Our Staff


Heidi Postupack, Executive Director

Heidi Postupack earned a B.A. from Norwich University and joined Second Growth in 2016 after ten years at West Central Behavioral Health. Heidi has  been working in development and marketing for 16 years, with prior experience in business development, finance, and banking.

Janet Potter, MLADC, LMFT, Counselor

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. She has been in practice since 2004 with clinical experience at many levels including crisis intervention and medicated assisted therapy. Janet is currently providing counseling to youth, young adults, and families, and is facilitating the collaborative program of Second Growth and The Family Place – Parents Together – which employs the best practice curriculum from Circle of Security. 

Nichole Gagnon, Administrative Assistant, Youth Programs

Nichole Gagnon earned a B.A. in psychology from Johnson State College, and has been working in the fields of social work, case management, recovery coaching, and administrative support since 2011. Nichole currently develops curriculum for our Youth Programs and works with her colleagues at Second Growth to run Coaching for Captains, Start Ready Summer Camp, and Spring Break Arts Camp.

Douglas Pilcher, M.A., Student Assistance Program

Douglas Pilcher earned his B.A. from Northeastern University and his M.A. from Upper Valley Educators Institute. Doug has extensive youth counseling experience in school settings as well as his long history at The Aloha Foundation. Doug has been a classroom teacher since 2015, and currently provides Student Assistance Program curriculum and supports to teenagers in a local middle school.

Gene Kadish, M.S., Counselor

With over three decades of service in public education, Gene brings a wealth of practical experience to the task of coaching young people through difficult choices. His extensive knowledge of schools and systems of learning blended with his skills as school counselor have helped Gene become an accessible professional resource for many students of all abilities as well as for the parents and educators who teach them. He was the highly respected Director of the Guidance Department at Hanover High School for many years as well as a middle school counselor and special educator in Hartford, VT. His work with families has helped parents to navigate the stormy seas of adolescence as their children move through the middle and high school years into college and career. Gene was a long-time member of Second Growth’s Board of Directors and left that role to assume counseling duties for the organization.

Sarah Little, Youth Programs

Sarah Little earned her B.S. from Colby-Sawyer College, and upon graduation, was employed by Colby-Sawyer as the Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach. While still in school, Sarah worked for Second Growth as a college intern and mentor in our Coaching for Captains program. Sarah currently develops curriculum for our Youth Programs and works with her colleagues at Second Growth to run Coaching for Captains, Start Ready Summer Camp, and Spring Break Arts Camp.

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.

Margaret Dunn, M.A., LADC, PLLC

Margaret Dunn is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor who specializes in substance abuse recovery and strength-based therapy for individuals and couples. Margaret currently provides clinical supervision and support to the counseling staff at Second Growth.

Tom Gamble, Ph.D.

Tom Gamble has practiced as a clinical psychologist in the Upper Valley since 1989, having obtained his training at the Department of Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Gamble has been the school psychologist at Hanover High School since 1992 and previously worked in a private practice that provided services to many Vermont and New Hampshire schools. His clinical interests include loss, trauma, and mood disorders in children and adolescents. Dr. Gamble currently provides professional supervision and support to the Student Assistance Program and clinical staff at Second Growth.