Anna Rose founded The New Road Project after her own family became trapped in the child protection system, and learned first-hand of the existing issues that permeate it. She has worked with children and families as a licensed clinical social worker, has a background in community organizing, and besides her Masters in Social Work has degrees in Animal Science, Community Leadership, and Politics and Society.  Anna currently works in Public Health. She believes strongly that NH deserves a child protection system that strengthens families and communities rather than leaving them more vulnerable, and that everyone has a part to play in speaking truth to power and creating change. Anna has spent much of her life engaged in advocacy work, and is committed to bringing her passion and experience to this cause.

Anna Rose Carrigan,
Executive Director

Colleen has worked throughout her life to elevate the voices of those in marginalized communities. As a nurse practitioner at Dartmouth-Hitchcock she works passionately to improve the health and well-being of both her patients and community. In the past, Colleen has worked as a nurse practitioner in out-patient psychiatric services,and has a long history of working in pediatrics and psychiatry as a registered nurse since 2010. This experience has lead her to have a greater understanding of the needs of New Hampshire’s children and families, which she brings to The New Road Project. Colleen completed her Master’s of Science in Nursing in 2015. Colleen is also a proud member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 

Colleen Taylor, APRN, FNP-C
Board President

Bio coming soon...

Rep. Pat Long
Vice President

Ali is a licensed social worker at the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester. She earned her BSW from Plymouth State University in 2012 and her MSW specializing in Direct Clinical Practice from The University of New Hampshire in 2014. She received her license to practice independently in 2017. Ali has experience working as a case manager, psychotherapist, crisis clinician, and intake clinician, making her well-versed in the behavioral health needs that often are thematic in child protective issues. She has been volunteering at UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center, since 2013 with youth who have cognitive and/or physical disabilities, and is a strong advocate for children and families.

Ali Curran, LICSW

Bio coming soon...

Carolyn Brennan, MSN, RN

Wendy is currently a freelance writer for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. In the past, she worked managing communications for the American Red Cross, and as a Public Information Officer in K-12 public education in Delaware, where she handled media relations and social media management. Wendy also has experience serving as  an organizational spokesperson and communications liaison to the media and the public. She has held senior leadership roles in the fields of nonprofit management and higher education, and has managed communications as a volunteer for several nonprofit organizations. She is a practicing Quaker and a member of New Hampshire Peace Action, and is active in state and national politics.

Wendy Lapham

Mary has been a pediatric home care and NICU nurse for 42 years, and currently works at Southern NH Medical Center.  She has also experienced the shortcomings of the child protection system first-hand as a grandmother, and is well aware of the problems that need to be addressed.
As a mother, grandmother, and nurse,
children have been her focus for more than 40 years. She believes it is time to take that focus and move in a
new direction, one which is crucially needed. All children need a voice and to be protected, she has joined The New Road Project to ensure that that that happens.

Mary Carrigan,

Loretta is a single mother of two, a domestic abuse survivor and small business owner in Dover, New Hampshire. Loretta is originally from mid-coast Maine and has lived in the Dover, NH area for the past 13 years. In that time she has traversed the NH courts, DCYF, mental health and Law enforcement systems, with an additional two years prior to that in Maine.
Having spent almost 15 years advocating for both herself and her children, she has acquired experience and knowledge in which she hopes to share with others who are currently struggling. Her goal is to support and empower others to advocate for themselves and their children while
at the same time enacting change within the child-family advocacy system, on both a local and
state level.

Loretta Tower

Chelsea is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in New Hampshire and a certified Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator. She currently runs her own private counseling practice where she specializes in children, adolescents, families, and developmental trauma. She has previously worked in residential settings, in homes, schools, and community mental health centers. Her exposure to the child protection system came at a young age when her family was a licensed foster family. This upbringing inspired Chelsea to write her undergraduate thesis paper on issues within the child protection system and to become a foster and adoptive parent herself. She is an advocate for system change and new legislation that places New Hampshire up to speed with trauma informed practices. She believes that within the New Hampshire child protection system there needs to be a greater focus on the best interest of the child in order to better ensure the safety and emotional well being of NH's vulnerable children.

Chelsea Begin, LCMHC

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