Board Members At-Large (Terms end June 2023):
Cyndi Sturm (she/her/hers) had previously served on the Board as the Branch E Chair. Cyndi is the service supervisor for the counseling and psychotherapy programs at Dirigo Counseling Clinic in Bangor, Maine. She brings a long career of professional clinical practice. Her diverse background includes both outpatient and inpatient treatment of patients who warranted psychotherapy, evaluation, observation, and recommendation. She works with families, children, and adults. Cindy comes with a long list of training and skills that she has practiced since 1998. She is also a NAMI ME member.
Board Members At-Large (Terms end June 2024):
Amy Blake (she/her/hers) had previously served on the Board as the Branch B Chair. Amy has a private practice specializing in relationship therapy and trauma. She provides training and consultation. Amy coaches clinicians, coaches and presenters on being leaders and having a more powerful voice.
Sharon Fowler (she/her/hers) serves as the Chair for the NASW Maine School Social Work Committee. She is employed as a School Social Worker at Gilbert Elementary School in Augusta, Maine. She is a seasoned professional having worked as a Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Supervisor in mental health and public education settings in her 34 years of practice. Sharon has received clinical training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Triple-P Parenting evidence-based treatment models. She has additional specialized training in building Trauma-Informed Schools and Women in Leadership. She is a certified Behavioral Health Professional trainer and has trained extensively on the topic of Trauma and Trauma-Informed Schools. She is a passionate advocate for creating Trauma-Informed Organizations. Sharon grew up in Waterville, Maine and received her Bachelor of Social Work Degree from the University of Southern Maine. She traveled to Houston, Texas to study and received her Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Houston with a concentration in Children & Families. Her professional work led her to Boston, Massachusetts where she served in leadership positions in residential treatment settings and social service agencies before returning to Maine to raise her children. In Maine, she has been a leader in mental health, home-based treatment, and educational settings where she has been employed.
Kerstin Kirchner (she/her/hers) had previously served on the Board as the Branch A Chair. Kerstin graduated in 2022 with her MSW degree from the University of Southern Maine. She had worked at Care Management at Maine Medical Center and Access to Care at MaineHealth before she transitioned to work as an adult case manager at Maine Behavioral Healthcare (MBH) in Springvale. Kerstin was raised in East Germany, lived eight years in Belgium, and has lived with her family in Southern Maine since 1998. She enjoys hiking, yoga, baking, and reading.
Katie McCoy (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in the field. She started her Social Work career as a case manager working with adolescents who were in high-level crisis and/or homeless. While being a case manager, Katie became allied with the juvenile justice system and worked closely with the juvenile drug court and several prominent judges. After her work as a case manager, Katie became the Director of Mental Health Services at the local YWCA. She oversaw the clinical work done in various programs including individual treatment for homeless and transitioning youth, she created a case management program for adolescents and adults, managed the clinical aspect of a housing unit for pregnant and parenting teens and their partners, and started an adult education program.
In 2005 Katie started her own private practice in Portland counseling adolescents, young adults, and couples. She specializes in anger management, eating disorders, and personalities disorders. Katie started teaching at the college level in 2005 at Southern Maine Community College where she taught Social Science and Human service Classes. In 2016 Katie joined the adjunct faculty at Simmons Graduate School of Social Work where she has taught HBSE, Groups, Family Relations and Practice I & II. She has been the course lead for both HBSE and Groups. After having taught at UNH as an Adjunct faculty in 2019, