Board of Directors 2022-2023
- President – David McCluskey, Executive Director, Community Care
- Past President – Eric Meyer, CEO Spurwink
- 1st Vice President – Greg Bowers, CEO, Day One
- 2nd Vice President – Bob Descoteaux, Manager ACT, MaineGeneral
- Secretary – Kara Hay, CEO, Penquis
- Treasurer – Ellen Bemis, CEO, AMHC
Members at Large: Dale Hamilton, Executive Director, Community Health and Counseling Services; Suzanne Farley, Executive Director, Wellspring.
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.