Staff

A team that educates the community in living healthy lifestyles.

larry
Council Director

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Larry Calkins, CPP-G

Larry has 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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chelsea
Program Director & Teen Intervene Counselor

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Chelsea Bartlett, CPP

Chelsea is the Program Director for our Prevention Programs, Advancing Tobacco Free Communities Grant and DFC Grant.  She is also our Teen Intervene Counselor.  Chelsea has her masters in Public Health and Human Performance and is a Credentialed Prevention Professional.  When Chelsea isn’t working in the community she is snuggled up with her dog, Piper next to a piano. 

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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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Staff Becca Ames
Administrative Assistant

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Becca Ames

Becca is the Administrative Assistant at the Council.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Education and a master’s degree in Public Health.  When not at work, Becca enjoys doing activities with her husband and son.

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Marketing & Community Engagement Coordinator

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Kathryn Olmstead

Kathryn is the Marketing and Community Engagement Coordinator.  She helps to build the corporate identity and awareness and maintains the Council’s website and app.  Kate also co-organizes the Northern Tier Providers Coalition Conference.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Literacy.  Outside of work she loves to spend time with her family and enjoys a good book!

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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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Janna Brock Website
Health Educator

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Janna Brock

Janna is a Health Educator at the Seaway Valley Prevention Council. Janna works in Hermon DeKalb, Edwards-Knox, and Gouverneur Central Schools during after school hours to teach about the dangers of drug and alcohol use and violence prevention. Janna has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from SUNY Canton.

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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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Jason-Novak
DFC Coalition Coordinator

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Jason Novak

Jason is the Massena Drug Free Coalition Coordinator. Jason works in Massena with the Coalition to address substance misuse in the community to help create a drug free and violence free environment in which the youth can thrive.  He has a bachelors degree in Community Health from SUNY Potsdam. In his free time Jason enjoys snowboarding, hiking with his two dogs and taking advantage of the sunny wheather out on the boat.

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North Country Regional Addictions Resource Center Coordinator

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Paige Brothers

Paige is the North Country Regional Addictions Resource Center Coordinator.  She has a bachelors degree in Criminology/Criminal Justice from Keuka College.  In her free time, Paige enjoys traveling, listening to music, watching documentaries and reading! 

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Jenny Pryce
Family Support Navigator

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Jenny Pryce

Jenny 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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Travis Website
Program Assistant

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Travis Jordan

Travis is a Program Assistant for the Advancing Tobacco Free Communities Grant.  He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Community Health from SUNY Potsdam. When he’s not working with the Prevention Council, Travis can be found on the soccer field either coaching his modified boys soccer team, or competing himself, in games around the north country.

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Joseph Boswell
Reality Check Coordinator

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Joseph Boswell

Joey is the Reality Check Coordinator for a NYS Bureau of Tobacco Control youth program, Reality Check, in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence Counties. When he’s not busy creating a tobacco-free generation, Joey is busy coaching dancers and cheerleaders in the North Country.

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Community Engagement Coordinator

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Currently Hiring

Click on the link to apply: https://svpc.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=9

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Kate Favaro
Peer Engagement Specialist

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Kate Favaro

As the Peer Engagement Specialist, Kate works to help people pursue multiple pathways to recovery from alcohol and substance use disorders.  She has an Associate’s in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s in Sociology.  When she isn’t busy helping others, Kate can be found cooking while listening to podcasts, cuddling her cats, or relaxing at her family’s camp in the Adirondacks. 

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Courtney Website
Horizons Program Manager

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Courtney Patterson

Courtney is the Program Manager of Horizons Youth Clubhouse. She has a bachelor’s degree in Community Health from SUNY Potsdam. Courtney creates weekly and monthly programming and events for Horizons. She also serves as the connecting bridge between the clubhouse and the community to maintain partnership. In her free time, Courtney enjoys watching new movies and listening to audiobooks!

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Christina Filer
Horizons Assistant Manager

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Christina Filer

Christina is the Assistant Program Manager of Horizons Youth Clubhouse. She has a bachelor’s degree Community Health from SUNY Potsdam. Christina oversees the volunteering programming, recreation program and assists in community outreach within the Massena community. In here free time, Christina enjoys snowboarding and reading!

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Kurstin-Stowell
Horizons Youth Advocate

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Kurstin Stowell

Kurstin Stowell is the Youth Advocate at our Horizons Youth Clubhouse.  She has an Associates of Science degree in Early Childhood Studies from SUNY Canton.  Kurstin mentors the youth members of the clubhouse and assists in daily activities.  In her free time, she enjoys laughing, swimming, road trips and spending time with her family!

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