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Staff Snapshot

Jane Lemire

assistant director of financial operations, Dartmouth Athletics and Recreation

ON THE JOB: Lemire, of West Lebanon, N.H., has been at Dartmouth for 20 years. She is responsible for financial planning and travel coordination for Dartmouth’s 34 varsity athletic teams and oversees the payroll process for all positions in the department. “There are a lot of challenges,” she says. “But it’s all actually fun. The positive energy of our coaches and staff makes it really worthwhile.”

Jane LemireJane Lemire (Photo by Joseph Mehling ‘69)

NO EXCUSES: Lemire works at a desk, but she’s also a longtime athlete. “I’m a runner—I compete in half marathons. On a typical day I’ll run 5 or 6 miles at lunch. If the weather isn’t cooperating I’ll hop on a treadmill upstairs. I have no excuse not to!” she says.

ELDER CARE RESOURCES for EMPLOYEES

Caregivers of Aging Parents Support Group

Meets the third Thursday of every month, from 12 to 1 p.m. in Collis 219. Contact jane.e.lemire@dartmouth.edu or 646-1316.

Elder Care Employee Workshops

Past events included “Estate Planning: Legal and Financial Issues” and “Elder Care: Impact on Dementia Caregivers.” Contact Lemire or james.t.burger.jr@dartmouth.edu for information on upcoming events.

REACHING OUT: Twelve years ago, Lemire’s mother, Nancy Parisi, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at age 62. “There were not a lot of services or information available then. I knew I needed to do something,” she says. In addition to her community efforts—Lemire’s “TeamAlzheimer’s” runs the Covered Bridges Half Marathon in Vermont for local charities each year—she has become a resource for those at Dartmouth coping with similar issues. Lemire leads an informal Caregivers of Aging Parents support group, and collaborates with Human Resources to provide employee workshops on elder care (see sidebar).

LESSONS: “What I found out 12 years ago is how many other people were struggling and didn’t know where to go,” she says, noting that caring for someone with Alzheimer’s is emotionally challenging. “I’ve met a lot of different people, but so many of their experiences are the same. My advice is that it’s OK to reach out, to get involved and take advantage of what is out there.”

BY SARAH MEMMI

Last Updated: 1/7/10