Marsha Chartrand

Lindsay Hannah to leave SRSLY Manchester

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Linsday Hannah, center front, pictured with 2017 Manchester Middle School Variety Show participants. Photo courtesy of SRSLY Manchester

In a letter dated Friday, Aug. 25, Lindsay Hannah, who has been acting as the Coalition Director for SRSLY Manchester over the past four years, announced to the coalition that she has accepted a position with a health foundation in Wasilla, Alaska.

Hannah’s last day with SRSLY Manchester will be September 15.
“This was a very difficult decision,” she said in the letter. “It has been a true honor working in Manchester and being part of this community. I will miss Manchester; its unique character and beauty. I am grateful to have spent four years working with amazing caring adults and youth to prevent substance abuse … I will be leaving a piece of my heart in Manchester with each of you.”
Hannah emphasized that this does not mean SRSLY Manchester will come to an end. Rather, it will continue with the added reassurance of a new partnership with St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital.
“The hospital already hosts the three other SRSLY regional coalitions and will officially be adding SRSLY Manchester to that team,” she stated. “To make the transition easier, Katie Fendt has accepted the position of SRSLY Manchester Transition Coordinator.”
Fendt will work with Hannah throughout the next few weeks to make sure the transition goes smoothly. She is familiar with many of the youth and helped out at events last school year.
“We will also have added support from Reiley Curran, the SRSLY Regional Coalition Manager, and the other Coalition Directors and Coordinators in Dexter, Chelsea and Stockbridge,” Hannah concluded.
SRSLY Manchester has seen great success under Hannah’s leadership and her enthusiasm will be missed. See the related article detailing SRSLY’s accomplishments this year, HERE.

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