Get In Touch With Us

Please use the directory below for links to names, extensions and e-mail addresses. Should you not see the contact you need please call 207-743-8049 x 201 for reception.

Jennifer Putnam, Executive Director

Jennifer Putnam, Executive Director

Jennifer joined The Progress Center, Inc. in 2014. She brought with her many years of successful nonprofit leadership experience. Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from the University of Maine and a Master of Business Administration degree from St. Joseph’s College. Jennifer earned a Certificate in Leadership Studies from the University of Southern Maine and currently serves on the Maine Developmental Services Oversight Advisory Board, the United Way of Oxford County Board of Directors and as Vice-President of the Maine Association of Community Service Providers (MACSP). Jennifer is dedicated to growing The Progress Center by providing high quality services to individuals of all ages with intellectual disabilities and autism. Jennifer believes in an organizational culture founded on mutual respect, open communication and a commitment to quality.

Contact Information: 207-743-8049 x231 jenniferputnam@progresscentermaine.org


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Ashleigh Barker, Director of CCM and Children’s Service

Ashleigh Barker, Director of Community Case Management and Children’s Services

Ashleigh has been part of The Progress Center team since 2008.  She received her BA from University of Southern Maine in Social and Behavioral Science. Ashleigh oversees the two case management teams and the children’s services program.  Ashleigh has experience in developing programs, implementing changes to improve programs and proving successful outcome.  She is a certified BHP trainer, pursuing her license in social work and what she likes most about her job is that it gives her the opportunity to learn and be creative and guide others to do the same.

Contact Information: 207-743-8049 x226,  ashleighbarker@progresscentermaine.org


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Diane Howe, Director of Finance

Diane L. Howe, Director of Finance

Diane joined The Progress Center in November of 2010.  She earned her education from Husson College.  Her previous experience included working with non profit organizations in western Maine as well as extensive experience working in a public accounting firm.  In addition, she has operated a small tax preparation business for the past 12 years.   Diane enjoys spending time with her family especially her seven grandchildren.

Contact Information: 207-743-8049 x228, dianehowe@progresscentermaine.org


Sandi Shorey, Director of Services

Sandi Shorey, Director of Services

Contact Information: 207-743-8049 x202, sandishorey@progresscentermaine.org


Miranda Ward, Marketing, Development and IT

Miranda Ward, Marketing, Development and IT Manager

Miranda joined The Progress Center in May 2011 after graduating from The University of Southern Maine with a degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences. Miranda worked as an advocate for adults with intellectual disabilities as a Community Case Manager for 3 years. In 2014 she accepted a position as Marketing, Development and IT Manager. She enjoys designing marketing materials and transforming the company website and acting as the race director for The Progress Center’s signature fall fundraiser– Wicked Weird and Totally Freaky Trick or Treat Trot by the Lake 5k/10k/Wicked Walk! Miranda plans to dedicate 2017 to developing her skills as a grant writer for the agency.

Contact Information: 207-743-8049 x266, mirandaward@progresscentermaine.org


Celeste Wideman, HR

Celeste Wideman, Human Resources Manager

Celeste joined The Progress Center in November 2014.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern Maine with concentrations in Professional Writing and Fine Arts.  She brings with her several years of HR experience working in social services, including talent acquisition and management, employee relations, training and benefits. She enjoys staying up to date with current HR trends and reading law compliance articles.  She shares pride in seeing happy, engaged employees and their employment retention. Celeste is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Contact Information: 207-743-8049 x206, celestewideman@progresscentermaine.org


Laura Roy, Payroll Clerk

Laura Roy, Payroll Clerk

Laura started working in the Finance Department at The Progress Center in March, 2008.   She specializes in accounts payable, billing and payroll services. Laura has 20 years of experience in providing finance services to for profit and not for profit companies in Maine. Laura’s door is always open and encourages staff to seek her out for support when needed.

Contact Information: 207-743-8049 x227 lauraroy@progresscentermaine.org


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Julia Herrick, QA

Julia Herrick, Quality Assurance

Julia received a Bachelor’s degree in Social & Behavioral Sciences from the University of Southern Maine. She has extensive background in Case Management and Human Resources. Julia began as a Community Case Manager at TPC in early 2012; she left for several months to stay at home with her children and welcome her third child; then returned to the CCM role at TPC in early 2015. She transitioned into the QA/Training Coordinator role in January 2017. She is currently pursuing her Social Worker licensure.

