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Bio | Eva Quirion, NP, Ph.D.

Dr. Quirion is a graduate of The University of Maine, Orono and the University of Phoenix. She joined an interventional pain practice after receiving her FNP certification. She then joined St. Joseph Healthcare in 2014 as a Pain Care provider embedded in primary care. Eva has been working with patients...
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Bio | Steve Morgan

Steven Morgan has worked in peer support for twelve years. He was originally trained as a Georgia Certified Peer Specialist and worked in traditional service agencies, where he became intimately familiar with the difficulties of practicing peer support within a medical model. This led to an interest in developing alternative...
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Bio | Louie Diaz

Louie Diaz is a person in long-term recovery. He works as a reentry and outreach specialist at the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Department.  His job takes him inside prisons and jails preparing men for release. He is a support system for returning citizens when they are released to the community. Louie...
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Bio | Georgana Prudhomme, LCSW

Upon completion of her Masters in Social Work from Louisiana State University, Georgana has worked in the field of social services for 30 years in varying roles within the corporate industry and non-profits. Currently Georgana works at Kennebec Behavioral Health as the Clinical Training and Quality Manager where she oversees...
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Bio | Catherine Chichester, APRN

As Executive Director of the CCSME, Kate Chichester has led CCSME for the past 25 years, during which time it has been recognized both statewide and nationally for its work to advance co-occurring mental health and substance use integration. Kate has written, directed, and participated in multiple grant-funded projects spanning...
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Bio | Tonya Bailey-Curry, LMSW

Tonya Bailey-Curry is a Licensed Social Worker with Bates College Counseling and Psychological Center. Prior to her role with Bates College, Tonya served as the Director of Peer and Family Programs with NAMI Maine serving individuals and families impacted by mental health challenges across the state. With NAMI Maine, Tonya...
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Bio | John F. Kelly, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Kelly is the Elizabeth R. Spallin Professor of Psychiatry in Addiction Medicine at Harvard Medical School – the first endowed professor in addiction medicine at Harvard. He is also the Founder and Director of the Recovery Research Institute at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the Associate Director of the...
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Bio | Corinne Cather, PhD

Dr. Corinne Cather is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School and Director of Psychology Services for the Schizophrenia Clinical and Research Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Schizophrenia Program in Boston. Dr. Cather earned her undergraduate degree in biopsychology at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY and her...
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Bio | Brandy Brown, LCSW (she, her, hers)

Brandy is the Program Manager for The Gender Clinic Program at Maine Medical Partners/ The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. She provides assessment, therapy, coordination of medical and mental health services, and program development within a multidisciplinary setting. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry for Tufts University School of...
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Bio | Betsy Sawyer-Manter, MSW

Betsy is the President & CEO of SeniorsPlus — the Area Agency on Aging for Western Maine. She currently serves as President of the Maine Association of Area Agencies on Aging and is the Treasurer for the Maine Council on Aging. Betsy also is a co-convener of the Speaker’s Maine...
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Bio | Thomas M. Meuser, Ph.D.

Tom Meuser joined the faculty of UNE in Fall, 2018, as a Professor of Social Work in the Westbrook College of Health Professions and as the Founding Director of the new university-wide Center for Excellence in Aging & Health (CEAH). The UNE Legacy Scholars Program is the signature program of the new center...
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Bio | Sarah Lynch, LCSW

Sarah is the Program Manager for the Portland Identification and Early Referral (PIER) Program, an early psychosis treatment program at Maine Medical Center.  For the past 16 years, she has worked with young people with early symptoms of psychosis and their families. Formerly, she was the Clinical Team Leader of...
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Bio | Rebecca Jaynes, LCPC

Rebecca has been working as a clinician with the PIER Program since 2007, and has been providing training, supervision and consultation to communities throughout the US with the PIER Training Institute since 2010.   She has also received 5 years of training in CBT for Psychosis and is a certified CBTp...
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Bio | Meredith Charney

Dr. Meredith Charney is currently a clinical psychologist at Maine Medical Center in the Portland Identification and Early Referral (PIER) program. Dr. Charney is relatively new to Maine; she has spent the majority of her career in clinical research programs providing evidence-based clinical care to individuals with anxiety, trauma, and...
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