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Health and Wellness

Health Services

The Elementary•Middle School and High School have Health Centers with registered nursing staff that attend to the medical needs of the Landmark community. In addition, the school physician, the Beverly Hospital Emergency Room, and other specialists are also available for residential student appointments and emergencies.


High School, Jessica Fauci, 978-236-3264
High School Medical Forms
Elementary•Middle School, Shari Gallant, 978-236-3107
EMS Medical Forms

Other medical services coordinated through the Health Center include:

  • referrals to counseling
  • communication with Academic and Residential Advisors regarding medications
  • appointments with the nutritionist

The philosophy of the Health Center is "wellness” not sickness, and the nurses try to maintain an open and nurturing environment.

Counseling Services

The counselor’s role is to help students take full advantage of the opportunities offered at Landmark School. Meet our counselors:

Hélène Dionne, Director

Years of blue water sailing have taught Hélène to stay calm in the midst of turmoil. This enables her to help students develop their own ability to accept, and handle, the difficulties that come their way. She can be reached by phone: 978-236-3496 or email:

Daniel Larson, High School Counseling Department Head

Dan’s experience running a day treatment program for adolescents helped him develop skills that allow him to combine clinical expertise with genuine personal connection. He values authenticity and compassion in his interactions, and he is known for his calm and warm tone.

 Dan can be reached via email or phone: 978-236-3314


Christine Vander Werf, Counselor

Christine has ample experience working with a wide-range of populations in a variety of settings. Her dedication, enthusiasm, and passion for supporting and empowering youth enables her to engage and inspire students to initiate change in themselves, and in their community. Contact Christine Halkett by email or phone, 978-236-3123.

Jim Kent, Counselor

During his many years at Landmark, Jim has cultivated the art of including his students in his many life passions. He seeks to teach them about life and help them discover their own “islands of competence”. Jim Kent can be reached by email or phone, 978-236-3240.

James Retos, Counselor

James has worked for many years in a variety of settings and schools, and he brings to the team a special expertise in substance-abuse counseling. His warm style and appreciation for the adventures adolescents seek make him very approachable. James Retos can be reached by email or phone, 978-236-3409.

Joanne Waite, Counselor

Joanne's blend of warmth, spunk, and humor, along with her wisdom, made her immediately connect with the Landmark community. As a student put it, she is “pretty chill.” Joanne Waite can be reached by email or phone, 978-236-3497.