Choose Love Program Director, NH
Shannon Desilets is the Governor-appointed Program Director of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement for the state of New Hampshire. Her role involves outreach and presentations across the state, increasing awareness and integration of the Choose Love Movement to schools, communities, parents, police departments, EMS, universities, youth groups, pediatric offices, hospitals, DHHS/DCYF, Dept. of Safety, Dept. of Corrections and various agencies and organizations across the state. The goal of her job is to improve the well-being and safety of NH’s students, families, citizens and communities, while uniting individuals and professions across the state. She is also an instructor integrating Choose Love into NH’s Foster Parent Training, working with the Child Welfare Education Partnership within Granite State College.
Shannon is a member of the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists and is a specialist in Post-Traumatic Growth. Further, her international work as an MNRI ® Core Specialist has served families world-wide with trauma, anxiety and special needs.
She is also an international instructor, teaching the MNRI ®PTSD course as well as the Maximizing Brain Potential/school-based course. Lastly, Shannon has provided and continues to provide post-trauma recovery treatment in Newtown, CT since the Sandy Hook School shooting. Her role in N.H. serves to help proactively prevent such tragedy. Shannon is part of the School Safety Preparedness Task Force and leads the SEL implementation recommendation. Shannon has served on the National Governor’s Association core team for NH to increase safety and social and emotional wellbeing for the citizens of NH. Shannon is also a member of NH’s Children’s System of Care, NH’s Early Childhood Integration Team, as well as the Smart Start Coalition for the city of Nashua, NH. In addition to the roles above, Shannon also is a licensed Physical Therapist and a certified Holistic Health Coach.