Meet Our Staff

As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business.  Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.

Raymond Wieczorek

Raymond Wieczorek

Founder

Raymond was born in New Britain, CT but has lived and raised his family right here in Manchester, NH. He is a very respected and highly esteemed member of the community, known for his dedication and service in New Hampshire. Raymond is a Korean war veteran and a member of the American legion. Some of his life time accomplishments include being the director and president of the Manchester Scholarship Foundation, commissioner of the Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority and honored with an Honorary Doctor of Law from NH College. His most notable accomplishments were made in the city while serving as the Mayor of Manchester for five terms in the 1990s. He then sat on the Governor’s Executive Council from 2002-2012. Since leaving his role as a politician the state has built an airport access road and named it Raymond Wieczorek Drive. He has also been named “Citizen of the year” by the Manchester Chamber of Commerce and received Elliot Hospital’s William S. Green Award of excellence. He has been actively involved in many other clubs and organizations including The Boys & Girls club, Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a former president of The United Way. In his free time he keeps up with politics, enjoys a daily coffee with friends, attends events for organizations or clubs and spends his winters in Florida.

Here at Wieczorek Insurance we couldn’t be any prouder of our agency’s founder.

Robert Wieczorek

Robert Wieczorek, CIC

President

Robert began working in the insurance industry in 1984. His father Raymond Wieczorek started Wieczorek Insurance in 1964. Robert became president in 1990 and has since grown the business tremendously. He is a Certified Insurance Counselor and is known for being hard-working and always staying informed about his clients and their needs. Robert was born and raised in New Hampshire where he still resides today. He is a dedicated member of the community and is a member of many organizations such as Easter Seals, Boys & Girls club, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and many more. In his free time, Robert is an avid golfer and enjoys traveling.

Cheryl Lapointe

Cheryl Lapointe

Vice President

Cheryl is our vice president and head of our commercial lines department, she brings over 35 years of solid insurance experience to our agency. She is responsible for our large accounts and portfolio management. She always maintains a personal connection with our clients making them feel comfortable and reassured they are getting the best of the best. Cheryl is a NH native and a graduate of Manchester West High School. She has two grown children with her husband Mike. She enjoys caring for her horses and other animals, spending her summers in Newburyport cruising around on her boat.

Karen Dionne

Karen Dionne

Director of Operations

Karen joined Wieczorek Insurance in 2015, bringing with her more than 33 years of experience in agency accounting and administration. Karen earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Southern New Hampshire University, while working full- time and raising her daughter Shelly. Outside of the office, Karen and her husband John enjoy camping and boating with family and friends.

Tonya Smith

Tonya Smith

Personal Lines Supervisor

Tonya began her insurance career in 2005 as a new business sales specialist at a direct writing company. Wanting to know her clients on a more personal level she began working at Wieczorek Insurance in 2006 as a customer service representative. In her many years with us, she has built strong relationships with her clientele and thoroughly enjoys helping them to understand what coverages will best suit to their needs. As a valued member of our team, Tonya has won several awards including Safeco’s Award of Excellence with only the top 1% of their agents obtaining this recognition. She specializes in high value properties and has extensive experience in placing difficult risks. Tonya grew up in Auburn NH and still lives there today. She graduated from Manchester Memorial High School and attended NH College/ SNHU obtaining her associate in Business Management. She is the mother of a charismatic daughter and in her free time enjoys long walks with her dog and time with friends and family.

Mark Burns

Mark Burns

Commercial Sales Executive

Mark is a native of Manchester, NH. He is a graduate of Bentley University and has been an insurance agent for 35 years. He has assisted numerous businesses and individuals with their various insurance needs. Mark is very active in the Manchester community as a member of the Manchester Rotary Club, trustee of the Manchester Boys & Girls Club, Manchester Historic Association and actively serves as chairman of the Manchester Fire Commission. In his spare time, Mark enjoys playing golf, skiing & fly fishing. Mark resides in Manchester, NH with his wife Marcia and has two grown children.

Tom Foley

Tom Foley

Commercial Sales Executive

Tom brings over six years of sales experience to our team. He joined Wieczorek in 2012. As a successful sales representative, Tom offers in depth coverage reviews while evaluating the appropriate degree of risk to determine his clients individual needs. He does his best to be a problem solver and thoroughly enjoys meeting new client’s needs. Tom grew up in Whippany, New Jersey and obtained his Bachelor of Science from Southeast Missouri State University. Relocating to New Hampshire, he now resides in North Hampton with his wife and son. He is actively involved in youth sports leagues, coaching his son and other young athletes. He also enjoys being physically active and runs for charitable causes such as the “Reach the beach relay”.

