Meet the Team

Sara Shovlin, MS, CTRS
Executive Director

Sara hails from Philadelphia, PA, where she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Health and Societies and later went on to pursue her Master’s Degree in Recreational Therapy, as well as a certification for teaching in higher education. Prior to joining the Boys & Girls Club of the North Country, Sara served as an Academic Advisor and Adjunct Instructor in Temple University’s Therapeutic Recreation Program. Before her time at Temple, Sara was a Recreational Therapist at Select Medical’s Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Hershey, PA. In her free time, Sara enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and camping with her husband and Irish Doodle/Club puppy, Penny, as well as volunteering and participating in numerous sports and activities with Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country.


Annette Lucas
Unit Director

Annette relocated to the North Country in 1979 and considers herself a native.  She was born in Rhode Island and is the youngest girl out of 11 children in her family.  Needless to say, she has been around children all of her life. Annette previously worked at The Family Resource Center of Coos and Upper Grafton County as a Family Support Specialist.  She provided support to families, assisting them in making community connections, building their parenting skills, and offering them the opportunity to work towards goals they set for themselves. Annette offered caregivers the opportunity to engage in Strength-Based, Evidenced Based parenting classes and activities, empowering them to work on relationship building, communication, early childhood education, child development and so much more. In her free time, Annette enjoys outdoor activities, painting, reading and taking on home projects.  She loves to spend time with her family, which includes two daughters and two grandchildren.