About Us

About Us

The Prevention Certification Board of New Hampshire is an all-volunteer board with the important role of  providing oversight for the process of certifying individuals as Prevention Specialists in the State of  New Hampshire through IC&RC credentialing.  The board also has the responsibility of  reviewing and approving Continuing Education (CEUs)  for Certified Prevention Specialists for various types of training events (workshops, webinars, trainings, conferences, etc).

The Value of IC&RC Credentialing:  Prevention Certification provides public protection by ensuring that prevention services are provided in an appropriate, ethical manner using the latest evidence-based practices.   It requires prevention specialists to demonstrate competence through a rigorous credentialing and examination process that promotes personal and professional growth, increased recognition, and professionalism of the field.  Unified by adherence to the highest standards of quality and integrity, prevention specialists holding an IC&RC Prevention Specialist certification have created an international network of prevention specialists with worldwide recognition and respect.

Board of Directors:

  • President: Donna Arias, CPS Program Director
    • Life of An Athlete /251 Clinton Street /Concord, NH 03301 /Ph: 603-228-8671/darias@nhiaa.org
  • Vice President: Mary Forsythe-Taber, CPS
    • Makin It Happen/497 Hooksett Road, Suite 207/Manchester, NH 03104/ Ph: 603-686-6844/mft@mih4u.org
  • Treasurer: Elena VanZandt, MEd, MLADC, CPS
    • HALO-New England/44 Roberts Rd./ Canaan, NH 03741/Ph: (603)-359-3321/elenavanzandt@haloeducationalsystems.com
  • Secretary: Marissa Carlson, CPS, Executive Director
    • NH Teen Institute/112 W. Pearl St./Nashua, NH 03060/mcarlson.ti@gmail.com
  • Board Member: Tim Lena, MSW, CPS, Student Assistance Program Coordinator
    • Timberlane Regional School District/ 36 Greenough Rd./Plaistow, NH 03865/ Ph: 603-382-6541 x 227/Timothy.Lena@timberlane.net
  • Board Member: Charlotte Scott, Coalition Coordinator
    • Southern Rockingham Coalition for Healthy Youth/6 West Main Street/Newton, NH 03858/Ph: 603-498-8583/SoRockNHCC@gmail.com
  • Board Member: Carrie McFadden, Training Director
    • NHTIAD/130 Pembroke Road/Concord, NH 03301/Ph: 603-225-7060/traininginstitute@nhadaca.org
  • Board Member: Courtney Gray, Executive Director
    • NH Alcohol and Other Drug Service Providers Association/10 Ferry Street Suite 307/Concord, NH 03301/Ph: 603-225-9540 Ext 113/courtney@nhproviders.org

To Contact Board: 

Priscilla Davis, Board Administrator

NH Prevention Certification Board c/o Community Health Institute/501 South Street, 2nd Floor, Bow, NH  03304

Ph: 603-573-3302/Email: nhpreventcert@gmail.com


The following individuals who have been certified by The Prevention Certification Board of New Hampshire have given permission to be listed on this website. If you have been certified as a Certified Prevention Specialist by The Prevention Certification Board of New Hampshire and wish to be listed here, please email your permission to nhpreventcert@gmail.com.

Donna Arias, CPS

Jessica Blais, CPS

Marty Boldin, LICSW, LADC, LCS, CPS, CPM

Marissa Carlson, CPS

Diane Casale, CPS

Christina Connor, CPS

Mary Drew, MS, MEd, CPS

Alice R. Ely, MPH, CPS

Judith E. Fournier, MS, CFLE, CPS

Diana Gibbs, BA, CPS

Lizabeth Hennig, CPS

Nancy Jackson-Reno, CPS

Tim Lena, CPS

Cyndi MacKenzie, GPC, CPS


Sarah B. Sutherland, CPS

Bob Thompson, B Sc., CPS

Elena VanZandt, M.Ed., MLADC, CPS


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