Jamilyn Murphy-Hughes, LCSW is the Director of Children’s Services at Catholic Charities Maine. She oversees the Functional Family Therapy, Behavioral Health Home & Children’s Case Management programs administratively as well as clinically. Jamilyn has been with Catholic Charities Maine since 2010 and was the Clinical Supervisor of the Bangor team for two years until assuming her current role. Jamilyn has been in the social services field in varying capacities since 2000. She has been supporting clients directly in an inpatient hospital as well as residential setting. She has also provided case management to children receiving therapeutic foster care services, worked as an HCT clinician and completed crisis assessments in an emergency department setting.
Haley Gauvin is the Referral & Intake Coordinator for Children’s Services, including Case Management & Functional Family Therapy. She graduated from the University of Maine with a bachelor’s degree in Mental Health & Human Services with a minor in Behavioral Health. She also majored in Elementary Education and Psychology before transferring to the University of Maine. Haley has eight years of experience working in the mental health field. Prior employment has included; Residential Support Aide/CRMA for adults in a PNMI program, School Based-BHP/Ed Tech III for children in both private and public school settings, Crisis Stabilization Worker for children and adults in a crisis stabilization residential unit, In-Home Rehabilitation Specialist for children, and several years of experience in the customer service field.
Elesia Moore, LSW is a Behavioral Health Home Coordinator. Elesia graduated from the University of Maine with a bachelor’s degree in child development and family relations and a minor in sociology. She has worked in the social service field since 1998 and has been a part of the Catholic Charities Maine team since November 2011. Prior to her current role, Elesia was the Wraparound Coordinator and she still maintains responsibility for training our new and current staff in Wraparound. Elesia has also worked as a children’s case manager, family specialist II, behavioral health professional, education tech III, and a licensed foster parent.
Amber Bickmore is a Behavioral Health Home Coordinator. Amber received her Bachelors in Mental Health and Human Services from the University of Maine at Augusta in the spring of 2014. Prior to her current role, Amber was a children’s case manager and additional experience in the field includes an internship with Child Protective Services at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Kimber Hoyt is a Behavioral Health Home Coordinator. Kimber graduated from Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts, with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Child Life. As a longtime resident of Maine, she has worked in the Human Service field for more than 15 years. She has worked as a Case Manager for children and adults, serving Penobscot, Hancock, Washington, and Piscataquis County. She has experience working as a Children’s Case Manager, Treatment Foster Care Case Coordinator, a Foster Care Developer, a Family Integration Worker, and Adolescent Group Home support provider. Kimber volunteers monthly at the Lady’s Kitchen in Dexter, Maine serving meals to the families within the community in need.
Tricia Barnes received her bachelor's degree in social work from the University of Maine Presque Isle in 1998. She had worked as an intern for Catholic Charities Maine her senior year of college and was hired in May 1998. She then became the second Children’s Case Manager in Aroostook County and has been with the agency for 14 years.
Cindy Gagnon attended the University of Maine at Presque Isle and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences in 2000. She has worked over ten years in child care and then ventured out to work as Children’s Case Manager for several years, working as a MR Case Manager all over the county. Cindy has experience as an in home support supervisor for Section 24 services , Family Support Worker, and as an Early Intervention Teacher for children birth to three years old. She is so very excited to have been given this opportunity to work with such a wonderful and supportive team of Catholic Charities and to guide and empower children and their families in Aroostook & Northern Penobscot County.
Luc Snipe, CRC, LCPC, received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine and has a master’s degree in rehab counseling from the University of Southern Maine. He is a certified rehabilitation counselor and is a licensed clinical professional counselor. He has been a clinical supervisor for the past five years for the Catholic Charities Targeted Case Management program. Luc worked in the Catholic Charities Adult Case Management program as a community support worker for seven years and in the Catholic Charities Outpatient Mental Health Program as a counselor for two and a half years. He has worked in the mental health field for almost 20 years.
Steve Katz worked in Maine public schools for 27 years as a literacy specialist, administrator and as a special education teacher. He has been a Case Manager with Catholic Charities since December 2008.
Erin Taylor is a Behavioral Health Home Coordinator. Erin earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine in 2006 and has several years of experience working with children in varying capacities. She has a background in special education and joined Catholic Charities initially as a Children’s Case Manager. Erin primarily serves Kennebec and Somerset Counties.
Beth Calvert is a Behavioral Health Home Coordinator and has several years of experience while working at Catholic Charities in the children’s mental health field. She was a Children’s Case Manager prior to her current role. Beth serves Kennebec and Somerset counties and has a degree in therapeutic recreation and a master’s degree in social gerentology.
Ricia Sawtelle is Children's Services Coordinator. She does networking and outreach for the Children’s programs in the Coastal and Southern Maine areas, where she also carries a caseload. Ricia has seven years of experience working with children with special needs. Prior to coming on board with Catholic Charities in 2011, Ricia worked within special education in the public schools and holds a 282 teaching certification. She has a bachelor's degree in special education from the University of Maine.
Michelle Baldwin is a Behavioral Health Home Coordinator. Michelle graduated with a BA in psychology and went on to earn her Master’s in Education. Michelle has been working with children for many years in schools, group homes, and at a local teen center. Michelle has been with Catholic Charities since 2013 where she began as an Adult Case Manager before switching to the Children’s program.