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Our Administration

15E_1965Renee Touhey-Childress, LCSW
Executive Director
603-742-4289, ext. 12

Renee received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work from Wheelock College. In 2012 she became a Licensed Certified Social Worker. Since graduating, Renee spent some time as a Residential Therapist for adolescent males before moving on as the Clinical Supervisor at an intensive foster care agency in Massachusetts. Renee spent four years as the Clinical supervisor before being promoted to Program Director, a position she held for three years before coming to Dover Children’s Home.  Renee has worked at Dover Children’s Home as the Executive Director since 2015.   To read the entire Fosters Daily Democrat article regarding her transition into this position, please click here.

Melissa LaRocque, MSCJ          Melissa
Program Director
603-742-4289, ext. 13

Melissa joined the Dover Children’s Home treatment team as the Program Director in May of 2016.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of New Hampshire and received her Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Roger Williams University. Her research interests have been in juvenile justice, family violence, and child victimization.  Prior to coming to DCH, Melissa worked in a residential home for adolescents in Massachusetts, where she was promoted several times into positions such as Adolescent Counselor, Juvenile Community Monitor, Crisis Response Supervisor, Assistant Program Supervisor, and Program Supervisor.  Melissa also has several years of child protection experience with the NH Division for Children, Youth, and Families.  During her employment with DCYF, Melissa became certified in solution-based casework and had an opportunity to work on committees that launched the Parent Partner Program and the Youth in Court initiatives for the State of NH.  Melissa is excited to join the DCH team, continue serving the children in care at DCH, and be a part of this professional community.

Breanne Cuddahy, ATRbre-cuddahy
Clinical Director
603-742-4289, ext. 15

Bre joined the Dover Children’s Home team as the Clinical Director in November 2016. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Expressive Arts Therapy and Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University. Prior to coming to Dover Children’s Home, Bre enjoyed working in Residential, Home-Based, Group Home, and Outpatient Therapy programs for 7 years in Massachusetts, providing individual therapy, family therapy, sibling therapy, milieu counseling, and community-based supports.  Bre has extensive experience running Solution Focused, Expressive Art Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy groups for children, adolescents, and adults. Bre became a Registered Art Therapist in July 2016 and is very excited to bring her creativity and passion for the arts to Dover Children’s Home.  Bre looks forward to becoming part of the dynamic DCH team, collaborating with community providers, and making a real difference in the lives of children, teens and families.