Greater Bedford Womenade

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Our Validators

An individual seeking assistance from GBW should be an established client of one of the various social service organizations serving the greater Bedford community listed below. Our validators within those organizations will then connect with GBW directly should they determine an individual’s need is best met by GBW rather than by their own support or other funding sources.

GBW validators are professionals working with social service organizations and the like that exist to support individuals whose needs match those of the organization.

GBW funds requests of residents from the following zip codes: 03110, 03045, 03102 and 03070. 


Amoskeag Health (Formerly known as Manchester Community Health Center & Child Health Services

Validator contacts to come

Catholic Charities

Mary Ann Fraser

(603) 624-4717 x 12 

Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association

Gretchen Torres, MSW

30 Pillsbury Street

Concord, NH 03301


Department of Health & Human Services

Sheryl Brooks, Supervisor 

Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services (BEAS)

Manchester District Offices 

1050 Perimeter Road, Suite 501

Manchester, NH 03103

(603) 665-8458

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Primary Care 

Kristen Cherry, Family Support Specialist

(603) 629-8119

Easter Seals NH 

Laurie Duff,  Director Senior Services

(603) 621-3422


Elliot Health System

Crystal Quinlan:

Jen Dolloff:

FAST Forward Program ( NH Children's Behavioral Health Collaborative)

Amanda Donoghue, Program Coordinator

(603) 960-1686 

Girls, Inc. 

Malissa Spiegel, Regional Director 


Leah Hapke, Program Director


Granite State Independent Living

Hilary Gilbert, Independent Living Services Coordinator

(603) 518-4611 

Manchester Christian Church 

Donna Miller, Care Coordinator

(603) 622-9677

Manchester School District

Gossler Park School

Stephanie Emmons

Northwest Elementary

Elizabeth McGovern

Parker Varney Elementary

Jillian Simpson

Middle School at Parkside

Kathleen Wheeler, Social Worker

West High School Manchester

Amy Pellegrini, Social Worker

Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester

Suzanne O'Gara, REAP Counselor (Referral Education Assistance & Prevention)

(603) 836-4599

The Moore Center 

Kathleen McKernan

Partners in Health/Manchester VNA

Maria Lucia Petagna, Family Support Coordinator

(603) 663-5059

Southern New Hampshire Services 

Emily Boulton

Family Resource Specialist

60 Rogers St. Manchester, NH 03103

603-668-3148 Ext. 11

The Way Home

Rhonda Kenney

(603) 218-1424

Waypoint (Formerly Child and Family Services)

Lisa Anderson, BS
Family Support Program Manager - Manchester
PO Box 448
Manchester, NH 03105

Well Sense Health Plan, NH Medicaid

(603) 263-3031


Bedford Presbyterian Church

Reverend John Sawyer

Bedford School District 

Mike Fournier, Superintendent of Schools

Bedford High School

Lisa Jacques, Dean of Student Services 

Ross A Lurgio School 

Edward Joyce, Principal 

McKelvie School

Jennifer Asdot, Principal

Memorial Elementary School 

Philip Schappler, Principal 

Peter Woodbury School

Cheryl Daley, Principal

Riddle Brook School

Molly McCarthy, Principal

Marty Reese, Guidance Counselor

Martina Kenney, Guidance Counselor

Bedford Welfare Office  

Pamela D. Hogan, Human Resources Director and Welfare Director

Katherine Nikitas, Human Resources Office

(603) 492-1315

(603) 792-1314

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Primary Care

Kristen Cherry, Family Support Specialist

(603) 629-8119

Derry Medical Center

Meredith Kolodze, LSW

Social Work Care Manager

Village MD at Derry Medical Center

160 South River Road

Bedford, NH 03110

Trinity Life Community 

Bedford Foursquare Church


Goffstown SAU 

Jill Girolimon, Family/School Liaison

(603) 497-4818 x5762

Maple Avenue School

Colyn Belter

Town of Goffstown

Danielle Basora, Finance Department   

(603) 497-8990 x 102

Kapheielinna Chean, Goffstown Welfare Office

YWCA Crisis Services

Amy Pettengill, Amanda Oulette

(603) 625-5785


Londonderry United Methodist Church

Rev. Amy Alletzhauser, D.Min., LPP  

(603) 432-7083