Contact Information: 207-743-8049 x225,  juliaherrick@progresscentermaine.org


 

Danielle Dill, Clinical Manager of Case Management

Danielle Dill, Clinical Manager of Case Management

Danielle Dill joined the Progress Center, Inc. in August 2017. She earned her Master of Social Work (MSW) from The University of New England and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Danielle has previously managed mental health case management programs. She has experience developing and growing programs and implementing changes to make programs more efficient.

Contact Information: 207-743-8049 x220, danielledill@progresscentermaine.org 

Adult Case Management

Sandi Tate, Community Case Manager

Sandi Tate joined The Progress Center case management team in 2014. Sandi comes to us with a strong background in crisis counseling. Sandi is a new “Mainer” of just 5 years who originated from Melrose, MA. Sandi has one adult son and 2 grandchildren. Sandi enjoys Maine and plans to stay because the people are down to earth and genuinely kind hearted folks.

Contact Information: 207-890-9857,  sanditate@progresscentermaine.org

Bridgton Office Location: 300 Portland Road, Bridgton, Maine 04009


 Jacki Coffin, Community Case Manager

Jacki joined The Progress Center team in October of 2016 as a Children’s Case Manager. She received her BA in Social Science with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Maine at Augusta in 2014. Jacki is currently working on her Masters in Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis from Kaplan University. She plans to pursue her licensure for social work, as well as becoming a BCBA after she completes her Masters degree.

Contact Informartion: 207-743-8049 x224, jackicoffin@progresscentermaine.org

Norway Office: 35 Cottage Street, Norway, Maine 04268


Nicole Quirion, Case Manager

Nicole Quirion joined The Progress Center case management team in February of 2017. Nicole has a BS in Mental Health and Human Services with a minor in Substance abuse counseling from the University of Maine at Augusta where she also obtained her MHRT-C. She comes to us with 9 years of case management experience working with both children and adults. Nicole has a strong desire to advocate, educate, support and encourage individual growth.

Contact Information: 207-461-2106,  nicolequirion@progresscentermaine.org

Gray Office: 6 Main Street, One Gray Center Suite 2, Gray, ME 04039


Karen St. Peter, Case Manager

Karen St. Peter joined the Progress Center community case management team in January, 2017.  Karen comes to us with a strong background as a licensed substance abuse counselor from Utah and a licensed social worker from Maine. She received her BA from St. Joseph’s College, North Windham, Maine and received her MHRT-II from the Muskie Institute of Maine to work as a case manager with people struggling with mental health symptoms. Karen grew up in the “County” with a French/American background and understands the value of integrity and truth.  She fully respects and enjoys working with people who are diverse and differently abled.

Contact Information: 207-890-0572, karenstpeter@progresscentermaine.org

Gray Office: 6 Main Street, One Gray Center Suite 2, Gray, ME 04039


Kevin Gott, Case Manager

Contact Information: 207-461-1616, kevingott@progresscentermaine.org

Kevin joined The Progress Center in March of 2017. He earned his Master’s Degree in Education from Springfield College. Since that time, Kevin has worked  in the Special Education Field at the elementary school level. He looks forward to a new challenge of working with adults with developmental disabilities. He enjoys taking photographs with his wife and also has a daughter who is a sophomore in college.

Norway Office: 35 Cottage Street, Norway, Maine 04268


Children’s Case Management

Kristen Charest, Children’s Case Manager

Kristen joined The Progress Center in 2016 as a Children’s Targeted Case Manager.  She received her BSW from The University of Southern Maine and is currently working on pursuing her Master’s degree and her license in social work. Kristen began her career in children’s services as Program Coordinator for the Pequawket Kids Association before transitioning to a DSP II in residential treatment for 5-14 year olds. Kristen also manages an independent mentor program for MSAD 72 and volunteers for children’s empowerment groups such as Girls On The Run and Hardy Girls Hardy Women.

Contact Information: 207-890-2679, kristencharest@progresscentermaine.org

Bridgton Office Location: 300 Portland Road, Bridgton, Maine 04009


Nancy Francis, Children’s Case Manager

Nancy joined The Progress Center in April of 2016 working as a Targeted Children’s Case Manager. She also specializes in providing transitional services for individuals moving from children to adult services. Nancy started in the social service field since 2003 working in a variety of positions including: direct service professional, job coaching with a focus in traumatic brain injuries and for the past 9 years provides case management for children and families.  Nancy graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in 2007.  Nancy enjoys working collaboratively with clients and their families to help them grow to become more independent and self-sufficient and looks forward to being able to continue to do so with The Progress Center.

