Joan Izen, PTAN Project Director

Joan Izen has happily called New Hampshire home for more than thirty years. After a brief stint in the JMIHigh
Monadnock region, she has lived and worked in the southern NH towns of Londonderry, Manchester and Bedford.  Joan has been employed by SERESC since 1988. Her work reflects her unique combination of skills and interests in speech/language pathology, early childhood education/special education, and organization development.

In 1992 she conceived and designed the Preschool Technical Assistance Network (PTAN), a statewide, grant funded project that promotes quality programs for New Hampshire’s young children with disabilities and their families.

She has served as the Project Director since it’s inception as well as facilitator/consultant in each of the different regions of the state. In addition, she has developed and implemented numerous other early childhood projects and provided consultation to various preschool, early intervention and childcare programs in New Hampshire.

Joan earned a B.S. in Communication Disorders from Emerson College and an M.A. in Speech Communication from the University of Maine-Orono. In 2008 she completed the Organization Development Certificate Program at Antioch University New England. And in 2010 she graduated from the Leadership NH program.


Hillary Pincoske, PTAN Project Assistant

Hillary Pincoske grew up in New Hampshire and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Psychology. She has spent the past 20 years working at a small independent school as an educator and the Assistant Director of Program. She is pleased to join the PTAN staff and start her newest adventure.

Hillary resides in Concord with her husband and two children. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, working on projects around the house and enjoying the beautiful outdoors.