• "Kurn Hattin gave me guidance and structure when I needed it most. Kurn Hattin was the most perfect support my parents could have asked for. As they say, it takes a village to raise a child. Kurn Hattin is that village”

    ~Gizenia Boyd, Class of 2005

  • “Kurn Hattin was the best choice my family ever made for me. When I was in the 8th grade I didn’t want to leave.”

    ~Kristen McDaniel, Class of 1991

  • "Born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth. It’s a phrase I associate with my upbringing at Kurn Hattin. I attended Kurn Hattin from 3rd to 8th grade and was given security, consistency, guidance, and direction. The girls, boys, teachers, and houseparents became my forever family.”

    ~Kim (Sherrick) Dawson, Class of 1982

  • "I still remember walking into Kurn Hattin. The scared little girl I was. Seeing myself grow over the years has been a blessing. But I never could have done it without the backbone of my forever home. Thank you, all of you. I really did it. I graduated high school!"

    ~ Makiah Curtis, Class of 2012

  • "I didn’t know how to make friends. I had a lot of problems. I felt like I was stuck in quicksand. Then I came to Kurn Hattin. It was a slow process, but I was given a lot of structure and I needed and responded to that structure.“

    ~Christiana Mylott, Class of 2018

  • "I can’t help reiterating my admiration and thanks to a wonderful haven for needy children and one which has provided guidance, education and encouragement to many, many children, who have gone on to lead meaningful adulthood lives, some who have become leaders in society.”

    ~James Barschdorf, Class of 1944

  • “Best years of my life. I’m now 36 married and have 3 beautiful daughters. Just wanted to say ‘thank you’ for everything this school did for me. Kurn Hattin definitely made me the man I am today.”

    ~Tom Adkins, Class of 1995

  • "My son has since graduated from high school and just turned 18! He’s an accomplished jazz musician and artist. Thank you Kurn Hattin for all you do for children.” 

    ~Chantal Paulino, Mother

  • "I love Kurn Hattin and miss it like crazy.  Kristi Lisai, thank you for being the BEST English teacher ever, being so easy to talk to, and teaching me how to be such a good writer!  Richard M. Long, thank you for never giving up on me when I would do so badly in social studies.  And to all of the other teachers and staff, just thank you for being my ... AWESOME TEACHERS!"

    ~ Chelsea Candello, Class of 2012

  • "The area I came from wasn’t the best environment. Though I didn’t want to be here at first, I’d say my mom did the right thing. The houseparents are like family. They changed my life. I matured in all aspects from being a little kid to growing into a man.”

    ~Jacob Edwards, Class of 2018

  • "The lessons of life that I still carry today were taught to me at Kurn Hattin 50 plus years ago. Although many of my teachers who stood at the ‘fork in the road’ are gone, I carry on their legacy. And now I stand at the fork in the road to point the way for those who follow.”

    ~Jerry L. Bardwell, Class of 1973, Trustee

  • "I’m grateful to have had the experience at Kurn Hattin Homes, which was my and my brother’s ‘village’ that made such a positive mark on our lives.”

    ~Rhonda (Gaudreau) Nolan, Class of 1977, Incorporator

  • "I was so proud of my girl, getting up on stage and singing her heart out. Kurn Hattin is building her up with so much confidence. I will be forever grateful for what you are doing for my little girl."

    ~ Brenda Boisjolie Arce, Mother

  • "Kurn Hattin provided advice, support, and encouragement to pursue my dreams. The most important lesson I learned was to be humble, kind, and help those who were less fortunate. Because of Kurn Hattin, I have found my voice, my purpose in life, and my passion to help those who are in need.”

    ~Heather Kampfer, Class of 2001, Alumni Association President

  • “I’m so proud to have been at Kurn Hattin. It turned my life around and put me on the right track. I’m not sure where I would have been otherwise. And I believe I was the only boy who made ‘Eagle Scout’ at that time.”

    ~ Peter Stavrou, Class of 1951

  • "Discipline, respect, loyalty, and love are what I learned from the houseparents. I have 3 older brothers and we all went there. Thanks Kurn Hattin–Always the place I call home."

    ~Stephen Smith, Class of 1994

  • "I support Kurn Hattin partly for sentimental reasons and as a teacher, I know the needs of children who no longer can live at home. I like their philosophy—to return the children home to their families. The families are given time to strengthen and heal. The children are given every chance to succeed and find their own niche whether it is with music, sports, writing, or animals."

