Staff

A team that educates the community living healthy lifestyles.

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Council Director, CCP-G

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Larry Calkins

Larry has worked for the Seaway Valley Prevention Council for 28 years.  He worked as a health educator from 1988-1996, a Program Director from 1996-2006 and the Council Director since 2006.  Larry enjoys his job thoroughly, enjoys working with people and being a part of the solution.  When he is not working, he enjoys being with his wife and children.  He also enjoys mowing the lawn.

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Kathryn Olmstead
Marketing & Community Engagement Coordinator

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Kathryn Olmstead

Kate has worked for the Seaway Valley Prevention Council for three years.  Kate has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in English and a Master’s degree in Literacy.  Kate mans the website, co-organizes the Northern Tier Providers Coalition Conference and manages the office.  Outside of work, Kate loves to spend time with family and to read!

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Raisha Wood
Business Manager

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Raisha Wood

Raisha is the Business Manager of Seaway Valley Prevention Council.  She has a Bachelor’s degree from Clarkson University in Accounting.  Her position within the council is unique as she is a shared employee with two other agencies and works within the tri-county area.  She has been with the Council for six years.  In her free time, she enjoys making all kinds of crafts and camping.

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Patti Hogle
North Country Regional Addictions Resource Center Coordinator, CCP-G

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Patti Hogle

Patti has been with the Seaway Valley Prevention Council for 18 years. She is a Credentialed Prevention Professional with the Seaway Valley Prevention Council.  Throughout the years Patti has worked in parenting education, prevention counseling, many community projects and she is currently a member of the Creating Cultivating Healthy Communities Coalition.  The last three years, her focus has been on gambling prevention and employee assistance counseling.

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Jenny Pryce
Family Support Navigator

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Jenny Pryce

Jenny has been with the Seaway Valley  Prevention Council for 15 years.  She is the Family Support Navigator working with families. She also enjoys doing presentations, health fairs, and other things within the council.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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Program Assistant

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Jenn Brown

Jenn is a Health Educator at the Seaway Valley Prevention Council.  Jenn has been with the Council for two years.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.  Jenn’s program takes her to Gouverneur Central, Edwards-Knox and Hermon Central School for three days a week teaching youth about the dangers of drug and alcohol use.  In her free time, Jenn enjoys warmer weather and watching movies.

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Joseph Boswell
Reality Check Coordinator

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Joseph Boswell

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Community Engagement Coordinator

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Chelsea Bartlett

Chelsea is the Advancing Tobacco-Free Communities Coordinator that works through the Advancing Tobacco-Free St. Lawrence, Jefferson and Lewis Communities Grant based at the Seaway Valley Prevention Council.  Chelsea has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Community Health.  She works with the Bureau of Tobacco Control to reduce the presence of tobacco in our community.  Chelsea has been with the council for three years.

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Felicia Dumas
Peer Engagement Specialist

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Felicia Dumas

Felicia is the Peer Engagement Specialist, working with people in recovery.  She also supervises the Massena Drug-Free Community Coalition Coordinator and Family Support Navigator.  She has worked at Seaway Valley Prevention Council for three years. Felicia has a Master’s degree in Counseling and Human Development.  In her free time, she enjoys teaching fitness classes and hiking.  Felicia is an Adirondack 46er.

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Kara Fraser
Parent Educator

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Kara Fraser

Kara works with clients throughout St. Lawrence County delivering parenting education.  She also focuses on employee assistance counseling. Kara has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development.  When she is not at work Kara enjoys spending time with her two sons and their dog Scout, going to the beach and traveling.

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Coalition Coordinator

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Kristin Colarusso-Martin

Kristin is the Massena Drug-Free Community Coalition Coordinator.  She works with youth and adults in Massena to reduce the impact of illegal drugs in the Massena community through the development and implementation of a comprehensive integrated strategy of prevention, education, intervention, law enforcement, and treatment.  She has a Bachelor’s in Dietetics and an MBA.  In her free time, Kristin likes to take long walks with her husband and their dogs, garden, and cook.

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Administrative Assistant

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Becca Ames

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Victoria Peabody
Health Educator

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Victoria Peabody

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Jenelle Riordan
Health Educator

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Jenelle Riordan

Jenelle is a Health Educator at the Seaway Valley Prevention Council. Jenelle’s program takes her to Brasher, Lisbon and Norwood-Norfolk Central Schools to teach youth about the dangers of drug and alcohol use and violence prevention.  She has a Bachelor’s in Childhood Education with a minor in Biology.  She has a Master’s in Literacy.  In her free time, Jenelle likes to spend time with her family and friends, read and be crafty.

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Emily Uppstrom
Teen Intervene Counselor

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Emily Uppstrom

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Johnny Bressett
Horizons Program Manager

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Johnny Bressett

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Christina Filer
Horizons Assistant Manager

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Christina Filer

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Nathaniel Currier
Horizons Youth Advocate

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Nathaniel Currier

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