About CAST

Community Action for Safe Teens

The mission of Community Action for Safe Teens (CAST) is to prevent substance abuse and promote healthy choices for youth throughout Souhegan Valley.

Initiated in August of 2004, CAST has had many successes to date!

  • Assisted with the first 9th grade Wellness Day at Milford High School
  • Marketed the Parent Education Series at Hollis-Brookline High School
  • Initiated Parent to Parent Talks for all local parents at Milford Middle School
  • Participated in the initial Oversight Board of Beyond Influence
  • Participated in the Safe Homes Pledge beginning in Fall 2009
  • Implemented Media Campaign Spring 2010: Water Bottle and Magnet Project
  • Participated in Wellness Fair, Hitchiner, Sept 2010
  • Sponsored "Teen Brain and Alcohol Talk" by Win Turner, PhD, Sept 2010
  • Participate in Annual Chamber of Commerce Business Expo
  • Supported the Pharmaceutical Take Back Programs for all Souhegan Valley towns beginning in Fall 2010
  • Implemented Milford Hospital Association grant challenging teens to produce viral videos
  • Fatal Choices -Community Safe Driving Event October 2011
  • New Futures Leaders Retreat – Youth Advocacy December 2011
  • Youth Issues Forums held in Milford, Amherst & Brookline 2011/2012
  • Became a charter committee of Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley January 2012
  • Participated in SAMHSA Non-Medical Marijuana Use Webinar January 2012
  • Participated in SAMHSA Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs March 2012
  • Healthy Choices Video Public Service Announcements distributed to coalition high schools March 2012
  • Attended Strategic Planning of Beyond Influence Substance Abuse Forum April 2012
  • Attended Media Workshop May 2012
  • Participated in Sticker Shock Campaign from NH Liquor Enforcement May 2012
  • Attended Life of the Athlete Training June 2012
  • Teen Leadership Initiative Training Hollis Brookline High School August 2012

CAST Members

CAST ACTIVE MEMBER LIST AS OF MAY 16, 2015 Monica Gallant – CAST Coordinator
Susan Taylor - Boys and Girls Club/Souhegan Valley SSG
Richard Frost – NH National Guard Counterdrug Task Force
Lisa Vasquez – Beyond Influence
Cathy Cray - Hollis Brookline HS Student Assistance
Susan Drew - Milford Welfare
Bob Thompson – Hollis Brookline Middle School Principal
Paula Troie - Registered Pharmacist
Eric Schelberg – Milford Ambulance
Allen Peck –Milford Ambulance
Richard Bergeron, Master Patrol Officer Hollis PD & HB SRO
Carol Rowlette – Milford United Methodist Church
Peter Warburton – SAU39 Superintendant
Porter Dodge – AMS Principal (SAU39)
Ashley Demers – SAU40
Kiersta Pallas Stallman – SAU40 Guidance
Morgan Stephens – MHS Student
Amanda Alcox – MHS Student
Caitlin Hunter – Boys and Girls Club/Souhegan Valley
Jim Duggan – Boys and Girls Club/Souhegan Valley
Tim Lafferty – Crossway Christian Church, Milford
Jacob Albrecht – Crossway Christian Church
Fr. Don Keegan – St. Patrick Church, Milford
Nancy Schooley – First Congregational Church, Milford
Frank Emmick – Milford Democratic Committee
Paul Joyce – SAU40
Fr. Hank Junkin –Church of Our Savior, Milford
Tom Knapp – SAU39 Guidance
Maggie Kim – SAU39 Guidance
John Smith – Senior Patrolman Amherst PD & SHS SRO
Sheelu Joshi-Flegal SAU 39 Guidance
Allison Pelletier - SAU40 Guidance
Michael Hatfield, SAU 40 Director of Special Services
Pastor Casey Collins,MUMC
Demers, Negrete & Associates, Inc.

CAST Meeting and Minutes

CAST meetings are open to all those interested.

When: 2nd Wednesday of each Month
Time: 8:30am or 3:30pm
Where: Milford Ambulance Center, 66 Elm Street, Milford NH

For more info contact Chair Monica Gallant 769-0978

Meeting Minutes:

Contact CAST

c/o Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley
PO Box 916, 56 Mont Vernon Street
Milford, NH 03055
Attn: Monica Gallant

Monica Gallant 769-0978


The mission of Community Action for Safe Teens (CAST) is to support and strengthen families, reduce the use/abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and encourage healthy choices by teens through increasing community awareness and action. CAST serves the communities of Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Lyndeborough, Milford, Mont Vernon and Wilton.
c/o Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley • PO Box 916, 56 Mont Vernon Street • Milford, NH 03055 • (603) 672-9876