Staff & Leadership


2019-2020 DanversCARES Chairs

Rev. Pamela Cochrane, Maple Street Congregational Church, Chairperson 2019-2020, DanversCARES


Judith Ryan RN, BSN, Danvers Public Health Nurse, Co-Chairperson 2019-2020, DanversCARES


DanversCARES Governing Body:

DanversCARES is governed by a voluntary steering committee under a set of organizational bylaws that can be viewed on this link. DanversCARES_BYLAWS_May2012 The Superintendent of Schools (Lisa Dana) and the Chief of Police (Patrick Ambrose) are standing members of the steering committee. There is a community chairperson, a co-chairperson, fiscal representative from the coalition’s organizational sponsor, and a community member-at-large.  The Steering Committee works to guide the larger Community Coalition which meets the first Monday of each month at Danvers High School at 9:00 am.

Our Staff

Lyla Harrod


A Danvers native, Lyla has twelve years of experience working with youth on the North Shore. With a background in coordinating non-profit grant-funded after school and out-of-school time programming and community organizing, Lyla has an eye for innovative approaches to empowering youth and has a strong commitment to social justice and community building.

Lyla holds an undergraduate degree from The George Washington University in Communications and Sociology and a Masters degree in Human Services from Springfield College.

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Danielle LaRocque

Middle School Youth Coordinator

Danielle LaRocque is in her fifth year as a health education teacher at Holten Richmond Middle School in Danvers, MA. She is a graduate of Endicott College with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Creative and Art Therapy and a graduate of Cambridge College with a Master of Education in Skills Based Health Ed and Social-Emotional Learning. She serves on a variety of committees that serve to improve the academic and personal success of her students and colleagues. She is the assistant varsity softball coach at Danvers High School. Danielle is the vice president of MAHPERD, Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education Recreation and Dance, for the Health Division.

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