RISE Leadership

RISE is supported by Rivier University and led by a program coordinator and a dedicated group of volunteers.

Join a RISE Standing Committee

RISE welcomes volunteers to serve on various committees; meetings are approximately every few months. Email RISE if interested.

2022-2023 RISE Executive Committee and Council

The Council is led by the Executive Committee:

Executive Committee Officers

  • Nancy Nordstrom, President
  • Sue Hart, Vice President
  • Delores Davis, Treasurer
  • Melanie Schoenfeld, Secretary
  • Cynthia Geiger, Past President

Council Committee Chairpersons

  • Curriculum | Gail Carney, Chair and Barbara Toohey, Assistant Chair
  • Membership | Cheryl Cummings, Chair
  • Publicity | Anne Green
  • Nominations | George King
  • Technical Advisors |  Joe Bingham, Don Hogan


  • Carol Anderson
  • Barbara Beierl
  • Judy Brophy
  • Helen Brown
  • Sean Duffy
  • Faye Farrington
  • Marty Guild
  • Open
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As stated in the bylaws, “the purpose of RISE shall be to provide a quality educational opportunity for seniors in the Greater Nashua area. It will achieve this by being a member-directed learning center where active participation and fellowship are key concepts.”


Rivier Institute for Senior Education