"Shaping Lives Before Birth and Beyond"

Board and Staff

BOARD OF DIRECTORS- Officers

  • Ellyn Schrieber, LMHC, NHECFMHC-Advanced

    President
    Ellyn has served on the Board since 2001

    Statement Profession/Employment: Ellyn has worked in the fields of mental health and early intervention for more than 20 years. She is currently the Director of the Children's Intervention Program at Riverbend Community Mental Health Center. Prior to this position, she worked as Director of Early Supports and Services at Community Bridges and a Children's Mental Health Director for a community mental health center. She is the Project Director for the NH Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Credentialing Project. Ellyn holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Infant Mental Health.

    Roles on Board (Committees/Offices): Ellyn is currently serving as the President of the NHAIMH Board and serves on the Executive Committee and Chairperson of Training and Education Committee.

    Why IMH matters to me: "I have a deep commitment to Early Childhood Mental Health because I believe that when we support families and parent-child relationships, we truly make a difference. We can help families be healthier and happier, and raise children who are healthier and happier. I believe that healthy attachment and a strong beginning is key to individual happiness, rewarding personal relationships and societal success."

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  • Tessa McDonnell, M.Ed

    Vice President
    Tessa has served on the Board since 2015

    Statement Profession/Employment: Tessa began as a Head Start teacher and holds a master's degree in Early Childhood Education, NH. Tessa has worked five years in public elementary schools with children in grades 1-3 (multi-aged combined classrooms) and in higher education administration at Granite State College for 38 years. Tessa pursues advocacy for children and families on committees and Boards: NHAEYC, Child Care Advisory Committee, Child Development Bureau, SPARK NH. Currently, Tessa is the Senior Lecturer Early Childhood Education at Granite State College.

    Roles on Board (Committees/Offices): Tessa is currently serving as the Vice President of the NHAIMH Board and serves on the Executive Committee and Training and Education Committee.

    Why IMH matters to me: "The formative years for young children are precious. Working with teachers and families, I strive to support the critical roles they play. Ever increasing research on brain development demonstrates the necessity of providing safe, secure and stimulating environments for infants. The more we learn the better we are."

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  • Diane Bolduc, M.Ed., LCMHC

    Treasurer
    Diane has served on the Board since 2014

    Statement Profession/Employment: Diane is the Clinical Mental Health Counselor/Regional Director Family Centered Early Supports and Services, Moore Center.

    Roles on Board (Committees/Offices): Diane is currently serving as the Treasurer of the NHAIMH Board and serves on the Executive Committee. Previously, she served as co-chair of the Membership Committee.

    Why IMH matters to me: "Having worked with children and families for all 40+ years of my career, I see the importance of making a difference as early as possible in the life span. Doing so in partnership with the parent(s) increases the benefit of intervention and the likeliness of the benefits lasting beyond the formal therapeutic relationships."

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  • Maryann Evers, LICSW

    Secretary
    Maryann has served on the Board since 2016

    Statement Profession/Employment: Maryann is the Program Director, Early Childhood Program at Child and Family Services.

    Roles on Board (Committees/Offices): Maryann is currently serving as the Secretary of the NHAIMH Board and serves on the Executive Committee and Training and Education Committee.

    Why IMH matters to me: "I have worked for many years with families who are struggling with poverty, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mental health issues and feel strongly that early intervention with families is our greatest hope for helping improve outcomes for our children and for our communities."

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