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Instructors teaching COT courses during Winter 2005:
Marty Boldin, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W., L.A.D.C.
Tammy Bond, B.S.
Laura Brown, Psy.D.
William Burke, J.D.
Bethany Capen, B.A.
Rebecca Cleary, B.A.
Donna Cummings, M.S.W.
Kathleen Currier, A.A., AHA Certified Instructor
Dorothy Derapelian, M.Ed., L.C.M.H.C.
Patricia Dowey, M.Ed, Ed.D.
Barbara Drotos, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W.
Tess George, M.A.
Deborah Hamilton, D.Ed.
Valerie Herres, M.Ed.
Shelly Kernozicky, B.S.
Rachel Lakin, M.S.W.
Sue Meagher, M.S.
Nancy Nicolazzo, B.A.
Diane Scagliotti, M.A., L.C.M.H.C.
Gail Sharpe, R.N.
Kelly Smith, L.I.C.S.W.
Lynn Stanley, M.S.W.
Jennie Stewart-Boldin, B.A.

Complete list of COT & FFF Instructors with profiles:
Alan Abendroth, M.A.
Profile coming soon.
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Robin Abendroth, M.A.
delivers child impact seminars for West Central Behavioral Health on issues of divorce. She was previously employed at the Spurwink school where she worked with residential students. Robin is a foster parent and also teaches Foundations for Fostering.
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Foad Afshar, Psy.D.
is an experienced educator, evaluator, clinical mental health therapist and administrator with over twenty years of experience in schools, mental health centers and rehabilitation settings. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in psychology and education for the past 15 years. Foad holds licenses and certification in mental health counseling and clinical hypnotherapy, school psychology, guidance, and school administration.
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Kim Baker, M.Ed.
is a middle school guidance counselor in Keene. She is the former Program Coordinator for school age children at a Keene Day Care Center. Kim has experience facilitating social skills classes for middle school children, and instructing parenting classes.
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Connie Bessette, M.S.W.
is a Child and Family Therapist in Nashua specializing in trauma treatment. She was a school social worker for 12 years and past president of the support group PRISMS, Parents and Researchers for Individuals with Smith Magenis Syndrome. Connie has five years experience as a caseworker for a private foster care program, and has conducted workshops for parents and professionals.
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Matthew Beyer, M.A.
is a clinical counselor at Becket School, providing group and individual services to students diagnosed with Conduct Disorder and Defiance. Matt has experience working in direct care with children at the Anna Philbrook Center and Riverbend Community Mental Health Center and as a residential worker at Wediko Children's Services.
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Ray Bilodeau, M.P.A.
has both administrative, clinical and teaching experience. He worked as an administrator in the Training Unit for DCYF for 13 years and assisted in the development of the Education and Training Partnership. Ray's background includes a position as a probation officer, a drug and alcohol counselor and adjunct college faculty. Currently, Ray is the NH District Court Drug Court Coordinator.
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Jennie Stewart-Boldin, B.A.
is an experienced mediator, educator/trainer and administrator with over 15 years experience in human services, private and public schools, the courts, foster care and higher education. She currently mediates ADA disputes for the Department of Justice.
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Marty Boldin, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W., L.A.D.C.
is the Director of Social Services at Child Health Services in Manchester. He has several years of experience in the development and implementation of social service initiatives in a variety of settings. Marty's clinical practice includes specialization in substance abuse treatment and trauma therapy. He is a co-founder of the Community Empowerment Project.
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Tammy Bond, B.S.
is the Community Liaison at Casey Family Services in Concord, NH focusing on community relations and development. She has eleven years of experience working in sheltered living, foster care and residential settings. Tammy is a co-writer of NH TRAILS; a statewide independent living curriculum designed to address the unique needs of youth in placement.
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Marjorie Brennan, B.S.
has been a specialized foster parent for the past five years and is a Registered Nurse specializing in emergency room care and school nursing. Marjorie has also served as treasurer for Foster Family Network.
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Donna Brewer
has been a specialized foster parent for 14 years, a childcare provider for 32 years, and is an adoptive parent. She currently instructs Foundations for Fostering courses. Donna has been involved with the Keene area Foster Parent Link program since its inception and co-authored the foster parent mentoring course.
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Sarah Brophy, Ph.D.
provides individual and group therapy in private practice in Concord and is co-founder of Central New Hampshire C.H.A.D.D. She works extensively with children and adults who have been diagnosed with AD-HD and Learning Disabilities. Dr. Brophy organizes and conducts support groups for adults with AD-HD.
