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The Care and Concern Outreach Team is Here to Support You


If you have a NON-EMERGENCY concern about a student, please fill out the Northern Essex Community College Public Care Report.


For EMERGENCIES, call 911. Also contact Public Safety at (978) 556-3333. Emergencies include suicidal remarks, incoherent behavior, violence, direct threats, possible weapon, etc.

The Care and Concern Outreach Team (CCOT) at NECC is a multidisciplinary team that meets on a regular basis to assess and respond to concerning student situations.

CCOT develops and recommends protocols related to addressing concerning student behaviors on campus.

Our goal is to provide every student with the tools, support, and resources necessary to be successful at NECC.

Members of our team are fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

To speak to someone in Spanish, please contact Gabe Garcia at 978-360-8713.

Meet the CCOT Members

Chair, Jonathan Miller

Dean of Students

CCOT Members

Deb Crafts, Public Safety Chief

Janel D’Agata-Lynch,  Civic Engagement, Service-Learning & Community Resources Coordinator
Vanessa Desani, Academic Advisor/Community Referral Counselor
Gabe Garcia, Multicultural Specialist/Mental Health Clinician
Karen Hruska, Director Counseling & Psychological Services
Susan Martin, Director Learning Accommodations Center
Sharon McDermot, Director of Academic Affairs Operations
Kelly Sullivan, Dean, Business and Professional Studies
Stephanie Wares, Director of Student Success Hub Advising

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