Haley Gauvin is the Referral & Intake Coordinator for Penobscot, Piscataquis, Waldo, Aroostook, Washington and Hancock Counties. 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.
Cheryl Beaulieu, LSW-c, graduated from the University of Maine in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Relations. She has over 10 years experience in the children’s mental health field in a variety of positions, including home-based services, early intervention work, and children’s case management. Cheryl covers the greater Bangor area.
Elesia Moore, LSW, is the Wraparound 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 being the Wraparound Coordinator, Elesia worked as a children’s case manager, family specialist II, behavioral health professional, education tech III, and a licensed foster parent.
Leslie Buehler has 12 years children’s case management experience with Catholic Charities. She has a bachelor’s degree in human development and family relations with a minor in psychology. She also has an associate’s degree in human services. Leslie currently serves Penobscot and Piscataquis counties.
Ken Rautiola, LCSW, is the Clinical Supervisor for Children’s Case Management in Bangor. Ken has earned masters degrees in social work and education from the University of Maine. Prior to joining the Catholic Charities team, he worked as the mental health program coordinator at Mountain View Youth Development Center, a human services caseworker, a group home administrator, and as a case manager for children residing in treatment foster care placements. Ken also volunteers with the National Association of Social Workers – Maine Chapter and currently serves as the organization's vice president.
Brian Pyzynski has 14 years experience in the mental health field and has been a Children’s Case Manager at Catholic Charities for almost five years. Brian has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and an associates degree in liberal arts. Brian currently serves Hancock County.
Shannon Flood serves the Greater Bangor area as well as Hancock County as a Children’s Case Manager. Shannon graduated from Husson College in 1985 with a degree in business administration. Shannon has experience as a Behavioral Health Professional. She has also worked in a children’s residential treatment facility and is a former treatment foster care parent. Shannon spent the past 9 years working for the Bucksport School Department as an Education Technician III.
Malesa Zaneldin has 7 years experience working with children in the mental health field including, home, school, and residential settings. Malesa received her Master’s degree at Husson University for Criminal Justice Administration in 2013. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Behavioral Science from the University of Maine Augusta. Malesa also holds certifications as an Education Technician III, Behavioral Health Professional and has her MHRT/C. Malesa serves Northern Penobscot County.
Amber Bickmore, is currently serving as a Children’s Case Manager. Amber received her Bachelors in Mental Health and Human Services from the University of Maine at Augusta in the spring of 2014. Her previous experience in the field includes an internship with Child Protective Services at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Jennifer Calden, LSW-c, is currently serving as a Children’s Case Manager. Jennifer started working with teen parents in early 2013 and most recently worked with children in residential treatment. Jennifer received her bachelor’s degree in community health education from the University of Maine at Farmington in December 2013. Jennifer serves Hancock and Waldo Counties.
Kimber Hoyt 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 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.
Ralph Scheidler is a part-time Children’s Case Management Supervisor in Caribou. He is a licensed clinical social worker who has been with Catholic Charities since January of 2009. Since 2007 he has also worked half-time in crisis mental health services in New Brunswick, Canada. Prior to that time he provided contracted therapy for foster care children in Aroostook County, other mental health therapy there, and for many years was employed full time as a school social worker for various school districts in Maine. Ralph has concentrated his work with children and families throughout his professional social work career. He lives presently in New Brunswick with his wife, Kate, and their two university-aged children. He enjoys family time, outdoor activities, Celtic music, and has a special interest in integrating traditional spirituality with mental health awareness.
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 County.
Ricia Sawtelle-Carrow is the Referral & Intake Coordinator. 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.
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 earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine in 2006 and has six years of experience working with children in varying capacities. She has a background in special education and has recently joined Catholic Charities as a Children’s Case Manager. Erin primarily serves Kennebec and Somerset Counties.
Beth Calvert has 14 years of experience while working at Catholic Charities in the children’s mental health field. She has been a Children’s Case Manager for seven years. Beth provides case management services in Kennebec and Somerset counties and has a degree in therapeutic recreation and a master’s degree in social gerentology.
Sonya Smith MHRT-C, has 12 years experience in the mental health field and has been a children’s case manager at Catholic Charities for almost two years. Sonya has a bachelor’s degree in mental health and human services.
Beth Sargent graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington with a degree in rehabilitation. She has 20 years experience working in the field of human services. Beth is committed to the Wraparound process and is a strong advocate for children and families. Beth will be serving the areas between our Bangor and Fairfield offices, including Newport and it’s surrounding communities.
Emily Widor, BA is a Children’s Case Manager for Catholic Charities Maine. Emily covers the greater Fairfield Region. She earned a BA in Social Sciences from USM in 2012 and also has a degree in occupational therapy. She is currently working towards a MSW through Boston University. She has previously worked in the mental health field with adults as well as children with autism. She is also an avid runner and yoga practitioner.
Melissa Stinson graduated from University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Family and Child Services in 2015. She has moved around due to her spouse in the military until 2010. She has over 10 years working with children at military base child cares, home based child cares, and has run her own in home child care. She has experience being a case manager aide at a foster care agency in Pennsylvania and has recently came to Catholic Charities from working with adults in Supported Living here in Maine. She is a Children’s Case Manager in the Fairfield Office.
Batool Qweider serves Northern Penobscot County as a Children’s Case Manager. Batool graduated from the University of Maine with a bachelor's degree in social work in 2012. She has been working as Career Counselor at Job Corps and holds certifications as Behavioral Health Professional as well as Education Technician III. Batool is fluent in Arabic and English and has travelled and lived internationally.
Michelle Baldwin graduated with a BA in psychology and went on to earn her Master’s in Education. Michelle has been working with children for seven 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.
Michelle Warren graduated from the University of Maryland University College in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Prior to joining Catholic Charities in December 2013, Michelle worked for seven years in a middle school setting as a paraeducator supporting children with special education needs. Michelle also served ten years on active duty as an Army Combat Medic and continues to serve as an Officer in the National Guard. Michelle provides Children’s Case Management services in the Cumberland and York county areas.
Jody Dolley graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Maine at Farmington in 2005, and went on to earn her Master’s in Psychology from the University of Phoenix in 2009. She has worked as a Behavioral Health Professional in school and home based settings. She has also worked as a Youth and Family Counselor in a residential facility. Jody provides Children’s Case Management services in the Cumberland and York county areas.