Dennis Calcutt
is the Director of Connected Families NH and the Monadnock Expansion grant. Dennis has 30 plus years of experience focused on children and families, with a particular interest in building communities around youth mental health. He has a patient, collaborative approach grounded with humor and focused on human connection. Dennis holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Education from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He also holds a core certificate from the Institute for Nonprofit Leadership and Management at Boston University’s School of Management. Additionally, Dennis is a New Hampshire Listens Fellow in the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. He lives in Francestown with his wife Tiffany and their three girls, Eva, Holland and Liesl.
Roxanne Jack
is the Southern Regional Manager for Connected Families NH. Roxanne earned her bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in education in 1992. Since that time, she has dedicated her knowledge and experience in the Human Service field to families throughout New England. Roxanne is native to Cheshire County having grown up in Richmond, NH. She moved to Connecticut to work with pregnant women in recovery and returned to the Keene area, where for 20 years, she worked with both adults and children with developmental disabilities. She joined Connected Families NH in 2018. Roxanne has a daughter who is currently in AmeriCorps NCCC. She lives in Swanzey with her husband and two dogs, Chewie and Coco Chanel. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, kayaking, good chocolate, and spending time with family, friends, and her pups.
Kaitlyn Gould
is the Northern Regional Manager for Connected Families NH. She has been providing Care Coordination in the Claremont area since 2018. Prior to joining the Connected Families NH team, she provided transitional services to at-risk youth in the Upper Valley and surrounding areas. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of New England and continued her education locally, obtaining certification as an Occupational Therapy Assistant and Youth Development Practitioner. While not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, running, and coaching youth sports within her community.
Trinity Early
is the Internal Clinician & Analyst for Connected Families NH. Born and raised in southern Vermont, Trinity earned a B.A. and MEd from Elmira College and a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern New Hampshire University. Trinity made the switch in careers in 2017 looking to have a greater impact in her community. She enjoys having a direct influence on the connections among families and regional systems, but specifically likes troubleshooting and being creative when trying to narrow the gaps in service access for youth. In her free time, she enjoys raising her two boys, cheering on the Bruins, hanging with her cats, doing crosswords, project planning, and traveling around New England.
Dylana Shreckengost
is the Program Assistant for Connected Families NH. Dylana grew up in southern NH and still resides there. She obtained an A.S. in Business Management from River Valley Community College in 2015 and a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management from Southern New Hampshire University in June 2022. In addition to loving the business and HR worlds, Dylana has a desire to help people in any way she can. She is a firm believer that despite any differences and disagreements, people should always help one another and be kind. She enjoys the opportunity to indirectly assist youth and their families by working on the business side of the Connected Families NH program. Dylana loves music, cooking, seeking thrilling adventures, playing and walking with her rescue dog Mali, hanging out with her husband, taking care of her family, being a youth coach at her church, trying to make people smile whenever possible, and experiencing a little bit of everything life has to offer.
Chris Callahan
is a Care Coordinator in the southern region. He grew up in Rindge, NH and has lived near Keene his entire life. He attended Saint Anselm College and Keene State and obtained his B.S. degree in 1993. He has worked in the human services field in the Monadnock Region ever since. He believes being an active listener while working towards positive outcomes every day is essential. Chris lives in Keene with his wife and has a daughter in college, as well as a son in high school. Two cats, Thurmond and Klover, make the home complete. He enjoys cheering on Keene High School athletics and all New England teams in sports. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and being with family and friends.
Dan Carney
is a Care Coordinator in the southern region. He spent his childhood living between Keene and Ithaca, New York, but has been a permanent resident of the area since 2014. Dan attended Keene State College shortly after returning to New Hampshire while also beginning his career in the Human Services field. He believes that positive attitudes lead to positive outcomes when working with teams, and that the ability to maintain a calm and composed approach while supporting individuals and their families plays a key role in laying that foundation. Dan’s favorite hobbies include hiking, fishing, and playing guitar, and he enjoys taking weekend trips with his wife whenever possible.
Judy Ferraro
is the FAST Forward Supervisor in the southern region. She began her work as a Care Coordinator in 2018. Previously she had worked in private practice as a "transpersonal" therapist before working as a counselor in a residential substance abuse treatment center. Judy’s educational background is focused in humanism, multiculturalism, social justice, and comparative religious studies. She is a mother of a blended family of 5 children and thoroughly enjoyed supporting their individual academic and life journeys. What she most enjoys about her work is the opportunity to forge deep connections, understanding and empowerment among the youth, families and community partners working together to discover pathways toward progress. Judy enjoys spending time outdoors each day, taking in the natural splendor the region has to offer.