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Laura Brown, Psy.D.
is a Psychologist at the Androscoggin Valley Mental Health Center in Berlin, NH. Prior to moving to the North Country, she held positions as Lecturer at Keene State College and Franklin Pierce College, teaching Child/ Adolescent Development and Learning Theory. Her clinical work has been focused on community based treatment in rural areas.
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Nancy Brown, M.A.
instructs health education at Philips Exeter Academy and is a Health and Sexuality Educator for Strafford County Primary Health Care Clinic. Nancy has experience teaching teen sexuality and decision making for Boston public school system. She has assisted in the development of curriculum and trained teachers in health and sexuality.
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Norman Brown, M.Ed.
worked for the FBI in the latent fingerprint bureau then joined the US Air Force as a military police officer and now is an Army Reserve Senior Instructor. He has worked for local and state police agencies for 14 years. Since 1990, Norm has been the Superintendent of the Coos County Department of Corrections. He is a part time Deputy Sheriff for Coos County and teaches CLL criminal justice courses.
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William Burke, J.D.
brings expertise from former law enforcement positions in California and as the former Chief of Police for the city of Portsmouth. Bill's membership affiliations include: F.B.I., NH Attorney General's Drug Task Force, and International Association of Police.
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Kathleen Cabe, M.Ed., C.A.G.S.
is a certified Mental Health Counselor and has worked in Child Welfare doing foster and adoptive care, and protective services. For the last 23 years Kitty has worked in school systems as an elementary school guidance counselor and specialized for fourteen years working with children with emotional handicaps.
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Jacqueline Capello, B.A.
Profile coming soon.
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Bethany Capen, B.A.
has been a foster parent for five years and is licensed as a specialized and emergency foster care provider. She is certified as an elementary school teacher.
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Robyn Carpenter, L.M.H.C.
is a School-Based Clinician at Windsor High School in Vermont and as a Dialectical Behaviour Therapist at Health Care and Rehabilitation Services in Lebanon. Robyn has experience counseling families, teens, young children, couples and groups.
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Nancee Caughey, M.S.W.
is a College for Lifelong Learning Learner Services Coordinator in Conway. She has an extensive background in teaching, training, and case/group work with children and families. Nancee has instructed college courses in Child/Human Development, Social Services, Counseling Theory and Family Dynamics.
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Maureen Cavanagh, B.A.
has been a parent child educator for Early Intervention and has also worked extensively in the Chapter One Program. Maureen is affiliated with the North Country Education Foundation.
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Lisa Anne Charpentier, B.S.
has been an elementary classroom teacher for fourteen years and has experience in reading with at risk children, crisis prevention intervention and curriculum. Lisa has also worked as a caregiver for an individual with disabilities.
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Janet Clark, B.A.
has experience as a group home assistant director and social worker. She is the Regional Program Coordinator for the Child Development Unit in Manchester, Intake Coordinator for the Special Medical Bureau of HHS, and a contractor for SSI needs Assessments.
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D. Rebecca Cleary, B.A.
has an extensive background in instructing Spanish to middle, high school, and adult students. Becca has studied Spanish grammar, literature, and culture at St. Louis University in Madrid, Spain.
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Barbara Cohen, Ed.D.
has a wealth of teaching and administrative experience in special education. She is a past member of the Professional Standards Board at the Department of Education and former Director of Continuing Education at the Crotched Mountain Foundation. Barbara is a Regional Coordinator for CLL's Special Education Teacher Training Program.
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Ellen Colburn
has been a specialized foster parent in the Keene area for 8 years, and is an adoptive parent. She instructs Foundations for Fostering courses. Ellen has been involved with the Keene area Foster Parent Link program since its inception and co-authored the foster parent mentoring course.
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Christopher Colpitts, M.S.W.
has worked in social services for sixteen years. For the last six years, he has been employed as a social worker for Casey Family Services, first in Concord and now in Littleton. Chris has also worked in a residential treatment facility for children with a variety of emotional and developmental disabilities.
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Donna Couture, B.A.
Profile coming soon.
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Donna Cummings, M.S.W.
has been a foster and an adoptive parent for 14 years and has provided care to over 45 children. She has also instructed and developed courses in topics within the area of abuse and domestic violence. Donna is the director of Response to Sexual and Domestic Violence in Coos County.
