2019 Board of Directors Candidates

Matthew Galligan


Director Town of Manchester 2014-Present

College: Holy Cross, Bachelor's Degree Political Science/ Economics

 Occupation: Health Insurance Underwriter

Manchester Republicans: Past Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer

Peter Conyers


Manchester Board of Education 2016-Present

College: Univ of Rhode Island, BA in History/Political Science.

Manager of Conyers Construction, commercial and residential real estate.

U.S. Veteran: Member of VFW, American Legion, Army Navy Club and UNICO.

Brian Marois


Director: Manchester’s Eighth Utilities District from 2013-2016.

Full-time investment advisor for a regional bank, holding multiple investment licenses.

Extensive finance and strategic planning experience.

Master martial artist.

Ellen Dougan


Artist, Owner/Operator of E.M. Dougan Art and Framing.

Former K-5 art teacher at St. James School.

Former Assistant to the Dean of Institutional Advancement and Community Engagement, Manchester Community College.

Pastoral Council and CCD Teacher at St. Bartholomew’s Church.

Community involvement with Connecticut Women Artists, MCC Foundation, Imagine Main Street, Art Füd,  

Kyle Donovan


Eastern Connecticut State University: Sociology and Political Science with History minor.

Former intern for State Reps. Mark Tweedie and Bill Aman.

Volunteer firefighter.

Kristine Nadvornik-Moulard


Manchester  Commission on Human Relations, Elderly Service and People With Disabilities, 2017- Present

Manchester Community College - Human Services

SUNY at Stony Brook- Radiation Therapist

Directory of Development Community Voice Channel, Bolton

MARC, Foodshare, Channel 3 Kids Camp, Little Theater of Manchester

2019 Board Education Candidates

Mark Gundersen



University Massachusetts, Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science 


Current: Life Coach

Former: Director, Data Solutions Group, Valassis Inc.  (formerly Advo Inc.)

Political and Volunteer Experience

Board Secretary, Crossroads Community Cathedral (CCC) 2018-present

Deacon, CCC 2006- present

Peter Meggers



Gettysburg College, BA

Western New England University, JD

Western New England University, MBA


Attorney at Robinson + Cole

Political and Volunteer Experience:

Board of Education - 2017-present.

Read to a Child

Ranon Caldwell



Manchester Community College, Engineering Sciences


Project Engineer QuEST Global

Political and Volunteer Experience: Board of Education - 2016 - 2017


Mark Tweedie



Manchester High School in 1974,  Naval School of Dental Assisting and Technology,  New York University College of Dentistry 


 Master Dental Technician, Small Business Owner 

Political and Volunteer Experience: 

US Navy Veteran 

30 Year volunteer Coach, umpire, board member, and sponsor of local youth programs

Served on Manchester Board of Directors (2007-2014)

Former State Representative (12th District)

Matt Peak



Bachelors in History and in Political Science from Moravian College 


Financial Advisor, holds the Series 6, 7, 63 and 65 licenses as well as Life and Health Insurance licenses and the CMFC (Chartered Mutual Fund Consultant) designation. 

Political and Volunteer Experience:

 Served on Manchester Board of Directors (2007-2014)