Meet the Team
Hi, I’m Sandy Knowlton-Soho. I joined the ConnectShareCare community as the Program Manager in Jan. 2024. When I have needed support or advice at times in my life, the best resource has always been someone who has gone through something similar in their life. My hope is that you will find that type of support in the ConnectShareCare community, as well as offer that support to others.
I have lived in the Upper Valley for over 30 years. Before joining ConnectShareCare, I worked in a variety of roles in health care on both sides of the Connecticut River from labor & delivery nurse to practice manager in Palliative Care.
When I am not working, I can be found knitting, playing with my granddaughter, or attempting to do the NYT crossword puzzle without checking for clues. I also sing with an a cappella group – Women of Note.
Hi, I’m Andrea Buccellato. I have been a member of the ConnectShareCare team for over three years and participated in the creation of this network. I am passionate about providing support to care partners through support groups and complementary care programs at the Dartmouth Cancer Center and through this community.
In my role as Program Manager at the Dartmouth Cancer Center, I lead complementary care programs and support groups for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. Prior to my current role, I was the Director of Volunteer Services for DHMC, and before that, I coordinated Volunteers for Hospice VNA/VNH.
I love gardening, drawing, writing, hiking, running, and spending time with friends and family. My husband and I share a passion for masterpiece theatre mysteries. I grew up in Hanover and am one of five girls in our family. My parents worked at Mary Hitchcock Hospital, my mother as a Dietitian, and my father as a Business Manager. My first job was as a tray carrier in the old hospital.
Hi, I'm Martha Brass, and before moving to the Upper Valley four years ago, I had a 30-year career as a social worker and psychotherapist. During that time, I worked in several areas; community mental health, non-profit family service, hospice social work, bereavement counseling, and geriatric care management. I was the executive director of a home care agency before going out as a consultant to seniors and their adult children as they navigated their healthcare and living situations during challenging times.
I have been a patient and family support volunteer and a vigil volunteer at the Jack Byrne Center since 2018.
In my free time, I enjoy exploring the Upper Valley on hikes with my husband and my grandchildren when they visit. I am an avid adventure traveler and lover of good books and jigsaw puzzles, but I get more joy from our 8lb. Maltipoo, who follows me wherever I go.
Hi, I'm Stephanie Carney and a retired elementary school teacher, yoga teacher, and Reiki Master/practitioner. After retiring from teaching fifth and sixth graders, and over the course of more than a decade before the advent of Covid, I volunteered at DHMC providing Reiki treatments for patients pre-and post-surgery. Currently, I offer weekly complimentary Reiki treatments through Lyme's Community Care Organization.
Many years ago, I was active in Hospice, offering training for Hospice volunteers in Lyme, NH, and Thetford, VT. I opened and chaired a Lyme Chapter of Hospice as well. I was a primary caregiver for my mother, who died in 2016 after 27 months in Hospice with end-stage COPD / emphysema, kind of a record in that area for one living that number of months with Hospice support.
I love to garden, draw, paint, hike, and spend time with my husband, our two dogs, our grown children, and four athletic grandsons. My biggest personal passion right now is sending out daily poems to an ever-growing list of subscribers in practice I call Words That Fly.
Why and How We Moderate
At ConnectShareCare (CSC), we recognize the value of peer-to-peer sharing. Patients/ persons with illness, care partners, family, and friends know things — about themselves, their family members, treatments, and choices — and want to share what they know to help others. By sharing our health experiences together, we build collective knowledge and a community of support. CSC is a private forum. CSC Moderators and our volunteers are committed to keeping the community: safe, supportive, inclusive, and useful
The messages you post show up right away. We don’t screen them before they go live. While we monitor all posts, we rely on our members to tell us about inappropriate content or behavior. Moderating this way means that we can keep the community running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so that support is more accessible and available when you need it. If you see a post that you think is inappropriate, please report it immediately. Click "Report Comment" which is to the right of the post/ message ("...").
Please remember that discussion topics on CSC are public, and the content can be found via internet search engines. This means the community can be found by other people needing support and information. However, for your safety and privacy, we strongly advise you not to post personal information such as phone numbers, street addresses, email addresses, social security numbers, or any other private information. Personal information will be removed from public posts.