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The GSCA Staff

Kristie Palestino
Executive Director, Granite State Children’s Alliance

Kristie opened the Child Advocacy Center of Hillsborough County in 2004 and has since conducted over 2500 forensic interviews of children. In 2010 Kristie became Director of the New Hampshire Network of Child Advocacy Centers, providing training and technical assistance to all Child Advocacy Centers in the state. As one of the state’s first forensic interviewers, Kristie provides annual Forensic Interview Training and Advanced Forensic Interview training to multi-disciplinary team members across New Hampshire. Kristie contributes actively in the national CAC movement by participating in the Leadership, Exchange and Coaching projects with the Northeast Regional Children’s Advocacy Center and contracting with National Children’s Alliance as an accreditation site reviewer. Kristie is committed to ensuring that all children in New Hampshire have access to the high quality, comprehensive services of a Child Advocacy Center.

Lori D’Amico
Assistant Director, Granite State Children’s Alliance

Lori joined the Granite State Children’s Alliance in 2012 after serving as the Vice President of Donor Engagement for Lutheran Social Services of NE. Before working with the New Hampshire CAC movement, she served 12 years at Rape Crisis Centers throughout the Country finishing service as the Executive Director of the Pueblo Rape Crisis Center in Pueblo; CO. Lori is a Certified Volunteer Administrator and received a Certificate in Fundraising from Boston University. Lori is committed to serving children and their families and believes that the best way to begin the healing process is through maintaining strong Child Advocacy Centers.

Meghan Noyes
Program Director, Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center, Belknap County

Meghan joined the Greater Lakes Child Advocacy Center in January 2007 as an interview coordinator. She was trained in forensic interviewing of children at the National Child Advocacy Center in Huntsville, Alabama in February 2007, and was promoted to Acting Director of the GLCAC in February 2008. Meghan has conducted nearly 1000 forensic interviews of children between the ages of 2 and 18.  In addition to her work at the Child Advocacy Center, Meghan’s work with children includes volunteer work with Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the Northern Carroll County Youth Diversion Program. She also works as a part-time certified police officer for Plymouth State University Police Department. Meghan is committed to the development of child advocacy centers in New Hampshire and continuing her efforts of bringing partners together to create the safety and community support children need to grow and flourish in our community.

Erin McIntyre
Program Director, Child Advocacy Center of Hillsborough County

Erin joined the Hillsborough County Child Advocacy Center in 2012, after serving as the Director of the Strafford County Child Advocacy Center in Dover, NH. Before working with the New Hampshire CAC movement, she served as an Assistant District Attorney/Juvenile Unit Chief for Norfolk County in Massachusetts and as a consultant for the Norfolk Advocates for Children, the CAC affiliated with the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office. There, she developed numerous programs including: a training for Mandated Reporters, an anti-bullying educational program, a presentation on Teens, Technology and the Law, and a student seminar on Responsible Decisions. She is a trained forensic interviewer and a member of both the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Bar Associations.

Erin Battis
Program Coordinator & Forensic Interviewer, Hillsborough Child Advocacy Center – Manchester

Erin joined the Child Advocacy Center of Hillsborough County in 2010 as a forensic interviewer for the Manchester site.  Erin completed a forty hour forensic interviewer training at the National Child Advocacy Center in Huntsville, Alabama.  Erin was an Americorp Advocate placed at the Child Advocacy Center of Hillsborough County for an entire year before becoming an official employee of the agency.  As an Americorp Advocate, Erin served in the capacity of intake coordinator, responding to the needs of families and community team members.  Erin has years of experience working with children as a kindergarten teacher and afterschool program coordinator.

Jennifer Deroian
Program Coordinator & Forensic Interviewer, Hillsborough Child Advocacy Center – Nashua

Jennifer joined the Child Advocacy Center as the program coordinator for the Nashua site in 2011 after working for the State of New Hampshire, Division for Children, Youth and Families for four years. Jennifer provided comprehensive safety assessments for children in need of safety intervention as well as provided outreach for children and families in need of services. Prior to working in New Hampshire, Jennifer worked in the private sector as a Clinical Coordinator/Crisis Worker for Massachusetts Mentor in the Boston area office. Jennifer worked closely with abused and neglected children in specialized foster care providing services and support to children suffering from significant trauma histories. Over the past seven years of her social work career Jennifer has remained passionate about child safety and community outreach.

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