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Coalition of Caring

11th Annual Caregiver’s Conference


Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Courtyard Marriot,

Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH

About the Caregiver’s Conference Presenters:


Michael Bloom,

Certified Professional Coach and Caregiving Without Regret™ Expert A. Michael Bloom, MA, MS, CPC, has energized hundreds of caregivers with soul-saving coping strategies that support them in saving lives, including their own. With a wealth of practical expertise as both a family and professional caregiver, Michael serves as a welcome and sought-after catalyst to guide caregivers to stay energized and committed to work that has never been more important than it is today.


Beverly Bolduc,

Has worked has a registered nurse for 38 years, primarily in psychiatry. Over the years she has done a variety of things from case management to working in both inpatient and outpatient settings for mental health. She has been in the US Army nurse corps for 30 years, now inactive. She was a direct commission in psychiatry. As an Army nurse she had the benefit of working with both mentally ill and veterans with substance abuse issues.  In her present role as caregiver support coordinator she provides support to those that provide care and support to veterans who have physical and/or psychological problems. She grew up in Killington, Vermont and attended high school in Rutland. She lives in Concord, NH with her youngest daughter and dog Opie. She attended nursing school in Maine and New Hampshire.


Lynn Kelly Devlin

Is a Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner who lives and works in New Hampshire.  The author of Cancer Widow, The Caregivers Journal, Last Hours and Days of Life and The Seven Stages of Alzheimer's, she is a frequent speaker to book clubs, students and healthcare providers about end of life care planning.   But the accomplishment of which she is most proud of is her two amazing daughters and four grandchildren!



Patti Hayes

An organizer, educator and referral powerhouse.  She draws on more than a decade of experience as a champion for seniors and senior care.  She launched Care Compass Family Solutions to ensure families are empowered with knowledge and options to make the best decisions for their aging loved ones.


Jeannine Leclerc 

Is a member of the NH Brain Injury Board executive board, co-chair and founder of the Monadnock Regional Brain Injury Steering Committees She has taught in the Monadnock Regional school district as an elementary teacher, high school Remediation Coordinator and is currently School the middle school Integration Specialist.  

Jeannine is a fitness Instructor at the Keene Family YMCA. She is a certified YogaKids and AAAI yoga, group fitness, and spin instructor. In 1999, Jeannine's eleven year old son suffered a moderate head injury from an 18 passenger van hitting them.  Later that same year, her fifteen year old son was riding a three wheeler at his friend’s house without a helmet, the brakes failed and he suffered a traumatic head injury.  Since these accidents, Jeannine has tried to encourage, promote awareness, support, and educate others about brain injuries and the effects on survivors and their families. Yoga and mindfulness is a vehicle Jeannine uses to help cope with stress, share her experiences with others, and balance her mind, body, and spirit.”


Dr. Donna McCarten White

Is the statewide Chairperson of the Massachusetts Nurses Association Addictions Council, is certified by the Green Cross Foundation as an educator and therapist in Compassion Fatigue concerns and is a specialist in Addictive Disorders, Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Traumatization in Healthcare Professionals.  In addition, She is a member of the International Trauma Specialists   Dr. White is a Clinical Instructor for Boston Area Colleges of Nursing…graduate NP programs as well as baccalaureate level for Community Health Clinical work and is a Visiting Scholar for local Colleges of Nursing.  



Rob Peck’s

Highly original approach to keynote speaking results from a rather unique educational background. After graduating the University Of Pennsylvania (Phi Beta Kappa) and doing post-graduate studies at Harvard and The Sorbonne University in Paris, France, Rob enrolled in the Antic Arts Academy (founded by 4 former Ringling Brothers Clown College “professors” including MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Michael Moschen)After a 20 year career as a touring performing artist- including a long running one man show, commissioned by and performed at the Smithsonian Institute, as well as feature slots on cable and network television programs such as Donahue, Evening Magazine, and Amazing America, Rob turned in his clown nose and took up public speaking with a passion.  




TTanous Photo for Cargiver Conf 20160902a.jpgTheresa Tanous

Served in the U.S.government for 33 years with the Department of Veterans Affairs.  More than twenty years Theresa worked at the national level in health care IT (information technology).  A graduate from the School of Business at Boston College, Theresa received her Master of Health Administration from the University of New Hampshire.  Her schooling and work experience, as well as avid reading and continuous learning, have helped to prepare her for her second career, that of Primary Family Caregiver for a loved one.