Spaulding Academy & Family Services Adds Training and Development Team

September 19, 2022

We’re grateful to the Winnisquam Echo for featuring this news on its front page and for the Laconia Daily Sun and Business NH Magazine for their coverage! View the Echo article online, the Laconia Daily Sun article here, and Business NH Magazine’s the Buzz Online. Click the publication names for print-ready pdfs: Winnisquam Echo, Laconia Daily Sun, and Business NH Magazine.

Northfield, NH – Spaulding Academy & Family Services has created a Training and Development group to support its Family Services team and ensure quality training standards campuswide. Moss Hartwell has been promoted from Residential Trainer to Family Services Training Coordinator. They manage the Training and Development team and oversee its efforts.  

Kristin Cain has been hired as Residential Trainer, having most recently served as a Shift Leader and Residential Counselor. She is responsible for delivering a wide variety of trainings to Family Services staff that are both required by law and meet best practices in caring for children and their families.

Liz MacLeod, formerly a Residential House Manager, now serves as the Training and Development Team’s Residential Onboarding Specialist. She works directly with candidates seeking employment at Spaulding Academy & Family Services and supports new hires through the onboarding and training process.

Devyn Vachon has been named the team’s Training and Human Resources Administrative Assistant.  With a background in process, systems, and administrative support, he provides the trainers with logistical tracking and follow-up to ensure trainings and staff development requirements are accurate and current. He comes from an on-campus Direct Care position. 

“The Training and Development Team is designed to support our staff and to best serve the children and families we work with at Spaulding Academy & Family Services,” said Amanda Champagne, Executive Director of Family Services. “We look forward to continue growing this team with staff members and job functions that will ensure compliance and excellence in all we do.”

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About Spaulding Academy & Family Services

Spaulding Academy & Family Services is a leading provider of educational, residential, therapeutic and community-based programs and services for families, and children and youth with neurological, emotional, behavioral, learning or developmental challenges, including Autism Spectrum Disorder and those who have experienced significant trauma, abuse or neglect. Established in 1871, Spaulding Academy & Family Services is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was formerly known as Spaulding Youth Center since 1958. Its scenic hilltop campus is located on over 500 acres in Northfield, NH and welcomes boys and girls from ages 4 to 21 from around the state of New Hampshire and beyond. In addition to programs provided on the Northfield campus, Spaulding Academy & Family Services’ community-based programs include foster family licensing, Individual Service Option (ISO) foster care, ISO in-home services, child health support services, and more for children ages 0 to 20 and their family. For information about Spaulding Academy & Family Services, visit

Moss Hartwell
Kristin Cain
Liz MacLeod
Devyn Vachon

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