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“Cancer gave me a membership into an elite club I’d rather not belong to.”
Gilda Radner, Comedian (for whom our club is named)

Our Mission

The mission of Gilda’s Club New Hampshire is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.

Our Goals

• To secure a safe, home-like clubhouse (about 4,000 sq. ft.) where nobody stays overnight, but in the daytime it will provide a healing environment away from medical settings, where those affected by cancer can have a refuge from the stress of dealing with serious, life-threatening illness. • To be open to the public, offering programs and services for people affected by cancer, by 2021.

Our Vision

We will have Gilda’s Club New Hampshire as an active affiliate implementing the Cancer Support Community program, which is the gold standard of psychosocial support for people affected by cancer.

Meet the Leaders

Working together to create Gilda's Club New Hampshire

Pat Anderson, President

Past President, Founding Board, Gilda’s Club Madison Wisconsin; Brigadier General, U.S. Army, Retired; Past-President and Treasurer, Laconia Rotary Club

Jeff Fisher, Vice President

President & General Manager, Northeast Communications Corporation

John Perley, Treasurer

Retired CEO of the Champlain National Bank, Plattsburgh, NY; Director, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Champlain National Bank; Trustee; Laconia Public Library; Director. Laconia Historical & Museum Society

Jennifer Anderson, Secretary

Faculty, Lakes Region Community College & Plymouth State University; Deputy Director, Laconia Motorcycle Week Association; Secretary, Laconia Rotary Club

Rod Dyer, Director

Attorney, Wescott Law, PA Former Mayor of Laconia, NH Chairman Emeritus – Bank of New Hampshire

Joanne Piper-Lang, Director


Margaret Donnelly, Director

Serial Entrepreneur (JitterJam, AlignMeeting);
NH Charitable Foundation Lakes Region Advisory Board;
Laconia Human Relations Committee;
Welcoming NH Working Group  

Sue Vincent.
Gilda's Team Leader

Former Administrative Assistant to Chief Information Officer – LRGHealthcare; Institutional Review Board Liaison – LRGHealthcare; Former Medical Staff Coordinator - LRGHealthcare; Founding Member – New Hampshire Association Medical Staff Services

Gilda's Club New Hampshire, PO Box 1246, Laconia, NH 03247  (603) 387-6775  [email protected]