DAVID SLAWSKY, BOARD CHAIR
David Slawsky is president of the Nixon, Vogelman, Slawsky & Simoneau law firm in Manchester. His practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, and employment law. David attended law school after a career in television news as a cameraman for local ABC, NBC and CBS stations. After law school, David was privileged to work for two federal judges of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, first for Chief Judge Shane Devine, and then for the Honorable Norman Stahl (during Judge Stahl’s first year on the District Court bench). David is a member of bar associations of New Hampshire and New York, a member of the Bar of the First United States Circuit Court of Appeals, and a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court. He has been chairman and a member of many committees of the New Hampshire Bar Association. David lives in Manchester. In his free time, he enjoys many hobbies, including hiking the White Mountains, biking, kayaking and pretending he knows how to play the guitar, mandolin, and ukulele.
MIKE RAMSHAW, CHAIR-ELECT
Mike joined the Fisher Cats in the fall of 2006. He spent his first season as the Fisher Cats’ Director of Ticket Sales, progressing to his current position as the team’s President.
A member of the 2011 and 2018 Eastern League Champions, Mike was a vital piece of the 2018 Fisher Cats front office that was nominated by the Eastern League for the John H. Johnson Award, recognizing a “complete” baseball franchise that demonstrated financial stability while making significant contributions to its community, its league, and to the baseball industry. He was a member of the team that was presented the 2010 Larry MacPhail Award, naming the club as the top team for promotional effort and community involvement throughout all levels of Minor League Baseball. Mike was also a member of the Fisher Cats Front Office Team that was awarded the 2009 Double-A Bob Freitas Award by Baseball America, recognizing the club for achieving long-term success in Minor League Baseball.
Mike is an active member of the community, serving on several boards and committees during his tenure with the team.
His combination of business success and personal involvement in the community earned Mike recognition as a 2013 ’40 Under Forty’ by the New Hampshire Union Leader.
Mike is a native of southern NH who graduated from Pinkerton Academy and attended Hesser College. He currently resides in Londonderry with his wife, Tracey, their sons Gabriel and Colby, and daughters Abigail and Sophia.
MARGO COMPAGNA, SECRETARY
Margo has thirty-five years of Human Resources experience mostly in the healthcare sector including psychiatric and chemical dependency hospitals in NH and MA. She brings diversified experience in planning, implementation, and coordination of programs in Human Resources. She has recently served six years on the Board of Manchester Mental Health. She is currently on the Board of Triangle Credit Union. Margo is currently and has been a CASA/GAL volunteer for the past five years serving the Manchester and Nashua court systems. Margo retired five years ago from Catholic Medical Center and has championed the cause of mental health and drug addiction as her way to give back. She currently resides in Exeter, NH but prior to that lived thirty-two years in Litchfield, NH and is very dedicated to the Manchester area.
JASON SNOOK, TREASURER
Jason received a master’s degree in social work at the University of New Hampshire in 2016. Since he has worked at a variety of treatment centers including Strafford County Drug Court in Dover New Hampshire and Green Mountain Treatment Center in Effingham New Hampshire. He is a United States Navy veteran and has traveled around the world on an aircraft carrier. He describes himself as a person in long-term recovery who become passionate when given the chance to help others with addiction.
JOSEPH GRAHAM, PAST CHAIR
Joe is the President of iHeartMedia New Hampshire, a multimedia and entertainment company that includes radio stations WGIR-AM and WGIR-FM. Under his leadership, iHeartMedia has been recognized for outstanding community service, including the 2016 Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce Large Business of the Year and the Boy Scouts of America Daniel Webster Council 2016 Distinguished Corporate Citizen. Individually, Joe is a current or past member on the boards of the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters, the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce, Speedway Children’s Charities, the Manchester Sports Council, Catholic Medical Center, and the Shoreline Foundation of the CT YMCA. Hope for NH Recovery is excited to have Joe and his years of leadership experience on our Board of Directors!
ROBERT KELLEY, BOARD MEMBER
Robert Kelley has worked in the field of human services since 1976. He began as a social worker with the Division of Health and Human Services. Mr. Kelley then served as a regional coordinator for the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services. He has been both a licensed alcohol and drug counselor and the executive director of Amethyst Foundation since 1984. Also a licensed clinical mental health counselor, Mr. Kelley has maintained a private clinical practice for more than three decades. He has served on several boards including Manchester Big Brothers-Big Sisters, NH Task Force to Prevent Child Abuse and the NH Licensing Board for Alcohol and Drug Counselors. He lives in Lee with his wife of three decades. They have four adult sons.
KATHIE SANDERS, BOARD MEMBER
Kathie Sanders is the Chief Financial Officer of Anagnost Companies. Anagnost Companies is a Real Estate Sales & Leasing, Development, and Property Management firm that has been operating in Manchester since the 1970’s. Kathie joined the Board of Directors of Hope for NH Recovery in the summer of 2016 and holds the position of Treasurer.
RUSS OUELLETTE, BOARD MEMBER
Russ is the Assistant Service Manager at Quirk Volkswagen in Manchester. Russ has been in the Quirk Volkswagen family for the past 4 years.
Russ has served the residents of Ward 11 in Manchester as a member of the Board of School Committee from 1999 to 2007. Russ is also a former Alderman of Ward 11 serving from 2007 to 2012.
Russ is currently President of the Rimmon Heights Neighborhood Group and is a former board member to the Manchester Police Athletic League.
Russ who is in recovery himself since 2012, brings to the HOPE board the first-hand experience to the struggles of addiction to an individual and family members.
JOHN PATTI, BOARD MEMBER
John has been employed with Catholic Medical Center (CMC) for five years. He is currently the Director of Security. John also has 22 years of professional law enforcement experience as a retired Detective Sergeant for the Manchester, NH Police Department.
John is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire where he earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. He also holds a B.A. in Social Science, and an A.S. in Criminal Justice.