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 four grandchildren, Trey, Ellie, Tucker, and Jase.
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, boat, fish, travel, 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. 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.
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.
Jen graduated from the University of Florida with a BA and Masters in Education in May 1996. From there, she marries a Navy man and moved up and down the East coast, gaining experience in both elementary and pre-school education. Jen had the luxury of staying home with her children and dabbled in Nutrition classes to keep her brain sharp. By the Fall of 2015, Jen was ready to get back to part-time work and found that the Kitchen Manager position at DCH was a perfect blend of her educational background, nutrition interests, and flexible hours. She has made many wonderful connections working at DCH. In her free time, Jen can be found cheering on her kids in their various endeavors, playing with her dog, and enjoying good books.
Sophia graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Justice Studies and a minor in Forensics. Post graduating, Sophia pursued various career opportunities such as Recovery Coach trainings, volunteering with the Seacoast Community Diversion Program, and employment with Easterseals NH’s Youth Transitional Services. Through her role at Easterseals, Sophia became familiar with and worked closely with Dover Children’s Home. In August of 2018, she transitioned into the role of Residential Supervisor at Dover Children’s Home, a role which allows her to work more closely with admired colleagues and service youth in a way that leads to future success. Sophia looks forward to earning her Masters of Social Work degree. Outside of work, Sophia enjoys yoga, photography, nature, and spending time with her family, friends, and pets.
Shaima graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Health and Human Services from Ashford University. She joined Dover Children’s Home in the Spring of 2017 as a Relief Adolescent Counselor prior to accepting a full-time Awake Overnight Counselor position. She loves cooking and spending quality time with her husband, son, and parents.
Tara graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2018 with a BA in Psychology, a second major in Human Development & Family Studies, and a minor in Women’s Studies. Tara first started at Dover Children’s Home in September 2017, when she began a year long internship during her senior year at UNH. She then worked as an Awake Overnight Counselor at DCH before accepting a Case Manager position. Tara plans to pursue a Masters of Social Work degree in the near future, and feels lucky to be able to work with DCH staff and youth on a daily basis. When she is not working, Tara enjoys going to the beach, spending time with friends and family, and playing with her new cat, Leo.
Savannah graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2018 with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. During her senior year, she completed a year-long internship at Dover Children’s Home. After graduating, Savannah became a Relief Staff, an Awake-Overnight Adolescent Counselor, and then was promoted to a Case Manager position. Outside of work, Savannah enjoys spending time with loved ones, petting dogs, and traveling.
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.
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. Since completing his internship, Quenton has worked as both a Relief Staff and an Awake Overnight Adolescent Counselor for DCH. While not at work, Quenton enjoys photography, hiking, and theatre.
Sonya Lanctot studied Alcohol and Drug counseling at Intercoast College in Salem, NH in 2013 before working in an alcohol and drug treatment facility. She held a license as a Certified Recovery Support Worker from 2016 to 2018 and worked in the roles of Resident Assistant, Counselor, and Case Manager. Before beginning employment as an Awake Overnight Counselor at Dover Children’s Home in August of 2018, Sonya most recently worked as a Caregiver for the elderly, providing services that would allow for them to remain in their homes. While on her off time, Sonya enjoys reading, video games, caring for her two birds and two cats, and spending time with her husband.
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.