Lisa Couture, MSW, Executive Director
Lisa joined Krempels Center in May of 2009. As executive director, she is responsible to the board of directors for leadership and management of the organization and its programs and managing financial and human resources. Lisa’s prior managerial positions include executive director of Fair Tide, outreach program director for Rockingham Community Action, and program coordinator of The Birchtree Center. She earned her master’s degree in social work from the University of New England in 2000 and her bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1994.
Susan Chase, MS, Development Director
Sue joined Krempels Center in November of 2012. Sue has over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, providing leadership, strategic planning, and fundraising skills to human services organizations. Sue has extensive experience in the areas of major donors, grant writing, special events, annual funds, and stewardship. Sue has a master’s in management from Antioch University.
Lisa Hanson, BSW, CCM, CBIS, Member Services Director
Lisa, a founder of Krempels Center in 1995 and its first employee, has a bachelor's degree in social work and is both a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and Certified Case Manager. Lisa's 25 years in brain injury services includes several roles with Krempels Center, from grants director to support and resources coordinator. As program co-director, Lisa works to guide the continued growth and success of the center, as well as taps into mission-aligned opportunities for programmatic expansion.
Barb Kresge, OTR/L, CBIS, Program Director
Barb, a registered and licensed occupational therapist, joined Krempels Center in August of 2006. Her work as an occupational therapist has spanned the treatment spectrum from acute care through home care, working with adult clients with a wide range of diagnoses. In addition, Barb has worked at Tufts University as a lecturer in the occupational therapy department and is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. In her role as Program Director, Barb works to develop and implement a program that has a profound and lasting impact on the quality of life of brain injury survivors. Barb is also involved in brain injury research via Krempels Center’s outcomes research and as a member of Supportive Living Inc.’s Brain Injury Wellness Center Research Council.
Susette Milnor, MSW/LICSW, Program Coordinator
Susette joined Krempels Center in July of 2015. She is a licensed, independent, clinical social worker who earned her Master’s Degree from Simmions School of Social Work in 1986. Susette has 30 years of experience working as a psychotherapist in a variety of mental health settings. For the past 24 years she was a co-director and staff psychotherapist at Womankind Counseling Center, a non-profit, outpatient psychotherapy agency providing mental health services to women, men, children and families.
Betsy Oski, Operations and Development Associate
Betsy joined Krempels Center in April of 2015. Betsy brings ten years’ experience as a Human Resources professional, including recruitment, talent management, and systems administration. Betsy earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology from William Smith College, Geneva NY. Betsy is looking forward to working with Krempels Center staff, board of directors, donors and members.
Kelly Redwine, MS, OTR/L, Program Coordinator
Kelly joined Krempels Center in October 2012. She has a Master’s of Science in occupational therapy and worked in the field of mental health for more than seven years. Kelly interned at Krempels Center four years ago and now enjoys her role as educator and mentor to the many students who complete their internships at the center.
Megan Shapiro Ross, MS, Special Events Manager
Megan joined Krempels Center in April of 2017. With a Master’s in Non Profit Management and Education, Megan brings 20 years of event planning experience to her role. Megan also has start-up non-profit experience and has served on a variety of Seacoast area boards. Megan is excited to be a part of the Krempels Center Community and hopes to support the impact Krempels Center is making on the lives of those living with brain injuries.
Molly Weidman, Program Assistant
Molly joined Krempels Center in May 2017. She has a degree in Education and Human Development from the University of Vermont. Molly comes to us with a background in customer service, education, administrative work, and local non-profit involvement. She is excited to broaden her knowledge of brain injuries, therapeutic programs that provide meaningful and productive experiences, and the administration of non-profit organizations.
Craig Werth, M.Ed, Group Facilitator
Craig has been a friend of Krempels Center for more than 12 years, first as a visiting artist as a musician/songwriter and becoming a Group Facilitator in 2016. Craig offers classes to our members in Songwriting, Creative Expression, Acting/Improv, Reading Group and more. Craig holds an M.Ed. in Counseling from UNH, served as Associate Director of UNH's Center for Academic Resources at UNH, and toured internationally as a singer-songwriter and workshop presenter. On most workdays, Craig brings in his cheery assistant, “Sadie the Wonder Dog”. She is certified for pet therapy and is a beloved member of the Krempels Center community. Note: Her name changes to “Buddy” when she participates in “Man Cave” which Craig leads.