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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
Holly Cekala, Representing Recovery, Hope for NH Recovery

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

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

all-day Recovery Month
Recovery Month
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day
Learn more and download a Recovery Month Toolkit at http://www.drugfreenh.org/about-us/item/62-recovery-month  
all-day Welcoming Week
Welcoming Week
Sep 18 – Sep 22 all-day
Bringing together immigrants, refugees and native-born residents in celebration of welcoming everyone! Welcoming Week 2017 Calendar of EventsFor more details, follow Welcoming Manchester on Facebook, or visit www.welcomingnh.org
1:00 pm Starting Syringe Services Progra...
Starting Syringe Services Progra...
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
In June 2017, Governor Sununu held a public signing ceremony for SB234 permitting the operation of Syringe Services Programs (SSPs) in New Hampshire. SSPs are key to addressing critical unmet public health needs in the[...]
9:00 am NAMI Walk
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm