Our Staff and Volunteers
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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 three grandchildren, Trey, Ellie, and Tucker.
After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Maine in 1990, Donna received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University in 1993. Donna has worked at Dover Children’s Home since 1994, initially as the Program Director and then as the Executive Director from 2008 – 2015. Following her family’s re-location to Florida in the Fall of 2015, Donna has continued to serve the agency as a part-time Fundraising and Marketing Coordinator. In her down time, Donna loves to garden, read, and spend time with friends and family.
Stephanie received her Bachelor’s degree in 2012 from the University of New Hampshire in Family Studies with a focus in Child Advocacy and Family Policy. She is currently finishing up my Master’s degree in Psychology, with a specialization in Child and Adolescent Development at Southern New Hampshire University. Stephanie first came to the Home as a Relief Adolescent Counselor and quickly became a Case Manager. Stephanie returned to a Relief Adolescent Counselor position in October of 2015. Outside of DCH, Stephanie enjoys soccer, cooking, and spending time with friends and loved ones.
Katherine graduated in 2013 from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Katherine serves as the Home’s Independent Living Coordinator, a position she assumed after completing an internship, working as a day program counselor, and serving as a Dover Children’s Home Case Manager. Katherine’s future goals include earning a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. Katherine feels very fortunate be part of a program unique in its passion to offer the utmost quality of care for its clients.
Mackenzie graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a major in psychology and minor in family studies. Shortly after graduation, Mackenzie joined the staff at Dover Children’s Home initially as a Relief Adolescent Counselor and was quickly promoted to a full-time Awake Overnight Counselor position. Today, she serves as a Case Manager. Mackenzie’s future goals include earning a Master’s in Social Work or a Doctorate of Psychology in School/Clinical Psychology. Outside of DCH, she spends her free time with family and friends. She also loves to cook, travel, snowmobile, and play basketball.
Gretchen received her BA in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire with a minor in Spanish and continued on to earn her Masters in Education for Counseling in 2014. She started working at the Dover Children’s Home that summer as a Relief Adolescent Counselor and quickly grew to enjoy working with the staff as well as the residents. Gretchen is now a full-time Awake Overnight Counselor and when she isn’t working she is usually walking or hiking with her dog, Cookie. In addition to outdoor adventures, she also enjoys relaxing at home with loved ones.
Joanne works part-time as an Office Assistant and Fundraising Assistant for Dover Children’s Home. You can find her at the registration table during the majority of the Home’s annual events. Joanne 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.
Lauren graduated from the University of New Hampshire in the winter of 2014 with a dual major in Psychology and Women’s Studies. Shortly after graduation she joined the Dover Children’s Home staff as a Relief Adolescent Counselor. Her future goals include earning a Master’s degree in Social Work. Outside of work she enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, cooking and traveling.
Laura Cozzone graduated from Keene State College in 2008 with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Criminal Justice. Since 2007, Laura has worked in adolescent residential care in a variety of settings with experience in both direct care and case management. While employed at Dover Children’s Home, Laura has served as an Awake Overnight Counselor, a second shift supervisor/ case manager, Independent Living Coordinator, and currently holds the position of Academic and Vocational Coordiantor. Laura enjoys martial arts and art.
Caitlin graduated Keene State College in 2014 with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Substance Abuse/Addictions. She initially joined the Dover Children’s Home team during the summer of 2014 as an Adolescent Counselor, worked as an Awake Overnight Counselor, and now serves as a Case Manager. She grew up in Dover and is grateful to have the opportunity to give back to this community. Caitlin hopes to someday earn a Master’s degree in Social Work. When she isn’t at DCH, she enjoys hiking, camping, going to the beach, and spending time with friends and family.
Brian started his professional cooking career in a friend’s restaurant in his hometown of Webster Groves, Missouri. After stints in several fine restaurants, he was named Executive Chef of the prestigious El Paso Club in Colorado Springs. Two years later, Brian and his wife moved to New Hampshire, where he was offered a position at the New England Center. When the NEC closed, he moved to Stillings Hall at UNH where he began a successful six-year period as chef. Brian has been awarded eight culinary competition medals, including two ACF silver medals. He is very excited to join the DCH team and make a difference in the lives of the residents. In his spare time, Brian enjoys traveling, soccer and rugby.
Dover Children’s Home is an equal opportunity employer and provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.