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Spaulding Family

At Spaulding Youth Center, each member of our staff can make a difference in a child’s life. That is why we cherish our employees – we all share the same commitment to helping children and youth to achieve their full potential.

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Regardless of the role they play here on campus, Spaulding Youth Center values each and every individual on our staff. Every day, our team works together to provide quality programs and services for our students and build strong, respectful relationships. In fact, many of our employees consider their Spaulding Youth Center colleagues as family.

Below are just a few of our family members and staff events to provide insight to our culture here on campus. Check back often as we will continue showcasing more of our cherished staff and fun team activities.

Roger Bolduc – So Much More Than IT

Roger Bolduc – So Much More Than IT

It wasn’t until Roger Bolduc began his journey at Spaulding Youth Center that he realized being an IT professional could mean more than what meets the eye. Sure, network security is extremely important in an organization; but what drew Roger to Spaulding was much more than the technical work. For him, improving the facility for ...

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Scott Dunlop – 2018 Spaulding Teacher of the Year

Scott Dunlop – 2018 Spaulding Teacher of the Year

Scott Dunlop is no stranger to Spaulding Youth Center. In fact, he grew up in Northfield, New Hampshire right next door to the organization’s scenic campus. Scott joined Spaulding Youth Center in 1995 as a Special Education Teacher following his time as a student teacher. While he was familiar with the organization’s campus and mission, he ...

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Joyce McKenney – Memories for a Lifetime

Joyce McKenney – Memories for a Lifetime

Joyce McKenney is no stranger to working with children or to Spaulding Youth Center. In fact, she worked at Spaulding for 23 years prior to departing the organization in 2005 to accept a position as Student Support Center Coordinator at Newfound Regional High School. In 2017, Joyce rejoined Spaulding Youth Center and was pleased to ...

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Seval Vincevic – Spaulding Spirit Award Winner

Seval Vincevic –  Spaulding Spirit Award Winner

The Spaulding Spirit Award is a peer‐nominated award given to a staff member who exemplifies Spaulding Spirit and makes peers proud to be working by their side. We are excited to announce that Seval Vincevic was chosen to receive the Spaulding Spirit Award earlier in 2018.

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Russ Wiles – 2017 Q4 Spaulding Spirit Award Winner

Russ Wiles – 2017 Q4 Spaulding Spirit Award Winner

The Spaulding Spirit Award is a peer‐nominated award given to a staff member who exemplifies Spaulding Spirit and makes peers proud to be working by their side. We are thrilled to announce that Russ Wiles was chosen to receive the Spaulding Spirit Award for Quarter 4 of 2017. A few things his peers shared about Russ in his nominations:

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Meadow Hartwell – Her Home Away From Home

Meadow Hartwell – Her Home Away From Home

After working as an overnight supervisor at an assisted living facility for the elderly, Meadow Hartwell knew she needed a change. She applied to work as a Residential Counselor in Spaulding Youth Center's Young House in 2008. After her time observing the students there, she knew it was a perfect fit. Meadow spent three years as a Residential Counselor before beginning her role as a Family Worker in 2011. In 2013, she made the difficult decision to step away from her position in order to spend time at home with her two young children. Still, she maintained a strong connection to the staff and students at Spaulding Youth Center.

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Dan ‘Doc’ Jenifer – 2017 Spaulding Spirit Award Winner

Dan 'Doc' Jenifer – 2017 Spaulding Spirit Award Winner

The Spaulding Spirit Award is a peer‐nominated award given to a staff member who exemplifies Spaulding Spirit and makes peers proud to be working by their side. We are thrilled to announce that Doc Jenifer was chosen to receive the Spaulding Spirit Award for Quarter 3 of 2017.

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From Start to Finish, It’s All About the Kids

From Start to Finish, It’s All About the Kids

Pat Seaward-Salvati is what some may consider a lifer, but that is no sentence to this dedicated human services advocate. Even before graduating from Penn State in 1977, Pat worked with the Boys & Girls Club in Philadelphia and knew he was destined to support the needs of kids and families. Since then, he has earned extensive experience working with youth and adults, developing early intervention and behavioral programs for youth, managing court diversion programs, and providing counseling, consulting, and training to individuals, families and educational representatives. Most recently, Pat developed and implemented the Spaulding Youth Center Community-Based ISO Foster Care Program, which he also directed until April 2014. Pat's current focus is as Admissions Director, managing all inbound referral requests and admissions outreach to School Administrative Unit (SAU) representatives and state agencies.

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Tonya Splett – Spaulding Spirit Award Winner!

Tonya Splett – Spaulding Spirit Award Winner!

The Spaulding Spirit Award is a peer‐nominated award given to a staff member who exemplifies Spaulding Spirit and makes peers proud to be working by their side. We are thrilled to announce that Tonya Splett has been chosen for the Spaulding Spirit Award for Quarter 2 of 2017! Tonya has been part of the Spaulding family for 7 years. “Tonya always thinks outside the box. She is a real go-getter and its pleasure to work alongside her,” said her peers Nathaniel Penninger, Wally Hall and Liz MacLeod. “We are lucky to have her here at Spaulding Youth Center. Tonya is completely deserving of this award!”

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Nicole Hilliker – Our First Spaulding Spirit Award Winner!

Nicole Hilliker – Our First Spaulding Spirit Award Winner!

The Spaulding Spirit Award is a peer‐nominated award given to a staff member who exemplifies Spaulding Spirit and makes peers proud to be working by their side. We are so excited that Nicole Hilliker has been chosen as the first Spaulding Spirit Winner! Nicole has been at SYC for nearly 2 years now, and in that time, has become part of the Spaulding family.

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Giving New Meaning to Our Campus Family

Giving New Meaning to Our Campus Family

Some of the greatest stories in history started with a random event which lead to significant outcomes. The story behind Spaulding Youth Center’s longest-tenured employee began just this way. Lori Surowiec was assigned to Spaulding Youth Center as part of a work study program in high school. Following this work study at the tender age of 18, she was hired full-time as a program treatment secretary. She dedicated 28 years to this instrumental role. In 2001, Lori was promoted to Executive Secretary, where she continues to provide support today.

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The Master Behind the Magic

The Master Behind the Magic

After living in numerous small Midwest towns as a child, Andrew Raeside earned his Fine Arts degree in Art from the University of Northern Iowa and also met his wife, Theresa. Following graduation, he started his special education career providing direct care in a Dubuque, IA adult residential facility. The couple relocated to Vermont for four years, but then finally settled in the NH lakes region. “It was the best thing we ever did!” shares Andrew.

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A Trained Eye on the Future

A Trained Eye on the Future

After returning from active duty in Iraq and then spending a few years as a correctional officer, Jason Perkins started at Spaulding Youth Center in 2010 as a Residential Assistant in Cutter-Wiggins. Since then, his work ethic and accountability has enabled him to transition into an overnight role.

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