Bailey Urbach, PMA Class of 2011
On Saturday, September 12, Bailey Urbach, a 2011 PMA graduate, received the Brownells/NRA Outstanding Achievement Youth Award at the NRA Board of Directors meeting. The application has six core requirements and 19 elective requirements, of which an applicant must choose a minimum of five to complete. “The Brownells/NRA Outstanding Achievement Youth Award recognizes juniors and young adults who take an active part in the shooting sports through individual participation and educational pursuits. By meeting the requirements to be eligible for the award, youth gain a greater sense of responsibility and an appreciation for the variety of shooting sports opportunities available.” Bailey won first place in this national award. In the photo from left to right are Kyle Weaver (Executive Director, General Operations of the NRA), Bailey Urbach, and Allan Cors (President of the NRA).
Manon Thibodeau is a 1975 graduate of OLMA. She also has two sisters who are graduates of PMA! Manon continued her education at Castle College, Windham, New Hampshire where she received an Associate’s degree in Business. She went on to earn a B.S. in Marketing from Rivier University in Nashua, and completed her studies with an M.S. in Management from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts with a thesis study in leadership, management and mentorship.
Of her days at OLMA, Manon recalls “I’m very, very grateful to the Presentation of Mary sisters for helping me understand and develop my moral compass, which has made a great deal of difference in my life. At school, the focus of my studies was business and art. Sister Francis Regis, in particular, was like a grandmother to me. She passed away in my senior year, and her loss was devastating. Her art accomplishments were second to none, and I often “wished upon wishes” that I could have had some of her extraordinary larger paintings.”
In 1999, Manon relocated to beautiful (and warmer!) North Carolina to join a software development company. While there, she met and married James Angelo in 2003.
Manon was previously an employee of DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation) from 1981 until 2006. Thereafter, she started a career as a Market & Competitive Intelligence Director. When the recession hit and lay-offs began, Manon found herself starting and selling a couple of companies. Today, she owns and operates an online supplements business and web design business.
Recently, Manon’s career path took an added turn…as an author! She wrote I Found Someone to Play With, a biography of the last living member of the Satchel Paige All-Stars (a team in the historic Negro League). It’s worth the read, and it’s not just about baseball!
You can acquire the biography at:
You can find Manon (Thibodeau) Angelo on LinkedIn as M. M. Angelo, or Facebook pages:
www.facebook.com/greatrgood or www.facebook.com/cyberbirdww.
Helene Forrest Martin is a graduate of the OLMA class of 1964. She and her husband Al have been married for forty-four years and have two grown children, Michelle and William. The couple have been blessed with three grandchildren—Kiely, 7, Annalise, 6 and Cambria, 2. Some of you may know that Helene is a patron of the theatre, especially the Providence (RI) Performing Arts Center, and often travels to Boston and New York to enjoy theatre productions. Shortly after she and Al began dating in 1969, Helene introduced Al to the beauty of classical music through a concert by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This led them to a life of shared musical enjoyment, as they regularly attend concerts given by major philharmonic orchestras.
In her professional life, Helene is currently the Acting Chief Operating Officer, as well as Nurse Executive at Eleanor Slater Hospital in Cranston, Rhode Island. Her illustrious career began when she received a nursing diploma in 1967 from the Roger Williams General Hospital School of Nursing. From there, she took various hospital nursing positions. Helene was also a charge-psychiatric nurse at the Rhode Island Medical Center’s Institute of Mental Health. During this time, she went back to school and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social and Health Services from Roger Williams University, where she graduated summa cum laude.
Helene never stopped learning! In 1982, she received her Master of Arts degree from Rhode Island College with a concentration in agency counseling, and began work at the Veterans Administration Medical Center as a substance abuse unit charge nurse. She furthered her education with a Certificate of Advance Graduate Study in Mental Health Counseling from Rhode Island College, where she became an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate School Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology. She taught a wide range of courses at the college from Introduction to Social and Rehabilitative services to Clinical Pharmacology. Helene further divided her time as an adjunct faculty member at Johnson & Wales University in their Health Care Administration program. She was known as a faculty member who was always willing to help and advise her students.
Helene is a true Renaissance woman in that she is both a successful administrator as well as a respected educator. She continued to work at the consolidated three hospitals known as the Eleanor State Hospital as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and then was appointed Director of Nurses in their Adult Psychiatric Services program. Three years later, Helene became Nurse Executive and then Chief Operating Officer in 2013. Helene has had a varied and tremendously successful career in nursing and mental health, acute long-term care and has devoted her life to helping others. She often attributes her achievements and life of service to the values instilled in her by the good sisters of the Presentation of Mary Academy.
PMA Graduate First Woman in NH history to Chair the NH State Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Dr. Lisa Lanzara-Bazzani is a second-generation family chiropractor serving Nashua and its surrounding communities in private practice for 21 years. Being raised in Nashua and in a family that practiced the chiropractic approach to health care, she enjoyed seeing generations of families enjoying relief and better health through the restoration of spinal integrity with safe and natural chiropractic care. She attended Presentation of Mary Academy-Class of 1986, Saint Anselm College, and Sherman College of Chiropractic, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. There are seven chiropractors in her family serving communities in New Hampshire. She and her husband, Dr. Victor I. Bazzani, also a chiropractor, serve their community at Bazzani Chiropractic in Nashua, NH. Dr. Lisa, a mother of two beautiful home-birthed daughters, is dedicated to helping parents raise healthy and strong children too. Dr. Lisa is a current member of the NH State Chiropractic Society, the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, and the League of Chiropractic Women. She is also the host of “Vibrant Living with Dr. Lisa”–a local TV community access station. She was the first woman president of the NHSCS since the organization began in 1919. She is also involved with the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners based out of Greeley, Colorado and its testing of chiropractic students before they enter the field. She currently serves the citizens of her wonderful State of New Hampshire as Chairman of the NH State Board of Chiropractic Examiners.