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Chris began working for the Addison Point Agency in 1989. In those twenty years he has held almost every position in the Agency, giving him a unique insight into its operation. Having experienced each position first hand has enabled him to better balance the needs of the Agency's clients and families with those of its staff. The Executive Director's hands-on knowledge is one of the ways Addison Point is able to provide exemplary service to those we serve.
Chris is active in the Town of Addison where he serves on town committees, and helped coach the girl's junior high softball team to an undefeated season. He lives in Addison in his 1890's cape (in dire need of restoration) with his wife of twenty years, their three daughters, a dog, and sometimes a cat. Together they enjoy being outdoors and gardening in the custom greenhouse he designed and built.
Executive Director of Child and Youth Services
Andrew Chartrand is the Director of Children Services for the Addison Point Agency. Andrew began his career as a Direct Support Professional Aide, working in the residential home, The Columbia House, in January of 1993. He was promoted to the night shift Direct Support Professional position, which he did until July of 1997. In late 1998, Andrew was hired as the Program Director for the Addison Point Agency Adult Learning Centre. In 2001, he transferred to the Children's Program and took a position as a Behavioral Health Professional. In 2004, Andrew was promoted to the position of Children's Services Supervisor and Agency Trainer, teaching the Behavioral Health Professional Course and First Aid/CPR through the Red Cross of Maine. The spring of 2005 brought many changes to the Addison Point Children's program, as Andrew began recruiting BHP's in the Houlton area to open the Houlton branch and offer children's services to the families of Aroostook County. In 2007 Andrew moved to Benton, ME, and opened the Waterville branch of Children's services, spreading the Addison Point Agency philosophy to the children and families of central Maine. In 2012, Andrew was promoted to Director of Children Services for Addison Point and is looking forward to expanding the agency's role in the communities of Maine for many years to come.
Andrew is a graduate of Narraguagus High School in Harrington, Maine and the University of Maine at Machias. He is currently enrolled at Capella's University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he is studying for a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Andrew has worked at the Ark Animal Shelter in Cherryfield, Maine, and has served as Vice President for the Ark in 2001 and 2002. Andrew loves New England Sports, especially the New England Patriots. He plays guitar, enjoys camping, watching Star Wars and Star Trek, and spending time with his wife, Tina, and their two daughters, Abigail, 6, and Cassidy, 3. He also has two furry family members, Lilianna, a Cairn terrier, and Salem a black short haired domestic cat.
Main Office Manager
My name is Catherine Smith, I am the Main Office Manager. I have one daughter, three wonderful grandchildren, two grandsons and one granddaughter. I have worked for the Agency for 25 years. In that time I have held many positions including, Care Provider for all shifts; a 1 on 1 aid for an individual who is blind and deaf, Principal Instructor, Program Director and now finally, Office Manager.
Ruth has been connected to the Addison Point Agency since 1990 where she began working as an aide in one of their adult residential homes. After graduating from the University of Maine at Orono with her degree in Human Services, she gained greater experience in this field while working with children and young adults in the Bangor area. She came full circle in 1995 and returned to the Addison Point Agency and has remained. Currently Ruth is the Executive Assistant, ensuring the administration runs as smoothly as possible.
Ruth's three daughters and husband keep her busy outside of work. She also indulges in her passion for horses when she finds the time. Often in the summer months, she can be found outside learning about organic gardening. Winter months bring the enjoyment of being buried in a good book with a cup of hot chocolate.
Kimberly joined the Addison Point Agency in July 2014 and is the Executive Liaison for the Agency's Houlton office. When she was growing up Kim's family moved quite a bit, owing to the fact that her father was career Air Force. This gives her insight to other ways of living and a unique way of seeing things.
She and her husband have four children. The two oldest are Houlton High graduates and are presently attending University, and the younger two attend Houlton Jr. and Senior High. Her daughters are soccer players, with one playing at University and one for Houlton High. Her older son is a Martial Artist and her younger son is an avid longboarder and reader.
Kim and her family live in a Victorian era home with their two Chocolate Labradors and a Chihuahua. Kim has her B.A. in English with a minor in Film Studies. Her hobbies include reading, watching film, cooking and writing. Kim is a published poet.
