Melody Nester

Melody Nester was recently promoted to a new position at Memorial Hospital in North Conway. (COURTESY PHOTO)

CONWAY — Memorial Hospital recently announced the promotion of Melody Nester to development director.

Nester joined the hospital’s community relations and development department in January 2017 as communications and development manager, where she assisted with grants and appeals, marketing and community relations efforts and played an integral role in organizing three golf tournaments.

Nester has more than 30 years of non-profit work experience.

Prior to joining Memorial Hospital, she served as assistant director for the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, capital campaign administrator for Mt. Washington Observatory, director of marketing and development for The Children’s Museum of Portsmouth and assistant director of development for N.H. Catholic Charities.

She is a member of the Association for Fundraising Professionals, a trustee of Pequawket Foundation and the vice president of the Mt. Washington Valley Skating Club. She is a past founding member of Mt. Washington Valley Green Team and past founding president of the Seacoast’s Advocates for North Mill Pond, which won a visionary award.

“I am very excited to work with Melody on development projects,” said Memorial Hospital President Art Mathisen. “Her well-rounded background in development and her strong ties to the community are sure to strengthen the philanthropy efforts at the hospital.”

As development director, Nester now oversees donor relations, in addition to developing financial support for the organization through the Memorial Hospital Foundation.

“There is so much good being done at Memorial Hospital to benefit our patients and members of community that people don’t realize,” said Nester. “I am excited to celebrate and rally support for all these beneficial programs. I also look forward to working with members of the community to build a strong development program — one that will expand our services in support of our vision to make our community among the healthiest in America.”

For more information about Memorial Hospital’s development efforts, go to

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