Renee Touhey-Childress, LCSW
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 Royer, MS
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.
Joanne Devlin, MA, LCMHC
603-742-4289, ext. 15
Joanne received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Antioch University and has extensive postgraduate training and experience in trauma recovery and family systems. She is a licensed therapist and has provided individual, family, and group therapy in the Seacoast area for over 15 years, in addition to having over a decade of experience as an educator. Joanne believes strongly that family involvement is central to a child’s success. She encourages a spirit of courage, compassion, and creativity in supporting a child and family’s commitment to change.