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Kathleen Currier, A.A., American Heart Association, Certified Instructor
is a Emergency Medical Technician with Berlin EMS and Randolph Life Squad. She is a certified American Heart Association CPR instructor. Kathleen instructs First Responder and EMT trainings. She started NORTHSTAR Training Services, in spring of 2004 to make CPR/First Aid-AED training.
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Jennifer DeLorme, M.S.W.
is a social worker at Casey Family Services in Concord where she works on the post-adoption team. Jennifer specializes in sexual abuse education and training.
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Dorothy Derapelian, M.Ed., L.C.M.H.C.
is an experienced therapist and educator. She has had a private psychotherapy practice in Meredith, NH for over 15 years, specializing in Play Therapy. She teaches several classes for the College for Lifelong Learning, and conducts home studies for Child and Family Services for families interested in domestic and international adoption. Dorothy is an adoptive parent of a child from Russia with special needs.
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Jane DiGiulio
has been a specialized foster parent for 13 years. She is a Family Focus Parent Educator and has facilitated various trainings including Foundations for Fostering modules and a course on sibling relationships. Previously, Jane was the Director of The Family Resource Center in Farmington.
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Carmella Dow, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W.
has extensive experience as a Family Specialist for Lutheran Social Services in the Therapeutic Foster Care Program. She has taught Social Work courses at Plymouth State College, and is a former teacher at Spaulding Youth Center. Carmella is currently a consultant for Lutheran Social Services International Adoption Program.
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Patricia Dowey, M.Ed., Ed.D.
is the Director of Special Education for the Exeter School District, and has extensive teaching experience in the area of Special Education and Criminal Justice. She instructs for Seacoast CLL and was adjunct faculty for UNH.
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Barbara Drotos, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W.
Barbara is a Team Leader at Casey Family Services, providing supervision to the Post Adoption Program. She has also worked extensively in foster care, earning expertise in the areas of behavior management, attachment disorders, child trauma, sexual abuse and family work. Barbara has been training groups and individuals on these and other topics for over 10 years.
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Melinda Feola-Mahar, M.A.C.P.
is the Executive Director of Monadnock Collaborative/Monadnock ServiceLink. She has experience working in private practice as the director of outpatient services and has been a consultant for clinical treatment planning. Melinda is currently a foster parent.
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Theresa Ferns, M.A., L.A.M.H.C.
is a therapist at Human Dynamics Associates. She has counseled children, adolescents and adults for a number of years at Riverbend and Strafford Guidance Center. Theresa was adjunct faculty at Franklin Pierce College and Rivier College teaching development and psychology, and Teaching Fellow in counseling techniques at Boston College.
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Linda Fox Phillips, M.S.W.
is a part-time Guidance Counselor for Jackson Grammar School. She was area director for the Carroll County Mental Health Services and a Founding Member of the Valley Outreach, a network for the prevention of child abuse. Linda has been a faculty member of Conway CLL for 20 years.
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Tess George, M.A.
has taught in the Speech Communication Department and in the MBA program at Penn State, and currently is adjunct faculty at Emmanuel College, UNH and the College for Lifelong Learning. She regularly presents seminars to business and professional organizations. Tess is also a professional storyteller and the recipient of the Kathryn DeBoer Teaching Excellence Award.
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Robin Gordon, J.D.
is the Country Attorney for Carroll County. Robin has experience in criminal defense, and worked in Legal Assistance with clients with low-income on SSI appeals, landlord-tenant defense work, IEA defense work with mental health clients, and child abuse and neglect defense. Robin has worked closely with police departments and other North Country community agencies to educate and clarify guidelines for child abuse and neglect reporting.
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Deborah Hamilton, D.Ed.
Deborah is a licensed clinical social worker, as well as serving as Adjunct Faculty at the UNH Family Studies Department. Deborah provides private practice psyhotherapy and has served as the Treatment Coordinator at Our House for Girls in Dover.
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Valerie Herres, M.Ed.
is the Program Director for the Community Substance Abuse Prevention Program at North Country Health Consortium. Valerie's background includes being a parent educator for Dare to Be You, licensure as a certified school guidance counselor, work as a Community Health Educator, and teaching at the College for Lifelong Learning.
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Victoria Hill, M.Ed.
is a School Counselor at Josiah Bartlett Elementary School. She facilitates group and individual counseling with students and works closely with families to ensure students' academic and social success. She has worked in the past with the American Red Cross in Virginia was a Military Case Worker.
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Cathy Hood, M.A.
has worked with children and families for 14 years in daycare and educational settings providing childcare, education and family support. Kathy is currently the Family and Community Services Manager for Laconia Head Start/Early Head Start.
