Officer David “Boa” Lisboa
Manchester Police Officer David “Boa” Lisboa has been assigned to MPAL full time. Officer Lisboa was born in Vitoria, Brazil and immigrated to the USA in 2005, became an American Citizen in 2013. Officer Lisboa’s dream was to become a police officer, which was accomplished graduating the 166th Class at the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training (Police Academy) on April of 2015. With Officer Lisboa’s background he is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
Officer Lisboa has experience as a Sexual and Domestic Violence Detective at the Manchester Police Department prior to his assignment to MPAL, being nominated Officer of the month on November of 2022, and Queen City Rotary Officer of the Year in 2023, establishing a woman self-defense class to Manchester (R.A.D Program) and developing the Real Champions Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program, a program designated for individuals with intellectual disabilities such as Autism and Down Syndrome.
Officer Lisboa has been a Boxer, MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner for several years and is very passionate about working with kids and sharing his story.
Officer Lisboa’s responsibilities includes coordinating programs, building relationships with children and families in the community, coaching, and maintaining the building. Officer Lisboa is a husband and father to two teenage girls and loves spending time with his family.
Email David. Phone: 603-626-0211
Community Outreach Deputy Sheriff
Email Mike. Phone: 603-626-0211
A New Hampshire native, John grew up in Goffstown. Joining Boy Scouts at age 11 gave him an
appreciation for youth development programs that sent him on a path to earn degrees in Forest
Recreation from Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondack mountains of New York and Outdoor Education from the University of New Hampshire. Working summer camp jobs while in college started his career in youth services.
John began working for the Daniel Webster Council of the Boy Scouts in 1996 as a Program Specialist working directly with Manchester youth in the schools and public housing neighborhoods as part of an early intervention outreach initiative. During his 24 year Scouting career, he served as Outreach
Director, Program Director, and Development Director. John lives in Newmarket with his wife Katie and their son and spends as much time as he can outdoors hiking, cross-country skiing, and exploring the state. He’s excited to be back in Manchester working to provide opportunities for youth in the inner city.
Email John. Phone: 603-626-0211
Born right here in Manchester, Adrienne spent her childhood in Derry, New Hampshire where she learned the value of hard work caring for her horses. She moved to the city of Manchester while pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University, Magna Cum Laude.
Email Adrienne. Phone: 603-626-0211 ext. 102
Development and Marketing Director
Holly is a lifelong resident of New Hampshire having grown up in Derry. After receiving her degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Connecticut, she pursued a full-time career in the nonprofit sector. She has worked in a variety of roles including communications, marketing, fundraising and events for both Make-A-Wish New Hampshire and Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Additionally, she has worked part-time as a traffic reporter on 95.7 WZID.
She had the unique opportunity to hold the title of Miss New Hampshire in 2015 where she was able to meet many incredible people around the Granite State. She’s now an active volunteer for the Miss NH scholarship program serving on the Board of Directors. Holly is also proud to serve as Chair of the Young Leaders Council for the Manchester Young Professionals.
She loves serving as a mentor and role model for children of all ages. Holly and her husband reside in Manchester with their daughter and dog. She loves reading, taking yoga classes, hiking, skiing, and recently learned how to play golf.
Email Holly. Phone: 603-626-0211 ext. 105
Intervention Programming Coordinator
Evenor began his journey at MPAL as a Futures program guest speaker in late 2020. He shared his story of growing up in Nashua in a troubled home and turning to the streets, which ultimately led to a criminal lifestyle and a significant time of incarceration. Evenor uses his story as a means to connect with at-risk-youth and open their eyes to the reality of making poor choices.
In 2021, Evenor’s role with the Future’s program expanded as he became a regular volunteer and then, in 2022, was hired part-time to co-facilitate the Futures program. Also in 2022, Evenor began to serve on the monthly court diversion panels and was able to help identify suitable candidates for participation in the Futures program.
In August of 2023, Evenor was hired as the full-time Intervention Program Coordinator, overseeing the Futures and Choices programs. In this role, Evenor is able to continue working with justice involved youth providing education, mentoring, mediation and community connection, in the hopes of building healthy, confident, productive youth free from law enforcement involvement.
