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Our Leadership Team

Joy Barrett
Chief Executive Officer
Improving the lives of children is what motivates Joy. In her position as Chief Executive Officer of the Granite State Children’s Alliance (GSCA), she feels it is a privilege to work on behalf of children and be part of a dedicated effort to break the cycle of child abuse and improve the well being of our most vulnerable children. In her role at GSCA she provides direct leadership and support for the four Child Advocacy Centers (CAC) located in Belknap, Cheshire and Hillsborough Counties.  Joy also serves as the NH Chapter representative of the National Children’s Alliance (NCA), providing technical assistance, training, and organizational resources to the network of CACs throughout New Hampshire

Nicole Ledoux
Victim Service Quality Assurance Director
Nicole joined the GSCA team in September of 2018 after being a GSCA executive board member for 5 years. She came to GSCA after 22 years with the Manchester NH Police Department where she retired as the Detective Lieutenant supervising the Juvenile and Domestic and Sexual Violence units of the investigative division. Nicole has extensive experience in the investigations of child homicides, human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault and all the various forms of child abuse and exploitation. In her current role, Nicole’s duties include ensuring that CAC’s not only meet the service delivery standards of the National Children’s Alliance but also that the service array offered is ever expanding to meet the complex needs of the children and families we serve. Nicole has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in criminal justice from Southern NH University

Megan Oliviero
Director of Education & Outreach
Megan Oliviero has been a child advocate and committed to Child Advocacy Centers for 20 years.  The majority of her career was spent in sexual assault crisis centers as a child abuse specialist; providing support services to children and families during the aftermath of a disclosure of sexual abuse as well as providing primary prevention programs in schools.  She served on the Board of Directors for the Granite State Children’s Alliance before becoming the Director of Education & Outreach in the spring of 2015.  Her primary responsibilities include outreach and education efforts for the Chapter and more specifically professional development opportunities for the CAC workforce in NH.  

Stephanie Arroyo
Education Coordinator & Training Specialist
Stephanie has a background in Elementary Special Education and joined GSCA in January 2018. In this role, she primarily focuses on the development, growth, and overall expansion of KNOW & TELL, GSCA’s education program related to RSA169c:29 – New Hampshire’s mandated reporting statute. Stephanie travels the state (and beyond!) to ensure school districts, youth serving organizations, medical professionals/first responders, college students, etc. are educated to KNOW the signs of abuse/neglect, and how to TELL responsible authorities when they suspect abuse/neglect.  Stephanie is passionate about this work and enjoys the collaboration with our many stakeholder partners across New Hampshire. Protecting children is everyone’s responsibility.