Good Beginnings is a true treasure of the Upper Valley. When we moved here I was pregnant with my 4th child and I knew no one. My GB volunteer, Sara, has been a wonderful friend to me and she got us far more involved in the Upper Valley community than I would have done on my own. (Avin, Hanover, NH)

Good Beginnings relies on the services of approximately 100 trained volunteers.

Our staff consists of an Executive Director, Program Director, Bookkeeper and Data/Web Specialist, all of whom work part-time; and a volunteer Board of Directors.

To contact our West Lebanon office,

Call: 603-298-9524

Email our Program Director at: dgariepy@gbuv.org

Email our Executive Director at: kmorton@gbuv.org

  Board Members Front Row (L to R): Vice President Linda Shemanske, Treasurer Kris Pekala, President-Elect Anita Hamalainen, Cathy Girard, President Christine Taylor Back Row (L to R): Jewelia Chevalier, Cindy Valence, Secretary Nancy Johnson, Amy Pattison, Maureen Krauland    Not pictured: Pamela Graham, Laura Greer, Kathy Pilchman, Sally Wood

Board Members Front Row (L to R): Vice President Linda Shemanske, Treasurer Kris Pekala, President-Elect Anita Hamalainen, Cathy Girard, President Christine Taylor
Back Row (L to R): Jewelia Chevalier, Cindy Valence, Secretary Nancy Johnson, Amy Pattison, Maureen Krauland

Not pictured: Pamela Graham, Laura Greer, Kathy Pilchman, Sally Wood

  Karen Morton (L), Executive Director; Denise Gariepy (R), Program Director

Karen Morton (L), Executive Director; Denise Gariepy (R), Program Director

  Celebrating 30 years of Good Beginnings' service to the Upper Valley    (L-R) Denise Gariepy, Program Director; Karen Morton, Executive Director; Nancy Johnson, Board Secretary & Volunteer, Jewelia Chevalier, Board Member & Volunteer, and Sally Wood, Board Member & Volunteer

Celebrating 30 years of Good Beginnings' service to the Upper Valley

(L-R) Denise Gariepy, Program Director; Karen Morton, Executive Director; Nancy Johnson, Board Secretary & Volunteer, Jewelia Chevalier, Board Member & Volunteer, and Sally Wood, Board Member & Volunteer