Michael Damphousse - President
Mike is the founder and CEO of Category Design Advisors, Director of Green Leads and Director of Big Island Pond Corporation. Mike has served as Chairman of Youth Tech Entrepreneurs and has served on several other boards of both business and non-profits. Mike brings a great deal of general management, marketing and business development expertise to the organization and is dedicated to setting the brand and future direction of Friends to be a long term foundation for Big Island Pond. He lives in Conley's Grove with his wife Linda and loves having his three daughters and grandkids, friends and family enjoy this wonderful lake. Mike has a BS in Computer Science from Merrimack College.
Nancy Raczka - Treasurer
Nance ’s desire to live on a lake started during her childhood vacations on Webster Lake in Franklin. She was lucky enough to find Big Island Pond in 1992 and has lived here ever since. She has owned homes in Derry and Atkinson and now resides in her fourth and final home in Johnson's cove in Hampstead. Nance supported the volunteer weed management program and continues to be focused on preserving the lake so that she and her family can enjoy all the outdoor activities that the lake has to offer. Nance spends her free time helping others, renovating homes, boating, hiking, and investing.
Ed Bureau - Marketing Director
After searching for a couple years, Ed and his wife Susan purchased a seasonal cottage in Conley's Grove, Atkinson in 2017. Proximity to their work locations in the Nashua area allows them to be nearly full time residents from May to October. In addition to the natural beauty and recreational opportunities found at Big Island Pond, they are enjoying the sense of community that lake life offers. Ed has experience of serving on Boards of Directors for homeowners associations where he has lived, and for youth sports leagues. As an avid catch and release fisherman, Ed is very interested in maintaining the water quality of Big Island Pond.
Cindy Lanouette - Secretary
Since moving to Big Island Pond in 1982, Cindy has been on the forefront of lake preservation. She has served as a BIPC Director since 1989, including 18 years on its executive board as Registrar. She resigned as registrar to help supervise the fledgling, all-volunteer Weed Management Program for 5 years, securing BIPC an EPA award for successful innovation in milfoil management. She is one of the founders of Friends of Big Island Pond and currently serves as secretary. Cindy resides in Johnson’s Cove with two dogs and her husband Skip. Together, they continue a passionate dedication to preserving the health and beauty of the lake.
Leonard Snell - Vice President
Len and his wife, Darlene purchased a lake cottage in the Dam Cove in Derry in 2006, razed it and built their lake house together a year later. Since 2008 Len has been selling keys to the fishermen annually, has been on the Water Quality committee. Len was a volunteer milfoil scuba diver as well as being a member of the volunteer milfoil management program in its earlier years. Len and Darlene are avid snowmobile fans and enjoy travelling, scuba diving and Boston sports teams. Len has an MBA from Columbia University.
Cecily Mango - Grants Director
Cecily has been coming to BIP for over 60 years as a summer resident. Her grandparents purchased camps on the lake in the 1920s and five generations of Cecily’s extended family have spent incredible summers enjoying the lake. She got involved with the weed management program as a volunteer and learned about FBIP. She spent 30 years working for the U.S. government managing foreign aid programs including water conservation and environmental programs. Cecily is an avid swimmer and enjoys kayaking and pilates. When not on the lake, Cecily and her husband live in Greenville, SC.
Gail Robertson - Membership Director
Gail's roots run deep in the waters of Big Island Pond having both summered and lived here since she was six months old. Starting in Chase's Grove and then Dixon's Grove – in 1978 her family built their year round home in Lakewood estates where they have resided for 38 years. As the pond has always been at the center of her family's life, Gail has been a long time supporter of both FBIP and BIPC. Her hobbies include kayaking, swimming, boating, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing and golfing. Now retired from being an office manager/ administrative assistant, Gail took the opportunity to become involved with Friends to increase membership and preserve this incredible resource for all future generations. Gail and her husband, Joe, live in Atkinson and own a cottage in Rockingham Shores. The Robertsons represent five generations of lake life with their sons and grandson living in Lakewood Estates.