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Our Leadership Team ❤️

Angela Bisson, BS
TCI Coordinator

Angie came to Brookhaven in June 2006.   She attended the University of Maine at Farmington and completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation services. During her college education she received specializations in psychosocial rehabilitation services and addiction rehabilitation. She discovered residential care for youth when completing her college internship at Beckett residential home in Norwidgewock, Maine. The hands-on experience in a co-ed residential home serving youth who had experienced abuse and neglect solidified her career goals and aspirations to serve this population.     

Angie has enjoyed her time at Brookhaven and the vast amount of experiences it has provided her through her initial position as a direct care staff, to senior team leader, residential coordinator and eventually Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Coordinator and Administrator. Angie is passionate about TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) and strives to provide optimal learning opportunities to the staff of Brookhaven by providing them TCI training with ongoing support and supervision. Angie also enjoys empowering the families of the boy’s of Brookhaven by providing TCI for families. Recently, Angie met a long-time goal by acquiring a Golden Retriever puppy with the intentions of utilizing him in animal assisted therapy. Charlie loves hikes, snuggling and spending time with the boys of Brookhaven. Angie looks forward to being a part of the ongoing development of animal assisted therapy here at Brookhaven.

Jessica Allen, AAS
Residential Coordinator

Jessica came to Brookhaven as the Residential Coordinator 7 years ago. With her vast experience in the mental health field, including residential settings, Jessica has brought a level of expertise and commitment like no other. Jessica’s passion for integrative  community wholeness has supported Brookhaven in development & programming. She especially enjoys helping our youth to identify their passions and their strengths and to develop them in a positive manner. Jessica can be found around campus facilitating the organization of activities, games, dog walks, and on campus events. When Jessica isn’t running around our campus she enjoys her own children’s events, as well as traveling the world.

Bonnie Pierpont

Special Education Coordinator

Bonnie has recently joined the Brookhaven team as the Special Education Coordinator at the Learning Center.  She is not new to Vermont.  Since the age 10 she has spent most summers in Vermont. She and her family became official residents 10 years ago.

While earning her Master’s Degree in Special Education in Connecticut, she gained experience in working with children in large and/or small settings, with Learning Disabilities, Social and Emotional Difficulties, Development Delays, Prader Willi Syndrome and Autism. 

Moving to Vermont she shifted her focus and worked for Vermont Easterseals as a Family Engagement Specialist.   There she worked to create family-centered solutions with children and their families/caregivers, many with trauma history, to create solutions and clear next steps as a coach  for families facing complex problems.  Together they worked to help create a safe and secure home environment for their children by facilitating team meetings (such as Family Safety Meetings), providing in-home support to prevent children from being placed into custody and to coach families whose children were placed in custody.  

Bonnie has recently joined the Brookhaven team as the Special Education Coordinator at the Learning Center.  She is not new to Vermont.  Since the age 10 she has spent most summers in Vermont. She and her family became official residents 10 years ago.

While earning her Master’s Degree in Special Education in Connecticut, she gained experience in working with children in large and/or small settings, with Learning Disabilities, Social and Emotional Difficulties, Development Delays, Prader Willi Syndrome and Autism. 

Moving to Vermont she shifted her focus and worked for Vermont Easterseals as a Family Engagement Specialist.   There she worked to create family-centered solutions with children and their families/caregivers, many with trauma history, to create solutions and clear next steps as a coach  for families facing complex problems.  Together they worked to help create a safe and secure home environment for their children by facilitating team meetings (such as Family Safety Meetings), providing in-home support to prevent children from being placed into custody and to coach families whose children were placed in custody.  

She enjoys spending time outside with her family and Molly (a rescue dog) . Whenever possible she is hiking, spending time by the water, skiing and/or camping. 

Thank you for your interest in Brookhaven Treatment and Learning Center! Your contribution to Brookhaven can make a difference today and in the future for some of our challenged young people.

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