180 Bridge Street, Manchester, NH | 603.836.6266

Leadership Team

By design, our leadership team reflects the six core sectors of our communities:

  1. Business
  2. Education
  3. Safety/Law Enforcement
  4. Government (local)
  5. Health
  6. Community/Family

Representing these core community sectors the Leadership team is focused on building the strength and capacity of the coalition, engaging regional partners and supporting efforts, programs and strategies that encourage whole health and wellness for our region and the state of New Hampshire.

Makin It Happen also has a Board of Directors and Advisory Team, who oversee our goals and mission.

Our Board Members

Mark Roy, Chair, Business Sector, Elm Grove Properties

Chief Peter Bartlett, Law Enforcement Sector, Hooksett Police Department

Eva Castillio-Turgeon, Community Sector, Director of NH Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees

Brian Harrison, Business Sector, Financial Advisor, Private Practice

Chris Martin, Education Sector, Assistant Superintendent, Manchester Public Schools

Garth Corriveau, Government Sector, Manchester Alderman, Lawyer, Corriveau Law Offices, PLLC

Todd Boucher, Safety Sector, Manchester Police Department

CoC Advisory Leadership Team Members

Rik Cornell, Representing Behavioral Health, Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester
Tim Soucy, Representing Pysical Health, Manchester Health Department
Mary Forsythe-Taber, Representing Prevention, Makin’ It Happen

Maria Gagnon, Representing Intervention, Child and Family Services
Stephanie Savard, Representing Treatment, Families in Transition
Brian Mooney, Representing Recovery, Hope for NH Recovery

Our Staff
Mary Forsythe-Taber, Executive Director and Substance Misuse Prevention Coordinator
Jenny O’Higgins, Substance Use Disorder Continuum of Care Facilitator
Pam Santa Fe, Program Coordinator
Kristie Curtis, Young Adult Substance Misuse Prevention Program Manager

Other Trusted Partners
Diane MCarthy, Crispin’s House Coalition for Youth – Local Coalition Partner
Joy Monfried, BeBold Bedoford – Local Coalition Partner
Ann Duckless, NAMI NH – Suicide Prevention Iniative Advisor
Kelley Hobbs, SNHU – Center for Community Engagement – Higher Education Advisor

 

Dec
19
Tue
6:00 pm Youth Prevention & Communication @ Jupiter Hall
Youth Prevention & Communication @ Jupiter Hall
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Youth Prevention & Communication @ Jupiter Hall | Manchester | New Hampshire | United States
What can YOU do about the addiction epidemic in New Hampshire? Take part in Makin’ It Happen’s EmpowerYOU! learning series. We are all impacted in some way. Ready to be empowered? This series is open[...]
Jan
23
Tue
6:00 pm Say This: Language and Stigma @ Jupiter Hall
Say This: Language and Stigma @ Jupiter Hall
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Say This: Language and Stigma @ Jupiter Hall | Manchester | New Hampshire | United States
What can YOU do about the addiction epidemic in New Hampshire? Take part in Makin’ It Happen’s EmpowerYOU! learning series. We are all impacted in some way. Ready to be empowered? This series is open[...]
Feb
20
Tue
6:00 pm Building Community Resilience @ Jupiter Hall
Building Community Resilience @ Jupiter Hall
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Building Community Resilience @ Jupiter Hall | Manchester | New Hampshire | United States
What can YOU do about the addiction epidemic in New Hampshire? Take part in Makin’ It Happen’s EmpowerYOU! learning series. We are all impacted in some way. Ready to be empowered? This series is open[...]
Mar
20
Tue
6:00 pm Overdose Prevention & Response
Overdose Prevention & Response
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Overdose Prevention & Response
What can YOU do about the addiction epidemic in New Hampshire? Take part in Makin’ It Happen’s EmpowerYOU! learning series. We are all impacted in some way. Ready to be empowered? This series is open[...]
Apr
17
Tue
6:00 pm Treatment, Peer Supports & Beyond @ Jupiter Hall
Treatment, Peer Supports & Beyond @ Jupiter Hall
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Treatment, Peer Supports & Beyond @ Jupiter Hall | Manchester | New Hampshire | United States
What can YOU do about the addiction epidemic in New Hampshire? Take part in Makin’ It Happen’s EmpowerYOU! learning series. We are all impacted in some way. Ready to be empowered? This series is open[...]