Quality Assurance Administrator
Michele joined Addison Point in the fall of 2011, as an Addison-area Children's Program Supervisor. She has also been our Person Centered Palnning Coordinator and Quality Assurance Administrator. She came to us after working for four years as a Developmental Therapist at the Washington County Children's Program. Previous to her residence in Washington County, she was employed for six years as a Developmental Therapist and Case Manager at the Margaret Murphy Center for Children in the Lewiston/Auburn area. Michele is very optimistic about helping our agency offer the best possible services across the state for both children and adults with disabilities, along with their families. While out of the office, Michele enjoys playing with her new yellow lab, Keta.
Kendra has worked for the agency for over 17 years and still finds it very rewarding. During those years, she has served individuals in many capacities: as an Instructor, assisting them to meet their personal goals; as an on-site Employment Specialist, helping them to reach their fullest potential; in the residential setting with the needs of daily living; and now as the Adult Program Director, corresponding with families, guardians, physicians, support staff, etc., to make sure all of her client's needs are met. She takes great pride in her work and looks forward to new challenges every day. She lives in Columbia Falls with her husband and 2 children. They enjoy the quiet community and spend a lot of time camping, hunting and fishing.
Director of Children's Program in Addison and Houlton
Ron joined the Addison Point Agency Administrative team in June of 2015. He brings a great deal of experience and skill to the role. Ron began his career in social services after graduating from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He supplemented his education with a degree in Nursing in 1997. Ron has worked in multiple roles and achieved numerous certifications in his career. He has extensive experience in frontline service, crisis work as well as administrative management, in both social services as well as the medical field. It has been and continues to be Ron's goal to support each individual served to maximize their potential and achieve their goals to have the best life possible.
Ron enjoys supporting the Downeast community by serving on advisory as well as management boards for local service agencies. He loves the outdoors and is an avid Pittsburgh sports fan. He does admit though (behind closed doors) that he also supports New England sports teams as well.
Child and Young Adult Program
Herb joined Addison Point Agency in December 2012 as a program supervisor in the children's services program in Houlton. Prior to working at Addison Point he spent the previous 17 years working at Aroostook Mental Health Center in their Houlton Outpatient Office as a Community Support Counselor, and he also did Emergency Services Evaluations for 15 years on the AMHC rotating Emergency Services schedule, completing suicide evaluations on clients in crisis. Herb was awarded and recognized by AMHC for 'outstanding commitment to clients, the agency, and the community" for 5 of those 17 years, as well as receiving an award for "Exceptional leadership within the Community Support Program" in 2011.
Prior to that Herb worked 8 years at Community Living Association (C.L.A.) in Houlton, starting as a supervisor of a day program for people with developmental disabilities and then as a member of the management team at C.L.A. as Director of Work Services, overseeing both the agency supported employment program as well as all client work services programs offered by C.L.A.
Herb graduated from the University of Maine at Fort Kent in 1987. He was born in Houlton and has resided in Aroostook County his entire life. He currently lives in Merrill, Me. Herb is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys camping, fishing, astronomy, kayaking, and outdoor photography. Other hobbies he is passionate about include ham radio and creative writing.
Stephanie is joining the Addison Point Agency team with years of experience in the Mental Health world. These experiences include Case Management services, Substance abuse counseling, and teaching in a special education classroom. Stephanie is working as a Children's Behavioral Health Services supervisor and completing inter office Vineland II Assessment's in our Houlton location.
Stephanie has recently graduated with a Master's degree in Education focusing on Assessment and Evaluation with a concentration of Psychology- Applied Behavior Analysis. Stephanie has always enjoyed her time spent working with individuals whom have a diagnosis that falls in the Autism spectrum.
In her free time Stephanie enjoys being her son's number one fan, whether he is on the soccer field, the basketball court, or the baseball field. In her spare time Stephanie also enjoys spending time with her family on the mountain skiing, at the golf course, camping, hiking, and traveling.
