Staff Bios

Bangor Staff

CherylBCheryl Beaulieu, LSW-c, is the Referral & Intake Coordinator. Cheryl graduated from the University of Maine 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 and children’s case management. Cheryl completes referrals and intakes for the program across all six counties.

Elisia Moore - Children's Case ManagementElesia 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 - Children's Case ManagementLeslie 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 RautiolaKen 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 - Children's Case ManagementBrian 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 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.

MalesaZaneldinMalesa 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.

AmberAmber 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 CaldenJennifer 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.

Kim HoytKimber 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.

Jennifer CaldenErica Busque has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maine Orono in 2009. She has worked as a BHP and Behavior Analyst as well as with the adult population as a Direct Support Professional. Erica covers  the Greater Bangor Region.

 

Caribou Staff

Alicia AndersonAlicia B Anderson graduated in 2002, from the University of Maine at Presque Isle with a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science with a concentration in sociology and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Alicia has been a Children’s Case Manager for 10 years in Maine and Vermont. She has been with Catholic Charities for the past six years.

Ralph ScheidlerRalph 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 BarnesTricia 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.

Tricia BarnesCindy 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.

 

Fairfield Staff

Ricia - Children's Case ManagementRicia 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 - Children's Case ManagementLuc 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 - Children's Case ManagementSteve 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 - Children's Case ManagementnErin 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 - Children's Case ManagementBeth 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 - Children's Case ManagementSonya 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 SargentBeth 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.

EmilyEmily 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.

EmilyJesse Baker has a Bachelor’s degree in Language Arts from the University of Maine in Orono and has earned credit towards a degree in special education. He has worked as a special education teacher  at a residential facility and in a day treatment program before becoming a child case manager for Catholic Charities Maine.

 

Lincoln Staff

Batool Qweider 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.


 

Portland Staff

Michelle BaldwinMichelle 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 WarrenMichelle 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.