Pam Spear, MBA
Pam is an experienced professional in management. She has 20+ years experience in the medical device industry, including VP of Quality Systems with global responsibilities.
Pam received her BSBA in Business and Sociology from a rural college in NH and an MBA from Northeastern University.
Pam monitors the site and will answer your questions or direct it to the person who can address your comment. Please contact her via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org you are also invited to call the BHCC at 603-526-3621. Our fax is 603-526-3453.
Leigh Bears, ARNP-CNP
Family Nurse Practitioner
Leigh is a family nurse practitioner who has experience providing primary care across all age groups but she particularly enjoys working with adolescents and young adults. While she is skilled in all areas of health care her particular interests are in health maintenance including nutrition, fitness, and stress reduction. Leigh lives in New London with her family.
Heather Astle, RN, B.S.N.
Nurse / Wellness Coordinator
Heather is a graduate of UNH. She has over 30 years of nursing experience in Acute Care as well as Primary Care settings. Her most recent years prior to joining the BHCC staff were spent working in a busy Pediatric Primary Care practice, caring for the needs of children, adolescents and young adults, where she continues to maintain a per diem position. This allows her to remain current with the rapidly changing Primary Care medical field. Heather lives in Warner with her family.
Tom Wilkins, MA, LCMHC
Tom is a graduate of Antioch New England College. He approaches Counseling from a holistic perspective looking at students through the lenses of the Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, Spiritual, Social and Occupational levels. He believes that to change much of what we see happening around us, we have to start by looking inside ourselves and seeing what needs to be changed.
Tom has experience in all facets of College Counseling, presenting for classes and facilitating various groups on campus. He has strong interests working with: self-discovery (bringing meaning to one's life), anxiety issues, spiritual concerns, working with dreams, anger management, assertiveness training, relationship issues, conflict resolution, grief, issues experienced by students of diversity as they become a part of the CSC community, men's issues, depression, substance abuse, and self-injury.
Maggie Raelson, MSSW, LCSW
Maggie joins us in the fall of 2017. She has her Masters of Science in Social Work from Columbia University and BS in Psychology from Trinity College. Maggie relocates to Colby-Sawyer from the High School of Environmental Studies in New York, NY. She has served as primary therapist and mental health provider for adolescents. We are very excited to have Maggie become part of the team.
Michael Mariska, PhD
Michael has his PhD in Counselor Education and Counseling. He is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Experiences Coordinator at Plymouth State University. Michael brings a wealth of college counseling experience having worked at Southern California State University, Colby College, Idaho State University and Long Island University. He is currently accruing his required hours for a LCMHC license in New Hampshire. We are very fortunate to have Michael join us part time.
Robin Hauser, Ed.D., L.P.C. (Idaho)
Robin is an Assistant Professor of Counseling at Plymouth State University. Robin is a graduate of University of Idaho – B.S. in Communications and Boise State University – M.A. in Counseling Ed.D. curriculum and instruction. Robin joins us part time while accruing her hours for NH LCMHC.
Ashley Lischinsky, Candidate for MS in Clinical Mental Health 2018
Ashley is currently a MS student at Plymouth State University. She hails from Beverly, MA. Ashley will be working directly with students under the supervision of a licensed counselor. It is always a pleasure to have advanced degree interns join us. It is an opportunity for learning for all constituents.
New London Hospital Practices
New London Hospital is 1 mile from Colby-Sawyer. Baird Health and Counseling Center consults with the medical and psychiatric services of New London Hospital as needed.