Sandra Peters

Sandra Peters

Commercial Sales Executive

Sandra has over 32 years of experience in insurance as a certified insurance counselor. She has held virtually every position in common to an insurance agency throughout her career. Although her specialty is commercial insurance, her extensive experience and background gives her a unique perspective on all of the insurance needs of her clients, allowing her to integrate and coordinate coverages, avoiding gaps and redundancies. She is known as an advisor, counselor and advocate for her business partners. Sandra volunteers at the Keene community kitchen helping people in need. She donates to multiple organizations in Cheshire county such as Cedarcrest center for children with disabilities, 100 nights homeless shelter, Linda’s closet and Boy Scouts of America. She lives in Surry, NH with her husband, David and their dog Skylar. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends, cooking, hiking & snowshoeing.

Joyce Torrey

Joyce Torrey

Commercial Lines Executive

Joyce began her career in the insurance industry in 2001 as an accountant at a local agency; she then transferred to commercial lines – gaining 14 years experience while also earning her AAI designation. She joined Wieczorek Insurance in 2016 becoming an important member of our team. She has extensive experience in commercial lines and enjoys working with clients, building relationships, as well as providing advice and guidance. Joyce is involved in various community groups such as The Boys and Girls Scouts of America, Keene Community Kitchen and the United Way. She grew up in Londonderry NH and graduated from Keene State College earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Bachelor of Arts in theatre, speech, and film. Joyce lives in Troy NH where she enjoys spending free time with her children, their father, and grandchildren.

Tonja Kendall

Tonja Kendall

Commercial Lines Executive

Tonja began her insurance career in 2004 working for a large corporate agency. After taking off a few years to raise her family she started working at our Keene office in 2012 as a personal lines account executive. She quickly became a valued member of the agency building strong client relations and offering knowledgeable coverage guidance. She has earned her ACSR designation in both personal & commercial lines and now works as a commercial lines account executive. Tonja grew up in Southern Vermont where she still resides today. She is actively involved in her children’s youth sports teams and volunteers on several committees including: Pee wee football, little league baseball and sits on the board for youth wrestling. She also enjoys coaching her home towns Pee Wee Cheerleading team. When not busy with her family’s catering company she enjoys spending time with her family and riding her motorcycle.

Marie Terhune

Marie Terhune

Director of Insurance Services/Commercial Sales Executive

Marie has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. Over the years she’s received numerous awards for excellence including the prestigious “Adjuster of the Year Award” from Safety Insurance, The Key Club Award from Aflac Insurance (several years in a row) and the Silver Star, Gold Star and Platinum Star Awards from Colonial Life and Accident Insurance Co.

As a Commercial Sales Executive, Marie’s prior experience as a Claims Examiner allows her to analyze your business insurance needs from the perspective of someone formerly responsible for the resolution of complex injury claims, many occurring when the right coverage was not in place. In addition to the in depth exposure and cost analysis she does for her clients , her knowledge of the Voluntary Benefits arena allows her to bring innovative solutions to the table, such as Employee Paid Accident plans, which have been especially helpful when it comes to lowering workers compensation exposure for her clients in the manufacturing industry.

Marie lives in Windham NH with her husband Andy, and both volunteer their time and are actively involved with the Easter Seals Organization. In her spare time she enjoys cooking and traveling, and spending time with her husband, friends, and 21 year old son, Timothy.

Melissa Kress

Melissa Kress

Personal Lines Executive

Melissa joined Wieczorek Insurance in July 2017, bringing with her 20 years of customer service experience, 10 of which have been in the insurance industry. She has worked in both the direct writing and on the agency side of insurance, and is committed to helping clients find the best fit for their personal insurance needs. Melissa serves on the board of directors and as treasurer for Sy’s Fund, a non-profit organization helping young adults with cancer. She lives in Swanzey, NH and in her free time, enjoys working in her flower gardens.

Claudia Coleman

Claudia Coleman

Commercial Lines Executive

Claudia came to us in 2017 with 32 years’ experience as a Commercial Lines Executive. Her keen interest in Risk Management early in her career compelled her to earn her Associates in Risk Management. She enjoys the challenge of reviewing clients’ insurance, identifying areas of deficiencies, and working with the client to determine how best to address them. Claudia currently lives in Nashua, NH where she enjoys her family and friends.