Board of Directors
Chair Leslie Johnson was born in Atlanta, Georgia, lived in New Jersey and Tennessee. She and her family began summering in Tamworth in 1970 and have lived here since1990. As a teacher and Episcopal priest’s wife, she spent her life in the realm of caring and service. Her family experienced TCNA’s care and enthusiastically supports its mission of no fee nursing care with concern and comfort for every home in Tamworth.
Secretary Nina joined the TCNA board in 2011. Having grown up in Connecticut, and graduating from college, she made a move to the Mt. Washington Valley and has never looked back. Nina and her husband have lived in Tamworth for 30 years, raising two great kids. She has enjoyed several professional positions in the Valley and served on a variety of boards. Being closely involved with the TCNA has been one of the most rewarding aspects of living in this special little town.
Treasurer Born in Washington, DC, Karen has relished 33 summers of happy vacations with her husband and two children in Tamworth. When her husband retired in 2019, they were so delighted to buy a home in this sweet village. Karen‘s professional background is an environmental education and wildlife conservation. She has also served on several boards and looks forward to contributing to the TCNA, an invaluable asset to our community.
Vice Chair Anne Moved to Chocorua in 1999 with her husband and three children. She taught math for many years at the high school and middle school levels, and is now retired, filling her time with hiking, kayaking, cold water swimming, tutoring and knitting. Anne is an avid supporter of libraries and has always felt that it is important to give back whenever possible. She loves the strong sense of community in Tamworth. She joined the TCNA board in 2022.
Maureen and her husband moved from Portland, OR, to Tamworth in 2017. A dietitian since 1973, Maureen worked with dialysis patients since 1985, and was also the dietitian for the kidney and liver transplant programs in Oregon. She and her husband enjoy music, and both sing in the Mount Washington Valley Choral Society. She joined TCNA 2019.
Board Member For over 50 years, Mary was a physical therapist and educator focusing on clinical practice and research. With her husband, Dr. John Watkins, they practiced and taught in several cities, but their hearts were always at home in Chocorua. Returning in 2012, Mary joined the TCNA Board to support this one-of-a-kind service providing health care to the Tamworth community.
Board Member Neysa graduated from Eastern Michigan University in PE, and was a champion Collegiate pentathlete. With an extensive background coaching competitive gymnastics, she is a certified gymnastics official, judging throughout New England, including Special Olympics. In 2015 Neysa and Kimball moved from Massachusettsand own the Farmstand B&B in Chocorua, growing fruits and vegetables, catering, and having concerts. Focus: Developing positive active lifestyle habits. Events Committee Chair
Board Member Lorraine moved to Tamworth in 1996. Soon after moving she felt like it was home due to the friendly people and Tamworth’s small town atmosphere. She spends time committed to community service. In 2009 she joined the Tamworth Community Nurse Association, a wonderful and unique one of a kind organization that offers free support and health care for the community. Lorraine is proud to serve as a Board member.
Board Member Ed Parsons is from Beverly, Mass. He first worked in the mountains for the Appalachian Mountain Club. He arrived in Tamworth in 2012, where he appreciates the strong sense of community. His life experience includes elder care and hospice.
Board Member Judy Verny is from Ohio and lived mostly in Cincinnati. After teaching and the birth of her son, she went back to school in preparation for ministry. She was a Pastoral Associate for a Catholic Parish and then worked in a city hospital as a chaplain. She moved to Cape Cod after retirement and managed the thrift shop for her parish before moving to New Hampshire in 2020. She has worked with many volunteers and is looking forward to joining in outreach through the TCNA Board.
Board Member I was introduced to Tamworth as a child by my grandmother. I have fond memories of Barnstormers plays, dinner at the Tamworth Inn, and attending mass at the small church on the corner of Great Hill Road. Our son helped us build the home we live in now and are full-time residents of Tamworth. My working career was in manufacturing, the last 13 years in management. I enjoy fishing, hiking, crocheting Prayer Shawls, playing music, and spending time with family.
Executive Director Jo Anne Rainville RN has served as the Executive Director of TCNA since 2001. A graduate of Salem Hospital School of Nursing, she has spent the preponderance of her career in striving to keep people of all ages with health challenges safely in their homes. "TCNA is a nursing practice like no other and it is an honor to serve this organization and the Tamworth community."
Nurse / Phlebotomist Pam joined TCNA in 2017. She is a graduate of Tewksbury Hospital School of Nursing and resides with her family in Moultonborough. She and husband Carl have 4 children — Brandon, Cameron, Owen and Samantha — along with a menagerie of pets. Her expertise, calm manner and quirky sense of humor will put you at ease as soon as you meet her.
TCNA Medical Director Dr. Irwin is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internship and residency through the Maine-Dartmouth Family Practice Residency program. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an award bestowed upon few who have distinguished themselves through service to family medicine, advancement of health care, and by professional development through medical education and research.