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Bio | Brandy Brown, LCSW (Pronouns: 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 | Joe Parks, M.D.

Joe Parks, M.D., currently serves as medical director for the National Council and is a distinguished research professor of science at Missouri Institute of Mental Health with the University of Missouri, St. Louis. He also practices outpatient psychiatry at Family Health Center, a federally funded community health center established to...
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Bio | Lenard W. Kaye, Ph.D.

Dr. Lenard W. Kaye is Professor of Social Work at the University of Maine School of Social Work and Director of the University of Maine Center on Aging. A prolific writer in the field of health care and aging, he has published more than 150 journal articles and book chapters...
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Bio | Mindy Smith, BA

Mindy Smith grew up in Mid-coast Maine where she still resides with her 3 children. She has worked toward the inclusion, expansion and evolution of formal peer support in Maine since 2012 while occupying various roles in many different settings from emergency rooms to classrooms. When not working on social...
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Bio | Dan Wartenberg, Psy.D., M.P.H.

The Chief Clinical Officer of Newport Mental Health, Dr. Wartenberg has more than 30 years of experience designing and implementing innovative behavioral health services in a variety of settings. His passion lies in operationalizing the principles of recovery and person-centered care to create living, breathing programs that help individuals attain their...
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Bio | Janis Tondora, Psy.D.

The Director of Systems Transformation, Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health, Dr. Tondora’s professional interests focus on the design, implementation, and evaluation of services that promote self-determination, recovery, and community inclusion among individuals living with behavioral health conditions. She has provided training and consultation to over two dozen states...
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Bio | Joel Guarna, PhD

Joel Guarna is a licensed psychologist in the state of Maine. His early career was delivering addictions treatment, including in the VA Boston Healthcare System. Upon relocating to Portland, he operated a private practice for 12 years. More recently, his work has focused on clinic-based health psychology and behavioral medicine,...
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Bio | Stephen Hull, MD

Steve Hull is physician specializing in pain care, physical medicine and rehabilitation in the state of Maine. He has been practicing in Maine since 1983, initially at Maine Medical Center, then at the New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland, and currently at the Pain Center at Northern Light Mercy Hospital...
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Bio | Bob Fowler, LCSW, CCS

Bob was hired as Milestone’s Executive Director in April of 2014. He has over 25 years of experience in behavioral health treatment and administration. Bob earned his MSW degree from the University at Albany. He earned a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration with a concentration in Financial Management from the...
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Bio | Jim Gorham, LCPC, CADC, NCC

With expertise in CBT, DBT, Solution-Focused therapy and addiction treatment, Jim Gorham has worked in the mental health field for nearly twenty years. He has taught undergraduate psychology courses and presented on a variety of mental health topics to organizations in southern Maine. He is currently employed by a clinic...
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Bio | Sally Bowden Schaible, LCPC, CCMHC

Sally Bowden-Schaible, is founder of LivingWell* (2008) and was the coordinator from 2008-2018. She received her MS in Counseling from the University of Southern Maine, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with over 30 years of counseling experience and is nationally certified as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC). She...
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Bio | Richard Rawson, Ph.D.

Dr. Rawson is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science, UCLA School of Medicine and a Research Professor at the University of Vermont. He received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1970. He has conducted an extensive portfolio of research on...
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Bio | Scott Gagnon, MPP, PS-C

Scott M. Gagnon is a Certified Prevention Specialist and is the Director of Operations at AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Inc. He currently serves on the Maine Substance Abuse Services Commission as well as the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council....
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Bio | Elizabeth Blackwell-Moore, MPH

Liz Blackwell-Moore has been working in the field of substance use and chronic disease prevention since 2000, first in direct service as a case manager and for the last 15 years specializing in substance use prevention. In 2016, Liz served on the Maine Opioid Collaborative, a group organized by the...
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Bio | Penthea Burns, MSW

Penthea Burns is a non-Native woman who grew up in Central Maine, has worked at the Muskie School of Public Service since 1999. Penthea has co-created a statewide Indian Child Welfare Workgroup, the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Maine-Wabanaki REACH, the Youth Leadership Advisory Team, and Camp...
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