Jenna Mehnert Jenna Mehnert, MSW 
Executive Director 

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(800) 464-5767 x2301

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  • Policy issues
  • Media requests
  • Collaboration with criminal justice
  • Feedback about NAMI Maine services
  • Legislative activities
  • Ideas for statewide activities




















Christine Canty Brooks
Director of Peer and Family Programs



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.

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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.


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Greg Marley, LCSW
Clinical Director



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.  

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Heather Carter, MA
Suicide Prevention Senior Trainer

Cell: 425.583.2587



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.

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Karen Harrington 
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. 


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Nicole McBreairty 

Respite Region 2 Manager

Ext. 2303 




Nickie  is responsible for promotion, recruitment and development of respite systems, support and personnel in Kennebec, Somerset, Franklin, Oxford, Androscoggin, Waldo, Knox, Lincoln and Sagadahoc Counties.


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Jennifer Jain, MS CTRS

Respite Region 3 Manager

Ext. 2326



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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Chelsay Evans

Respite Application Specialist

Ext. 2314




Chelsay serves as the administrative assistant for respite. Her responsibilities 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 recives/inputs the inicial data for perspective NAMI Maine Respite provider applications. Chelsay's other major primary function is the output /processing of the Acceptance packets, and letters for the NAMI Maine respite family’s and providers.


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Elaine Ecker

Peer Education & Support Manager




Elaine is working on the development of a modular Peer Education program, funded by a Community Development Block Grant through the City of Augusta. She assists the Director of Peer & Family Programs, and represents NAMI Maine from a peer perspective on various community and state projects and programs.

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Cheryl Ramsay

Community Development Specialist / Walk Manager

Ext. 2307 




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.


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Shelley O’Brian
Director of Finance & Operations


Shelley’s role is the Director of Finance for NAMI Maine.

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Courtney Stewart
Human Resources & Operations Manager




Courtney is responsible for every day office management, human resource functions as well as membership management. 


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  Libby Perkins

  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.

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Matthew Bray

Suicide Prevention Program Training Coordinator

Ext. 2318



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.


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Aashley Malsbury

Policy Associate



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.


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Matthew Brown

Crisis Intervention Team Training Director




Matthew is responsible for


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