2019-2020 Educational Foundation Board of Directors
President - Julie B. Wolter, Psy.D.
Treasurer - David Smith, M.Ed., NCSP
Secretary - Jacquelyn M. Reinert, Psy.D., LCMHC
Board Member - Ms. Jena Mottola.
Dr. Julie Wolter is originally from the suburbs of Chicago Illinois and resided in New Hampshire for sixteen years until moving to Rhode Island in May of 2019 to be with her husband. She worked at Riverbend Community Mental Health in Concord, New Hampshire until she began full time private practice in 2007. In addition to private practice and maintaining the position of President of the New Hampshire Psychological Association Education Foundation, Julie is a passionate advocate for mental health and substance use treatment for New Hampshire, continuing to serve as Chair of New Hampshire Psychological Association’s Behavioral Healthcare Advocacy Committee. Julie’s interests include leather-making, her guinea pigs, and learning about investing. She hopes to build NHPAEF as a conduit of education for legislators on the importance of access to mental health care for all NH residents as well as to support the students of psychology on their journey from training to career.
Treasurer David "Dave" Smith grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire and graduated from Derryfield. He earned his Master of Education in school psychology and guidance counseling from Bucknell and then worked for thirty years in New Hampshire public schools in the Lakes region, Seacoast, and Upper Valley. Following retirement a few years ago he covered a maternity leave for the district psychologist in Springfield, Vermont. He also worked twenty summers as a camp counselor on Lake Winnipesaukee. Dave was involved with the New Hampshire Association of School Psychologists for many years, serving as newsletter editor, president, and multiple terms as treasurer. In 2019, he received a Lifetime Achievement award from the association. His interests include hiking in the White Mountains and sitting on the shores of Lake Winnisquam. Dave hopes to help New Hampshire Psychological Association Educational Foundation a spotlight on the profession of psychology for New Hampshire residents.
Board Secretary Dr. Jacquelyn "Jacki" Reinert completed her doctoral studies at Rivier University in Nashua, New Hampshire. Prior to doctoral studies, Jacki was employed at a special needs school on the New Hampshire border as a master's level clinician, providing individual therapy for children and adolescents during the day. In the evenings, she traveled to various towns in New Hampshire to facilitate family therapy and case management services. It was during this time that Jacki came to realize the disparity of services in the state. Although she resides in Massachusetts and maintains a private practice in Stow, MA, Jacki continues to remain connected to psychology and mental health in New Hampshire in her various roles on the New Hampshire Psychological Association and Educational Foundation. She also will make the trek to NH to complete neuropsychological evaluations on an as-needed basis for children and adolescents with state insurance in Manchester.
Jena Mottola joins the New Hampshire Psychological Association Educational Foundation with over twenty-five years in the nonprofit arena. When Jena first started her career her focus was on family and immigrant literacy education and outreach. Her years working in Cambridge, Massachusetts gave her the foundation and experience to understand a broad range of social and economic issues that communities continue to face today.
Moving back to the Midwest was when Jena began leading a team of professionals at a nonprofit museum. Jumping in with her sleeves rolled, she quickly took the organization from a marginal number of visitors to over fifteen thousand per year. No small feat. She did this by raising additional grant funds, gaining memberships, expanding educational programming and hiring a supporting staff. That sounds simple on paper but what it means is that Jena’s professional strategy focuses on three main areas when aligning herself with any organization; partnerships, fiscal preparedness and leading a thriving team.
Jena is passionate about nonprofit work and has a personal and lifelong respect for mental health. In her spare time she immerses herself in all things health and nutrition. She loves hiking and hanging out with her husband, two kiddos and the family dog. Jena holds a dual master’s degree in nonprofit management as well as negotiation and conflict resolution.