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Paula Jones, M.A.
has provided individual, couple, family and group therapy. She also was the clinical director for Community Education Centers at the residential treatment facility for adolescent males. In addition, Paula is a college adjunct faculty member.
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Shelly Kernozicky, B.S.
provides parent support through Families First in Portsmouth and is a foster and adoptive parent. She has assisted in the development of a therapeutic foster care program for NFI North, implementing strategies to recruit foster families. Shelly served as Vice President for the Monadnock Foster Parent Association and as a volunteer family mediator.
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Sally Kimball, B.S.
is a trained PAYA instructor with more than 20 years experience as a foster parent. Sally also instructs Foundations for Fostering courses.
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Jim Kinhan, M.S.W.
is a veteran Clinical Social Worker who has worked with countless families/youth and individuals. He believes strongly that choice is present when powerful emotions are stirred. He also believes that anger is energy that can be " tacked " as in sailing.
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Jennifer Kozaczek, R.D.
is the Nutrition Services Manager for the Head Start program through Southwestern Community Services. She worked for seven years as the Nutrition Coordinator for the WIC program in Sullivan and Cheshire Counties. In addition to being a foster parent in the Keene area, Jen has also instructed Community Nutrition at Keene State college.
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Rachel Lakin, M.S.W.
is a social worker for Elderly and Adult Services. She brings a combination of foster care related experiences having been a treatment coordinator for Easter Seals, a foster care licensing social worker for NH DCYF, and a parent aid coordinator for Monadnock Developmental Services.
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Sandy Laleme, R.N., M.Ed.
has been the school nurse at Lakway Elementary School in Littleton since 1980. She is a member of the Pupil Placement Team for students with medical needs requiring special education. She has been instrumental in writing and receiving grants relating to ADHD and medically challenged students to enhance the education of school personnel.
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Julie Lamb, M.S.W.
has worked for six years as a Child Protective Service Worker and Adoption Worker for DCYF, where she trained potential adoptive parents, and counseled families around adoption issues. Julie has experience as a Residential Counselor and as a Behavioral Aide for Greater Manchester Mental Health Center.
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Elizabeth Langille, B.A.
is a foster and adoptive parent and instructs sign language at a local college and also for a Community Adult Education program. Liz also holds numerous awards and distinctions, including having been nominated for Adoptive Parent of the Year.
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Mary Lavanway, R.D.
has fifteen years experience as a dietitian and is currently a consultant for Heritage Home Health. She is often a guest speaker at various health related support groups and at N.H. Community Technical College.
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Robert Leclair, M.Ed.
has been the director of the Nashua High School Alternative Education Program for the past five years. Robert also has experience teaching individuals with emotional disabilities and was a juvenile parole officer for the State of N.H. for eleven years.
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Lisa MacLean, R.N., M.Ed.
has 20 years experience providing nursing care to children and adolescents in psychiatric, residential and detention settings. Her experience includes case management, program and policy development, health education and employee health services. Lisa is currently the school nurse at Kearsarge Regional High School.
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Sue Meagher, M.S.
has 18 years experience working in adolescent residential care, including Group Home Director for a girl's home in Derry. For four years, Sue has been the Senior Volunteer Coordinator where she recruits, trains and supervises at Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in Manchester.
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Debra Mellett, M.O.E.
holds a Masters Degree in Occupational Education and has twenty years of experience teaching Consumer and Family Sciences at the high school level. With her husband Ed, Debbie has been a foster parent caring for teenagers for six years.
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Tricia Neville-Carey, M.Ed.
coordinates Caregiver Ongoing training for the CLL E&TP. She has experience working with families as a social worker in school and medical settings, and has expertise in adult learning theory and practice.
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Nancy Nicolazzo, B.A.
of Integrity Seminars has provided consultation and training to businesses for 20 years. Nancy's background includes foster care licensing and casework. She has developed several courses for the Education and Training Partnership.
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Elizabeth Norris, B.S.
has over 24 years of teaching experience in special needs preschool through third grade. The last 9 years she has been a special needs preschool coordinator in a NH public school system. Elizabeth is a certified trainer of the Good Touch/Bad Touch©Body Safety Program, an Early Childhood consultant, and member of Early Education & Intervention Network of NH.
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Rene Ouellet, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W.
is the Director of Familystrength's After School Alternative Program. Rene's experience includes 20+ years as a therapist, administrator, trainer and consultant working with children, teens and family programs, teaching at the University of New Hampshire, and presenting seminars and workshops for professionals, parents and students.
