Our Team

Board of Directors

Shalom House’s Board of Directors brings a wide variety of expertise to their work on the board. Included are bankers, developers, mental health professionals, accountants, lawyers, financial directors, and nonprofit directors. Several of our members have supported family members and loved ones through the difficulties of living with a mental illness.

Officers

  • President – Jay Waterman – Portland Housing Authority
  • Vice President – Beth Elicker – Maine College of Art
  • Secretary – Keith O’Blenis- Amistad
  • Treasurer – James Ascanio – McLeod Ascanio

Board Members

  • Mark Adelson  – Portland Housing Authority
  • Diane Atwood – Blogger and Freelance Writer
  • Kathy Black – Amistad
  • Eleanor Dudek – Psychiatric MH Nurse Practitioner
  • Mark Krogman – Retired, Southern Maine Community College
  • Susan Lichtman- VA ME HCS Geriatrics + Extended Care
  • Lisa Magnacca – Drummond Woodsum
  • Sharon McNabb – Sunovian
  • David O’Connell – Portland Builders
  • Seth Parker – Silver Street Development Corporation
  • Kitty Purington – NASHP
  • Cheryl Ramsay – NAMI Maine
  • Gary Rogers – Poland Springs
  • Meaghan Woodsome – YMCA of Southern Maine

Leadership

Executive Team

  • Executive Director – Mary Haynes-Rodgers, LCSW
  • Clinical Director – Edward Blanchard, LCSW
  • Development Director – Jill Silander
  • Finance Director – Thomas Rowan
  • Housing Director – Norman Maze
  • Human Resources Director – Maria Gagnon

Administration

  • Quality Assurance Administrator – Kristine Lausier
  • Information Systems Administrator – Jacob Mann

Finance

  • Accounting Manager – Jane Collette

Housing

  • Director of Subsidies – Ginny Dill
  • Subsidy Coordinator – Jill Damion
  • Housing Specialist Coordinator – Susan Wiley
  • Property Manager – Megan Christensen

Clinical

  • Director of Residential Services – Ellen Quinlan
  • Intake & Outreach Coordinator – Liz Riddell
  • Community Integration Program Manager – Jon Petruschke
  • CCSH/CRS Program Manager – Martha Lafferty
  • ACTion Program Manager – Jennifer Madore