Heidi joins Addison Point’s Children’s Services Section 28 Program as Program Supervisor. Prior to joining Addison Point, Heidi worked the past 4 years as a Teacher in the Florida School System in both exceptional and regular education. Prior to that, Heidi spent 20 years working with children with Autism and people with developmental disabilities in many capacities. Heidi has worked as a case manager, group home manager, Ed Tech, teacher, employment specialist and job coach. Heidi is a graduate of Houlton High School and the University of Maine at Augusta with a BA in Liberal Studies with a minor in Psychology.
Heidi was born and resided in Houlton for most of her life. She has just returned to the area after living in Florida for 5 years and enjoys spending time with her family and especially her 2 grandchildren. Heidi also enjoys traveling, basketball, golf, crafting and nature!
Karin joined the Addison Point Agency as a Children’s Section 28 Supervisor in March, 2017. She is a 2012 graduate of Thomas College with a Bachelor’s degree in Forensic Psychology. She has worked as a BHP for Woodfords Family Services and MAS Home care of Maine. Her most recent position was as a Teacher at Watch Me Shine Developmental Preschool.
Karin grew up in Lee, Maine. She attended Lee Academy in 2008 where she was a member of several state championship sports teams. She also played basketball at Thomas College. Currently she resides in Houlton with her boyfriend, Dakota, and their Yorkie, Maddy. She spends her free time traveling, being a sports fan, spending time with friends and family, but most of all, being with her 3 beautiful nieces, Karly, Kennady, and Karsyn!
Jody Rhoades is the Office Manager for Addison Point Agency's Waterville office where she manages all of the day to day activity performed within the office, coordinates payroll for the Supervisor's and BHP's as well as supports the Director of the Children's Program.
Before coming to Addison Point, she successfully ran and operated a private in-home daycare. She developed and implemented curriculum for children of all ages as well as created and maintained accounting and bookkeeping systems for her business. The bulk of her work experience comes from working for a Fortune 200 company where she had many roles over the years but two of her favorite roles were facilitating new hire education and supporting the Director of Education. Jody has extensive knowledge of office procedures, Microsoft office products and a genuine interest in helping others.
Jody's lived in Maine all her life and is originally from Orono. She's married with two beautiful daughters who keep her busy. Jody also has two fur-babies – a cat and a dog. When she's not working she can be found running kids to soccer games or practices. She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and reading when she can find a quiet moment.
Naga Baba Lescault has been working with children his whole life in one capacity or another. He has an innate ability to communicate with and understand children on many levels. He spent his first half of his life in search of enlightenment and finding the truth of life, which led him down many roads and experiences. He found what he was looking for here in Maine at Hridaya Hermitage and became a Yogi living and sharing this truth of life. He has been a Section 28 supervisor for the last 6 years and has loved every minute.
Glenn Broadley came to Addison Point in September of 2015. At that time, Glenn was working for the state's government and did not feel it was for him. He attended a meeting at Addison Point and was impressed by the positive attitude of the staff, the intensity of the mission and most of all the warm comforting feeling the agency presented as a whole. There was an open supervisor position so Glenn applied and was hired.
Glenn holds a professional license as a social worker and has held many different positions in the helping field. He has been a residential manager for group homes, a day program manager, a foster care case manager, a targeted case manager, owned his own business, worked as a state social worker and even a car salesman. Glenn has always been on the mission of helping others, especially children. Glenn has a bachelor's degree in social work from Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater Mass. Glenn completed a study abroad program in college where he traveled completely around the world and learned about 9 other cultures by immersing in them. Glenn is also a lifelong student of the martial arts.
Glenn grew up living between New Jersey and Cape Cod and moved to Maine in 2007 with his wife and two daughters. Glenn and his family all learned very quickly that Maine really is the way life should be. The beautiful colors, wide open spaces, tall mountains, running rivers and kind people have really taken in the Broadley family.
Glenn is also a registered Maine Guide licensed to guide both white water rafting trips and recreational trips. He has operated the martial art program at the Skowhegan Recreation Center since 2008. Together with his family, Glenn enjoys camping, kayaking, hiking, 4 wheeling, and sitting by the camp fire.
