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For immediate assistance, please call Alissa Cannon directly at 603-225-9540 x104.

Alissa Cannon, Executive Director
100 North Main Street, Suite 400, Concord, NH 03301

BOARD BIOS

Chairperson

Nicole Rodler

Rochester Police Department Juvenile Diversion

Nicole Rodler, is the Rochester Police Department’s Juvenile Division Coordinator since December 2009, overseeing the Juvenile Court Diversion Program and the Department’s role in community prevention.

She has served as the NH Juvenile Court Diversion Network’s Board Chair since 2011. Currently she sits on the Governor’s Commission for Alcohol and Drugs- Opiate Task Force and the Office of the Child Advocate’s Juvenile Justice Transformation Committee, as well as the NH Probation Transformation Team. Nicole also trains around the State on current drug trends and at the NH Police Academy for Prosecutors.

She has a BA from SUNY Albany in Psychology and Criminal Justice with a concentration in juvenile studies, is in progress on her MA in Justice Studies, is a Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW), Law Enforcement Against Drugs(LEADs) Instructor and Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Instructor. Nicole has over 25 years in the field working with youth from mental health to juvenile probation and tracking to now juvenile diversion.

Vice Chairperson

Dian McCarthy

Crispin’s House Coalition for Youth Goffstown Juvenile Diversion ProgramDiversion

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Treasurer

Tim Keefe

Treasurer

Tim Keefe currently serves as the Project Director for Restorative Justice/Court Diversion for CADY (Communities for Alcohol and Drug Free Youth) in Plymouth serving the Plymouth District Court catchment area. Previous to this role he served as a member of the CADY Board of Directors and it’s Vice Chair. As the retired Dean of Student at Plymouth Sate University, his career included oversight of the Universities Student Health Services, Wellness Programs, and the Student Conduct system. Restorative Justices practices were implemented in all appropriate cases heard by the student judicial system. During his career he had the opportunity to serve as the Director of Residential Life, Director of the College Union and Student Activities, and for more than a decade as the Dean of Students where he had responsibility for many Student Affairs functions including oversight of federal compliance requirements, serving as the Title IX Coordinator, and for the University’s student conduct program. Tim has taught in various capacities over his administrative tenure and has recently taken the opportunity to “re-direct” his University career to focus as a Teaching Lecturer in the Criminal Justice program. In addition to the above roles, Tim completed the NH Police Standards and Training Part Time Officer Certification, was sworn in the Towns of Hebron and Holderness, was a certified EMT and Firefighter, completed the Gehring Academy for Student Conduct Administrators, and even played the perpetrator in a training film for domestic violence prevention. Tim has many presentation credits both regionally and nationally on topics such as crisis management, FERPA, the CLERY Act, Federal Compliance, and other leadership/management topics.

Secretary

Demitria Kirby

Keene Youth Services

Demitria Kirby serves as the Juvenile Court Diversion Program Coordinator through the City of Keene Youth Services Department. Although based out of the city, the program serves youth throughout many towns located in Cheshire County that would be tried in the Keene Court. Prior to her current role, Demitria has experience working as a Child Protective Services Worker for the state as well as an Advocate through a Crisis Center. Outside of work, Demitria enjoys hiking with her family and re-watching The Office.

Members-At-Large

Steve Pappajohn

Dover Police Department, Teen Center

Steve Pappajohn, M.Ed., CPS, has been with the Dover Police Department since 2006. In his role as the Youth Services Coordinator, he is responsible for the daily operation of the Dover Teen Center and the coordination of the Juvenile Court Diversion Program. In addition to his direct responsibilities, Steve also sits on many committees and work groups that focus on prevention, youth development, community engagement and mental health. Steve is also a ACEs Master Trainer for the Pinetree Institute. (ACEs –Adverse Childhood Experiences)

Steve’s passion for working with youth is something that he wears on his sleeve. Focusing on mattering, positive opportunities and wise choices; he sends continuous vibes that foster responsibility, integrity and leadership development.

In his spare time, Steve enjoys spending time with family and friends, cheering for New England sports teams and playing golf and men’s softball. He’ll also be the first to tell you that he loves all things pop-culture; especially music and movies.

Renee DePalo

Accreditation Chair

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Erin Keefe

Valley Court Diversion Program to member at large

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