Email Evenor. Phone: 603-626-0211 ext. 103
Ginny began volunteering at MPAL 9 years ago. She started out by helping former MPAL Officer John Levasseur with our Boxing program. A much-needed check-in system for MPAL kids was created and developed under Ginny’s volunteer leadership. She was instrumental in creating an MPAL “swag” closet and without Ginny we would never have clean Aikido Gi’s.
She does so much for the youth who come through our doors and her own grandchildren have even participated in several MPAL programs over the years. Ginny is fluent in Spanish and makes the most delicious meals! We are incredibly fortunate to have her on our team.
Email Ginny. Phone: 603-626-0211
Court Diversion Coordinator
In 2017, Holly Mara began working with the Manchester Police Athletic League to help develop capacity for accredited juvenile court diversion services in Manchester. Holly joined the MPAL team in July 2019 as the Coordinator of the accredited MPAL Court Diversion Program. Holly specializes in helping teens to improve decision-making, enhance their life skills and link with helpful resources in the community. In this role, Holly serves as a member of the NH Juvenile Court Diversion Network, working to pilot evidence-based Screening Brief Intervention and Referral Treatment (SBIRT) for youth after a first-time arrest.
A 1986 graduate of Springfield College, Holly earned her Bachelor of Science in Adapted/Physical Education and is a licensed primary and secondary education teacher. Before joining the MPAL team, Holly taught in both private and public-school settings and held the position of Behavior Management Director at the Nashua Children’s Home. Holly brings 25 plus years of experience in the non-profit sector while being employed currently at The Youth Council since 1993.
During her free time Holly enjoys the outdoors, is a big fan of all the professional New England athletic teams, music, entertaining and more than anything, spending time with her two daughters and family!
Email Holly. Phone 603-889-1090 ext. 323
Futures Program Coordinator
Jayna received both her Bachelor and Masters degrees in social work from the University of Missouri. She has spent her entire professional career working with non-profits to help at-risk youth and families. While in St. Louis, she worked at Childhaven, a day treatment center for children with severe behavior disorders and autism. In Manchester, she has held in-home and office-based counseling positions with Familystrength and Manchester Mental Health, as well as a development position with the Palace Theatre. For more than five years, Jayna was responsible for creating and executing development and sustainability plans, programming and facility operations for the Manchester Police Athletic League. Though no longer a full-time staff member at MPAL, Jayna continues to be heavily involved with Futures, an MPAL program near and dear to her heart.
Jayna is a 25-year resident of New Hampshire. Her family consists of her husband, three young adult daughters and three dogs. Jayna loves spending time with family and friends and being outdoors in the mountains, by the ocean or on her road bike. On rare occasion she can be seen on a unicycle, stilts, or trick waterskis.
Email Jayna. Phone: 603-321-0679
Board of Directors
James Chambers, Chairman, Esq. Retired, Manager State & Local Taxes, Eastman Chemical Company; Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry, U.S. Army
Sergeant Ryan Hardy, Vice Chairman, Sergeant, Manchester Police Department
Keri Pappalardo, Secretary, Senior Marketing Coordinator, Lavallee Brensinger Architects
August Fromuth, Treasurer, Managing Director, Freedom Energy Logistics
Allen Aldenberg, Ex-Officio, Chief of Police, Manchester
James Brennan, Senior Estimator, Harvey Construction
Tina Brown, VP Business Development Officer, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
Monika Bryant, Retired, Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority
Eva Castillo, Director, NH Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees
Eleanor Dahar, Attorney, Dahar Law Firm
Brian Frechette DPT, MBA, Vice President, Elliot Medical Group Ambulatory Services
Pat Griffin, Owner, Tri-State Home Inspection and Griffin Home Restoration
Daniel Maradiaga, Juvenile Probation and Parole Officer, State of NH
Kristyn Nelson, Realtor and Broker Owner, NELSON Real Estate NH, LLC
Sara Bee Pichette, Sr. Associate, Intermediary Sales, Impax Asset Management
Jacqueline Roy, Commercial Account Executive, Optisure Risk Partners, LLC
Eric Skillings, Training Officer and Program Specialist, State of NH Department of Health and Human Services