North Shore Veterans Counseling Services, Inc.

Meet the Counselors, Directors and Staff


Eric Bowman
Eric holds an EDM Degree in Counseling
Graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1983,  B. A. Degree Magna Cum Laude Psychology from Salem State College in 1973
Eric runs our Anger Management Program
Eric's full time job is his private practice.

James Champigny
BS/BA Babson College  Marketing, Certified Employee Assistance professional( CEAP)  Certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)
Certified Alcohol Counselor ( CAC)
James a Vietnam Veteran who served in the Navy from 1967 to 1969
James full time job is with the MBTA and is their Senior Counselor

Allen Gaskell
  Masters degree in Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from Boston University Grad. in 1982  also Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor
Disabled Vietnam Veteran. Served with 101st Airborne. He was with the Long Range Reconnaissance patrol served from July of 1966 to May of 1968 in Vietnam. Earned the rank of Sergeant( E-5) and was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge, 2 Purple Hearts and 2 Bronze Stars
Allen runs our PTSD Counseling Program which is opened to all Combat Veterans.
Allen's full time job is at Salem State College where he is the Coordinator of the Substance abuse Prevention Programming.

Board of Directors

Victor Capozzi Vietnam Veteran Chairman Army Beverly
Charles Clark Vietnam Veteran Co- Chairman
Building Committee
Air Force Beverly Farms
Eric Johnson Vietnam Veteran  Adjutant Air Force Salem
Robert Gilbert Vietnam Veteran  Veterans Affairs Army Ret Beverly
Robert Dejardins Vietnam Veteran  Building Committee Army/ARNG Beverly
Harvey Calichman  Vietnam Veteran Human Resources Navy Salem
*Christine McDonald Gold Star Mother Chaplain/Treasurer   Beverly Farms
Richard Moulton Vietnam Veteran Marketing Navy Peabody

* passed away September 2010


Lynn M. Pellino
Executive Director

1999 to 2000 Volunteer @ NSVCS
2000 to 2001 Associate Director
2001 to Present Executive Director

Educational Back Ground is as follows:
Grad BMC Durfee High school of Fall River 1981
Licensed Cosmetologist from 81 to 83

She holds the following Certificates from:
Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England @ Brown University       

1) Chemical Dependency and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
2) Effective Strategies for Working with Offender Populations
3) Addictionolgy
4) Exploring the Twelve Steps and Traditions
5) Advanced Pharmacology
6) Core Functions of Addiction Counseling
7) Substance
Use Disorders in the Veteran Population

Latino Health Institute  for the Department of Public Health
1) HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing
2) HIV/AIDS Education and Outreach
3) Fundamentals of HIV/AIDS
4) Case Management

Department of Veterans Services
1) Veterans Agent Training

VA Learning University Employee Education System
1) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Implications for Primary Care
2) VA Cyber Security Awareness FY04
3) A Guide to Gulf War Veterans Health
4) American Ex-Prisoners of War
5) VH1-Veterans and Radiation (FY05)

National Veterans Legal Services
1) Basic Course in Veterans Benefits

Holy Family hospital and Medical Center
1) Batters Intervention

Distance Learning Center for Addiction Studies
1) Pharmacology Update  special Topics

Mass Department of Public Health bureau of Substance Abuse Services
AdCare Educational Institute Inc.
1) Ethics

New Horizons Unlimited w/ Universal Class
1) Business Management   2 Certificates  A) Outstanding Achievement
                                                              B) Academic Excellence

Coaching, Counseling & Mentoring Services, Inc. (CCMS)
1) Clinical Supervision
2) Clinical Supervision II
3) Counseling Suicidal Clients
4) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
5) Clinical Supervision in the Addiction Field

North Shore Community College
1) Intro. to Non- Profit Management
2) Medical terminology

Salem State College
1) Introduction to Quickbooks 2003
2) Performing Payroll in Quickbooks

American Red Cross
CPR Cert. 2000 to 2004

Notary Public

Column in Salem Evenings from 2001 to 2002
Articles Published also in Spare Change News.