Jenny Garretto
is the Internal Coach and Trainer in the northern and southern regions. She began her work as a Care Coordinator in 2017 in the southern region. Jenny grew up in Connecticut and completed her B.A. in Social Work at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT. She worked in Connecticut as a school social worker for children with intellectual disabilities and was a trauma-informed manager of a youth program for children in DCYF care. Jenny moved to New Hampshire to start her family. While living in New Hampshire, Jenny worked as a case manager to provide hope and healing for youth and their families who live with mental health struggles. Jenny was inspired to create youth groups in the Monadnock region to provide a safe place for youth to connect and build positive self-images. In her free time, Jenny loves raising her two children, traveling, being with her family and her dog, photography, anything Disney, and practicing mindfulness. Jenny loves to be creative and positive in the work she does and strongly believes everyone is worthy of healing.
Kristiana Goldup
is a Care Coordinator in the southern region. She comes to CFNH from the state of Vermont, where she earned her B.S. in Criminal Justice from Southern Vermont College. Prior to this, she worked in a residential trauma treatment facility for teenage girls and was a Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) instructor. In her free time, she is chasing around her toddler, going on hikes with her black lab, or exploring everything New Hampshire has to offer. Her other interests include kayaking, riding her motorcycle, cooking, and reading. Kristiana believes that being attuned to the individual's experience and needs and fostering healthy developmental relationships assists her in being a valuable asset to the families she works with.
Lydia Goodrich
is a Care Coordinator in the southern region. She was born and raised in the Keene area and loves the community. In 2016 she earned a B.A. in Psychology from Keene State College and began working as a counselor at an intensive residential program for boys in central New Hampshire. She also has experience working as a Behavior Specialist for an educational and behavioral consulting organization serving public schools. Lydia believes that everyone’s voice deserves to be heard and validated, which is why she enjoys working in the Wraparound program. She strives to make families comfortable in whatever therapeutic process and stage they are in and working towards fostering a nurturing and inclusive environment. Lydia enjoys backpacking, traveling, yoga, gardening, and playing with her dog and cat, Emmy and Nelly.
Megan Herschel
is a Care Coordinator in the northern region. She attended Seton Hall University and majored in Social and Behavioral Sciences with minors in Sociology and Social Work. Her favorite part of the Wraparound process is helping youth and their families discover their strengths and needs in order to achieve their family’s goals. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, being outside, and traveling. Megan is also an adult leader for a youth group for teenage girls that promotes confidence, leadership, and community service.
Angel Hudson
is a Care Coordinator in the southern region. Angel grew up just over the river in southern Vermont. She received her B.A. in Psychology at Northern Vermont University and dabbled in the elementary education field as well. Right after college she settled in on the New Hampshire side of the river when she married her husband. She began working mainly in the education world right after college and believes everyone has a story to tell - and she is willing to listen with a compassionate heart. She has two children, three adorable cats, two heifer cows, twenty hens, and one rooster. In her free time, Angel loves supporting her children in their sports and horse-riding activities and spending time with friends and family.
Amy Jaycox
is a Care Coordinator in the northern region. She was born and raised in Hartland, VT where she still resides. She enjoys raising her three children and 3 dogs in the small town. Amy is very involved in her community and really enjoys helping children and seeing the individualized growth amongst them. Helping others is a huge passion of hers. In her free time, you can find Amy racing her race car at the local tracks or taking the kids camping with her family and just enjoying the presence of friends and family.
Julia Johnston
is a Care Coordinator in the southern region. Born and raised in the Keene area, she ventured to the University of Kentucky earning B.A.s in Psychology and English while also fostering/training puppies to become service dogs for kids with disabilities. Moving back to New Hampshire in 2022, Julia gained experience implementing direct ABA therapy to youth with Autism in both the clinical and school settings. She loves connecting with children and their families to aid in their individualized needs and goals. In her free time, Julia enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing guitar, kayaking, and playing with her dog, Mowgli.
