Division Directors

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Bobbie D. Bagley


Director, Division of Public Health & Community Services

Bobbie D. Bagley, has over 17 years of experience in public health with specialty areas of focus on improving public and community health practice, advocating for  health equity and policy setting, reducing socio-cultural barriers to health, enhancing population-based health promotion and disease prevention. Bobbie has a passion building a competent and diverse public health workforce. As the Director of Public Health, Bobbie is responsible for managing and supervising staff and resources in the Departments of Community Health, Environmental Health, Community Services and Welfare to accomplish the objective of protecting, promoting and preserving the health of the City of Nashua.
 
Bobbie joins the City after providing seven years of academic leadership at Rivier University. Bobbie was the first Director of the Rivier University’s Public Health Programs. In 2014, she developed the program curricula for the undergraduate and graduate programs. She taught courses, supervised and mentored faculty and was an advisor for public health and nursing students. Bobbie was instrumental in getting several grants awards to diversify the nursing workforce and enhance diversity and inclusion initiatives at Rivier University.

Bobbie has been an active volunteer in the community of Londonderry having served on the Parent Teachers' Association, as a Brownie Troop Leader, Youth Soccer Coach and as recreational league softball coach for the past five years. She is also a licensed Minister for the New Fellowship Baptist Church right here in Nashua.


Lawrence D. Budreau


Director of Human Resources

Lawrence “Larry” Budreau is a human resources executive with more than 30 years of management experience. 

He most recently served the Town of Derry, New Hampshire from 2004 to 2015 as Human Resources Director, Assistant Town Administrator and Acting Town Administrator.

Larry worked in the manufacturing industry for a number of years and has working knowledge that encompasses both public and private sectors, including union and non-union organizations. 

Larry Budreau earned a BS in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University and accreditation as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Society of Human Resources Management. 

He is a founding member and past Chair of the Association of New Hampshire Public Employer Human Resource Administrators and a member of the New Hampshire Municipal Managers Association.

Bruce Codagnone


CIO/Director of Information Technology

Bruce Codagnone came to Nashua as CIO/IT Director in January 2013. Bruce has over thirty years of experience in the computer industry. His most recent position was a Senior Information Technology executive with Staples. He has a track record for delivering complex projects, building high performing teams and deploying technology to enable strategic goals of various private companies. He has held many management positions that have focused on strategic planning, organizational development and leadership.

Bruce has earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science and a Masters of Business Administration with a focus on Leadership. His technical background is reinforced by various industry recognized certifications achieved through the years such as UNIX, Microsoft, Novell and Networking. The diversity of his technical background reinforces his ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies and concepts.

One of Bruce's greatest strengths is his willingness to self-educate and pursue continued growth. He is a valuable member of the Society of Information Management (SIM) and in 2006 he earned his diploma in their Regional Leadership Forum Program.

Bruce currently resides in Salem, New Hampshire with his wife Janet. Some of his hobbies are guitar playing, woodworking, and enjoying time spent with Janet and their six children.

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Tim Cummings


Director of Economic Development


Lisa Fauteux

Lisa M. Fauteux


Director of Public Works

Ms. Fauteux joined the Mayor’s Cabinet as Director of Public Works in March of 2011. She brings 20 years of managerial expertise in the areas of environmental, operations and customer service to this role. In this position, she is responsible for the budget and leadership of the Division of Public Works which consists of six departments which includes Engineering, Parks and Recreation, Solid Waste, Streets, Traffic and the Wastewater Treatment facility. She is proud of the Division’s accomplishments and the staff’s commitment to serving the citizens of Nashua through teamwork, customer service, continuous improvement and accountability.
Lisa Fauteux joined the City of Nashua as Superintendent of Solid Waste in May of 2009. Under Ms. Fauteux’ leadership, gas collection in the landfill was installed, a curbside collection policy was adopted, overtime and expenses were significantly reduced and nine compressed natural gas refuse trucks were ordered. Lisa played a key role in the initiative to bring CNG to the City and in the assessment and replacement schedule for the Division of Public Work’s fleet. Further, she has assisted in the negotiations of several union contracts and is a member of the Mayor’s Green Initiatives team.

Prior to working for the City of Nashua, Ms. Fauteux was employed by Casella Waste Systems, Inc. as General Manger of a solid waste division. In that position, she prepared and managed an annual multi-million dollar budget and supervised a team of sales, operations and administrative staff. She has extensive experience with strategic planning, environmental compliance, safety and equipment maintenance. Her accomplishments include paving the equivalent of approximately 250 miles of road with a recycled asphalt product. She received corporate awards in the areas of safety, environmental compliance and employee turnover.

Ms. Fauteux holds a BA from Assumption College and an MBA from Southern NH University. She received formal leadership training from the Bell Leadership Institute in Chapel Hill, NC and participated in leadership roundtables. She serves as Chair of the Advisory Board for St. John Regional School in Concord, NH. She holds a solid waste operator IV license, asbestos certification, weigh master license and is a member of SWANA and APWA. She lives in Epsom, NH with her husband, Steve, and their two daughters.


