regional facilities. Her Manchester base has enabled her to become essential to the logistic planning and stewardship of the Prouty Ultimate. A life-long Manchester resident, Christine founded the Friends Fighting Cancer 5K road race. Now she’s working to build broad support for the Cancer Center, especially in the Manchester and Nashua business communities.