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  • Jill Gravink, CTRS/L

    Founder and Executive Director
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.

  • Philip Brekke, CTRS/L

    Program Specialist
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    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

  • Chandler Bullard

    Program Specialist
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    Education: Ongoing saga

    Primary Responsibility at NEP: Similarity Awareness programming, Quad Rugby coach, oversees Court Sports and Wheelchair Tennis at UNH

    Area of Expertise: Certified Quad Rugby Referee, Power Soccer Referee

  • Bronwyn Dronsfield, CTRS/L

    Program Specialist
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.

  • Nate Loomis

    Development Assistant
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    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
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    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

  • Reilly Murphy

    Administrative Assistant
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    Education: B.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications from Ithaca College in New York.

    Primary Responsibilities at NEP: Any and all administrative matters. Coordinating agendas, rentals, and events.

  • Amanda Zedon, CTRS/L

    Program Specialist
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    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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