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Northeast Passage Staff

  • Jill Gravink, CTRS/L

    Founder and Executive Director

    Education: B.S. in Leisure Management & Tourism: Therapeutic Recreation Option from UNH, M.S. in Therapeutic Recreation Administration from UNH.

    Primary Responsibility at NEP: Jill oversees all NEP operations including strategic planning, budget and program development. She also serves as the primary liaison to the University of New Hampshire.

    Area(s) of Expertise: Entrepreneurial Therapeutic Recreation services, Licensure in Therapeutic Recreation, Health Promotion for individuals living with disabilities.

  • David Lee, CTRS/L

    Associate Director of Programs

    Education: B.S. in Recreation Management & Policy: Therapeutic Recreation from UNH, M.S. in Therapeutic Recreation Administration from UNH

    Primary Responsibility at NEP: Oversees all Adaptive Sports programs and adaptive equipment.

    Area(s) of Expertise: Adaptive Equipment, Cycling, Waterskiing, and Outdoor Access, Consulting

  • Keely Ames

    Associate Director of Operations

    Education: B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication from St. Michael’s College, M.A. in Liberal Studies – Sport Marketing Concentration from UNH.

    Primary Responsibility at NEP: Oversees all external relations, event manager Three Notch Century, coordinates office chaos.

    Area(s) of Expertise: Event management, grant writing, media relations.

  • Jess Amato, CTRS/L

    School Program Director

    Education: B.S. in Recreation Management with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation from Arizona State University.

    Primary Responsibility at NEP: Program Specialist in Recreation Therapy and Recreational Sport Programs.

    Area of Expertise: Program development, youth programming, Adaptive Sports & Recreation

  • Crystal Skahan, CTRS/L

    Recreation Sports Program Director

    Education: B.S. in Recreation, Parks & Leisure Services: Therapeutic Recreation and Psychology from Minnesota State University, Mankato, M.S. in Therapeutic Recreation Administration from UNH

    Primary Responsibility at NEP: Coordinator of all Recreational Sports programs

    Area(s) of Expertise: Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS), American Canoe Association (ACA) Certifications: Adaptive Paddling Equipment Instructor (APE-I) and Adaptive Paddling Workshop Instructor (APW-I), and Introduction to Coastal Kayaking Instructor-Level 1, Power Soccer Coach, Certified Nordic skiing guide for individuals with visual impairments through Ski for Light, Sexuality & Disability

  • Bill Stewart

    Competitive Sports Program Director

    Education: B.S. in Athletic Training from the Department of Kinesiology from UNH

    Primary Responsibility at NEP: Coordinator of all Competitive Sports programs.

    Area(s) of Expertise: Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, Performance Enhancement Specialist, USA Hockey Certified Level 3 Coach, Rehab 3 Center for Athletes Director

  • Cathy Thompson, CTRS/L

    Community/Home Based Program Director

    Education: B.S. in Recreation Management & Policy: Therapeutic Recreation and Outdoor Education from UNH

    Primary Responsibility at NEP: Program Coordinator for Home Based Recreational Therapy program, therapist in School Based program, Adaptive Nordic Ski Coach

    Area of Expertise: Nordic skiing and athlete development, mental health and group facilitation.

  • Michael Bassett, CTRS/L

    Program Specialist

    Education: B.S. in Recreation and Parks Administration: Therapeutic Recreation from Illinois State University.

    Primary Responsibility at NEP: Program Specialist in Recreation Therapy for PATH Veteran Program

    Areas of expertise: Military and Veteran culture

  • Philip Brekke, CTRS/L

    Program Specialist

    Education: B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Texas, M.S. in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation from Clemson University.

    Primary Responsibility at NEP: Program Specialist in Recreational Therapy for both school and home-based programs

    Area(s) of expertise: Group Facilitation, Health Promotion, Adaptive Paddlesports

  • Bronwyn Dronsfield, CTRS/L

    Program Specialist

    Education: B.S in Recreation Management & Policy: Therapeutic Recreation from UNH, MEd. In Educational Studies from Southern New Hampshire University.

    Primary Responsibility at NEP: Program Specialist in Recreation Therapy for PATH Veteran program.

    Areas of expertise: Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS), Behavioral health, substance addiction, group facilitation, community-based programming, art related programming.

  • Cam Forys, CTRS/L

    Program Specialist

    Education: B.S. in Recreation Management & Policy Therapeutic Recreation from UNH.

    Primary Responsibility at NEP: Program Specialist in Adaptive Sports & Recreation program.

    Area(s) of expertise: Adaptive Sports & Recreation, Power Soccer Referee, Adaptive Equipment.

  • Tony Jackson

    Power Soccer Coordinator

    Education: B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and German from Arizona State University; M.A. in German Studies from Arizona State University.

    Primary Responsibility at NEP: Power Soccer Program Coordinator in Competitive Sports program.

    Area(s) of expertise: Power Soccer coach and athlete, sharp wit and biting sarcasm

  • Kayla Laflamme, CTRS/L

    Program Specialist

    Education: B.S. in Recreation Management & Policy: Therapeutic Recreation Option from University of New Hampshire.

    Primary Responsibility at NEP: Program Specialist in the school-based Recreation Therapy program and Power Soccer Coach in Competitive Sports program.

    Areas of Expertise: Youth programming, group facilitation, adaptive sports and recreation, camp programming, power soccer.

  • Katherine Lapak

    Administrative Assistant

    Education: Bachelors of Social Work from Castleton State College, Masters of Social Work from University of New Hampshire, current Public Administration graduate student at UNH.

    Primary Responsibility at NEP: Performs and coordinates administrative office tasks providing customer service and NEP program staff support. Acts as the critical hub for active teams of professionals assisting with information flow, scheduling, fielding telephone calls, and receiving and directing visitors.

  • Nate Loomis

    Development Assistant

    Education: B.A. in English from the University of New Hampshire

    Primary Responsibility at NEP: Assisting with all aspects of fundraising including sponsorship coordination, donor stewardship, grant writing & annual fund development.

  • Matt McGilvray

    Program Specialist

    Education: B.S. in Sports Management from Johnson & Wales University

    Primary Responsibility at NEP: Program Specialist in Competitive Sports program.

    Area(s) of expertise: Coaching, Strength & Conditioning, USA Hockey Level 4 Certified Coach

  • Kyle McIntosh, CTRS/L

    Program Specialist

    Education: B.S. in Health Professions with Therapeutic Recreation focus from Metropolitan State University of Denver.

    Primary Responsibility at NEP: Program Specialist in the school-based Recreation Therapy program (TREK)

    Areas of Expertise: Adventure based therapy, Group facilitation, Youth programming, campfire cooking.

  • Airi Mooers, CTRS/L

    Program Specialist

    Education: B.S. in Recreation Management & Policy: Therapeutic Recreation from the University of New Hampshire. MSW from the University of New Hampshire.

    Primary Responsibility at NEP: Program Specialist in Recreation Therapy for PATH Veteran program.

    Area of Expertise: Behavioral health, substance abuse and treatment, group facilitation

  • Amanda Zedon, CTRS/L

    Program Specialist

    Education: B.S. in Recreation Management & Policy: Therapeutic Recreation from UNH

    Primary Responsibility at NEP: Program Specialist in Recreational Sports program.

    Area of Expertise: Adaptive sports and recreation, program development and group facilitation.

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