Christine brings a wealth of experience within the community to her new position. For the past 25 years she’s been working in the human service and criminal justice fields, most recently as a social worker within the Bellows Falls Police Department. She worked with people dealing with mental health issues, families in crisis, individuals who are homeless, as well as other difficult situations. Over the years, Christine’s been a training coordinator at the Vermont Police Academy and a program manager for a Department of State sponsored international training program focused on domestic abuse.
Christine lives in Rockingham and she loves to mountain bike, snow shoe, travel, and garden. She has two daughters and three energetic grandchildren and loves spending time with her family and friends.
Paige Martin, Resource Manager
I am a recent graduate of Keene State College where I studied communication and psychology. During my college years I spent my afternoons at a local daycare center, where I was an associate teacher in a one-year-old classroom. I am really excited to bring my experience as a communication student as well as my work with children and families into this new position, and I couldn’t be more thankful to be Parks Place new resource coordinator! I am looking forward to learning more about the Bellows Falls community and becoming a member of the Parks Place family
Lead Safe & Healthy Homes works with families, landlords, and contractors to reduce indoor environmental hazards including lead hazards, carbon monoxide exposure, indoor air quality, fire risk, child-proofing needs and mold and moisture hazards.
Lead Safe & Healthy Homes provides free in-home assessments to target potential hazards and offer resources to mitigate those hazards. Our work with families had reduced childhood lead poisoning and asthma/allergy events in children age six and under.
My name is Jessica O’Hara, and I came to Parks Place in January of 2015 as a volunteer.
Since then, I am pleased to report that I have learned a great deal about the importance of community and the many factors that affect the health and success of all communities. I am grateful for the opportunity to officially join the Parks Place staff here in my own town of Bellows Falls, Vermont.
Together, I believe we can create and sustain a community of strength, cooperation, responsibility and growth. In my spare time, I am a busy mother to my three year old son Carter who has also taught me a lot about the importance of patience, good will, curiosity, and the desire to persevere even in the everyday circumstances of life. I look forward to working with my colleagues as well as my fellow community members toward building a positive and bright future.