Zach Long was born and raised in Plymouth. After graduating high school in 2007 he suffered through a few years of drug dependence. He is now 10 years sober and very happy to be working in the recovery community. Zach attended the Recovery Coach Academy in 2019. In his free time he takes advantage of the many skiing and outdoor opportunities in the area.
Amanda lives in Groton with her family and 2 beagles. She enjoys watching stand-up comedy and reading historical fiction. After finding recovery 6 years ago she decided to become a Recovery Coach to help her community members also find recovery.
Susan Amburg, Susan serves as the Director of the Whole Village Family Resource Center in Plymouth, an initiative of Granite United Way. She has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit administration. She currently serves as Chair of PARC’s Board of Directors. She also serves on the boards of Family Support NH, Lower Grafton County Council for Young Children and Families, Central NH Public Health Advisory Council, Project Care, and the Plymouth State University Center for Healthy Communities Advisory Board. She holds a B.A. from Williams College and is the proud mother/stepmother of three and grandmother of one.
Wendy Williams, Mid-State Health Center’s Grants & Programming Director, joined the PARC Board in 2019. Wendy’s has over 20 years of non-profit leadership experience and offers expertise in grants management, operations, communications, and organizational development to PARC. In addition to her 10 years in healthcare leadership, her professional experience includes youth development, family mediation, substance misuse prevention, substance use disorder treatment programming, marketing, and communications. Wendy lives in the region and her professional goals are strongly rooted in strengthening the overall health and wellness of her community.
Doug Grant, After 35 years in the computer software industry, in NY, CT, NH and MA, Doug retired and obtained an MS in Non-Profit Leadership from Springfield College, Manchester. After moving north, he served on the boards of NAMI NH and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire. He is presently the Chair of the North Country Council board and the Treasurer of Plymouth Area Recovery Connection. He has also been involved with Transport Central for many years, serving as a volunteer driver, Treasurer and Operations Manager. A lifelong chess player, he is in the country’s top 10 (for his age, not overall!!) and #6 in NH.
Sarah Smolen, Sarah has worked in the Plymouth community for the last ten years in both community mental health and residential treatment. Sarah is currently finishing her masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus in Addictions Treatments and has a bachelors degree in psychology. Sarah has been a member of the CADY Advisory Board and Restorative Justice panel member since 2016, volunteered at women’s shelters, and other community agencies for at-risk populations. She is passionate about helping others, improving accessibility to resources in the community, recovery, and mental health.
Robin Hausheer, EdD, NCC, LPC (Idaho) is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education at Plymouth State University. Dr. Hausheer is the coordinator of the Master of Education in School Counseling program and the Addictions Treatment certificate. She has worked as an elementary school counselor in the public sector, and has experience providing clinical counseling in inpatient psychiatric and college counseling settings, and the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. Dr. Hausheer has provided trainings on underage drinking prevention, parent education, ethics, and curriculum development. Dr. Hausheer has co-authored publications on underage drinking prevention and intervention, and has presented at regional, state, and national conferences. Dr. Hausheer earned her master’s and doctoral degrees from Boise State University. She is a member of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, the American Counseling Association, the American School Counseling Association, the New Hampshire School Counseling Association, and the North Atlantic Region of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.
Jennifer Schmidt, Assistant Director for Child and Family Services at Lakes Region Mental Health Center and has been employed with the agency for 19 years. Jennifer also teach part time as adjunct faculty at Plymouth State University in the graduate program for mental health counseling. She is a long time resident of Campton, NH and is invested in community partners and collaborations that make the community such a great place to live and work.