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

 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 Physical 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

Peter Janelle, Network4Health

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 Strategies Coordinator

Other Trusted Partners
Dian McCarthy, Crispin’s House Coalition for Youth – Local Coalition Partner
Jon DeLena, DEA New England
Ann Duckless, NAMI NH – Suicide Prevention Iniative Advisor
Kelley Hobbs, SNHU – Center for Community Engagement – Higher Education Advisor




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Over the Counter, Under the Radar @ Jupiter Hall
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10:00 am ONE DAY OF COMMUNITY @ Sheridan-Emmett Park, Downtown Manchester
ONE DAY OF COMMUNITY @ Sheridan-Emmett Park, Downtown Manchester
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