Michelle LaClair
is a Care Coordinator in the northern region. Michelle attended college at Lyndon State majoring in Human Services and has worked in the Human Service field for 10 years in various roles. Her favorite part about Connected Families NH and the Care Coordinator position is how the processes are family driven and individualized for each family’s needs and desires. In Michelle’s free time she enjoys spending time with her children, her husband and their dogs, making memories, and engaging in outdoor activities as much as possible.
Alesha Lane
is the Early Childhood Supervisor in the northern region. She was born and raised in Claremont, NH, and Windsor, VT. She enjoys raising her two children close to family and friends. Alesha is involved in her community and finds value in supporting individuals and families within her community. Her favorite part of NH Wraparound is how it is individualized for each family’s needs and desires. She completed her social service associate's degree locally at River Valley Community College and hopes to obtain her bachelor's soon. Alesha enjoys road trips with her family, the beach, and watching her children participate in the sports/activities that they love.
Heather Madden
is a Care Coordinator in the southern region. She was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and has lived in New England since 2005. Prior to joining Connected Families NH, Heather taught creative writing and worked for a number of nonprofits. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English in 1996 and a master of fine arts degree in poetry in 2005. Work and studies have carried Heather to New Mexico, Indiana, and Oregon. Heather and her husband moved to New Hampshire in 2014. Their son was born a few years later. When she’s not working, Heather enjoys writing, gardening, swimming, reading and storytelling with her son, laughing with her husband, catching up with family and friends, and taking walks with four-legged family members. Heather believes that everyone’s story matters, that we learn through mistakes, and that it’s an honor to be invited into others’ journeys.
Brenda Martineau
is the TRECC Supervisor in the southern region. Brenda began her position in March of 2021 as a Care Coordinator. Prior to that, she had over twenty years of experience supporting youth and their families both in non-profit and local public schools. She earned her B.A. with concentrations in Psychology and Human Development, Global Studies, History and Culture from Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She feels the best part of the Wraparound process is how individualized each case is and that it is so focused on strengths. Her favorite part of the Wraparound process is getting to know the youth and families that she supports. She is a proud mom of two adult children and is blessed with both a wonderful son-in-law and a daughter-in-law. When she is not working, she enjoys relaxing on the beaches in York, Maine, and St. Petersburg, Florida, collecting shells and flamingo décor, reading, and snuggling with her cat, Meeko.
Carli McCarthy
is the FAST Forward Supervisor in the northern region. Carli began working for Connected Families NH in October of 2020 as a Care Coordinator. She holds a B.A. in Psychology at Colby Sawyer College in New London, NH. Carli believes that Wraparound is such a unique process in that as a coordinator, one can individualize the process to meet the needs and vision of the family. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors by the pool with her family, gardening and hanging out in the backyard with her dog and chickens.
Cassandra Silver
is a Care Coordinator in the northern region. She grew up near the Lake Sunapee area and still resides there. She attended River Valley Community College and earned her Associate’s Degree in Social Services. Her main goal is to make a difference in people’s lives. The wraparound program provides many opportunities for families to strengthen their relationships, receive services and discover their needs and goals as a family. Being able to assist and watch the progress is very rewarding for Cassandra. In her free time, she is in her garden, playing volleyball, walking her dog or hanging out with family and friends.
Hillary Winot
is the Intake Coordinator for both the southern and northern regions. She graduated with an Associate's in Early Childhood Education from River Valley Community College as well as an Associate's in Emergency Management from Granite State College. She has always had a passion and tenderness for children and loves seeing the world through their eyes. She has always lived in the Claremont area and enjoys helping families within the community as well as giving back to the town she grew up in. In her free time, you will find her reading, snowmobiling, camping, baking, giving back to local organizations and spending as much time as possible with her family.
Ruzzel Zullo
is a Care Coordinator in the southern region. He was born in the Philippines, but lived in San Diego, California for the first 13 years of his life. He has been a permanent resident of New Hampshire since 2003. He attended River Valley Community College before attending the New Hampshire Institute of Art. He began working in the human services field in 2011 as a major change to his previous employment and has loved being able to help those in need. He believes that teamwork and positive attitudes lead to meaningful connections and outcomes when working with teams, and that the ability to work cooperatively with well-rounded teams while supporting individuals and their families plays a key role in fostering that connection. Ruzzel’s interests include hiking, writing, photography and enjoying the little things in life. He has recently gotten into traveling and experiencing the local culture of the places he visits.