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Faculty, staff, and National Facilitators at the Brazelton Touchpoints Center represent a multi-disciplinary team of change agents, early child development educators, psychologists, pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, and other early child development and behavior experts, professional development trainers, project directors, program evaluators, statisticians, community engagement professionals, and more. Similarly, our Touchpoints Training sites hail from 33 states and over 100 communities, from urban to rural, and everything in between.

Lisa Desrochers, MA


MEd, University of New Hampshire, 2002, with Distinction,
BA, University of New Hampshire, 1993


Lisa Desrochers is an accomplished facilitator, program manager, writer, and multi-media resource developer. She has over thirty years of experience working in the early childhood field.

Lisa joined the Brazelton Touchpoints Center team in 2001. She has served in a number of roles to advance the work of the center. She has worked on a number of projects including the Harlem’s Children’s Zone and the California State Library, a partner in adapting Touchpoints for libraries.

As part of the Head Start National Center for Parent, Family, and Community Engagement, Lisa contributed as a project manager and editor of over 50 collections of print and digital media, simulations, and online courses.

Prior to her work at the Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Lisa was a preschool teacher at the University of New Hampshire’s Child Study and Development Center. Lisa has spent time volunteering and working at the Rift Valley Children’s Village, a home for orphaned children in Tanzania.

Areas of Interest:

Children’s development and play

Working with children in international settings

Cultural aspects of parenting and development

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