Denise Deschaine, LSW, is the Referral & Intake Coordinator. Denise graduated from University of Southern Maine with a bachelor’s degree in social work. She has worked at Catholic Charities for over 10 years and has six years of children’s case management experience. Denise completes referrals and intakes for the program across all six counties.
Elesia Moore, LSW-c, has worked in the social service field for 14 years with almost five years of children’s case management experience. She currently serves Northern Penobscot county and the Ellsworth area. Elesia earned her bachelor’s degree in child development and family relations in 2000 after spending many years working in customer service.
Robyn Fransen has over 10 years in the mental health field with six years experience in children’s case management. She currently serves the Hampden to Newport area as well as Waldo County. Robyn holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Maine.
Rebecca Jurczyk serves the greater Bangor area as a Children’s Case Manager. Rebecca started working with women and children in 2006 who were victims of domestic violence and also suffering from early drug and alcohol addiction. During this time, Rebecca worked with many different cultures and backgrounds and served many areas of Connecticut. After moving to Maine, Rebecca began working with children and families in crisis and became certified as a crisis service provider for the state of Maine. Rebecca has a bachelor of science degree in human development and family studies.
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, LMSW-CC, 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.
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.
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.
Cheryl Beaulieu has over 10 years experience in the children’s mental health field in a variety of positions, including home-based early intervention for children with developmental delays, parenting education courses, and supervised visits in addition to children’s case management. She currently serves the Greater Bangor region. Cheryl earned her bachelor’s degree in child development and family relations from the University of Maine in 2001.
Shane Theriault has worked with children and families for over 15 years. Before beginning work for Catholic Charities in 2000 as Children’s Targeted Case Manager, Shane served as parks and recreation director for the town of Limestone, middle school/varsity coach for Limestone Community School and as a residential advisor for the Maine School of Science and Mathematics. Shane remains active in youth programs within the central Aroostook area which includes serving on the Troop/Pack 193 Boy Scout Committee in Limestone and assisting as a coach for Caribou’s recreation department and the Aroostook Youth Basketball League. Shane graduated with a degree in public relations and a minor in journalism from St. Joseph’s College in 1995, and he obtained an associate’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Maine at Presque Isle in 1997.
Alicia 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 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.
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.
Jennifer Bailey is a Children’s Case Manager in the Greater Fairfield and Augusta area. She graduated from the University of Maine Farmington in May of 2012 with her bachelor’s degree in psychology. She has experience working in mental health with clients with disabilities in an assisted living facility and has studied psychology since her interest in it began in her junior year of high school.
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.
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.