Get to Know Our Staff
(Thanks to Expressions4Ever Photography for some of these photos)
Lindsay received her Bachelors Degree in History from Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin. Prior to working at Dover Children’s Home, Lindsay was a Residential Counselor at Antrim Girls Shelter in Antrim, New Hampshire. Since starting at the Dover Children’s Home, Lindsay has been an active member of the agency, volunteering when she can at various fundraisers and gaining experience in many areas of the agency including serving as an Awake Overnight Counselor, a Case Manager, and the Acting Program Director. Lindsay currently serves as the Home’s Academic and Vocational Coordinator.
Susie is the Home’s Office Manager. She has been employed at Dover Children’s Home since 1996 and has enjoyed her long history with the Home. She manages duties such as payroll, financials, audits, and billing. Susie loves to volunteer at fundraisers for the Home and has a special place in her heart for her co-workers and DCH board members. During her time off from the Home, she loves spending time with her family and having fun with her husband, Dave, and their three grandchildren, Trey, Ellie, and Tucker.
Jareb is currently finishing his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and plans to one day obtain his Ph.D in Education and Curriculum Studies. He is a veteran who has been serving in the United States military for over 6 years. He’s been a gymnastics coach since the age of 16 and a competitive gymnast until he was 19. Jareb has had a life filled withyears of structure and discipline. He’s traveled around the world and worked with individuals from all walks of life. Jareb’s passion is to guide and mentor youth in positive ways as well as helping youth understand that life’s options are endless and we just need to reach for our goals and never give up… no matter what.
Tom has been a part of the Dover Children’s Home team since 2008. He has had a dynamic role as a DCH team member, working in multiple capacities throughout the years including full-time and part-time positions. Tom received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2009, and his Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of New Hampshire in 2011. He currently works with the residents of DCH as a Relief Adolescent Counselor, and with the staff as a CPR/First-Aid instructor. Outside of DCH Tom works full time as a guidance counselor in the Barrington school district, is the director of an NPO Counseling Center, and an assistant coach on the Dover Special Olympics swim team. In his free time Tom enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and his Great Dane.
Helen earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Plymouth State University in December of 2011. She serves as the Home’s Independent Living Coordinator and thrives on the rewards and challenges earned while working at Dover Children’s Home. She was drawn to the Home because of the mission and focus on treatment to benefit the child, the family, and the community as a whole. Working with teens is a passion for Helen. Outside of work, she is a volunteer board member and facilitator for Concord Outright, another program dedicated to helping teens navigate life, especially when the obstacles they face are overwhelming. Her future goals include earning a Master’s degree in Social Work; continuing to learn and be a part of the Dover Children’s Home team; and focusing on family, friends, mentors, and all the experiences that enrich life.
Joanne works part-time as an Office Assistant and Fundraising Assistant for the Home. She has over 10 years of customer service experience and feels very fortunate to work in a place that provides the highest quality of care. Joanne enjoys being with her family and traveling.
Shannon has an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and is working on her Bachelors in Psychology degree with a concentration in Mental Health. Prior to working at DCH, Shannon was an LNA and a Cheerleading Coach for Winnacunnet Little Warriors Junior Varsity Cheer Team in Hampton. She loves working with at-risk youth because she wants them to know that life is what you make it. Things can be tough… we are all here to help them build a better, brighter future. In the future, Shannon hopes to get involved in the court sysytem in a juvenile probation role where she can work, hands on, with each child to help them make the best decisions in order to flourish into wonderful adults. She also hopes to obtain a Masters Degree in Social Work and continue helping youth. In her free time, Shannon enjoys hanging out with her 10 year old daughter and husband and talking walks to the beach with her dog.
Amanda earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire in 2010. She began her service at Dover Children’s Home as an undergraduate intern and was eventually hired as a Relief Adolescent Counselor. Amanda is currently working towards her Master’s in Social Work at UNH and aspires to become a licensed clinical social worker.
Caitlin is a graduate from the University of New Hampshire with a dual Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Justice Studies. She is dedicated to working with at-risk teenagers, not only through Dover Children’s Home, but also as a mentor through the UNH Wildcat Youth Mentors program. Caitlin serves as a Relief Adolescent Counselor.
Sam graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a dual Bachelors degree in Sociology and Justice Studies. As a case manager at Dover Children’s Home, she enjoys her time working with adolescents. She loves bringing out the best in every child and hopes that she can encourage goal setting and positive ways to transition independently into the community. Sam hopes to someday pursue a Masters degree in Social Work and start a career in the field of Juvenile Probation and Parole. Some of her favorite things include baking cookies and cupcakes, the fall season, and bright colors!
Andrea joined DCH as an Awake Overnight Adolescent Counselor after graduating from the University of New Hampshire in 2010 with her Bachelor’s degree in English and Justice Studies. She continued that position for a year before taking time off to volunteer at a children’s home in Thailand for six months. Now that she’s back in the states, Andrea is excited to once again be a part of the DCH team! She is currently working as a Relief Adolescent Counselor, and is glad to have the chance to work with the residents during a wide variety of shifts. When not at DCH, Andrea works as a nanny and enjoys spending time outdoors and with her friends and family.
Bethany graduated in 2011 with her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire. She’s always loved working with children. Behavior, social, and forensic psychology were her concentrations within her work towards her degree. Bethany is new to the field but enjoying everything she’s experienced and done so far. Her future plans include going back to school to get her Master’s degree; living in a new place; and continuing her work in the social service filed in any way she can. She never under-estimates the power of positive thinking and believes that any dark time in someone’s life can be overcome.
Molly graduated in December 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Keene State College. Prior to joining the staff at Dover Children’s Home as a Relief Adolescent Counselor, Molly interned for the Western New Hampshire Chapter of the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization as a program coordinator. She also worked at the Jaffrey Grade School with the behavior support team. Molly came to Dover Children’s Home excited to be working with adolescents. She hopes to pursue a Master’s degree in school counseling in the near future!
Meredith is a senior at UNH majoring in Psychology with a double minor in Business and Social Work. She plans to attend graduate school. Eventually, she hopes to become a therapist and work with teens and young adults. She chose Dover Children’s Home as her Psychology internship site and is now serving as a Relief Adolescent Counselor. Meredith is involved in many on-campus clubs at UNH such as SHARPP and Active Minds. Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with friends and family. She also enjoys hiking and being outside.