Your 2021-2022 NHSMA Board Members!
Each board member is elected at our annual Spring Conference. The board meets on the 2nd Tuesday 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!
Brian Stimpson Sr CMA (AAMA)- President, Education Chair (CLICK HERE for description of NHSMA President role.)
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.
Todd Magee, CMA (AAMA) - Vice President / President Elect, Communication Chair
(CLICK HERE for description of NHSMA VP 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. 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!
Dawn Broad CMA (AAMA)- Treasurer (CLICK HERE for description of NHSMA Treasurer role.)
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.
Jennifer DePiano, CMA (AAMA) - Secretary (CLICK HERE for description of NHSMA secretary 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.
Linda Prince CMA (AAMA)- Immediate Past President - Delegate to National Conference
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.)
Janet Reynolds: Delegate to the AAMA National Conference
I am a AAMA CMA currently working in Berlin, NH for Androscoggin Valley Hospital Surgical Associates for a ENT/Allergy Provider whom I have worked for since 2013. I love my job and the people I work with. I have attended one National AAMA conference and it was the BEST experience I could have imagined. I am married and have two grown sons. I currently live in Groveton NH, but am originally from Utah and have lived in New York and Connecticut before getting married and moving to NH. I am currently serving as a member in the White Mountain Rotary Club, which I joined in 2018. We meet biweekly and do many volunteer projects and fundraisers to help out our communities and local high schools and colleges with scholarships and other contributions needed. I am looking to become a delegate/Alternate for the AAMA representing NH because I love the board and members that we have and want to help make our group grow and become stronger. As I stated before I attended last year and thoroughly enjoyed learning what and who makes the AAMA what it is today and want to learn more about the governing bodies and help guide it into the future . Please consider me a positive addition to the team and I will give you my all. I feel that I am upbeat, positive and eager to volunteer in any capacity that I am able to help.
Rick Bento, CMA (AAMA) : Alternate Delegate to the AAMA National Conference
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 delegate on the NHSMA board
Janet Reynolds & Mashell Landry are our Northern Ambassadors.
Rick Bento and Amanda Wagner are our Ambassadors for the Catholic Medical Center
Brian Stimpson is our interim Ambassador for the DHMC system
Todd Magee is our interim Concord Hospital area Ambassador
Brittany Lord is our Vermont Ambassador
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:
WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR MORE BOARD MEMBERS, AMBASSADORS, AND VOLUNTEERS.
USE THE "CONTACT US" PAGE TO LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED!