Staff

Jay Wolter, J.D.

President and Chief Financial Officer

As President of Mountain Valley Treatment Center, Jay supports Don Vardell and his leadership team in areas such as strategic planning ...

Don Vardell, M.S.

Executive Director

A seasoned healthcare administrator and operational leader with experience at the helms of residential treatment centers, therapeutic boarding schools and ...

Jennifer Fullerton, L.I.C.S.W., M.Ed.

Associate Executive Director, Administrative and Clinical Support Services

Jennifer directs Mountain Valley’s administrative functions, including admissions screenings and assessments, marketing and customer support, intake coordination, Knower Academics, human resources, licensing ...

Carl J. Lovejoy, B.A.

Associate Executive Director, Communications and Development

Appointed Associate Executive Director, Communications and Development, in 2014, Carl had previously served MVTC as Director of Operations and Director ...

Timothy DiGiacomo, Psy.D.

Clinical Director

Dr. Timothy DiGiacomo, Mountain Valley’s Clinical Director, is a licensed clinical psychologist with comprehensive experience treating children, adolescents and adults with ...

Jeanette Nogales, L.C.M.H.C., M.Ed., C.A.G.S.

Associate Clinical Director/Program Director - Pike Campus

Jeanette joined the Mountain Valley Clinical Team in November of 2014, bringing a wealth of clinical and leadership experience. Originally ...

Kerry Beck, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Program Director/Therapist – Plainfield Campus

A talented and diversely trained clinician and senior administrator, Kerry joins the Mountain Valley leadership team with many years of ...

Julie Balaban, M.D.

Consulting Psychiatrist

Dr. Balaban grew up in a suburb of New York City and left to attend college at Harvard University in ...

W. Burl Daviss, M.D.

Consulting Psychiatrist

Dr. Burl Daviss is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Interim Section Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the ...

Dr. Szu-Hui Lee, Ph.D.

Consulting Psychologist

Dr. Szu-Hui Lee brings to Mountain Valley Treatment Center more than a decade of academic scholarship and clinical expertise in ...

Elizabeth Ellis Ohr, Psy.D.

Consulting Psychologist

Elizabeth A. Ellis Ohr, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in Portsmouth, NH specializing in Cognitive ...

Seoka Salstrom, Ph.D.

Consulting Psychologist

Dr. Salstrom is a licensed clinical psychologist and owner of the Hanover Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, P.C. in Hanover, ...

Alicia Huysmans

Residential Director & ERP Specialist

Alicia has been a member of Mountain Valley’s residential team since the Center’s founding, and is a talented youth counselor ...

Bryan Randolph, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W., M.S.

Senior Therapist

A diversely-trained and experienced clinician, Bryan joined the Mountain Valley clinical team in July of 2013. Bryan is passionate about helping ...

Sharon McCallie-Steller, M.S.

Therapist

A mother of four and a loyal Vermont resident, Sharon brings a blend of healthcare administrative and financial development support ...

Kevin Menasco, L.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Therapist

Originally from Los Angeles, Kevin Menasco brings experience, highly skilled training and abundant enthusiasm to his role as Therapist at ...

Sarah E.G. Hazelton, L.C.S.W.

Therapist

A licensed therapist, Sarah began her career in mental health in the late 1990’s, working as an Activity Therapist at ...

Rachel Morin, L.C.M.H.C., M.A.

Therapist

A graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Argosy University where ...

Lili Cargill, A.P.R.N.

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Ms. Cargill, with the occasional assistance of her therapy dog, Jimmy, oversees the general health needs of our residents during ...

Caroline W. Lovejoy, B.S.

Quality Assurance Coordinator

In her role as Quality Assurance Coordinator, Cari supports the administrative, communications, organizational growth, and development activities of the organization with ...

Elizabeth Edwards, L.C.A.T., R.D.T., M.A.

