Seaway Valley Prevention Council
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Staff

A team that educates the community in living healthy lifestyles.

Larry Calkins 2021
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 Dodd 2021
Program Director

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Chelsea Dodd, CPP-G

Chelsea is the Program Director for the agency.  Chelsea has been with the agency since 2013. Chelsea has her master’s in Public Health and Human Performance and is a Credentialed Prevention Professional.  When Chelsea isn’t working in the community, she is with her dogs, Piper and Pua, or sketching new designs.

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Becca Ames 2021
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 children. 

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Samantha Mace 2021
Finance Manager

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Samantha Mace

Samantha is the agency’s Finance Manager. Samantha oversees all the agency’s finances and helps ensure the agency is in good financial health. Samantha has her bachelor’s in Business Administration. When Samantha is not working, she enjoys playing sports, traveling, and being by the water.

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Chelsea LeBeau 2021
EAP Counselor & Parent Educator

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Chelsea LeBeau

Chelsea is a Parent Educator that works with individuals across St. Lawrence County delivering evidence-based parenting education programs. Chelsea also focuses on employee assistance counseling. Chelsea has a bachelor’s in Public Health and Human Performance from SUNY Potsdam. In her free time, Chelsea enjoys relaxing with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.

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Sarah Barr 2022
Health Educator

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Sarah Barr

Sarah is a Health Educator at the Seaway Valley Prevention Council. Sarah implements our evidence-based parenting program, Triple P. When Sarah isn’t working at Seaway, she can be found at the dance studio with her students or relaxing with a good book accompanied by her dogs Eider, Archie, and Peanut.

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Stephanie Quenneville 2022
Health Educator

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Stephanie Quenneville

Stephanie is a Health Educator at SVPC. Stephanie works in St. Lawrence County School Districts to teach about the dangers of drug and alcohol use and violence prevention. Stephanie has a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Phoenix.  When she is not at work, she is enjoying watching her niece play hockey, spending time with family & friends and loving her dogs, Chipper & Tess.

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Health Educator

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This is currently a vacant position.

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Health Educator

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Vacant

This is a vacant position.

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Jaelin Calkins 2021
Health Educator

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Jaelin Calkins

Jaelin is a Health Educator at the Horizons Youth Clubhouse.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Business, Health, and Fitness Promotion.  Jaelin enjoys being able to work with the youth and making the future a better place.  When she is not a work, she enjoys hanging out with her two labs and cat.  She also enjoys being able to spend valuable time with her family.

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Samantha Robitaille 2021
Health Educator

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Samantha Robitaille

Samantha is a Health Educator at the Horizons Youth Clubhouse. Samantha has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice. In her free time, Samantha enjoys being outside in nature, listening to music, painting, and working on her car.

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Jason Novak 2021
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 bachelor’s 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 weather out on the boat.

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Rico Dobbs 2021
Assistant Program Coordinator

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Rico Dobbs

Rico is the Assistant Program Coordinator for our Advancing Tobacco Free Communities program. Rico graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Sports Management. When he’s not working with the prevention council, Rico can be found coaching football at all levels.”

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Community Engagement Coordinator

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Vacant

Vacant Position.

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Travis Jordan 2021
Reality Check Coordinator

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Travis Jordan

Travis is a Reality Check Coordinator 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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Rachel Milone 2022
Resource Center Coordinator

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Rachel Milone

Rachel is the North Country Addictions Resource Center Coordinator. She has a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology, Health, and Society from Cornell University. In her free time, Rachel enjoys baking, hanging out with friends, and walking her dog, Maggie.

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Samantha Stone 2021
Peer Engagement Specialist

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Samantha Stone

Samantha is the Peer Engagement Specialist at Seaway Valley Prevention Council covering St. Lawrence, Jefferson, and Lewis Counties. She has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Investigation and a minor in Criminology. Samantha enjoys traveling, spending time with family and her dogs, Bailey and Maggie, in her free time.

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Alex Mitchell 2021
Family Support Navigator

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Alex Mitchell

As the Family Support Navigator, Alex works with family members/loved ones impacted by an individual’s alcohol or substance use.  She covers St. Lawrence, Jefferson, and Lewis counties.  When Alex is not working, she is watching Harry Potter or spending time with her family.

