CONCORD — Two residents of the Lakes Region, Sarah Fox, JD, of Sanbornton, and Stacey Savage, RN, BSN, CPEN, of Wolfeboro, have joined the board of directors of the NH Children's Trust, the state chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA).
Fox grew up in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire and still calls it home. She earned a degree in elementary education from Boston University, and early in her career taught in Ecuador, Inter-lakes Elementary School and as a child care director. During this time, she served as a CASA volunteer, providing a voice for abused/neglected children in court.
The experience inspired her to pursue a career in child advocacy and she went to University of New Hampshire School of Law where she graduated with a JD and a Masters of Education Law. She worked at the Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education as an Education Consultant. From 2007 to 2011, she worked as the the Court Improvement Project Training Specialist for the Family Division and she currently serves as the Circuit Court Coordinator. Fox is a 2012 graduate of Leadership New Hampshire. She has been a foster mother to three great children - an experience which has proved to be her most challenging and rewarding endeavor.
Born and raised in Abington, Massachusetts, Savage moved to Wolfeboro in 1999 with her husband. She has three children and two grandchildren. She became a nurse in 1997 and has primarily worked in Emergency Nursing. Having been on the Board of the NH Emergency Nurses Association since 2009, she served as President in 2012-2013. She has been active in advocacy work for emergency care as well as mental health.
NH Children's Trust advances its mission of leading the drive to eliminate child abuse and neglect by promoting universal prevention programs with the general population, and secondary prevention strategies targeted to individuals or families where there is a higher risk of maltreatment. Programs are focused on young children and families, collaborative in nature and likely to have a lasting impact in the elimination of child abuse and neglect.
NH Children's Trust plays a key role in providing training, technical assistance, resources, evaluation and accreditation support to direct service programs. The organization strivse to improve systems and public policies to support healthy outcomes for children. In addition, NH Children's Trust works to engage the general public, community, business, religious and parent leaders in taking actions to eliminate child abuse and neglect in New Hampshire.