    ~ Carol Howe, Friend & Supporter

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Administrative Staff

SteveHarrison Stephen Harrison, M.Div.
Executive Director| Email
SusanKessler 2 Susan Kessler, M.Ed.
Assistant Executive Director | Email
RealBazin Real Bazin
Director of Farm & Fleet | Email
EileenBrown Eileen Brown, RN
Director of Health Services | Email
LeonardFarrar Leonard Farrar, A.S.
Director of Maintenance & Grounds | Email
KimFine Kim Fine**, M.A., CFRE
Director of Annual Fund & Special Projects | Email
StephenFitch Stephen R. Fitch, M.A.
Financial Manager | Email
TomOxholm Tom Oxholm, B.A.
Director of Major Gifts | Email
ChristineReid Christine Reid, LICSW
Director of Counseling | Email
Nancy Richardson Nancy Richardson, PhD
Director of Residential Services | Email
MarthaRuffle Martha Ruffle, B.A.
Director of Human Resources | Email
Sergio Simunovic Sergio Simunovic, M.Ed.
School Principal | Email

**honorary alumna 

Executive Committee

Mark Bodin Mark Bodin, President
Community Banking
Jerry Bardwell Jerry L. Bardwell*, Member at Large
EMS Consultant/Manager
Christopher Hackett Christopher Hackett, Vice President 
Vice President/Commercial Lending
Jim Lynch James Lynch, Vice President
Senior Vice President/Commercial Lending
Sheldon Scott Sheldon Scott, Member at Large
Executive Vice President

* alumnus/na

Board of Trustees

Jerry Bardwell Jerry L. Bardwell*, Member at Large
EMS Consultant/Manager
Diane Bazin Diane Bazin, Secretary
Golf Course Manager/Owner
Mark Bodin Mark Bodin, President
Community Banking
Patrick Crotty Patrick Crotty
Real Estate Professional
Fred Dill Fred Dill Jr.
Retired Retailer and Builder
Christopher Hackett Christopher Hackett, Vice President 
Vice President/Commercial Lending
Debra Hamel Debra Hamel
Freelance Political Correspondent
TerryHolcombe Terry Holcombe
Chris Hultquist Christopher Hultquist
Management Training Executive
Jim Lynch James Lynch, Vice President
Senior Vice President/Commercial Lending
Bruce Martin Bruce Martin
Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired
BrianMorgan Brian Morgan
Semi-retired Education Executive
WilliamScarlett William J. Scarlett, IV
Guidance Counselor
Sheldon Scott Sheldon Scott, Member at Large
Chief Executive Officer
Janet Wilson Janet Wilson, Treasurer
Retired Executive
Janet Wilson Eric Velto
Greg Worden Greg Worden
Business Owner

Massachusetts Corporation

Marilyn E. Moore
President, Peabody, MA

Robert Sinclair
Treasurer, Londonderry, NH

Presidents Emeriti

John A. Hubbard

David J. Maysilles*

* alumnus/na

Trustees Emeriti

William S. Abbott

C. Anthony Adlerbert

Paul Clough

Elizabeth Woodhull Maiola

Walter B. Menzel*

Michael J. Obuchowski

Edward R. Potter

Merton Snow

Theodore Thomas, Jr.

Trudy Walker

Priscilla Mayo Watson**

* alumnus/na
** honorary alumnus/na


Dan Antosiewicz
Keene, NH

Jerry L. Bardwell*
Middleboro, MA

Diane Bazin
Westminster, VT

Michael Blau
Hudson, NH

Mark Bodin
Chester, VT

Scott Bundy
Boxborough, MA

Anita Carlson-Allen
Springfield, VT

Patrick Crotty
Walpole, NH

Fred Dill, Jr.
Walpole, NH

Patty Farmer
Jaffrey, NH

Cheryl Gay-Sherwin
Walpole, NH

Christopher Hackett
Westminster, VT

Debra Hamel
Bellows Falls, VT

Terry Holcombe
Walpole, NH

Jodi Kelley Hoyt
Newport, NH

Stephanie Huestis
Brattleboro, VT

Christopher Hultquist
Wilder, VT

Lyssa Jackson*
Saratoga Springs, NY

Susan Johnson
Sudbury, MA

Charles P. Kelsey
Deerfield, NH

Nancy Hamblet Lightner
Walpole, NH

James Lynch
Walpole, NH

Bruce Martin
Walpole, NH

Barbara Matteson
Chatham, MA

Brian Morgan
Putney, VT

Marilyn E. Moore
Peabody, MA

Rhonda Nolan*
Danbury, CT

Michael J. Obuchowski
Montpelier, VT

Philip Perlah
Chester, VT

Stephen Peterson
New Haven, CT

James Pietro
Sutton, MA

Rita Ramirez
East Dummerston, VT

Leslie Richards
Chesterfield, MO

Steven Ryder
Swanzey, NH

William J. Scarlett IV
Saxtons River, VT

Sheldon Scott
Walpole, NH

Elaine Sinclair
Londonderry, NH

Merton Snow
Shaftsbury, VT

Maggi Suttles
Walpole, NH

Julie Tewksbury
Keene, NH

Robert Tortolani, MD
Brattleboro, VT

Kelley Tully
Bellows Falls, VT

Eric Velto
Springfield, VT

Cliff Wood
Putney, VT

Wylene Wood
Putney, VT

Joan Woodhull Willey
Newport, NH

Janet Wilson
Walpole, NH

Greg Worden
Brattleboro, VT

John Zimmermann
Cape Porpoise, ME

Incorporators Emeriti

Luke Bazin

Elaine Morrison Bowen

Ida Snow

* alumnus/na