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Roberta “Robin” Mercier Abodeely    

CHS Class of 1977


CHS ’77 Art Club (2,3,4), Yearbook (4) Created illustrations used on the cover and divider pages of the ’77 Lion

University of Lowell BS Nursing ’81 Founding member of the Eta Omega Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nurses (Inducted ’81)

Lowell, MA St. Joseph Hospital Nurse, Charge Nurse (Surgical Floor) Designed & Illustrated pre & post OP Education Booklet for Surgical Patients; Lowell, MA Visiting Nurse Association Community Health Care Provider; Nashua, NH St. Joseph Hospital Staff Nurse (Mentor for Student Nurses); Nashua, NH Public Schools Dr. Crisp Elementary School School Nurse Active member of many in-school teams in which she imparts her medical expertise informing the professional staff of much needed medical information on individual student needs. Conducts periodic parent information meetings providing resource programs including dental services, clothing drives, flu clinics, school-wide wellness programs for proper nutrition, obesity & physical activity; Presentations & Professional Participation: Adult Learning Center in Nashua: Presentation about the Obesity Epidemic & Making Healthy Choices, Heal New Hampshire Conference, New Hampshire School Nurse Association Annual Spring Conference presenter “Improving the School Wellness Environment”

National Excellence Award (Produce Better Health Foundation), Outstanding Achievement Award for promoting wellness in the school environment (Governor’s Council on Physical Health & Activity), Silver School Award (United States Dietary Association), Invited to meet First Lady Michelle Obama in recognition of earning Silver School Award and efforts to combat childhood obesity; Procured over $26,000.00 in grants for Dr. Crisp Elementary School to promote healthy eating and lifestyles, Nursing Leadership Award (University of Massachusetts-Lowell), Selected as one of Greater Nashua’s 25 Extraordinary Women (Nashua Telegraph Newspaper)

Greater Nashua Dental Connection (Board of Directors), Nashua School District Wellness Team (Chair), Pennies for Patients for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Fund Raiser Coordinator), Dr. Crisp Elementary School Annual Holiday Program (Coordinator) Organizes efforts to provide holiday assistance to numerous families