EHYC Staff

Rebecca Edwards

Coalition Coordinator

Rebecca is passionate about leading community initiatives and bringing people together to do good work. Her background includes youth programming, coalition building, prevention education, and intercultural collaborations. Rebecca also has a Master’s degree in community-social psychology, which reflects her commitment to co-creating a better world. Rebecca is excited to grow, and grow with, the Easthampton Healthy Youth Coalition. When she is not working, you will find Rebecca chasing after her two small children.

Bri Eichstaedt, REHS/RS

Director of Public Health

Bri has a B.S. in Environmental Science and is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS). Bri is currently the Health Director for the City of Easthampton’s Health Department. Bri is looking forward to supporting the Easthampton Healthy Youth Coalition to grow and continue its important work throughout the city. In Bri’s spare time, she enjoys hiking with her two dogs, playing competitive slow-pitch softball, and spending time outdoors.

Jackie Seinkiewicz

Administrative Assistant

Jackie is a long-standing employee with the City of Easthampton. She is an Administrative Assistant for the Easthampton Health Department as well as for the Easthampton Healthy Youth Coalition. Jackie helps us be effective in our work by keeping the trains on track and our ducks in a row. In her downtime, you might find Jackie relaxing with her next knitting project.

Anne Talley

Youth and Parent Outreach Coordinator

Anne Talley is working with the Easthampton Healthy Youth Coalition to build up our caretaker and youth involvement. Anne was a secondary teacher and is excited for the opportunity to work with youth again in this new capacity. She is also an involved PTO parent in Easthampton. Anne completed a Community Health Worker program at HCC which reflects her passion for creating a healthy community. In her free time, you will likely find Anne outdoors gardening or hiking, or reading a good book.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee oversees the coalition’s programming and ensures fiscal accountability. We are always looking for new members so please contact the coordinator if you would like to join our leadership.

Ben Hersey

Representing: Liaison to the School Committee

Cherry Sullivan

Program Coordinator, Hampshire Hope

Representing: Community Member harm reduction advocate

Brooke Foss

District Nurse
Representing: Easthampton School District

Katya Schapiro

Director, Emily Williston Library

Representing: Emily Williston Library

Andrea Marks

Representing: Parent, Educational Technologist

Laurie Loisel

Director of Community Outreach and Education, NWDA
Representing: State and/or Local Government

Lois Levin

Representing: Parent, Healthcare Professional

Detective Rick Rogalski

Representing: Easthampton Police Department

Katelyn Merz

Clinical Director, Center for Human Development
Representing: Health and Human Service Agency

Stephen Linsky

Representing: Community Member

Lisa Goldsmith

Representing: Substance Use Prevention Agency

Sue Welson

EHS Vice Principal
Representing: School Staff

Mitch Cichy

Representing: Public Safety

Owen Zaret

City Council Liaison
Representing: Local Government

Nancy Rothenberg

Spirit of the Heart

Representing: Business Community

Together, we will create a healthy culture
for young people and their families in our community.