Jamie Nadeau, B.S.
Jamie is the Project Director for ACROSS NH. Prior to joining the ACROSS NH organization, Jamie has dedicated the past 20 years of her professional career journey to working with and advocating for children and adults with diverse abilities. She has done this in a variety of roles and settings to include community, college and home-based program development, implementation, and oversight. Jamie is passionate about providing all people with personal growth opportunities and has demonstrated this with her effective team leadership over the past 9 years working with multiple state and private agencies. Jamie is committed to providing the support and tools needed to inspire and encourage all who are a part of the ACROSS NH organization, fostering a positive influence on the growth and development of our children. As a mother of four children, Jamie knows firsthand how important this work is. Jamie attended UNH where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology.
Credentials held: NH ASMP WT, PC
Cathy Hazelton, M.Ed.
Cathy is the Assistant Project Director for ACROSS NH. She is committed to program quality assessment and improvement, and also to supporting the team of trainers at ACROSS NH. Cathy believes in supporting the work of out-of-schooltime professionals who work daily to support the positive growth and development of our children and youth. Cathy's experience includes a background of teaching in kindergarten, first grade, high school art, and afterschool. She earned her masters degree in Early Childhood Education from Lesley University. She was an adjunct faculty member at Nashua Community College for the Education Department teaching child development courses, and started her own business as a virtual administrative assistant. In 2015, she brought her unique combination of education and administrative skills to ACROSS NH.
Credentials held: NH ASMP WT, PC, IM, Leadership Level 3, NH ADS Level 6
Abigail Blodgett, B.S.
Abigail is the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Project Coordinator for ACROSS NH. Abigail holds a bachelor’s degree from Plymouth State University in Early Childhood Studies and is working toward earning a Master of Arts in Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University. Creating opportunities for youth development professionals to enhance their SEL practice in their programs is Abigail’s favorite part of her work with ACROSS NH. In her 17 years of experience, she has worked with children from infants through age 12 in a variety of settings and has engaged adult learners in workshops and trainings on various topics. Engaging children and youth in art and music learning experiences has been one of her key passions in her work. Abigail believes deeply in advocating on behalf of children, youth, families, and the fields of early childhood education and afterschool. In her spare time, she enjoys making and listening to music, staying active, being outdoors, and being with her family, friends, and her beloved terrier mix, Jasper. Credentials held: NH ADS Level 6, NH ASA Level 3, NH ASMP WT PM, NH ECT Level 6, NH ECMT level 2, NH ECMP IM WT
Rick Alleva, Ed.D.
Rick has a history of leadership in developing community-based education, activity and intervention programs on behalf of young people and their families, including those experiencing significant personal and social challenges. He provides training and technical assistance in academic enrichment and social/emotional learning topics for afterschool, school, other service providers, and also leads programs for parents and youth as well. Rick worked on UNH Cooperative Extension’s Youth & Family Resiliency Team, developing and supporting out-of-school time activities for children across the state, including 4-H and 21st Century Community Learning Centers. He is a certified Youth and Teen Mental Health First Aid instructor and is trained to implement the Mindful Schools curriculum with school aged youth. Rick is especially interested in helping young people express their voice, overcome challenges and experience emotional wellness through mindful, kind and peaceful practice. Credentials held: NH ASMP WT, F, AP
Heidi Belle-Isle, M.Ed.
Heidi is a graduate of the University of Maine, and Antioch New England Graduate School. She has been teaching for 28 years and has classroom experience with children from preschool through high school. Currently Heidi teaches 6th grade in Conway, New Hampshire, and is the Site Director of the Morning and Afterschool Programs at Pine Tree Elementary School. Heidi has presented at the state and national level and enjoys leading adults in engaging, hands-on workshops. Credentials held: NH ASMP WT, PC, IM, NH ASA Level 4
Jaime Calcagni Salagaj, B.A.
Jaime has worked in the field for over 20 years. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Trinity College of VT in Early Childhood/Elementary Education and Psychology. She currently employed as a Child Protection Social Worker for DCYF. She works in state systems and enjoys systems work. Jaime is passionate about work with quality measures, systems-building, diversity, and quality improvement. In her free time, she spending time with her family and her dogs! Credentials held: NH ASMP WT
Laura Hesse Moran, M.S.
Laura is a trained facilitator of the CATCH Kids Club curriculum. She enjoys bringing her hoola hoops and frisbees all over New Hampshire to teach fun games to afterschool professionals. Laura has a master’s degree in organizational leadership and a bachelor’s degree in community health education. She brings experience in leadership, worksite health, health and nutrition coaching, childhood obesity prevention, trainings, and education. She strives to align herself with programs and initiatives that help kids develop a lifelong love for healthy eating and physical activity. Credentials held: NH ASMP AP
Jessica Ireland, B.A.
Jessica Ireland is a native to the Seacoast of NH. She earned her degree in Childhood Studies and her NH Teaching Certificate from Plymouth State University. Jessica began her career in afterschool in Portsmouth, NH. She later accepted a position at the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program of Manchester where she is currently a Site Coordinator. Jessica has over 20 years of experience working with children in the afterschool setting and particularly enjoys curriculum building and connecting state standards to afterschool time. Credentials held: NH ASMP WT & Leadership Level 3, NH ASDS Level 6
Kathy Jablonski, M.Ed.
