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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Since 2013, Jennifer has served in a variety of roles at Dover Children’s Home. She began as a second shift supervisor before transitioning into the Academic and Vocational Coordinator position. In the Fall of 2016, Jennifer shifted into a Relief Adolescent Counselor role. Jennifer graduated from Keene State College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and an Associate of Science in Chemical Dependency. She is also currently attending school to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in pursuit of a Psychiatric Nursing career. Jennifer enjoys spending time outdoors going for walks and playing football, snow tubing, and enjoying homemade slip and slides. She is a big football fanatic and loves watching football (especially the Patriots) during football season. Jennifer also enjoys doing a variety of arts and crafts, thanks to Pinterest. Jennifer enjoys working with youth and plans on continuing to work with this population in her future endeavors.
Since graduating in 2013 from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Katherine has served in a variety of roles at Dover Children’s Home. She first joined the DCH team as a UNH intern before working as a day program counselor, an Adolescent Counselor, and the Home’s Independent Living Coordinator. In the Fall of 20216, Katherine moved to a Relief Adolescent Counselor position. 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 is passionate about offering the utmost quality of care for the clients she serves.
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.