Pastoral Counseling Services Announces Recipients Of Its Annual Good Samaritan Award

June 5, 2014
PRESS CONTACT: Monica Bardier

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Pastoral Counseling Services (PCS), an independent, non-profit counseling and consulting center serving New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts is proud to announce this year’s Good Samaritan Honorees.

This year, PCS is celebrating its 35th anniversary of providing counseling services in Greater Manchester, Bedford, Nashua and the Seacoast with its recent opening of a satellite office in Portsmouth.

“The Good Samaritan Awards are an annual tradition to honor individuals who pursue extraordinary measures to strengthen communities and improve life in New Hampshire,” said Dr. David Reynolds, Center Director of Pastoral Counseling Services. “This year’s slate of honorees have all gone above and beyond in their respected field and have provided amazing community outreach that ultimately resulted in helping individuals in need. We are excited to honor this incredibly devoted group of individuals at this year’s banquet which will include our 35th anniversary celebration.”

Over the past 19 years, PCS has honored more than 100 individuals in six distinct segments of the community to include: Business, Education, Media & the Arts, Medicine and Healing, Religion and Rising Star. This year’s esteemed honorees will be celebrated at the 2014 Good Samaritan Awards Banquet scheduled to be held on Tuesday, October 7 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Labelle Winery in Amherst, N.H. To purchase tickets or for more information to become a sponsor contact Event Coordinator, Marcia Burns at 603.627.2702 ext. 142 or visit

2014 Good Samaritan Honorees include:

Business & Industry Richard (Dick) Rawlings Retired Managing Partner, Northwestern Mutual
Media & the Arts Dr. Alan Kaplan Retired Cardiologist/Artistic Director, Manchester Community Theatre Players & Second Stage Professional Company
Education Jeanine Tousignant Outgoing CEO, Manchester Community Music School
Religion Rev. Dr. Dawn Berry Pastor, Brookside Congregational Church
Medicine & Healing Susan Higgins Volunteer, UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center
Rising Star Jodi Harper Director of Literacy & BRING IT!!!
Community Collaboration
Granite United Way

For complete bio information visit our Good Samaritan Awards Celebration web page.

About Pastoral Counseling Services

Pastoral Counseling Services (PCS) was founded in 1979 is celebrating 35 years and provides the best psychotherapeutic techniques while respecting the natural connection between the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions in the psychotherapy process. Our desire is to provide a community in which clients Feel Heard, Feel Cared for and Feel Better. In addition to our counseling services, PCS impacts the vitality of the community by partnering with other non-profit organizations to help underserved and at risk populations with stress management techniques. PCS also honors those who pursue extraordinary measures to strengthen communities and improve life in New Hampshire with the Good Samaritan Awards, an annual tradition since 1996.

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