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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



Jason Arey, Dean of Students


CCOT Members

Vanessa Desani, Academic Advisor/Community Referral Counselor
Gabe Garcia, Coordinator of Counseling & Psychological Services
Maria Hernandez, Director of International Student Support and Special Populations
Susan Martin, Director, Center for Accessibility Resources and Services
Sharon McDermot, Assistant Provost, Academic and Student Affairs

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