SJCS Meals On Wheels has new board members

MERRIMACK – St. Joseph Community Services (SJCS), the provider of Meals On Wheels throughout Hillsborough County, has elected five additional people to its board of directors for 2011-12: Mary Atwood, Chris Christensen, Dr. David Gilmour, attorney James P. Harris and Peter M. Labombarde. The 2011-12 board officers are: Kevin Halloran, chairman; James A. Gay, vice chairman; Dennis Archambeault, treasurer; and Katharine S. Face, secretary.

Atwood is currently the associate general agent for the MassMutual Financial Group in Northern New England. She has worked in some facet of the insurance industry her entire career. Over the past 25 years, she has held senior level positions in the heath care, insurance and financial services industries. With a background in sales and marketing, she has worked for companies such as United Health Care and Travelers in Chicago, Dallas and Salt Lake City. Mary moved to New Hampshire in 1990 to run sales and marketing for the Matthew Thornton Health Plan until it was sold in the late 1990s.

Christensen previously served on the SJCS Board from 2004-10 and during that time was active in development and strategic planning. He is a retired insurance and financial services agent and is a member of the Rotary Club of Merrimack. He is now serving his sixth term as a state representative and is a resident of Merrimack.

Gilmour previously served on the SJCS Board from 2004-10 and during that time was active in strategic planning and volunteer efforts. He is a retired internist/cardiologist who is active in cross-country bicycle tournaments and has volunteered as a driver for Meals On Wheels since 2004. He has also volunteered overseas on medical relief missions. Gilmour is a resident of Hollis.

Harris is a shareholder at Sheehan, Phinney, Bass, & Green, PA in Manchester. He counsels companies in records and data management policies and the management of electronically stored information. He has extensive experience in business litigation and labor, employment and employee benefits. Mr. Harris serves on several boards and committees, including the Trinity High School Board of Advisors. In 2009 and 2010, he was selected as a rising star by New England Super Lawyers in the area of business litigation.

Labombarde is a vice president and senior wealth management officer in the wealth management group of People’s United Bank in Manchester. He has served as a trust officer for more than 25 years for two banks. Labombarde has been a longtime community leader for several nonprofits and serves on the Lighthouse Hospice Foundation, Hunt Community of Nashua, and the Congregation Church of Amherst, UCC boards. He is also a member of the New Hampshire Estate Planning Council, the Planned Giving Group of New England, and the Queen City Rotary Club.

If you would like to help SJCS continue to make a difference in the life of a homebound neighbor by volunteering or making a donation, visit, mail a check to at St. Joseph Community Services, PO Box 910, Merrimack, NH, 03054 or call at 424-9967.