Meet our




Christine Allen

Executive Director

Bio coming soon!

Jude Grophear

Program Director

Jude joined the MPS staff in November 2011.  She is the facilitator of the Wednesday Depression/Bipolar Support, Hearing Voices Network USA, and she is the Co-Facilitator of the WRAP Workshop.  She believes the best things that the members of MPS have to offer are education, advocacy and empathy.  She holds a BA in English, a BS in Early childhood Education and a minor in French.


Her favorite group is Music (come check it out!)  Her photo was taken by one of the members during a trip to the New England Aquarium - which was a perfect trip for her because she loves animals.  She has two ferrets and has a number of nicknames, one of them being "ferret".  When she's not at MPS, you'll find her out and about creating art.


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Jim McLaughlin

Director of SUSD/Peer Respite

Jim is a native of West Virginia.  He received a BS in psychology from Centre College in Danville, KY.  He has primarily worked as a Counselor and Assistant Director of emergency shelters for adolescents in West Virginia and Massachusetts.  Jim has held the position of Trainer of Counselors for HIV antibody testing and quality assurance at all the test sites in Massachusetts with the Department of Public Health HIV/AIDS Bureau.  Jim has also done training for adolescent HIV antibody counseling nationally.  He lived in San Francisco for 9 years as a break from human services.  Jim returned to New England where he received an MA in clinical mental health counseling with a concentration in substance abuse counseling from Antioch University New England in Keene.  

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Karen Carrien

Director of Operations

Karen is a NH native and a graduate of Keene State College with a degree in History and Writing. She enjoys horseback riding, fiber crafts, the Oxford comma, and spending time with friends. 


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Sarah Harris

Operation Assistant

Sarah became a member of MPS in June of 2017. She has worked in numerous fields such as the outdoor industry, and nursing. She enjoys traveling to new places, and visiting friends across the US; canoeing, long walks in the summer, swimming and watching her husband garden. Above all, she cherishes her family, including her rescue dogs, Birdie, and Banjo.  She loves to support people and was really excited to join this agency.


Justin Crockett

Respite Curator

Justin has a long and storied history at MPS! He loves maps, spending time with members and staff, and hiking. Passion is a part of the work, and Justin has a drive to connect with others and meet them where they are at.

Andrew Bickford

Respite Curator

Biography coming soon!

Zachary Lopez

Respite Curator

Biograph coming soon!

This could be you!

Respite Curator

Interested in becoming a part of our community in a meaningful way? 

If you are interested in our available positions, please visit our employment opportunities here or on our FB Page.



If you are curious about having an internship through us to learn more about non-clinical mental health, please contact our center at 603-352-5093/5094 or fill out our Contact Us form.

Doug Burdick


Doug joined our team in May 2017 as a driver and support staff.  He has been a member at Monadnock Area Peer Support Agency for four years.  He had a long career with the United States Postal Service prior to joining the staff at MPS.  He is a life long resident of the Keene area and now lives in West Swanzey NH.  Doug has always enjoyed sports, baseball being his favorite; collecting baseball cards and sports memorabilia is a favorite pastime of his.  He also likes to read, listen to smooth jazz music and taking day trips.  He is easily approachable and enjoys conversation.  He looks forward to this opportunity.



  • Brieanna Foster - Chair of the Board

  • Jennifer Richardson - Treasurer

  • Carolina Enzler - Secretary

  • Daria Levy

  • Amanda Pirner

  • Kate Kim

  • Kelly Fluette

  • Jodi Jacobs

  • Dianne Croteau