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our current 2024-2025 board members! 

Each board member is elected at our annual Spring Conference. The board meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month to discuss ongoing issues and to coordinate upcoming events. Meetings are open to any medical assistant that wishes to attend. Please see the CALENDAR OF EVENTS for more information on the NHSMA board meetings.  To contact ANY of the board members please use the CONTACT US PAGE and be sure to address it to your board member of choice. 

To get to know the board, click the face to learn the name and read the bios below! 

Rick Bento, CMA (AAMA) :  President, By Laws Chair ; 

CLICK HERE for description of NHSMA Vice President role.)

After 25 years as a surgical assistant and EMT-Advanced, Rick decided it was time for a change, so he embarked on a new journey.  He enrolled in the medical assistant program at Seacoast Career School and graduated with top honors.  This added to his extensive training  as a hospital corpsman in the United States Navy, as an advanced emergency medical technician and as a surgical technician.  He also completed an associates degree at New Hampshire Technical Institute in science and health care. 

Rick has been working as a certified medical assistant at Catholic Medical Center- New England Heart Institute for the last 6 years.  He is hoping his extensive background and leadership skills will help him as he serves as a VP and a delegate on the NHSMA board. (CLICK HERE for description of NHSMA Vice President role.)


Todd Magee, BS, CMA (AAMA) - Vice President, Communication Chair 

(CLICK HERE for description of NHSMA Vice President role.)

After a 20 year career in retail I chose to go back to college and study medical assisting. I obtained my Associates Degree in Medical Assisting from Hesser College and have also obtained my Bachelors Degree in Health Science through Kaplan University. I work for the Concord Hospital Family Health Center and am now in my 15th year with that great organization. I am the lead medical assistant and also work as part of the education department within Concord Hospital. Being an educator is a passion of mine and in my role I not only get to help educate other medical assistants within our organization but with my clinic also being part of the New Hampshire Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency program I get to work with resident physicians and contribute to their education as well. I also help to foster a new generation of medical assistants into our phenomenal profession by being an Adjunct Professor for Manchester Community College and teach within the MA apprenticeship program at Concord Hospital. I have been an active member with the NHSMA  board since 2018 and have had many roles such as Concord NH Ambassador, Communication Committee Chair and current Vice President / President Elect. As the communication chair I created the current NHSMA website which won the Excell Award at the AAMA National Conference in 2019.  On a personal note I am happily married to a fantastic woman who puts up with me and my furry feline son named George. I am also an avid movie buff so if you ever want to chat about the cinema I am your guy!

Brian Stimpson Sr CMA (AAMA)- Education Chair   

I have been a CMA (AAMA) since 2013. I currently work at Children's Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD) as Medical Assistant and Access Screener Supervisor in Manchester. I was previously at  Concord Family Health Center, and Concentra Urgent Care. Since joining the board in 2016 I have served as the 2020 and 2021 President, 2018/2019 Vice President, Education Committee Chair, Concord Ambassador 2016-2019, Delegate 2019 and Alternate Delegate to 2017 AAMA National Conference, Chairperson of the Membership and Marketing Committee and Vice Chair of the Job Fair Committee. Prior to becoming a medical assistant I worked in home care as operations manager, material management and delivery coordination and spent 13 years in the US Army. I enjoy volunteering at fundraising events, mass vaccine events, Friendly Kitchen, CERT and MRC but my real passion is bringing Continuing Education to all Medical Assistants.

I have been married to the love of my life for 35 years, we have 2 children in their 30s and 4 awesome grandchildren.

Jennifer DePiano, CMA (AAMA) - Treasurer  (CLICK HERE for description of NHSMA Treasurer role.)

I began my career as a Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA) in 2018, as a career change from teaching. I obtained my Bachelors in Childhood Studies with a concentration in teaching from Plymouth State University in 2006. I completed my Associates in Medical Assisting from Manchester Community College in 2018. Currently, I am enrolled to obtain my Master’s degree in Healthcare Management to further my passion to teach at a higher level. Since my passion is in education, joining the board of the NHSMA is an exciting opportunity to continue to be a part of bringing quality education (CEU) to NH Medical Assistants. In addition, I will be joining the Education Committee with NHSMA to help bring these opportunities to Medical Assistants.

Courtney Insley CMA (AAMA)- Secretary (CLICK HERE for description of NHSMA Secretary role.)

My name is Courtney Insley I am a medical assistant with internal medicine. I have been in the medical field since I graduated high school. I love the medical field especially being a medical assistant because I have multiple jobs in one and it is always changing. My big goal as being a medical assistant is hearing "what is a medical assistant" to " hey its my medical assistant"

Delegates for the 2023 AAMA national conference will be: Rick Bento, and Courtney Insley, and Sandra Monty!  Learn more about the delegate role here! 

Alternate delegates for the 2023 AAMA national conference will be: Brian Stimpson, and Todd Magee

Linda Prince CMA (AAMA)- Past President of NHSMA 

I have been a proud Certified Medical Assistant for 15 years, graduating from Hesser College in 2004.  I sat for my COA – Certified Ophthalmic Assistant - in 2009 and obtained my OCT-C in 2017.  I have volunteered with the NHSMA Board since 2005 and have served the NHSMA in many positions including delegate and officer of the NHSMA Board.  High-lighting the profession of medical assisting to the public and the medical profession is of great importance to all Medical Assistants.  I am working to unite the credentialed medical assistants of New Hampshire and Vermont to advocate for patient safety, scope of practice rights and education of all medical assistants.

(CLICK HERE for description of NHSMA Delegate role.)

NHSMA Ambassadors: 

Dawn Broad, Briana Davis, Sandra Monty , Rick Bento, Brian Stimpson, Todd Magee, Courtney Insley, and Jennifer DePiano all act as our ambassadors for the NHSMA all across the state. 

Our Ambassador program helps us stay connected to every part of the Granite State so if you are interested in being an ambassador for your organization, or area of the state, please contact us!

CLICK HERE to learn more about our Ambassador program: 



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