2019 NHAHPERD Officers
sHANNON sZEPAN - 2019 President
Mary Ellen Alger - 2019 Past Pres; past Awards Chair/ EDSAC
Professor of Kinesiology - New England College
I am currently a faculty member in the Education Division at New England College, teaching in the Kinesiology and Physical Education teacher certification programs. During my 27 year career at NEC, I have also served as Director of Athletics, and Head Coach of women’s basketball and softball. I have enjoyed my past and present roles on the NHAHPERD Executive Board as past Vice President of PE, past Awards Chair, and State Advisory Council Representative. I have earned degrees from Ithaca College (NY) and New England College. Beyond work, I continue to enjoy skiing, kayaking, golf, gardening, and spending time boating in the Lakes Region of NH.
Sarah Flaherty- 2019 Past VP Health
Hi! I'm Sarah Flaherty your VP of Physical Education. I graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2016 with my graduate degree, and have been teaching physical education at Windham Middle School in Windham, New Hampshire ever since. I have the pleasure of coaching one of our middle school volleyball teams, our high school's track team, and the NH high school ultimate frisbee team in the summer. I enjoy hiking with my dog, gardening, being outside in all seasons, and traveling just about everywhere!
LAUREN MANTEAU - 2019 VP PE;'15 Student Rep
ELIZABETH WHALLEY - 2019 Past VP Rec
Tess Patry - 2019 VP Rec
I am employed by Parker Academy as the health and physical education teacher. I graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2015 receiving a BS in Kinesiology: Physical Education Pedagogy. I am currently obtaining a Masters from Southern New Hampshire University in Sports Management and a certification in Athletic Administration. In my free time I enjoy being active with my family; hiking the White Mountains, down hill and cross country skiing, camping and kayaking.
Melody Gray - 2019 CPC; Past VP Dance
Jacqueline Laufman - 2019 VP Dance, Past VP
I play fiddle for and call traditional dances, teach fiddle, tutor, and manage a rental property. I've co-authored a dance book, recorded several CDs and am a former school counselor. I garden, hike, skate, ski, swim, bike, play with grandkids, do carpentry-building projects and watercolor painting. This is my second term as VP Dance
Jarrod Brooks - 2019 Past VP H; Past VP: R, PE, H, D (’08 on)
Laura Short - 2019 PR; Past VP H
University of New Hampshire - BS in Kinesiology (2007), MEd in Secondary Education (2008)
Southern New Hampshire University - MS in Sport Management with a Graduate Certificate in Athletic Administration (2016)
Bedford School District - High School Wellness Teacher
Southern New Hampshire University - Health & Wellness Professor
Nashua School District - Elementary Physical and Health Education Teacher
In my free time, I am outside in any way, shape or form; enjoying the beach, hiking, and my main love of skiing in the winter. I am always expanding my mind through reading, or personal research; I will not go to bed until I have learned something new that day.
Holly Alperin - 2019 VP Health
EdM, MCHES, Clinical Assistant Professor - Health & Physical Education
University of New Hampshire
Graduated from Central Michigan University & Boston University
Love being outdoors - beach, hiking, exploring, skiing
Dianne Rappa - 2019 Executive Director
Diana Griffin - 2019 Treas; Past Pres; VP Dance
Michelle Grenier - 2019 APE Rep to Board
Professor Michelle Grenier, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert in the field of inclusion and adapted physical education. She served as editor for a Human Kinetics publication entitled Physical Education for Students with Autism Spectrum
Disorders: A Comprehensive Approach. She is coordinator of the Health and Physical Education Option in the Department of Kinesiology and oversees the adapted physical education concentration at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She also
oversees the adapted physical education undergraduate and graduate certificate.
Marcia McCaffrey - 2019 DOE Rep to Board
Karyn Misenheimer - 2019 CoEditor Newsletter
Curt Martin - 2019 Awards Chair; Past President
Amber McLane - 2019 Pres Elect, Past VP
Michaela McMenamin - 2019 Secretary, Past VP Dance'12
KrysTina Heywood - 2019 Student Rep
Shauna Isham - 2019 VP Elect D, Past VP H
Kristen Hrubowchak - 2019 VP Elect H
Fitni Destani - 2019 VP Elect PE
Jeff Hastings - 2019 VP Elect Rec
Matt McGuigan - 2019 Webmaster; PastVP; 2013 Co Student Rep
I graduated from Plymouth State University with a BS in Physical Education and a minor in Adventure Education. I am the PE teacher at Crossroads Academy and assistant Health teacher. Being outside is my way to stay healthy and active. Hiking, fishing , snowboarding you name it!
The purpose of this position is to promote awareness of practices and programs which serve the needs of individuals with disabilities in the context of physical activities.
The purpose of this position is to:
1. Receive, screen, file, and store all NHAHPERD records and documents of historical value.
2. Use Association historical data to develop a historical document.
3. Service the membership by granting permission for the use of documents for research and other professional purposes.
The purpose of the Awards Committee is to solicit nominations and make selections for all NHAHPERD Awards. It will be responsible for publicizing information about award recipients, purchase and preparation of the awards, and preparation of notes relative to award recipients for the President.
This organization shall be known as the New Hampshire Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, a non-profit professional organization affiliated with EDA and AAHPERD.
The purpose of this position is to serve as a liaison for NHAHPERD to the Eastern District Association through the EDA Council for Conventions.
The purpose of this position is to serve as a liaison for NHAHPERD with the New Hampshire Department of Education and the New Hampshire State Board of Education.
To serve as a general manager of the Association subject to the authority, control, and direction of the Executive Board, Executive Committee, and the President.
The purpose of this position is to:
1. Serve as a liaison between Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops for Heart and NHAHPERD.
2. Promote NHAHPERD Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops for Heart programs in New Hampshire.
A. To assume responsibilities for the activities conducted throughout the year in (discipline).
B. To support the Vice President for (discipline) in interpreting the work of the Executive Board and promoting programs for (discipline).
The purpose of this position is to serve as a liaison for NHAHPERD with the Physical Best/Fitnessgram program.
A. To serve as an association officer and help individuals
elected to their specific offices.
B. Serve as a guide and reminder of responsibilities.
C. Help standardize practice of NHAHPERD.