Duncan Gill, MD, Medical Director
Duncan graduated from Harvard College with a B.A. in Physical Sciences, obtained his M.D. from Saba University School of Medicine, and completed a Residency in General Psychiatry and Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut. He worked over three years as a full-time staff psychiatrist at Community Council of Nashua’s Child and Adolescent Program. During this time, he also performed on-call duties for Southern New Hampshire Medical Center’s Emergency Room, Behavioral Health Unit, and the general medical floors. He is Board Certified in both General and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Outside of work, Dr. Gill enjoys playing basketball and volleyball, and is probably (though this has not been confirmed) the only child psychiatrist in New England who can dunk. He also enjoys playing electric and acoustic guitar.
Joseph R. Walsh, LCMHC, Program Director
Joe graduated from Cambridge College with a M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology in 1993. Since then he has served the New Hampshire and Massachusetts region as a Child and Family Therapist at Nashua Children’s Home, an Educational Liaison for Nashua’s Title 1 program, an Emergency Services Clinician in Lowell, MA, and as a Wellness Counselor in private practice. He also has experience as the founder and CEO of a small computer and business services company. Joe’s extracurricular activities include a variety of sports (especially jiu-jitsu, basketball, baseball and tennis), cooking, and designing and constructing custom electric guitars and amplifiers.
Lindsay Goldstein, M.Ed., LCMHC, Counselor
Lindsay graduated from Cambridge College with a M.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling in 2004. She is a certified School Guidance Counselor and has been in Special Education as a consultant, liaison, teacher and clinician for over ten years. Currently, she is working as the Educational Director and Clinical Liaison for the Cornerstones Day and Residential School, a Massachusetts 766 approved School designed for children ages 6-12 who require intensive psychiatric and educational treatment. She has been in this position for 9 years. Outside of work, Lindsay enjoys a multitude of sports, including tennis, basketball and ping-pong. She has studied classical piano for 23 years, and enjoys travel – but not nearly as much as everyone at DBHA enjoys her amazing custom cakes, cookies, and other baked treats.
Tina Michaud, Office Manager
Affectionally known as “Tiner” to the staff, who love hearing her say her own name, Tina does it all. Answering the phones, sending faxes, handling the billing, greeting the clients, keeping everyone happy, and basically keeping the business running — all in a day’s work for Tina. Her energy, enthusiasm, and devotion seem to know no limits. From time to time, you can still catch her spontaneously jumping up from her desk and exclaiming: “I love my job!”
Catie Scanlon, Administrative Assistant/Medical Records Coordinator
Catie is our administrative assistant, medical records coordinator, computer technician, promotional agent and research assistant. In addition, you will likely meet or speak with Catie as she greets visitors in person and over the phone. Catie also helps some of the older generation understand (or fathom at least) the changing world of adolescent customs, social medial and gadgetry. With her great sense of humor and particularly infectious laugh, she is a frequent client favorite at Direction. Catie is a skilled artisan and enjoys sharing her skills with clients. She particularly enjoys pottery and painting. She is an avid Formula 1 fan and enjoys traveling.
Ricard Alexis, Counselor
Ricard moved to Nashua in 2005 to continue developing his career in professional counseling and education. He has since been employed at the Nashua Children’s Home as a Residential Youth Counselor. Ricard previously enjoyed success as the Vice President and Program Planner of From Boys to Great Men, a nonprofit youth service organization in his home town of New Orleans, LA. Prior to that, Ricard served as a Student Worker at Project Return, and as an Instructor for Save the Youth, both in New Orleans. Building on his exemplary work in the South, Ricard has already distinguished himself as an exceptional resource to the youth of the Nashua area, and a most valued member of the Direction team. As a native of the Big Easy, Ricard brings a well-appreciated dose of southern wisdom and hospitality to Direction. Jazz fans may even recognize his famous family name — his ancestors figured prominently in the birth of America’s most cherished musical art form!
Victoria Lee, Counselor
Before coming to Direction, Victoria had been employed at the Nashua Children’s Home as a Residential Counselor. For several years, Victoria has distinguished herself as a special young worker in the field of human services. She leads by example, bringing an unusual blend of serious focus and loving concern to her work with children and families. Direction benefits immensely from her unique ability to connect with all types of people. Victoria is a true life-long learner, she is a certified yoga instructor, and her continuing, personal education includes her study of psychology and farming.
