Board of Directors 2018-2019
- President – Catherine Ryder, Executive Director, Tri County Mental Health Center
- Vice President – Michael Mitchell, CEO, Crisis and Counseling Services
- Secretary – Vickie Fisher, Maine Behavioral Health Organization
- Treasurer – Suzanne Farley, Executive Director, Wellspring Maine
Members at Large: Bob Fowler, Executive Director of Milestone Recovery; Dale Hamilton, Executive Director of Community Health and Counseling Services; David McCluskey, CEO of Community Care; Shannon Trainor, CEO of Crossroads Maine.
The Alliance and its programs represent the majority of Maine’s licensed treatment agencies and prevention and peer recovery services and coalitions. To meet the goal of ensuring full access to services,the Alliance is the conduit for timely information between its members and the State of Maine, DHHS, SAMHS and other key stakeholders and advocates at the state and national level for appropriate funding, policies and regulations that impact both people needing services and businesses providing services to Mainers. We are committed to changing the face of behavioral health in Maine.
Our Board and members are committed to:
REDUCE HEALTH CARE COSTS: Expand access to prevention, treatment and recovery services through private health insurance and public healthcare systems.
DECREASE WELFARE DEPENDENCY: Recognize and address mental illness and drug and alcohol problems as a barrier to self sufficiency and include access to prevention, treatment and peer recovery services throughout the system.
STRENGTHEN YOUTH, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES: Facilitate coordination, collaboration and expansion of prevention services to help children grow up healthy, principled and productive.
CURTAIL CRIME, RECIDIVISM AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE COSTS: Increase treatment and recovery opportunities as an alternative to incarceration and provide prevention services to offender families to interrupt the addiction/criminal justice cycle.
INCREASE WORKPLACE PRODUCTIVITY: Provide employers with incentives to establish drug and alcohol free work environments.
ENHANCE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY: Educate healthcare professionals to recognize mental illness and substance use disorders to facilitate the provision of cost effective early intervention, treatment and peer recovery services.