nhsma

Medical Assistants at the heart of health care

New Hampshire State Society Of Medical Assistants
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Executive Board

Striving to keep the NHSMA the Gold Standard

Frank Favata CMA (AAMA)

President 


I graduated from Hesser College in Salem, NH in 2010 with an AS in Medical Assisting. I earned my CMA in December after externing with Manchester Urology where I worked from 8/2010 till 1/2015. I switched to family practice with Core Physicians between 2/2015 till 3/2017 to gain new skills in medical assisting as I wanted to learn more after being elected Vice President/President Elect of the NHSMA. I currently am working with Palliativity Medical Group in Bedford and will be joining Lamprey Health Care in a clinical/administrative role. 

My main goal as president is to keep making our organization more visible to the medical industry and public by making the NHSMA more visible by increasing our member volunteer base and doing events through out New Hampshire. Having this visibility will let everyone know why the CMA (AAMA) credential is the GOLD STANDARD!!!!!

Linda Prince CMA (AAMA)

Vice President/President Elect
I graduated Hesser College in 2004 and certified with the AAMA. I started ophthalmology after graduation and received my certified ophthalmic assistant certificate in 2009. I have been active with the NHSMA since 2005 and I have been elected to all offices except treasurer and have been a delegate 10 times to the AAMA national conference. I am passionate about keeping the credential of being a CMA (AAMA) as it is the gold standard of medical assistants. Educating the medical profession and public of who we are, what we do, and how well educated we are is paramount to raising our profession to a higher level.

Dawn Broad CMA (AAMA)

Treasurer/Education Chair

I arrived in the USA in 1998 from England. I started working part time at Exeter Hospital at the information desk and then decided I wanted closer patient contact and went to Hesser College in Portsmouth earning my my CMA (AAMA) in 2010. My externship was with Atlantic Urology, Exeter and I have happily employed there since. I first became involved with the NHSMA as a general volunteer, then secretary, and currently treasurer and education chair. I strongly

believe in education and belonging to a professional organization in order to raise the profession of medical assisting to the Gold Standard of the CMA (AAMA) credential. 

Liane Tobin CMA (AAMA)

My name is Liane Tobin and I am the Secretary for New Hampshire Society of Medical Assistants. I currently work for Concord Hospital at the Wound Healing Center and have been there going on six years, prior to that I worked Internal Medicine for Franklin Hospital. Both positions have given me opportunity to float to other offices and gain experiences in Family Practices. I have been a certified Medical assistant for about 10 years after graduating in 2007. I have been married for 15 years and gained two more boys in my family as my husband had two sons. I look forward to see the continued growth of our profession and being involved in its evolution. I can be located on Facebook and twitter, I look forward to building more professional relationships.

Nicole Blaha

Nashua Ambassador
I have been a CMA since 2006. I Graduated from Hesser College and I worked in Orthopaedics for 2 years. I then transferred to my current position as a GI procedure scheduler. 

Heidi Scholefield

Northern Ambassador 

I am a mother to three amazing children that keep me busy besides my working full time as a Certified Medical Assistant in a General Surgery office. I started out in the medical field in 1997 as a LNA. I spent the next few years working in nursing homes and working for the Department of Mental Retardation in

Massachusetts. In 2009 I decided I wanted more so I returned to school and earned my associates

degree in medical office with a certificate in medical assisting and in phlebotomy. I have worked in many

department but the bulk of my training is in general surgery, urology, occupational health and walk in

clinics. I have recently become a BLS instructor and teach classes as well as conduct code blue drills

within the hospital that I work for.

Brian Stimpson Sr

Concord Ambassador
Marketing & Membership Chair [email protected]
I have been a CMA (AAMA) since 2013. I currently work at Concord Family Health Center, and formerly worked at Concentra Urgent Care. Since joining the board in 2016 I have served as the Concord Area Ambassador, Alternate Delegate to 2017 AAMA National Conference, Chairperson of the Membership and Marketing Committee and Vice Chair of the Job Fair Committee. I have worked with the board and Concord Hospital to bring free CEU events to the Capital Area. Prior to becoming a medical assistant I worked in home care as operations manager, materiel management and delivery coordination and spent 13 years in the US Army. I currently volunteer at Capital Area CERT team and Medical Reserve Corps and as a server at Concord Friendly Kitchen

Elizabeth Hancarick

Western Ambassador


I Graduated from Seacoast Career School with Certificate as a Medical Assistant November, 2012 and have been a CMA 

(AAMA) member since 2013. I have been employed at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH since January, 2013 in the

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Chrisitine Sprague

Event Planner