John L. Griffin


Chief Financial Officer

John has been with the City of Nashua since August 2010. He has over three decades of senior level financial management experience in private and public sector organizations. The City’s finance team has been cited by rating agencies during the past several years for its strong financial management over revenues, operating and capital expenditures while maintaining strong fund balances.

Prior to his arrival in Nashua, John was the CFO with Aliptia, LLC, Director of Budget and Finance for the City of Lawrence, MA, and Vice President of Colonial Gas Company in Lowell, MA. These roles have provided him with experience in financial management, preparing and presenting operating and capital budgets, selling municipal bonds, regulatory administration, strategic planning and testifying before elected boards and governmental departments and commissions.

John holds a BS in Accountancy from Bentley College and a MBA from Babson College. He has been involved with several organizations including the Town of Tyngsboro Finance Committee, Greater Lowell Workforce Investment Board, Nashua Panthers Youth Hockey Association and the USA Hockey Association.

John and his wife Elizabeth reside in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts.

Justin Kates


Justin Kates


Director of Emergency Management

Justin Kates joined the mayor’s cabinet in August 2011 as the Director of Emergency Management for the City of Nashua. Coordinating city-wide emergency response efforts, working with Federal, State, and other Municipal governments on obtaining the necessary resources to recover after a disaster, developing the All-Hazards Emergency Operations Plan for the city and chairing the Local Emergency Planning Committee are all parts of his responsibilities.

Prior to joining Nashua, Mr. Kates was an emergency management consultant for the Delaware Emergency Management Agency, developing plans on communications interoperability, citizen notification systems, special needs programs, and volunteer management. He has served numerous emergency operations center activations as the Communications Unit Leader, Situation Unit Leader, and most recently the Planning Section Chief. In addition, he helped develop the State of Delaware Citizen Corps program, a program intended to educate citizens of the disaster risks in their community and to leverage them as volunteers.

Mr. Kates has served as a volunteer in the emergency services field as an amateur radio operator, volunteer firefighter, and Red Cross volunteer. He is a current member of the International Association of Emergency Managers.

Mr. Kates is a graduate of the University of Delaware where he majored in Emergency Management and Public Administration. He resides in Nashua.

Sarah Marchant


Director, Division of Community Development



Sarah Marchant, AICP joined the Mayor’s Cabinet in June 2014 as the Director of Community Development. In this position, she is responsible for the budget and leadership of the Community Development Division which consists of five departments, including Building Safety, Code Enforcement, Planning and Zoning, Transportation and Parking, Urban Programs, and various commissions, boards and programs. Prior to Nashua she served as the Community Development Director and Zoning Administrator for Amherst, NH, and the Town Planner and GIS Coordinator for the Town of Milford.

Since joining the Planning Community in 2005, Sarah has spearheaded a wide-range of projects, including a comprehensive rewriting of Subdivision and Site Plan Regulations, and Public Works Standards; zoning ordinance amendments including Form Based Codes, Wetlands, Sign Ordinances, Small Wind Energy Systems, and Accessory Dwelling Units; developing Stormwater Management Ordinances and code enforcement Ticketing process; and facilitating annual Capital Improvements Planning and master plan updates.

Sarah was elected President of the Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association (NECAPA) representing NH, VT and ME, in the fall of 2105 after serving as the NECAPA Legislative Liaison for one year. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the New Hampshire Planners Association (NHPA) as the NH Legislative Liaison, after serving as President from 2010-2014. She holds a BA from the University of New Hampshire and an MA from the University of Connecticut.


Patricia Piecuch


City Clerk


Patricia “Tricia” Piecuch served the City of Nashua as Deputy City Clerk since January 2008 and was appointed City Clerk in July 2015. She is responsible for overseeing that the City Clerk’s Office is efficiently meeting all statutory obligations in respect to elections, licenses, preservation and management of all vital records occurring within the city, as well as maintaining most of the City’s important records and those of the Board of Aldermen.

Prior to Nashua, she served in different capacities in the City Clerk’s Office in Manchester, last being the Deputy. With more than twenty years of experience in city government, she has a comprehensive knowledge of local, state and federal laws with additional experience testifying before the New Hampshire House of Representatives and State Senate relative to bills effecting policy and compliance.

A Certified New Hampshire Clerk, Tricia earned her certification in 1998 and in 2011 became a Certified Municipal Clerk with the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. Tricia is a member of the New England Association of City and Town Clerks, the International Institute of Municipal Clerks and the New Hampshire City and Town Clerks’ Association, being the first Deputy City Clerk honored to serve the Association as President.

City Contributors



Steven G. Galipeau


Fire Chief

On June 1, 2015 Steven G. Galipeau became the 13th Fire Chief for the City of Nashua Fire Rescue. Chief Galipeau is a Nashua native and a second generation Nashua Fire Rescue firefighter. His father, Wilfred Galipeau, served Nashua Fire Rescue from 1958 to 1983.

