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For Immediate Release

Annette Escalante named Executive Vice President of Farnum

August 11, 2020

Media Contact:
Ashley Severs
infonh@eastersealsnh.org

Escalante brings 10+ years of experience in substance use services to Easterseals NH’s Farnum program

Easterseals NH and Farnum are proud to announce that Annette Escalante will join our team of dedicated staff as Executive Vice President of Substance Use Services.

Since 2017, Annette has worked for the NH Department of Health and Human Services as the Director of the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services. In her role, she not only was responsible for program planning, implementation and evaluation, but also provided subject matter expertise on substance use treatment and substance use services in various cross-discipline initiatives. Prior to that, she was the Vice President at the Greater Nashua Council on Alcoholism/Keystone Hall.

Escalante obtained her undergraduate degree from Springfield College and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire. She is a Master Licensed Alcohol Drug Counselor and is also bilingual (speaking and writing Spanish in addition to English).

She begins her new role at Farnum on September 8th and will be responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of all substance use disorder programs and services. She will be working out of our Queen City Avenue location. "We are fortunate to have found someone with the experience and resume of Annette Escalante, and we are confident she will lead Farnum into the next phase of substance use treatment,” says Maureen Beauregard, President and CEO of Easterseals NH. Farnum is one of twelve core programs operated by Easterseals NH, across three states (NH, ME and VT). “Her experience and proven track record of success in the substance use disorder field will be invaluable in meeting the program's goals and objectives,” said Beauregard.

“It has been a pleasure serving as the Director for the Bureau Of Drug and Alcohol Services for NH DHHS.  I appreciate the learning experience and am excited to bring those skills to Easter Seals NH/Farnum Center team” said Escalante.

About Easterseals NH
For 84 years, Easterseals NH has provided exceptional services to ensure we change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day. Our 12 core programs and services include Child Development Centers and Family Resource Center, Early Supports & Services, Autism Services, Residential & Educational Services, Transportation, Camping and Recreation, Community Based Services, Workforce Development, Military & Veterans Services, Senior Services, Substance Use Treatment Services, and Oral Health Services. As a leader in social services for individuals with disabilities and special needs, Easterseals NH employs more than 1,500 individuals who serve nearly 26,000 children, adults and seniors. To learn more about Easterseals NH, visit www.easterseals.com/nh.

About Farnum Center in Franklin/Manchester
Farnum is a comprehensive alcohol and other drug treatment facility that offers programming based on the philosophy of Health Realization and an array of services. Farnum’s Residential Service in Franklin offers a substance use disorder treatment program with the capacity to serve adults with primary substance use issues or co-occurring mental health and substance use problems. This program is for clients who require the structure and intensive support of a residential setting. Farnum’s Manchester Residential Service is a substance use disorder treatment program with the capacity to serve adults with primary substance use issues or co-occurring mental health and substance use problems.  We have beds for Medical Detoxification and available beds for residential treatment. These programs are for clients who require the structure and intensive support of a residential setting. Farnum also offers an array of outpatient programs to the community, as well as transitional placement and employment assistance services.

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