Chuck Vorias, Counselor
Chuck is well known around Nashua as a skilled childcare worker. A School Counselor at the New Searles Elementary School since 2001, Chuck is relied upon to provide individual counseling covering personal, social and school related issues, preparing students for re-integration into the classroom. He also conducts classroom lessons covering topics related to creating a unified, safe school culture and climate, and facilitates small groups covering anger management, social skills, divorce, friendship, and bereavement. Chuck provides crisis intervention and mediation with students, and trains and facilitates fifth grade students in the Peer Mediation Program. Prior to entering education, Chuck served eight years as a Residential Counselor, Crises Worker, and Supervisor at Nashua Children’s Home. People who know Chuck say his devotion to his rapidly growing family, and counseling, may be the only things greater than his devotion to the Boston Celtics!
Erin White, Counselor
Erin graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of New Hampshire, Durham, in 2002. In that same year she earned her national certification for health education professionals (C.H.E.S.). Since then, she has taught a comprehensive health curriculum, including biological, psychological, and social health to seventh and eighth grade students at the Hollis Brookline Middle School. Erin has also served the community as a volunteer for Nashua’s Neighborhood Health Center, The Southern NH HIV/AIDS Task Force, and Habitat for Humanity. With her many professional and volunteer commitments, it’s a wonder that Erin finds time for family, friends, and fun, but she does! Watching football and baseball are particular interests. Erin brings the passionate energy of a sports fan and a health teacher to Direction for the benefit of all!
Blake Deboisbriand, Counselor
A native of the Granite State, Blake graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Psychology in 2004. From 2005 to 2007, she distinguished herself as an especially skilled Residential Counselor at The Nashua Children’s Home. Blake then applied her talents as a Child and Adolescent Care Manager and Functional Support Provider at The Community Council of Nashua (now Greater Nashua Mental Health Center) from 2007 to 2010. After taking some time off to start a family of her own, Blake joined Direction. Clients and Staff alike benefit immensely from Blake’s seemingly inexhaustible, down-to-earth, positive energy. In addition to raising her darling daughter, Blake enjoys landscaping, flower and vegetable gardening, and arts and crafts. A true exemplar of a strong, New Hampshire woman, Blake has even worked as a roofer! DBHA is lucky to have Blake on the team!
Serge Kingery, Counselor
Serge comes with a plethora of educational and life experience. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a Command Master Chief after 22 years of service in 1999. During the next 15 years he completed his BS in Organizational Leadership, M.Ed. as a School Counselor and Certificate in Juvenile Justice Ministries. Serge’s professional career include his own Child Identification business, Director of Development for Straight Ahead Ministries mentoring at-risk juveniles in urban communities and detention facilities, Program Manager BAE SYSTEMS, and various positions in Elementary, Middle and High Schools in NH. Serge volunteers as a READY4Life Team Trainer in Juvenile Prisons in New England and is an active CASA GAL in NH. Serge currently works at the Mont Vernon Village School. He enjoys family, youth, skiing, hiking, hang gliding, golfing, kayaking, playing guitar, concerts, gardening, traveling, apologetics and has been known to take on anyone one-on-one in basketball. Don’t let the grey hair fool ya! Serge’s life goal is to present one question…have you told the person you love the reason why you love them today?
Idolyn Villiotti, Counselor
Idolyn graduated from Wells College in Aurora, NY in 2012 with a BA in philosophy and minor in psychology. During her four years at Wells she interned at Direction as well as Nashua Children’s Home. Upon graduating in 2012, she has been employed at Direction and greatly enjoyed her first experience in the mental health field and is learning new and inspiring things every day both from the staff and clients. Idolyn has also been employed at the Executive Health and Sports Center as a certified swim instructor to children and adults and a USA swimming certified assistant coach of the Executive Swim Club. Outside of work Idolyn enjoys the sport of competitive swimming, kyacking, and camping. She loves spending time with friends and family and you can almost always find her in or near some kind of body of water.
Alicia Frazier, Counselor
Alicia is a student at Southern New Hampshire University, graduating in May of 2016. (To be precise, she was awarded “College Student of the Year” in the sixth annual Rising Stars Awards!) She is studying Psychology and Child Development. Always feeling a passion for working with people and art, Alicia plans on earning a Masters degree in counseling, specializing in Art therapy. Alicia says Direction Behavioral Health is where she got her start and has learned the most about what it means to be a good counselor. In her free time, Alicia enjoys painting, yoga, and spending time with family and friends.
Danielle Van Dusen, Counselor
Danielle is completing her Masters in Mental Health Counseling in the fall of 2016. She is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of Massachusetts and has worked full time at a substance abuse program since 2012. She has past experience working with families and adolescents, including at the Nashua Children’s Home from 2008-2010. Danielle is passionate about working with individuals around self-destructive behaviors and strengthening relationships. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, writing, photography, and caring for her high maintenance cat, Hamlet.