Contact Information: 207-461-1197, nancyfrancis@progresscentermaine.org

Gray Office: 6 Main Street, One Gray Center Suite 2, Gray, ME 04039


Greg Stacy, Children’s Case Manager

Greg Stacy started working for the Progress Center March 21, 2016.  Greg began working with adolescents and families in 2007 as a BHP (Behavioral Health Professional), heavily promoting growth and development for each individual being served.  Greg continued doing this type of work during his Graduate Studies at UMO, which focused succinctly on Clinical Counselor Education.  Once out of school, Greg continued doing more BHP work throughout Southern Maine, then spent 4 years working in a Group Home for troubled adolescents.

Contact Information: 207-890-9423, gregstacy@progresscentermaine.org

Bridgton Office Location: 300 Portland Road, Bridgton, Maine 04009


Kelly Bean, Children’s Case Manager

Contact Information: kellybean@progresscentermaine.org

Kelly Bean joined the Progress Center in February of 2017. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Mental Health and Human Services, with a Minor in Psychology and is MHRTC certified. Her previous experience has been in Case Management and crisis work.

Norway Office: 35 Cottage Street, Norway, Maine 04268


Holly Fleming, Children’s Case Manager

Contact Information: 207-461-1345, hollyflemming@progresscentermaine.org

Holly joined The Progress Center team March 27, 2017. She is a recent graduate from the University of Southern Maine with a degree in Social and Behavioral Science with a concentration in counseling and earned her Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/community certificate from the Muskie School of Public Service in 2016.

Holly is a veteran of the United States Air Force where she served on active duty for 9 years as an EMT/medic/nursing assistant. After leaving the Air Force, Holly provided support to clients through Home Instead Senior Care, and worked as a DLS staff for a mental health agency serving the adult population.

Norway Office: 35 Cottage Street, Norway, Maine 04268


Erika Lindstrom, Children’s Case Manager

Contact Information: 207-393-7807, erikalindstrom@progresscentermaine.org

Erika joined The Progress Center in June 2016 as a Behavioral Health Professional. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Holistic Health and Gender Studies from the University of Southern Maine in December 2016.  After a fulfilling year working as a BHP, Erika joined the Children’s Case Management team. Erika looks forward to serving her community and plans to pursue her social work licensure.

Norway Office: 35 Cottage Street, Norway, Maine 04268


Children’s In-Home Support Services

Lynne Wheeler, Children’s Services Manager

Lynne Wheeler, Children’s Services Manager

Lynne joined The Progress Center, Inc. in 2011.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Southern Maine. She is a certified BHP trainer and is pursuing her license in social work. Lynne has experience in managing and implementing changes to improve programs.

Contact Information: 207-743-8049x 218, lynnewheeler@progresscentermaine.org


Melanie Barker, Children’s Services Coordinator

Melanie Barker is a Children’s Services Coordinator and has been employed here for 19 months. She has a bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation from the University of Maine at Farmington. She has worked with people who have disabilities for over twenty years in a variety of positions and of all ages.

Contact Information: 207-890-4072 melaniebarker@progresscentermaine.org


Shelly Pedro, Children’s Services Coordinator

Shelly joined The Progress Center, Inc. in 2014.  She has a passion for supporting children and their families that goes back to her years of volunteer service with Head Start and propelled her to return to school and earn her Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science with a concentration in Family Studies.  Shelly began her career with us as a BHP and is proud to be serving the families in our community as a Children’s Services Coordinator.

Contact Information: 207-461-1574, shellypedro@progresscentermaine.org

Bridgton Office Location: 300 Portland Road, Bridgton, Maine 04009


Melanie Ryerson, Children’s Services Coordinator

Melanie joined The Progress Center, Inc. in February 2017, as a Children’s Service Coordinator. She began working with families and youth in 2001 as a BHP and throughout the years transitioned into the roles of Field Trainer and Program Manager. Melanie enjoys camping, hiking, fishing, gardening and spending time with family and friends. She is excited to be part of The Progress Center team and looks forward to continuing her work with families and youth of all abilities.

Contact Information: 207-461-2630, melanieryerson@progresscentermaine.org


Cristen Regios, Children’s Services Coordinator

Contact Information: 207-461-2125, cristenregios@progresscentermaine.org


Shared Living

Deb Peaco, Shared Living Manager

Debi Peaco, Manager of Shared Living

Deborah Peaco joined The Progress Center, Inc. in 2007. She earned her Associates Degree in Business Administration from the University of Maine. Debi started at The Progress Center as a DSP, CRMA in our Home Support Program, moving on to manage the Shared Living and Home Support Programs. She also coordinates trainings and supervises relief staff and float staff. Debi has temporarily managed a residential program and has occasionally helped in the finance department. Debi serves on the celebration and safety committees and sometimes helps at the Community Dinners and with activities in our day program.

