Kendra Dix

Kendra graduated from Granite State College with a BA in ECE. Her work with Early Childhood Care began in 2012 when she started with Head Start where she developed relationships with children and their families as she supported them with tools to become successful in school and in life.

Kendra and her husband have four daughters; one of them was born with Congenital Heart Disease that was not diagnosed until she was a month old. It was with her unexpected diagnosis where Kendra learned that using her voice to advocate for her daughter’s needs and care was imperative. It has become a passion of hers to support other parents to do the same when their child is in need. Kendra can be reached at kmd@nhfv.org

Carly Ireland

Carly graduated from the University of NH in 2012 with her degree in Communications and Media Studies. She began working in early childcare while she was still an undergrad, and fell in love with the classroom setting. She worked as a full time substitute teacher for almost ten years at Head Start, while completing her Child Development Associates (CDA) and receiving her Child Growth and Development credits from Granite State College. After giving birth to her daughter in May of 2020, Carly decided to change directions a bit, taking her Early Childhood Education (ECE) experience and directing it toward system involvement. Carly joined the NHFV team in February 2021 as the Care Coordinator for Watch Me Grow, NH’s developmental screening and monitoring system. Carly can be reached at cri@nhfv.org

Rebecca Mitchell

Rebecca  has a BA Human Development from Rivier University and her Graduate from UNH in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. She is a 2017 graduate of the Institute on Disabilities NH Leadership and 2018 NH/ME Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (LEND). She also completed the Parent Information Center Volunteer Advocate Training in 2017. She is currently on the New Hampshire Down Syndrome Association Board and is the Local Program Coordinator for her area Special Olympics team. She has also worked in Special Education for many years. She has a 20 year old son who has Down Syndrome and hearing loss and a 17 year old son who has ADHD. Her son with DS in involved in Special Olympics, a teen social group, an advocacy group and has had a job at a local supermarket. She can be reached at ram@nhfv.org

Jennifer Pineo

Jenn is mom to Logan and MJ. She is a lifelong resident of NH. Jenn has a BS from Lyndon State College. She is the NH Family Delegate to the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP).  She provides trainings and works on various projects within PIC and NHFV.  She sits on the NH Council for Developmental Disabilities as the Title V representative.  She is the Learn the Signs Act Early Ambassador and co-lead for the Watch Me Grow Stakeholder Team.  She also works with the iSocial team on Family Engagement and Positive Solution for Families Facilitator Training.  Jenn also volunteers on her Area Agency Board of Directors, Family Support Council and State FSC, as well as NH4ASD and the Childhood Cancer Lifeline.  Jenn can be reached at jsp@nhfv.org or jpineo@picnh.org

Karin Harvey-Olson

Karin is the Youth Transition Facilitator for NH Family Voices and facilitates the Youth for Education, Advocacy and Healthcare (YEAH) Council, our council for youth with special healthcare needs. The YEAH Council works with issues surrounding healthcare transition and the transition to adulthood when living with a special healthcare need. Karin is support to the Council as they create materials, present on panel, offer workshops and have an active Facebook page. Karin has a BS in Sociology/ Anthropology with a Concentration in Human Services and a Certification in ASL and Deaf Studies from Northeastern University. Karin is a homeschool mom to 4 wonderful children. Karin can be reached at yeahcouncil@nhfv.org

Sally Weiss

Sally is a graduate of Partners In Health Leadership Program and serves as a Council Member. She is the Mom of Alex and Elizabeth. Alex was diagnosed with a malformation of the brain at seven months old. Sally’s interests include education and Family to Family Connections. She has a BSC in Sociology from the University of Kingston, Surrey, England. Sally manages our Facebook group, welcoming new members and keeping it running smoothly. Sally can reached at saw@nhfv.org

Sylvia Pelletier

Sylvia is a graduate of Rivier University, with an early concentration in elementary and special education. The diagnosis of two of her three children with cancer shifted her focus, and led her to NH Family Voices in 1999. Sylvia is passionate about family engagement, and working to improve systems to respond to the needs of individuals and families.  Sylvia currently serves as the Associate Director, and the Project Director for the Youth Health Care Transition Services Project.  Contact her at slp@nhfv.org

Terry Ohlson-Martin

Terry has worked in the field for 34 years, starting in Early Childhood which remains her passion. She has provided training on many topics including early childhood issues, special education and parent professional collaboration, health care transition and serving as a family representative. She has focused her career on supporting families to use their voice in gaining knowledge and accessing services to raise their children. Terry is a graduate of Springfield College but she considers her lived experience as the parent of her children, which includes her son with multiple special needs to be her most important education. Terry can be reached at tom@nhfv.org

Martha-Jean Madison

Martha-Jean has been involved in disability issues since the early 70’s. After being a stay home mom for 15 yrs, she worked as the Supportive Parent Coordinator for Parent To Parent of NH and the Parent Consultant to Special Medical Services before becoming Co-Director of NH Family Voices. Martha-Jean has served on the Family Voices National board in the capacity of member, Vice-President and President. She is a step, birth, and adoptive parent of (now adult) 12 children six of whom have special health care needs and disabilities.  After 30 years Martha-Jean has recently retired as Co-Director, she is now managing the NHFV website. She can be reached at mjm@nhfv.org