Meet the Team

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          Kelly Dussault

Grant Mana
ger, Kelly Dussault comes to the District with 20 years of experience working with youth, families and local school systems as an Occupational Therapist, Additionally Kelly has recently completed her M.Ed in Human Relations at Plymouth State University with a concentration in organizational health and wellness. Kelly has begun the process of growing local Familiy and Systems Together (FAST) through the development of a Community Management Team, comprising of over 30 local stakeholders to engage in the completion of a local 'environmental scan' that identifies the needs and strength of children, families and the community. The CMT will steer the work plan for this project over the next four years. Efforts will focus on several areas including early childhood education and behavior health ; social/emotional learning and development, behavior health promotion and substance abuse prevention; personal and community safety; support and expansion of mental, emotional and behavioral health opportunities; and family and youth engagement.

Christine “Chrissy” Grant received her Bachelor’s Degree in 2005 and has since devoted herself to working with children and families. She started off her career with Northern Human Services in 2000 and in 2006 began working for the Division for Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). She has a lot of passion in the field of social services and served in the roles as Family Service Worker and Assessment Worker. She has been trained in forensic interviewing and has done a lot of work with the local Child Advocacy Center (CAC) to include conducting interviews at the CAC and also serving on the Board of Directors. In 2016, Chrissy was hired as a Juvenile Probation and Parole Officer (JPPO). Chrissy has extensive experience in working with “systems” to include but not limited to, child protection, juvenile justice, the courts, police departments, school, etc. In addition, Chrissy is very familiar with the North Country culture as not only has she worked throughout Coos County but she lives in the area as well. Chrissy recently became trained in Wraparound coordination and facilitation and has joined the SAU 36 team!

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              Jamie Gorman


Early Childhood Education Coordinator Ann Auger has been a North Country resident for 13 years. She currently resides in Berlin with her husband and two young children. Ann graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Studies from Plymouth State University. She went on to graduate from Champlain College in 2016 with her Masters of Education in Early Childhood Education, and a Certificate in Administration.

Ann brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from both the public and private sectors of education, as a teacher and Director. As an Early Childhood Consultant she now holds several contracts throughout the County. Ann is passionate about her work and is committed to increasing the quality of early care and education across Coös County.

 In this new position Ann will be working across the district with programs serving children birth through age 8 in several capacities. She will Coach the SAU 36 Coös Connects Regional Group. This group brings together public and private preschool teachers, administrators, and other partners to strengthen connections in working toward coordinating and facilitating children’s smooth transition to Kindergarten. Ann will also be working with teachers, and administrators in using evidence-based practices, and curriculum. She will be training and coaching teachers in implementing strategies which reinforce high-quality practices that support the social and emotional development of young children.  

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        Chrissy Grant

Jamie Gorman
is a resident of Lancaster and comes to us as our new Early Childhood Enhanced Care Coordinator (ECC). Jamie holds a degree in Sociology and has worked for Northern Human Services at the local community mental health center for the last 5 years as a clinical case manager. She has worked with children and families in the local community to support them by building connections to community resources, developing crisis planning and fostering positive skills for emotional well-being. In her new position she will serve the needs of youth ages 3-7 and their families, coordinating and facilitating behavioral health supports. Jamie will be working with area preschools/daycare centers and elementary schools wrapping services around this early childhood population with greatest behavioral health needs. The ECC position will work closely with our family resource center providing family support, along with our infant mental health program from Northern Human Services. The ECC position will align with our NH wraparound model, being family driven and youth supported while focusing on the family vision and strengths. We welcome Jamie to our System of Care team.   


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