Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities (Keene, NH)



  • Name:Jeffrey Fuller
  • Title:Director of Development & Community Relations

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities
  • Address:91 Maple Avenue
    Keene, NH 03431
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:6033583384
  • Main fax:6033586485

Organization Web

User Phone

  • Direct phone:6033583389

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • Cedarcrest Center enriches the lives of children with complex medical and developmental needs, supports their families, and collaborates with other community providers to build a continuum of care.

  • History:
  • Cedarcrest Center was founded in 1947 in response to the needs of area families for specialized care for children with significant physical disabilities. Building on more than 60 years of experiences working with children and families, the Center offers exceptional medical care and education, as well as occupational, physical and communication therapies for up to 26 children, infants through teens from across New Hampshire and beyond, with high risk medical and developmental needs. Today, Cedarcrest Center is the only intermediate care facility in New Hampshire exclusively for children, and the only one licensed to provide post-acute care for children under three years of age.
    Children come to Cedarcrest Center with a range of complex medical diagnoses, including seizure disorders, neurological disorders, cerebral palsy, hypoxic and traumatic brain injuries, hypotonia, muscular dystrophies, respiratory disorders, orthopedic complications, and vision and hearing losses. Many require supportive nutrition via gastronomy tube (g-tube) feedings, specialized care for tracheostomies, and regular monitoring of blood oxygenation. In addition to or as a result of their medical circumstances, all experience the educational and communication challenges of significant cognitive impairments.
    In an era in which most medically-fragile children are cared for at home with the support of community-based services, our core service is extended care (one month to several years) for children with complex medical needs and significant cognitive disabilities. We seek, especially, to support families who, in our largely rural state and region, may live in communities where adequate nursing services to support in-home care are limited, where physicians trained in the care of medically-fragile children are rare, where access to a sophisticated medical center in an emergency is distant, or where local school resources to provide appropriate educational experiences and support are unavailable.
    Cedarcrest Center is committed to offering a range of care options to meet the needs of families who care for their children at home as well, including transitions from hospital (Neo-natal ICU) to home; post-operative rehabilitation; respite services for families during medical emergencies or family crises; hospice care; feeding evaluations and assessments; on-site education for day students; feeding and neuro-motor clinics; outpatient and outreach therapy services; training for caregivers; and professional development workshops for medical, social service and education professionals.
    Given the evolution of the services we provide, and based on research for our most recently completed strategic plan (2009), we anticipate serving children with ever-increasing medical complexities in the future, including those on ventilators, IVs, and central line nutrition. We also anticipate that as we move into the next decade, care management issues will become increasingly complex and that issues surrounding coordination of care will require innovative, and often technological, solutions.

  • Year established:1947
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:16
  • Advisory board size:70
  • Staff size:93

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Bob Baker - Keene State College
    Bruce Chamberlin - Farnum Rehabilitation Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock/Keene
    Michael Chelstowski - Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock/Keene
    Sister Laura Della Santa, RSM - Principal, St. Joseph's School - Keene
    Susan Gilbert - Principal, Anderson & Gilbert - Keene
    Audrey Hadcock - Audiologist/Speech Pathologist, retired
    H. Roger Hansen, MD - Orthopedic Surgeon, retired
    Joan Luz - Children's Services Coodinator, Monadnock Developmental Services - Keene
    Charles Michal - Architect, Weller and Michal Architects
    Cole A. Mills - VP Tax, C&S Wholesale Grocers - Keene
    Gwen Mitchell - Principal, SAU 29 - Keene
    Matt Morrison - VP & Chief Loan Officer, Savings Bank of Walpole - Keene
    Pat Trow Parent - Faculty member (HR), Franklin Pierce University - Rindge
    G. Bryant Robertson - VP, Cheshire Oil Company, Keene
    Mary Rooney - RN, retired
    John Snowdon - Owner, Captured Light Studio, Keene

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Catherine A. Gray, President/CEO

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Scott Adams - Chief Financial Officer
    Charlene Bemis - Education Coordinator
    Jeffrey L. Fuller, CFRE - Director of Development and Community Relations
    Cheryl Jessie, OT/R - Rehabilitation Coordinator
    Margaret Knox - Director of Nursing Services
    Deborah Pilot-McClendon - Assistant Director of Nursing Services


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:02-0441832

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:020441832
  • Organization Name:CEDARCREST INC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:91 MAPLE AVE
  • Organization City:KEENE
  • Organization State:NH
  • Organization Zip:03431-1629
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:December, 1991
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:12
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Hospital or medical research organization 170(b)(1)(A)(iii)
  • Activity Code(s):160, 031, 150
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Aid to the handicapped (see also 031), Special school for the blind, handicapped, etc, Hospital
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:B28
  • Asset Amount:$14,669,052
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$6,642,914
  • Income Code:7 ($5,000,000 - $9,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$6,606,323
  • Last Updated:3/23/2018 3:49:36 am

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