Christine Canty Brooks
Christine trains and coordinates the implementation of all peer and family programs including support groups, Family-to-Family and peer education, NAMI Homefront, NAMI FaithNet, as well as providing support and technical assistance to NAMI Maine Affiliates and volunteers. She works in conjunction with the Affiliates and other stakeholders to facilitate mental health systems change in local communities and is responsible for maintaining and expanding NAMI Maine’s grassroots programs and services for peers, family members and veterans.
Sophie M Gabrion, MS
Director of Public Education
Sophie serves as the coordinator of development and communications, working directly with NAMI Maine's media partners throughout the state. She also supervises several programs within the agency, including the Information and Referral Line and Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training Program. Sophie also serves as the coordinator for Maine’s National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Outreach Partnership Program, bringing vital research, information and clinical promotions. Additionally, she is an accredited trainer for both National Council for Behavioral Health in MHFA and NAMI National's Support Group Facilitator Model.
Greg Marley, LCSW
Greg is the Clinical Director of NAMI Maine, and the Training Director of the Maine Suicide Prevention Program. He oversees the suicide prevention and Criminal Justice programs for NAMI and provides clinical input for other programming.
Heather Carter, MA
Heather’s role is to be the primary trainer under NAMI’s Suicide Prevention Program. She also focuses on the development of evidence-based training and education to support the work we do.
Administrative Respite Coordinator
Karen serves as the respite program's administrative coordinator. Her responsibilities are several with a major focus on the process and inputting of data and follow-up on missing info with case managers and families in order to move the respite approval process forward. She also oversees background checks and the processing on perspective NAMI Maine Respite provider applications. And her other major primary function is the processing the bi-weekly payroll for the NAMI Maine respite providers.
Respite Region 2 Manager
Jennifer Jain, MS CTRS
Respite Region 3 Manager
Jennifer coordinates services for families and respite providers in Aroostook, Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis & Washington counties. She is dedicated to cultivating awareness of the NAMI Maine Family Respite Program in the Northern Maine communities. Through her outreach, coordination, and training efforts, she is seeking to increase the number of providers and families utilizing Family Respite Program services.
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Respite Application Specialist
Peer Education & Support Manager
Community Development Specialist / Walk Manager
Cheryl is the Walk Manager, oversees the website and support forums, is in charge of the speakers bureau and is a trainer for the NAMI Smarts program.
Courtney is responsible for every day office management, human resource functions as well as membership management.
Mental Health Outreach Coordinator
Libby serves as the Mental Health Outreach Coordinator working directly with individuals who utilize information and inquiries through the NAMI Help Line. She assesses and responds to the needs of individuals, offers information, and resources. Libby establishes supportive relationships and advocacy with people who not only contact the help line but with community partners and providers. She documents all calls, emails and walk-ins to the Help Line, and maintains a current and comprehensive understanding of the Maine Mental Health and Criminal Justice systems.
Matt is the Suicide Prevention Training Program Coordinator where he provides administrative and fiscal oversight, and coordinates all of the suicide prevention programming for NAMI Maine.
Aashley serves as the Policy Associate on NAMI’s System Integration Project focused on looking closely at the mental health system in the state of Maine, with the purpose of identifying factors that would indicate the system is working successfully. She will be soliciting feedback from as many stakeholders in the state’s Mental Health system as possible to collaboratively generate "success indicators" of the system's functioning. Once these indicators are identified, she will collect data from various service areas and use that data to assess how the system is performing. The end goal in collecting all of this data and reporting it out in relation to those collaboratively identified success indicators is to have a breadth of knowledge about the functioning of Maine’s current mental health system, which can then be used to inform advocacy for or against future policy decisions that affect peers and providers within the mental health system.
Crisis Intervention Team Training Director
Matthew is responsible for