Board Members

Deb Alden, Superintendent of Schools, RSU 10

Lisa Doughty, Community Member

Geoff Foster, Community Member

Spencer Melnick, LCSW

Jane Morse, Retired Director of Special Services, MSAD 17

Susan Prince, Student Services Coordinator, RSU 14

Cynthia Sortwell, M.D., Psychiatrist, Board President

Peter Wolinsky, Ph.D., Psychologist, Vice President

Non-Voting Members

Lauri Marchewka, L.C.S.W., Executive Director

Christina Kilgallen, Ph.D., Clinical Director

Amanda Fenimore, M.S., C.A.S, Education Director

Tabitha Swanson, C.P.A., Treasurer

Jennifer Malloy, Secretary


Board Mission

The Maine Special Education/Mental Health Collaborative has as its mission the provision of assistance to young people, their families and schools in effectively identifying and addressing psycho-social, emotional, and developmental needs. To this end, the agency provides clinical and educational services including milieu-based psycho-educational day treatment; individual, group and family therapy; academic instruction; psychiatric care; staff training; and school-based consultation and program development.