Holly Mara, BS

Prevention Counselor

Holly joined The Youth Council team in 1993 providing counseling and support to at-risk teens and families. Currently, Holly specializes in helping teens to improve decision-making, enhance their life-skills and link with helpful resources in the community as coordinator of our School Suspension Center and Court Diversion Programs.

In 2006, Holly was appointed to serve on The Youth Council's first Leadership Team comprised of senior staff members helping to set the future direction of the organization. In this role, Holly provided direct support, advice and feedback to the Executive Director and Management Team on ways to improve our services and overall functioning.

Previously, Holly taught Adaptive and Physical Education classes in public and private schools, and served as Behavior Management Supervisor at the Nashua Children's Home.

A 1986 graduate of Springfield College, Holly earned her Bachelor of Science in Adapted/Physical Education and is a certified primary and secondary education teacher. In addition, Holly is a Non-Violent Crisis Physical Intervention instructor, completed her Life Space Interviewing training, received advanced first aid/CPR training and was trained as a Step Forward and Challenge Instructor.

During her free time Holly enjoys the outdoors, athletics and music, and spending time with her family.



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