Our Staff

   

Heidi Postupack, Executive Director

Heidi Postupack is a graduate of Norwich University and the New England School of Banking at Williams College. Heidi joined Second Growth in July 2016 after ten years as Development Director at West Central Behavioral Health. Heidi has worked in development and marketing for 20 years, with experience in business development, finance, and banking. Heidi is a member of the Hanover Rotary Club and serves on the Board as the Chair of the Philanthropy Committee and the Scholarship Committee. She serves on the Board of the Hanover nonprofit, Integrare, is a member of the Hanover Improvement Society, and has served the Town of Hanover as a volunteer on the Hanover Finance Committee and in other capacities.

Janet Potter, LMFT, MLADC, Therapist and Clinical Supervisor

Janet Potter is a Master’s prepared Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with a Masters Degree from Antioch New England. Janet has many years of clinical experience including crisis intervention and medication-assisted treatment. Janet currently provides clinical supervision for Second Growth staff, provides supervision for our Clinical Intern, and is supporting several staff members towards earning professional licensure. Janet serves on the steering committees and boards of several community groups including the Hartford Area Community Coalition. Janet is one of the lead facilitators of Second Growth’s proprietary group model called Making Change, which has been deemed a Promising Practice.

Rachel Loseby, M.S., Counselor

Rachel Loseby is a graduate of New England University with a Masters in Clinical Counseling, having earned her B.A. in Psychology from Keene State University, where she played varsity field hockey and was an active student leader. Rachel provides clinical services in Second Growth’s Wilder office, prevention services and supports in Windsor High School as a Student Assistance Program Counselor, and serves in a variety of Second Growth’s proprietary programs as a Youth Program Counselor. Rachel is one of the lead facilitators of Second Growth’s proprietary group model called Making Change, which has been deemed a Promising Practice.

Benjamin Dohn, M.S.W., Student Assistance Program Counselor

Benjamin Dohn is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Masters in Social Work, having previously earned a B.A. at SUNY Oswego. Benjamin currently provides prevention education and supports at Bethel Middle School as a Student Assistance Program Counselor, and is one of Second Growth’s Youth Program Counselors. Benjamin is providing clinical services in our offices in Wilder, and co-facilitates a weekly Group developed by Second Growth called Making Change that has been deemed a Promising Practice and has recently been revised and updated to include the latest research and best-practices.

Mackenzie Dion, B.A., Student Assistance Program Counselor

Mackenzie Dion is a graduate of Colby-Sawyer College with a B.A. in Psychology. She is currently enrolled at Southern NH University to earn a Masters in Clinical Counseling. Mackenzie provides prevention education and other supports at Claremont Middle School as a Student Assistance Program Counselor, and co-facilitates a weekly Group developed by Second Growth called Making Change. During the summer, Mackenzie works within our Youth Programs and summer camps throughout Vermont and New Hampshire.

Alyssa Corcoran, B.A., Student Assistance Program Counselor

Alyssa Corcoran is a graduate of Loras College with a B.A. in Elementary Education and Psychology and is a licensed Elementary Teacher. Alyssa provides prevention education and other supports in the Newport NH School District as a Student Assistance Program Counselor. During the summer, Alyssa also works within our Youth Programs and summer camps throughout Vermont and New Hampshire.

Mary Lawrence, B.S., Student Assistance Program Counselor

Mary Lawrence earned a B.S. at the University of Vermont, and is a Certified Pre-School Teacher with over 10 years experience in academic and after-school programs. Mary provides prevention education and other supports in the White River Valley School District as a Student Assistance Program Counselor. During the summer, Mary works within our Youth Programs and summer camps throughout Vermont and New Hampshire.

Addison Thomas, B.A., Student Assistance Program Counselor

Addison Thomas is a graduate of Wesleyan with a B.A. in Psychology and Russian. While attending Wesleyan, Addison was a varsity athlete in both field hockey and track & field, and a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. Addison provides prevention education and other supports in the Newport NH School District as a Student Assistance Program Counselor. During the summer, she works within our Youth Programs and summer camps throughout Vermont and New Hampshire.

Sandra Pais, B.S., Student Assistance Program Counselor

Sandra Pais is a graduate of Keene State College with a B.S. in Health Science with a focus on Substance Misuse Counseling. Sandra earned credentials as a Registered Nurse from Becker College and worked in the field of nursing for ten years before becoming interested in counseling and returning to school. Sandra provides prevention education and support in the Claremont School District as a Student Assistance Program Counselor, and works as a Youth Program Counselor in Second Growth’s Summer Camps.

Kristin Miller, B.S., Student Assistance Program Counselor

Kristin Miller earned a B.S. in Family & Consumer Sciences from University of New Hampshire, continuing for a time as a grad student before beginning a long career in education. Kristin is a Certified Water Safety Instructor, Certified Crisis Prevention & Intervention, CPR/AED, and earned certificates for Coaching Children and Teens, and Communication Skills. Kristin provides prevention education and support in the Windsor School District as a Student Assistance Program Counselor, and works as a Youth Program Counselor in Second Growth’s Summer Camps.

Second Growth Staff Dinner, June 2022
Youth Program Staff and Campers, July 2022

Consultants and Advisors:

Mistie Boule, CPA

Mistie Boule is a Certified Public Accountant and the founder of Ridgeline Accounting. Mistie has extensive experience in public accounting as well as financial management, auditing, and daily operations of nonprofit organizations. Mistie currently provides on-going accounting services for Second Growth.