Contact Information: 207-743-8049x 217, deborahpeaco@progresscentermaine.org


Residential Services

Carol Paradis, In-Home Support

Carol Paradis, Home Support Manager

Carol started working for The Progress Center in the fall of 2010 as a DSP. Carol has been a Team Leader and House Manager for one of our residential homes and enjoys working as a DSP and providing exceptional care and support for our clients. Carol was promoted in May of 2016 to In Home Support Manager. She has an associate’s degree in applied science and would like to advance her degree the near future.  Carol is very excited to be involved in the growth of a great company.

Contact Information: 207-743-8049 x284, carolparadis@progresscentermaine.org


Jennifer Ney, Residential Care Manager

Jennifer Ney, Residential Care Manager

Contact Information: 207-514-4338, jenniferney@progresscentermaine.org 


Residential Services Coordinators

Frederick Avenue HomeJennifer Ney, Manager, jenniferney@progresscentermaine.org

Contact Information: 207-514-4338, jenniferney@progresscentermaine.org 


Karla Jacobson Home: Mariah Letourneau, mariahletourneau@progresscentermaine.org

Mariah started working for The Progress Center in January of 2015. She started working as a per diem DSP staff, then shortly after joined our team full time in one of our residential homes where Mariah enjoys providing care and support to our clients. At the beginning of 2017 Mariah took on a new role as a Residential Program Coordinator, continuing her work in one of our residential homes. Since working for The Progress Center, Mariah has completed her Clinical Medical Assistant degree and hopes to someday continue her education in the medical field.

Contact Information: 207-890-2849


Spring Street Home: Sarah Hess, sarahhess@progresscentermaine.org

Sarah Hess has been with the Progress Center since 2006. She started working as a DSP and has been an assistant home manager and Residential Program Coordinator throughout the years she has been employed. She has earned many different certifications including Certified Nurse’s Aide, Mental Health Rehabilitation and Mental Health Support Specialist. Sarah oversees and manages the Coordination of Service Supports, Electronic Records, Service Plans and Daily Operational Duties for one of the group homes with The Progress Center. Sarah is working towards continuing her education towards the medical field when she is not actively involved in doing things in the community with her husband and two girls. ​

Contact Information: 207-461-1560


Pleasant Street Home: Pam Cyr, pamcyr@progresscentermaine.org

Contact Information: 207-890-2732


Deer Hill Home: Ashly Rolfe, ashlyrolfe@progresscentermaine.org 

Contact Information: 207-595-3929


Community Support

Jess Davie, Community Support

Jessica Davie, Community Support

Jessica Davie joined The Progress Center in the spring of 2008 as a Direct Support Professional while developing activities for the Physical Development program which focused on activities that helped build gross motor skills. Jess also managed the Oxford Hills Food Collaborative which sold local made in Maine products and produce for a number of years. Then she became a team leader for Community Supports before accepting a position as a manager of the Community Support Program. Jess enjoys her work with The Progress Center and believes the importance of community inclusion and plans to increase the number of community based events and activities offered at TPC.

Contact Information: 207-743-8049 x233, jessicadavie@progresscentermaine.org


Sandi Wilson, Community Support

Contact Information: 207-743-8049 x233, sandiwilson@progresscentermaine.org

Community Kitchen

Liz Blaquiere, Kitchen Manager

Liz Blaquiere, Kitchen Manager

Liz joined The Progress Center 20 years ago while running a volunteer meal site. She enjoyed the work and the clients and chose to volunteer as a coach for the Special Olympics team. In 1999 she became a full time employee at our residential home before joining community supports in 2004. Liz now managers the Community Kitchen and related programming including: Feel Better Food, Produce Distribution and Community Support Culinary programs.

Contact Information: 207-890-5721, lizblaquiere@progresscentermaine.org

Maureen Bilodeau, LCPC-C, Affiliate

Maureen Bilodeau, 6 year employee and 2015 Employee of the Year, earned her Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor- Conditional in December. Maureen made social services her life long career beginning in early childhood education in the 80’s to providing case management services to children and families. Maureen earned a Master of Science and Human Services degree from Springfield Collage in December 2012.  Now, as an LCPC-C  she uses strength-based approaches to helping children, teens and adults identify and develop goals to work towards change in a safe and comfortable environment.

Contact Information: 207-577-8804, maureenbilodeau@progresscentermaine.org


Hillary McAllister, LCSW-CC

Contact Information: 207-739-9902, hillarymcallister@progresscentermaine.org 

Bridgton Office Location: 300 Portland Road, Bridgton, Maine 04009