Dermatology and Skin Health is pleased to announce the addition of our own Michelle M. Roy to The Melanoma Foundation of New England’s Board of Directors. Roy is our board certified physician assistant.
We see Roy day after day, and the care she gives to her patients and to causes outside of work as well (including her recently completed Boston Marathon to raise melanoma awareness). She has now added another outstanding responsibility to her plate. We are very proud of her.
The executive director of the MFNE, Deb Girard says, Roy is a passionate advocate for early detection and prevention programs to educate the public about the dangers of skin cancer and melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer. She goes on to say, “Michelle's extensive experience and personal dedication make her an ideal fit for a leadership role such as this.”
In addition, Girard says, “Michelle Roy and Dermatology and Skin Health are strong supporters of the mission of the Melanoma Foundation New England to reduce the risk of melanoma in our communities and support those struggling with the disease. Michelle brings to our board passion in fundraising to support our mission and a strong commitment to expand our programs in New Hampshire. As we look for leaders, Michelle meets all of our criteria.”
Here’s more about MIchelle:
Roy is a board certified physician assistant with nearly 20 years of clinical experience. She currently practices at Dermatology & Skin Health in Dover. Her day- to-day practice is focused on the detection and treatment of skin cancers, but her true passion lies in the prevention of the most deadliest form of skin cancer, melanoma. Through the development of innovative educational programs and events, Michelle is focused on increasing awareness and promoting early detection.. keys to saving lives.
She received her physician assistant degree from Duke University Physician Assistant program in 1994. Roy also received the prestigious Richard Scheele Award for academic achievement and leadership in the community. She lives with her husband in the seacoast area of New Hampshire. She is a sponsored endurance athlete enjoys running (we knew that!), cycling, and open water swimming.
As one of the newest members of the board, Roy is looking forward to representing and promoting relationships that advance sun safety in the endurance community for athletes young and old.
“As a high school student, I had a teacher… Ms. Bradbury. She always recognized a good teaching opportunity,” said Roy. “She was young, maybe 26 when she had her melanoma. Towards the end of one day, she told us her story. Her scar was huge. Not sure if it was the scar or her story of vulnerability at almost losing her life at such a young age, but it stuck.”
Here’s more about The Melanoma Foundation of New England:
The Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE) was founded in 1999 by Mel and Marilyn Rubin in memory of their son Mark who lost his battle with the melanoma. MFNE’s mission is to reduce the incidence of melanoma in the New England region. We provide a variety of educational programs targeting the prevention and early detection of skin cancer and melanoma for both children and adults. MFNE also assists patients and their caregivers struggling with melanoma by offering support groups, educational programs, and Billy’s Buddies, a one-on-one patient advocacy and support program. These programs are all free. The Melanoma Foundation of New England is a non-profit 501( c )( 3) organization.
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