In March of 1980, Chief Galipeau was appointed to the position of Firefighter in the City of Nashua and has risen through the ranks over the past 35 years. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1996, Captain in 2000, Deputy Chief in 2007, and Assistant Chief in 2011.

During his time with Nashua Fire Rescue, Chief Galipeau has held a variety of auxiliary positions within the department. He was an original member of the SMART Hazardous Materials Response Team as a certified Hazardous Materials Technician and has held positions with the Nashua Fireman's Relief Association and the Fire Rescue Awards Committee. He was the Department's representative during the development stages of the Kronos Project and has represented Nashua in the Local Emergency Planning Committee and the Souhegan Mutual Aid Association.

Chief Galipeau earned an associate's degree in Fire Science from New Hampshire Technical College - Laconia and a bachelor's degree in Fire Service Administration from Granite State College. He also holds a certificate in Homeland Security & Emergency/Disaster Management from Rivier College and participated in the Leadership Greater Nashua Program in 2010.


Andrew Lavoie


Chief of Police

On January 1st, 2015 Chief Lavoie became the City of Nashua, New Hampshire’s 34th Chief of Police.

Chief Lavoie was born and raised in Claremont, NH. After graduating High School he served four years in the US Navy, stationed mainly in California.

Upon completing his military service, Chief Lavoie returned to NH and on January 16th, 1987 was sworn in as a police officer with the Nashua Police Department. He spent the next seven plus years working as a patrolman, and from 1994-1995 served as the Nashua Police Department crime prevention officer.

Chief Lavoie obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Franklin Pierce University and his Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Western New England University.

In 1995 he was transferred to the Detective Bureau where he spent the next six years investigating major crimes; including sexual assaults, robberies and homicides.

In 2001 Lavoie was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He spent the next four years as a Uniform Field Operations Bureau supervisor, Problem Orientated Policing (POP) unit supervisor and Detective Sergeant. He was also chosen as the 2001 Nashua Police Officer of the Year.

In 2005 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, where he spent the next two plus years as the Detective/Lieutenant commanding the Criminal Investigations Division.

In August of 2007, Chief Lavoie was promoted to the rank of Captain. As a Captain, he was a Bureau Commander in the Uniform Field Operations Bureau, and in 2008, was transferred to the Professional Standards Bureau where he spent the next four years as the Bureau Commander.

In January of 2012, Chief Lavoie was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief and served as the Deputy Chief of Operations until his promotion to Chief.

In his 28 years with the Nashua Police Department Chief Lavoie has commanded many specialty units to include the Crisis Negotiation Unit, Crime Scene Unit, Traffic Enforcement Unit, and Media Relations Unit and was the Nashua Police Department representative to the NH Anti-Terrorism task force.

Chief Lavoie has received multiple Letters of Recognition and Commendation, including a Commendation Bar for Life Saving for performing CPR on an infant that wasn’t breathing and a Commendation Bar for Distinguished Unit Action for leading several NPD Officers in locating, pursuing and the subsequent capture of two armed home invasion suspects intent on murdering a Nashua resident over a drug debt.

Chief Lavoie has graduated from many supervisory programs at every rank; to include the NE Law Enforcement Executive Development Program, Standard and Advanced Police Executive Development sponsored by Penn State and FBI New England Executive Development.

Chief Lavoie serves on the Board of Directors for Bridges Domestic & Sexual Violence Support as well as being a member of the Nashua Exchange Club.


Jennifer McCormack


Director Nashua Public Library

Jennifer McCormack, who began her position at the library in Nashua on January 25, 2010 was previously director of the Tewksbury Public Library in Massachusetts. During her 17 years in the library profession, Jennifer also served as assistant director and reference librarian at the Amesbury (Mass.) Public Library, and worked at the Phillips Exeter Academy and Seabrook libraries. During her years working in Massachusetts Jennifer served as vice president of the executive board of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, was an active member of the Statewide Sorting and Delivery committee and was a member of the Tewksbury Rotary Club. Jennifer is currently a member of both the New Hampshire and New England Library Associations.

Ms. McCormack believes that strategic planning that invites participation from community groups and agencies makes public libraries stronger and more valuable to the community. She has written several strategic plans for libraries and will use this experience to craft a plan of service that is responsive to the needs of all Nashua citizens. Her vision for the future of Nashua’s public library includes an array of services and programming that include expanded computer skills training, improvements to the public spaces in the library, cultural events and continuing support for literacy for both children and adults.

Ms. McCormack received her master's degree in library and information science from Simmons College and a bachelor's degree in history from the University of New Hampshire. Jennifer currently resides in Exeter with her husband and youngest child, her older 2 children currently attend the University of New Hampshire.

Feel free to stop by the administration office, downstairs across from the elevator, to talk to Jennifer about any library matter. You can reach her at 589-4620 or by email.