Board of Commissioners

Andrew Papanicolau

Andrew Papanicolau

Chair

Mr. Papanicolau has over 25 years’ experience in Corporate America in Portfolio Management, Accounting, Corporate Finance and Program Management. In addition, his background also encompasses real estate experience in both residential and investment property. Mr. Papanicolau currently serves on the Board of Directors of St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral as Treasurer. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Boston College and his MBA from Babson College and is a native of Manchester, NH.

Fern Gelinas

Fern Gelinas

Commissioner

A navy veteran of World War II, Mr. Gelinas is a retired regional manager of the J.J. Nissen Baking Company. As evidenced by his ten years service on Manchester’s Zoning Board, ten years as Alderman, nineteen years as Police Commissioner and three years with Senior Services, Mr. Gelinas has worked tirelessly for the betterment of Manchester and remains deeply committed to civic and charitable involvement.

Michael Lopez

Michael Lopez

Commissioner

Mr. Lopez is a retired U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and he served as a Parks and Recreation Commissioner for 18 years. He also served as an Alderman for the City of Manchester for 12 years (8 of those years as Chairman of the Board of Alderman). His deciding vote for the civic center helped to make Manchester the destination city it is today. Mr. Lopez is very active in support of veterans’ issues. These include serving as past Commander of the Sweeney Post American Legion, serving on the board of Directors of the NH Veteran’s Cemetery, and represented the American Legion on the State Advisory Board for veteran’s issues. He is also credited with leading the effort to build the WWll memorial at Veteran’s Park in Manchester and serving as Trustee for Neighborworks Southern New Hampshire. Mr. Lopez has served on many other organizations in the City and remains committed to serving his community.

David Quinn

David Quinn

Commissioner

Mr. David Quinn was appointed an MHRA Commissioner in 2017. He previously worked in the financial services field with Dun & Bradstreet, as well as various IT related positions and was an owner of Van Otis Chocolates in Manchester, New Hampshire, prior to retiring. He is the State Chair of the New Hampshire committee of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) and in addition to ESGR, he has served as the treasurer on the board of HEAR in New Hampshire, an agency for deaf and hard of hearing children. He was also Chairman of the Manchester, New Hampshire Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Mr. Quinn served as a military aviator with the New Hampshire Army National Guard including several other assignments and retired with 21 years of service. Mr. Quinn also serves as the Finance Officer of Henry J. Sweeney Post #2 of the American Legion, Manchester, New Hampshire. He resides in Manchester with his wife Betty.

Marion G. Russell

Marion G. Russell

Commissioner

MHRA’s resident member of the Board of Commissioners, Ms. Russell is a retired Executive Secretary for Pandora Industries, Inc. Her dedication to community service led to her involvement with the Elliott Hospital baby hat knitting program, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, the Foster Grandparent Program at Weston School, and MHRA’s Pocketbook Therapy Program. A member, past president and current secretary of the Rebekah Assembly of New Hampshire and Ward Clerk for Ward 3 in Manchester, Ms. Russell was appointed to MHRA’s Board of Commissioners in January, 2007.