Kathy is retired from a career of working with youth in New York, Maine and New Hampshire. As a teacher of preschoolers to adults, she has been involved with teaching life skills, working on alternate education and dropout prevention. As a school administrator, she championed afterschool programs in the districts as well as writing grants. As Educator Emeritus of UNH Cooperative Extension, her job responsibilities included recruiting, screening, orienting, training and supporting volunteers who conduct the 4-H Club and other 4-H delivery methods. Kathy's expertise has provided training in a wide range of curricula and positive youth development to a variety of youth serving organizations and after school providers, specializing in life sciences. Her volunteering background includes: 4-H leader, Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader, women's service club and Rotary International. Kathy earned a Master's degree in Adult Education from University of Maine, Orono.
Credentials held: NH ASMP PM, WT, F, IM, AP and Leadership Level 5
Sondra Jones, B.A., B.S.
Sondra graduated from Keene State College with degrees in Elementary Education, Music, and Teaching Music to Young Children. She worked in early childhood education and preschool for 15 years before moving into recreation and youth programming for the Town of Waterville Valley Recreation Department. Sondra oversees out-of-school time programming year-round and manages the training and day-to-day operations of staff directly involved in the planning and implementation of youth programs at WVRD. Sondra is a Safe Sitter certified instructor, teaching middle schoolers basic safety, first aid and skills needed to start babysitting and staying home alone. In her time working with youth and managing staff Sondra has developed a calm, gentle approach to leadership and enjoys sprinkling a bit of humor into the classes that she teaches.
Credentials held: NH ASMP WT, NH ASA Level 2, NH ADS Level 6
Kendra Lewis, M.S., Ph.D.
Kendra is a State Specialist for Health & Wellbeing at UNH Extension. Her work focuses on coordinating and delivering social, emotional, and mental health programming to NH residents. She has a background in human development, a proficiency in program evaluation, and a passion for social emotional learning. Kendra earned her PhD and MS from Oregon State University in Human Development and Family Studies, and BA from California State University, Chico in Child Development. She has extensive experience in evaluating both school-based and out-of-school-time social-emotional and positive youth development programs. She is a co-author of two mindfulness curricula, Mindful Me (ages 5-8 years old) and Mindful Mechanics (teens and adults).
Credentials held: NH ASMP WT, F
Kimberly O'Donnell, M.S.
Kimberly is a pediatric occupational therapist with a background in early childhood and family studies. She has experience working in child care centers, after school programs, early intervention, and pediatric outpatient clinics. Kimberly earned her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from UNH. In 2019, Kimberly developed her own pediatric occupational therapy clinic on 11 acres with a nature based approach. Special interests include nature based play, trauma informed practices, and sensory integration. Credentials held: NH ECMP & ASMP WT, IM, PC
Terri Peck, M.A.
Terri has been a supervisor at Child Care Licensing since February 2008. Previous to that she was a director for afterschool and group child care programs in the White Mountains and Lakes Region area. Terri has a BS in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Salem State College, and a masters degree in Educational Administration from the University of Iowa. Terri is also an adjunct faculty member at NH Technical Institute and Plymouth State University. Credentials held: NH ECMP & ASMP F, Leadership Level 5
Jake Sidney, B.S.
Jake is a native of Southern NH and has a wealth of experience working with youth and adolescents through Boys and Girls Club and YMCA programming across the state. Jake graduated from University of New Hampshire with his bachelor’s in neuroscience and behavior and is currently in Southern CA working on his master’s in social work at California State University Los Angeles. In previous roles, Jake oversaw OST programs in 15 different communities as a program coordinator for the SDYMCA, implementing new SEML and mental health initiatives across their programs and providing direct coaching and support to a 50+ staff. Jacob is a champion for youth and adolescent mental health support and has special interests in individualized behavior support planning, trauma-informed practice, social emotional wellness, and cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy practices.
Credentials held: NH ASMP WT, PM
Melanie Smith, M.Ed.
Melanie is a former Afterschool Program Site Director of 10 years at a K-2 elementary school. She holds a BS in Early Childhood Administration and Family Education from Granite State College and M.Ed from Capella University. In her role as an Afterschool Site Director, she developed and implemented several strategies for working with youth and their families. In her current role as a Licensing Coordinator for Child Care Licensing, she spends a lot of time in centers and afterschool programs working with and mentoring professionals. She has a hands-on approach to training and believes that people learn by experiencing, exploring, and experimenting. Credentials held: NH ASMP WT and Leadership Level 5
Amy Upton, M.S.
Amy holds a Master of Science in Child and Family Studies and is credentialed as an Afterschool and Early Childhood Master Professional, Faculty, Program Consultant and Workshop Trainer. Amy has been in the field of Afterschool for over thirty years. She is the founder and director of the East Side Learning Center in Concord, New Hampshire. Amy just recently retired after serving as an adjunct faculty member at New Hampshire Technical Institute. She is a trainer and consultant for ACROSS NH and is passionate about supporting quality programming and care for the children, staff, and families in NH.
Credentials held: NH ECMP & ASMP WT, F, PC, IM and Leadership Level 5, NH ASA Level 4
Bobi White, M.Ed.
Bobi is a highly experienced educator and trainer. As a former administrator, teacher, early interventionist, parent, and grandmother she has extensive experience and background that brings professional development to life. Bobi has a Master's degree in Early Childhood Administration from the University of North Texas and Bachelor's in Early Childhood and Psychology from the University of Iowa. Bobi is an educational site supervisor for Grand Canyon University and writes curriculum for Every Monday Matters. In her free time Bobi can be found in her garden on the NH seacoast or playing with one of her 5 grandchildren which provides humorous real life adventures to her trainings.
Credentials held: NH ECMP WT, PC, F & ASMP WT, PC, F and Leadership Level 5