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Michele Paquette
has been a long term, treatment level foster parent forover 13 years. Aside from teaching Foundations for Fostering courses for CLL, Michele also works as a parent aide and is the creator and webmaster of the New Hampshire Foster and Adoptive Parent Association web site.
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Gary Partridge, B.A.
has worked in the field of foster care as a Child Protection Social Worker and Foster Care Worker for DCYF where he licensed, trained and recruited foster parents including Resource Coordinator for Casey Family Services. He now works for the HUB (Healthy Universal Beginnings) in Dover. Gary helped to write NH TRAILS and Foundations for Fostering Pre-service curriculum.
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Amy Peterson
has been fostering since 1985, for both state and private agencies in NH. A former daycare director, she has also served several years on the NH Foster Parent Association board, and worked directly with biological families as a Parent Aide.
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Nancy Pierce, B.A.
is the Teaching Principal and shift supervisor for Antrim Girl's Shelter, a residential facility for adolescent girls. She is responsible for the design and implementation of the school curriculum and coordinates training for staff. Nancy has taught courses in writing at area colleges and the NH State Prison and is a published poet.
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Donald Poulin
has been teaching basic sign language classes at CLL since 1985. He has experience as a counselor to the deaf at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center. Don holds a Certificate of Professional Achievement in recognition of outstanding performance as a trainer in the UNH-NHSLC employee development and training program.
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Fred Richardson, Ph.D.
is a therapist at Riverbend Family Counseling Center, and is knowledgeable in the areas of chemical dependency, juvenile delinquency, foster care and family services. He has taught psychology courses, provided therapy, supervised multi-disciplinary treatment teams, and managed a variety of human services programs.
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Mark Richmond, M.Ed.
is currently a special education paraprofessional teacher and is pursuing his M.Ed. Mark is skilled in IEP's, behavior management programs, training in classroom environment, instructional and curriculum design and classroom modification. He is also adjunct faculty at Hesser College.
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Bethany Roffman, B.A.
is a Freelance Sign Language Interpreter. She holds degrees in Sociology and Early Childhood Education, and has experience as a residential childcare worker at Child and Family Services and as a teachers assistant at Crotched Mountain Preparatory School, where she taught sign language to staff and students.
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Karen Rowell
is an instructor for the Foundations for Fostering pre-service foster parent training. She is a Family Focus volunteer through the UNH Cooperative Extension Program. Karen is a health educator for Seacare Health Services and a licensed foster parent in the Portsmouth area.
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Sharon Sabol, M.A.
is a training coordinator for the CLL E&TP where her focus is on course development. She has worked in settings such as court diversion, outpatient mental health, residential treatment, and therapeutic foster care. Sharon is also a course page designer for CLL online interactive courses.
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Diane M. Scagliotti, M.A., L.C.M.H.C.
Diane is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has worked with adult and juvenile incarcerated offenders. Diane also facilitates sex offender group therapy as well as working with victims of sexual and/or domestic violence.
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Gail Sharpe, R.N.
worked in the NH public school system as a Family School Coordinator. She is a specialized foster parent, working with adolescent males with emotional handicaps who are returning to the community after residential placements. Gail facilitates a Parent's Anonymous Group, is an Educational Surrogate, is certified in CPI (non-violent Crisis Intervention Program) and is a certified trainer of the Good Touch/Bad Touch © Body Safety Curriculum.
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Ralph Shevlin
has been a foster parent for over six years. He teaches Foundations for Fostering classes in the North Country. He has solid hands-on experience from his years of fostering. Though Ralph's career had him splicing and servicing cable for the telephone company, his retirement years have him gaining experience in the field of training both through teaching and taking classes.
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Jan Smith, M.S.W., A.C.S.W, C.C.S.W.
has worked in the field of mental health for over 25 years in settings such as an intensive psychiatric hospital for children and youth, home-based family therapy, and an outpatient metal health center. For the past 14 years, Jan was the Clinical Director at Spaulding Youth Center, a residential treatment facility for severely abused and neglected boys with emotional and behavioral problems.
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Joe Smith, M.Ed., C.A.G.S.
is the Assistant Principal at Monadnock Regional High School in Swanzey. He has experience as a high school counselor and teacher, working with students and families. Joe has been a foster parent since 1997, opening his home to adolescent males, and working closely with Easter Seals as a member of the treatment teams.
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Kelly Smith, L.I.C.S.W.