Callahan, of Hollis, named president of the YMCA of Greater Nashua’s trustees

NASHUA – John Callahan, of Hollis, was voted president of the YMCA’s newly formed board of trustees at their Oct. 16 meeting.

“The YMCA truly serves all of the community,” Callahan said. “It’s a place for seniors to gather and stay fit. A place where families can all participate and benefit, and a place where so many people in need can find a place to go and get better.

“But most of all, it’s a place where kids learn and grow into better people.”

“As trustees, these volunteers will be in the inner circle to hear what our strategic plan and vision is guiding us to do,” CEO Mike LaChance said, “and to hear and weigh in our expansion/renovation plans, and ultimately see how the YMCA of Greater Nashua impacts the lives of so many members of our community.”

Callahan has been a Y volunteer for more than a decade serving on the Finance Committee and Investment Committee. He also chairs the Planned Giving Steering Committee. He has served as chairman of the board of directors.

In addition to his YMCA volunteer service, Callahan serves on the Home Health & Hospice Care board of directors and is past board chairman; is president of New England Microwave Association; is a trustee of the Town Trusts for the town of Hollis; is on the Financial Development Committee and Investment Committee for the Beaver Brook Association; and is committee co-chairman for the Nashua Healing Garden & Labyrinth.

Callahan is retired from the microwave technology field, in which he was involved with engineering and marketing. He holds two patents for microwave solid state switching.