 

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Bill Doyle 2022
The Valley Program Manager

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Bill Doyle

Bill comes to Seaway Valley Prevention Council with a background in multi-site management and sales training after attending Jefferson Community College for Business Administration and is currently a psychology major with Southern New Hampshire University.  Having first-hand life experience with addiction and being a person in recovery, working at The Valley Recovery Center is the place he feels he can have the most impact on the community.  Bill enjoys being outside when he’s not working playing golf and enjoying the best the north country has to offer on the water. 

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Avery Gravelle 2021
Assessment & Referral Coordinator

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Avery Gravelle

Avery is the Assessment and Referral Coordinator for The Valley Recovery Center. She has a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Potsdam in Criminal Justice. Avery loves to spend time with her family and animals in her free time and play video games.

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Lindsey Nugent 2022
Peer & Volunteer Coordinator

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Lindsey Nugent

Lindsey is the Peer & Volunteer Coordinator at The Valley Recovery Center. Lindsey has a degree in Chemical dependency counseling and has her CASAC-T. She uses her personal experience, recovery, and education to help others who have been impacted by a substance use disorder. In her spare time, Lindsey loves to promote health and physical fitness, spend time with her family, and be outdoors in the sunshine!

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Sharon Morehouse 2021
Programming Coordinator

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Sharon Morehouse

Sharon is the Programming Coordinator for The Valley Recovery Center. Sharon works with members of the center to develop groups and programming. Sharon is also a Recovery Coach for the center. Sharon has several years of experience working with individuals with substance use disorders. In her free time, Sharon enjoys spending time with her family, camping, and relaxing on the river.

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Mark Roundpoint 2021
Recovery Coach

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Mark Roundpoint

Mark is a Recovery Coach with The Valley Recovery Center. Mark identifies as being a person in recovery and uses his life skills and education to help others impacted by substance use disorder. Mark facilitates a Music in Recovery group at the Valley Recovery Center to empower others. Mark is also a full-time student at SUNY Canton in the Applied Psychology Program. In his spare time, Mark enjoys fitness activities and playing guitar.

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Jade Vernsey 2021
Recovery Coach

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Jade Vernsey

Jade is a Recovery Coach with The Valley Recovery Center. Jade has an associate’s degree in Information Technology and is currently in the process of starting classes to get her CASAC-T. Jade is currently in recovery and uses her own personal experiences with addiction to help others live and enjoy life in recovery as well. In her spare time, Jade likes to spend time with her family, friends, and her dogs Aria and Bella She also enjoys playing sports and being outside in the sunshine.

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Laurel Randall 2021
Recovery Coach

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Laurel Randall

Laurel is a Recovery Coach with Seaway Valley Prevention Council at St. Lawrence County Addiction Services. Laurel identifies as being in recovery herself and has a passion for empowering others to reignite their inner passions for life. Laurel looks to empower others to create their path to self-love and recovery.

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Jessica Martin 2022
Recovery Coach

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Jessica Martin

Jessii is a Recovery Coach at the Canton Methadone Clinic and is a certified Family Peer Advocate. Jessii has a background in working with individuals with Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders. Being both in recovery herself and being impacted by loved ones’ substance use, Jessii has been extremely passionate about giving hope to others. Jessii’s goal is to minimize the stigma surrounding Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders as much as possible. When Jessii is not working, she can be found reading, riding her motorcycle, playing video games, or spending time with her daughter, husband, and pet fish, Tinkerbell.

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Jena Sloan 2021
Youth Development Coordinator

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Jena Sloan

Jena graduated from SUNY Canton with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Fitness Promotion and is an NYS licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. In her downtime, Jena enjoys hiking, spending time on the lake, and spending time with my daughter and husband. Jena hopes to use her career to be a positive role model for teens in our community.

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Kevin Martinese 2022
Data Coordinator

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Kevin Martinese

Kevin is the Data Coordinator for Massena’s Special Population Community Coalition. Kevin works to collect data so that the staff can make more informed decisions. He has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from LeMoyne College. In his free time, Kevin enjoys traveling, hiking, and being around nature.

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