OUr Board

Lucas Woods, President

Luke Woods is a longtime New Hampshire resident and a University of New Hampshire graduate. After earning his BA in American History and Masters in Education, Woods started his career in education by providing specialized instruction for students facing learning and social challenges in Washington, D.C. He returned to New Hampshire in 2009 and taught social studies at Hollis Brookline High School for six years. Woods currently teaches social studies at his alma mater, Merrimack High School, where he also serves as advisor to Student Council and the Class of 2022. Woods lives in Amherst with his wife, Kaitlyn, and their children, Sam and Max.

Ann Melim, Vice President

Ann is a long-time New Hampshire resident. She has a BA in English and MA in Education from the University of New Hampshire and teaches English at Hollis-Brookline High School. Ann lives in Goffstown with her Husband, Joe, and her daughter, Isabel. Ann has worked to raise awareness and funds for various causes related to mental health through hiking, including treks up Mount Washington and Kilimanjaro

Benjamin Doyle, Treasurer

Currently, Ben Doyle is the VP of Business Development for Senet, Inc. Senet is a LoRaWAN cloud platform provider for the Internet of Things. In addition to Senet, Ben has over 20 years of high-tech experience in sales, marketing, operations and I.T. Ben has a B.A. in Government from Colby College and received his M.B.A. from Plymouth State University. While not working, Ben enjoys fishing, mountain biking, skiing, running, and reading. Ben is deeply committed to mental health education and access for children in New Hampshire. You can find Ben on Twitter at @benjamincdoyle and LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/bdoyle.

Cory Ducharme, Secretary

Cory Ducharme is a longtime New Hampshire resident and a Lesley University graduate. After earning his BA in History, Ducharme started his career in education teaching at Conant High School in Jaffrey, NH. In 2018 Ducharme joined the staff at Merrimack High School, where he also serves on the Challenge Day Committee and as advisor for the Class of 2020. Ducharme lives in Amherst with his wife, Brittany.

Connor Boyle, Board Member at Large

Connor Boyle is a long time New Hampshire resident. He earned his BA from Bates College and his Juris Doctorate from North Eastern University School of Law. Following a nine-year career working as a corporate attorney, Connor, after a period of personal exploration and growth, transitioned to working in and with the recovery and mental health community. Connor focuses on wilderness emersion as part of his and others growth, introspection, and catharsis process. He is an avid hiker and fitness enthusiast.