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): Nancy Johnson (Secretary), Linda Shemanske (Vice President), Anita Hamalainen (President), Kathy Pilchman, Jay Campion Back Row (L to R): Jewelia Chevalier, Cindy Valence, Lyn Ujlaky, Cathy Girard    Not pictured: Pamela Graham, Kris Pekala (Treasurer), Beth Ames and Maureen Krauland

Board Members Front Row (L to R): Nancy Johnson (Secretary), Linda Shemanske (Vice President), Anita Hamalainen (President), Kathy Pilchman, Jay Campion
Back Row (L to R): Jewelia Chevalier, Cindy Valence, Lyn Ujlaky, Cathy Girard

Not pictured: Pamela Graham, Kris Pekala (Treasurer), Beth Ames and Maureen Krauland

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