Sheriff Eliezer 'Eli' Rivera


The Monadnock United Way has three new members on its board of directors.

Named to the board recently were Doug Keene, the medical director at Maplewood Nursing Home; Mike Remy, director of operations finance for C&S Wholesale Grocer; and Eliezer “Eli” Rivera, Cheshire County’s sheriff.

“We are excited to have these three community leaders join the board of Monadnock United Way,” Ken Jue, chairman of the board, said in a recent news release. “They each have an impressive record of service and dedication to this region, and we are so happy that they are giving their time and talent to support our organization.”

Keene earned a master’s degree in public health after a quarter-century career as a family physician in the region. He then spent two years in rural Africa, before returning to the Monadnock Region in 2017. His past boardroom experience includes stints with the Monadnock Waldorf School and Cheshire Medical Center, as well as a previous tenure on the United Way’s board, from 1999 to 2005.

Remy earned his degree at Babson College and has worked at C&S since 2009. He’s a member of the Keene Young Professionals Network’s board and is an alternate on the Keene zoning board. He’s a past Rotarian and adviser for the club’s youth affiliate, Interact.

Rivera, who is serving his fourth term as sheriff after retiring as a Keene police lieutenant, holds Bachelor of Science from Franklin Pierce University and is pursuing a master’s degree in forensic psychology from Walden University. He has also served on the Keene Board of Education and on the N.H. Department of Education’s higher education commission, and he volunteers with several organizations locally.

Monadnock United Way is a nonprofit organization that distributes funds to other nonprofit groups working locally in one of its three areas of focus: children, education and financial stability.