Addison Point Agency of Maine

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Administrative Staff

Ruth Chartrand

Executive Director of Operations

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. In 2017, Ruth accepted the Agency's Executive Director of Operations position, ensuring the administration runs as smoothly as possible in order to further Addison Point's mission to support and assist our clientele to live the life of their choosing.   

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.

Email: rchartrand@addisonpoint.org

 

Kendra Nelson

Program Director

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.

Email: knelson@addisonpoint.org

 

Kimberly Pratt

Site Director

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.

Email: kpratt@addisonpoint.org

 

Catherine Smith

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. 

Email: csmith@addisonpoint.org

 

Christopher Chartrand

Administrative Support Staff

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.

Email: cchartrand@addisonpoint.org | LinkedIn profile

 

Child and Young Adult Program

Houlton Office

Herb Boutilier

Supervisor

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.

Email: hboutilier@addisonpoint.org

 

Melanie Griffin

Supervisor

Information to come

Email: mgriffin@addisonpoint.org

 

Adult Program

Houlton Office

Herb Boutilier

Supervisor

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.

Email: hboutilier@addisonpoint.org

 

Melanie Griffin

Supervisor

Information to come

Email: mgriffin@addisonpoint.org

 

Addison Office

Ann Pelletier

Principal Instructor

 

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