Director of Clinical and Community Outreach for greater New York City

Liz Edwards is Mountain Valley’s Director of Clinical and Community Outreach for greater New York City. In this role, Liz ...

Tanya Moulton

Intake Coordinator

The former Residential Team Coordinator at Mountain Valley, Tanya moves to an administrative role as Intake Coordinator, performing duties and executing functions directly related ...

Carol Penkert

Administrative Assistant

An experienced member of the Mountain Valley family, Carol brings personality, professionalism and a quick laugh to her role as Administrative Assistant. ...

Wendy Bayless, B.S.N., R.N.

Registered Nurse

Wendy Bayless, a Registered Nurse, provides nursing support at Mountain Valley Monday through Friday. Prior to her arrival at Mountain ...

Nancy Vaughan

Licensed Practical Nurse

Nancy came to Mountain Valley in May of 2013 as our first full-time nurse, and transitioned into a part-time role ...

Sarah Beattie

Residential Counselor 

Sarah is a 2017 graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Commercial Space ...

Ashley Belleau

Residential Counselor

With the professional goal of someday becoming a school guidance counselor, Ashley comes to Mountain Valley with years of experience ...

Natasha Carbonell

Residential Counselor

Natasha is a graduate of Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.  ...

Lael Daigle

Residential Counselor

With extensive training and experience in outdoor education, Lael’s contributions to the Mountain Valley are bountiful.  A Dean’s List scholar, ...

Jay DesTroismaisons

Chef, Food Services Coordinator

Jay has over thirty years of experience in every aspect of the hospitality industry, and serves as an independent food service consultant to many resorts and restaurants.  ...

Sara DeValk

Residential Overnight Counselor

Sara has a rich history of working with children, both at Circle Program Summer Camp in Groton, NH and in ...

Julia Hilton

Residential Program Manager

A former therapist at Mountain Valley, Julia returned in August of 2017 to assume a new role as Residential Program ...

Rebecca Gosselin

Residential Counselor/Health & Wellness Module Leader

Rebecca (Becca) graduated from Plymouth State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Education and a minor ...

Abbie Harvey

Residential Overnight Counselor

As the mother of three young children, Abbie is well-equipped with real life experiences to perform her MVTC duties as ...

Sean Jackson

Residential Overnight Counselor

A graduate of New Hampshire Technical Institute with a Degree in Information Technology, Sean serves Mountain Valley as a Residential ...

Corey Kronsbein

Residential Counselor 

Known for his hard work and spirit of volunteerism, Corey is a Keene State College graduate with B.A. in Psychology ...

Robert McClay

Residential Overnight Counselor

A former United States Marine Corps Combat Engineer, a gifted bike technician, a certified air conditioning repairman and a lumberjack, ...

Dylan Pelletier

Residential Counselor

A graduate of nearby Rivendell Academy and the University of New Hampshire where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree ...

Jim Putnam

Residential Counselor/Farm-to-Table Module Leader

An experienced dairy farmer with an Associates Degree in Dairy Management and Agriculture, Jim and his family have been highly ...

Jenny Riegle

Residential Overnight Counselor

Jenny left the food service industry to pursue her goal of working towards a career in the field of child ...

Jesse Rodimon

Residential Counselor/Therapeutic Recreation Module Leader

A Presidential Scholarship recipient, Jesse graduated from Norwich University in Northfield, VT with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Prior ...

Alicia Swain

Residential Counselor/Art & Music Module Leader, ERP Specialist

A 2012 graduate of Marywood University in Scranton, PA, with a Bachelor of Music degree (and a Minor in Psychology), ...

Suzanne Thibault

Residential Program Manager

Well-known for her many years of instructing Mountain Valley residents with Knower Academics, Suzanne is a wonderful addition to Mountain ...

Brenda Venezia

Residential Overnight Counselor

Brenda describes herself as an extremely motivated individual with a big heart and the willingness to accept challenges.  She comes ...