Spaulding Youth Center is led by a President & CEO and Executive Management Team, and is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors. Together, these individuals serve as prudent stewards of our legacy.


Spaulding Youth Center is a professionally managed 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our leadership team and volunteer board share an unwavering commitment to ensure that Spaulding Youth Center fulfills its mission to help children and youth with neurological, emotional, behavioral, learning or developmental challenges, including Autism Spectrum Disorder and those who have experienced significant trauma, abuse or neglect, learn the academic and life skills needed to be successful in their homes, schools and communities.

Board Members

The Spaulding Youth Center Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers from the human services, corporate, investment, and philanthropic sectors of our state.

Spaulding Youth Center Board of Directors

Michael F. Ventura, Chair, Penacook
Ronald L. Magoon, Treasurer, Franklin
J. A. Indrika Arnold, W. Lebanon
Suzanne H. Gottling, Sunapee
Peter C. White, Norwich, VT
Hali B. Dearborn, Vice Chair, Belmont
Donna M. Raycraft, Secretary, Concord
Michael D. Bourbeau, Bow
Chief Robert L. Cormier, Tilton
Scott D. McGuffin, Esq., Northfield
Robert N. Snelling, Holderness


Spaulding Youth Center operates with the enthusiastic and passionate dedication of our leadership team. Each member brings a depth and breadth of specialized experience for their respective department.

Susan C. Ryan, M.S.
President & CEO
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Darnelle Bjorck
Darnelle Bjorck, PHR SHRM-CP
Benefits, Safety & Wellness Director
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Roger Bolduc, B.S.
Support Services Director
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Amanda G. Champagne, MBA
Residential Services Director
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Todd Emmons
Todd C. Emmons, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
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Lys Miller-Drake, SHRM-SCP
Human Relations & Employee Engagement Director
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Robin Raycraft
Robin Raycraft, M.S.
Clinical & Compliance Director
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Pat Seaward-Salvati
Pat Seaward-Salvati, M.S.
Admissions Director
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Colleen Sliva
Colleen Sliva, M.S.Ed.
School Principal & Special Education Director
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Interested in Learning More About Our Vibrant Campus?

If you are interested in an insider’s view of a day in the life of Spaulding Youth Center, we recommend visiting our online photo gallery or our video gallery. These are updated weekly so keep checking back for more great Spaulding moments!