M.A., Social Work, University of New England, May 2019
B.S., Biochemistry, Plymouth State University December 2013
Alyssa joined the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability in 2020 as a New Hampshire wraparound trainer and coach to support training, implementation, and fidelity for New Hampshire Wraparound coordinators.
Alyssa came to the behavioral health field after completing her undergraduate degree in biochemistry at Plymouth State University. Alyssa’s first job post college was as a foster family support worker, where she worked with youth within the foster care system considered specialized placements. Alyssa was encouraged to pursue a career in social work by her supervisor and went on to gain experience as a Behavioral Health Professional (BHP), where she worked with youth, ages 5-21, in the home, community, and school settings for four years. Alyssa then gained experienced in a specialized school setting as a BHP/Educational Technician III, where she worked 1:1 and 2:1 with students throughout a school day. The majority of Alyssa’s work experience prior to becoming involved with New Hampshire Wraparound was in Maine.
In 2018, Alyssa moved to New Hampshire to work as a wraparound coordinator, where she gained a wealth of knowledge around wraparound implementation in her two years of facilitation. Alyssa attended the National Wraparound Conference in Baltimore Maryland in September of 2019, all before transitioning into her coaching role with the IOD.