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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, she has continued to serve the agency as a part-time Fundraising and Marketing Coordinator.  In her down time, Donna loves to garden, kayak, and plan fun adventures with friends and family.


RileyJoanne 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.


Gretchen received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire with a minor in Spanish and continued on to earn her Master in Education for Counseling in 2014. She started working at Dover Children’s Home during the summer of 2014 as a Relief Adolescent Counselor and quickly grew to enjoy working with the staff as well as the residents. During her employment with DCH, Gretchen has served as a full-time Awake Overnight Counselor, a Case Manager, and the Family Development Coordinator for DCH’s Pregnant and Young Parent Support Program prior to assuming the Academic and Vocational Coordinator position. 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.


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. She also worked for DCH as an Awake Overnight Counselor and a Case Manager prior to serving in her current role as the agency’s Independent Living Coordinator.  Caitlin grew up in Dover and is grateful to have the opportunity to give back to this community.  She hopes to someday earn a Master’s degree in Social Work. When she isn’t at DCH, Caitlin enjoys hiking, camping, going to the beach, and spending time with friends and family.


Ellie graduated from UNH in 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development and Family Studies.  During her senior year of college, she completed a full-year internship with Dover Children’s Home.  After serving as a full-time Educational Assistant during the summer of 2016, Ellie accepted a position as a full-time Adolescent Case Manager with DCH in the Fall of 2016.  When she isn’t working, she enjoys photography, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends.


Rebecca joined the Dover Children’s Home team as an Adolescent Case Manager in April of 2016.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a Social Work and Counseling minor from Franklin Pierce University. Her research interests have been in family violence, trauma recovery, and co-occurring disorders.  Prior to coming to DCH, Rebecca served in a variety of trauma-informed social service positions, including Sexual Assault Specialist, Victim Advocate, and Volunteer Program Coordinator. These experiences have allowed her to further develop her trauma-informed and solution-based approach to case management. Rebecca is more than thrilled to be a part of the DCH community!


Kaylie graduated from the University of New Hampshire in May of 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She began employment at DCH as an Adolescent Case Manager but is now serving as an Awake Overnight Counselor. Kaylie’s future goals include earning her Master’s in Clinical Psychology. Outside of work, she enjoys swimming, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. Kaylie feels very lucky to be a part of Dover Children’s Home and all it has to offer to its clients.



Meghan received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Thomas College in 2015 and serves as an Awake Overnight Adolescent Counselor for Dover Children’s Home.  When not at work, Meghan loves camping, going for walks, and reading.





Quenton received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Technical Theatre from the University of New Hampshire in 2017. He completed a semester-long internship with DCH in the Fall of his senior year. After his internship was completed, he was hired as Relief Staff and now works as an Awake Overnight Adolescent Counselor for DCH. While not at work, Quenton enjoys photography, hiking, and theatre.



In September of 2017, Molly joined the Dover Children’s Home staff as an Awake Overnight Counselor. After graduating from UNH in 2014 with a BA in Spanish and Anthropology and a minor in Race, Culture, and Power, she worked in student support roles such as an academic adviser, a residential counselor, and a college access counselor where she served low income and first-generation college students. Molly is exploring her interests in social work and education as she considers pursuing a graduate degree.  Outside of work, she is a visual artist, vintage clothing collector, traveler, and coffee lover.


EMILY THOMAS – Residential Supervisor
Thomas, Emily


TOM LEPORE – Awake Overnight Counselor
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GARY BERCHULSKI – Facilities Maintenance
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NIKITA GUNTER – Relief Adolescent Counselor
Gunter, Nikita


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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.