Nicole Powers came to Addison Point in November of 2016. Nicole holds a professional license as a social worker and has held many different positions in the mental health/social services field. She worked in a residential home in Bangor, ME with transitioning teens for approximately 7 years holding various positions including Outreach Coordinator and Shift Supervisor. Nicole also worked for a couple of different agencies under the Department of Health and Human Services contracted Alternative Response Program where she completed safety assessments in people’s homes. And, she worked as the Social Services Director at a rehabilitation facility in Bangor, ME. Nicole truly enjoys helping others and watching others grow and blossom into their fullest potential. She hopes to one day to return to school to finish her Master’s in Counseling.
Nicole has lived in Maine her entire life. She currently lives in Etna, ME with her husband and four beautiful children. She grew up in Aroostook County however has lived all over this great state of ours; being able to enjoy the different cultures this state has to offer. Nicole keeps busy chasing her children from all of their various activities. When time allows, Nicole enjoys traveling and attending musical functions such as concerts, open mics, and theater productions.
Linda comes to us from North Carolina where she retired from service as a police lieutenant. She possesses a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and a Master's in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Linda enjoys outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking and gardening. Linda lives with her husband and their five dogs on their farm in Jonesboro.
Shannon joined the Addison Point Agency in April 2014 as a children's program supervisor. Shannon earned a Bachelor of Science in Mental Health and Human Services with a Minor in Addiction Counseling from the University of Maine in December of 2013. Her prior experience in the field includes working with children and families as a Behavioral Health Professional for Section 28 and Section 65 HCT. Other notable work experience includes adult case management, domestic violence victim advocate, NAMI respite provider, hair stylist for over 20+ years and she is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
Shannon enjoys helping clients discover and build upon their strengths and working as a team towards positive outcomes. Shannon, a lifelong resident of Washington county, is familiar with the unique challenges her clients and families face.
When not at work, Shannon can be found spending time with her family and 3 dogs. They enjoy cooking, family get togethers, hunting, and fishing, 4-wheeling on the trails, movies and occasional day trips.
Tracy joined the Addison Point Agency in November 2013 as the Office Manager for the Children’s Program. She came to us after working six years as the Office Manager at the Washington County Children’s Program. Her other work experience includes Medical Secretary for two medical practices, Office Manager for a real estate and property management company, and Bookkeeper for a non-profit agency. She is a graduate of the University of Maine at Machias. Tracy is a lifetime resident of Addison. She enjoys reading, bargain shopping, camping, kayaking, and most importantly, spending time with her youngest niece who lives next door.
Adult Case Management
Case Management Supervisor
Tina Chartrand is the Adult Community Case Management Supervisor for the Addison Point Agency. Tina began her career as a Direct Care Professional for Goodwill Industries. She worked for the Department of Aging and Disability Services as an Individual Support Coordinator (ISC) for twelve years. Tina has also worked in Child Protective Services for the State of Maine, Abused Women Advocacy Project in Farmington, ME, and as an Education Technician at Waterville High School and Good-Will Hinckley.
Tina is a graduate of Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, ME. She graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington with a major in Rehabilitation Services and a minor in Psychology. Tina is a Licensed Social Worker with 15 years of experience in supporting families in Maine. Tina is a Co-Troop Leader for a Daisy Girl Scout Troop. She enjoys camping, gardening and spending time with her husband, Andrew and their two daughters, Abigail, 6 and Cassidy, 3. And their furry family member, a dog named Lily.
Nancy joined Addison Point in March of 2013 as an Adult Case Manager. She has over 35 years of varied experience in the Social Service Field. She actually began her career in 1975 as a Case Manager moving into other state positions including Resource Developer and Acting Regional Administrator. In 1995 Nancy left State Service and became the Housing Initiatives Director for the Kennebec Valley Community Action Program. Since that time she has also served as the Executive Director for the Brain Injury Association of Maine and just prior to coming to Addison Point was the Prevention Director for Youth Matters, a local coalition providing substance abuse prevention services and positive youth development programs to youth and their families. Nancy has lived in the Belgrade area since 1975 when she moved with her husband from the Mid-west. She has two grown children, and 4 grand-children. She and her husband love being outdoors, sailing in the summer and on the slopes in the winter. Nancy is an active Rotarian, biker and hiker as well.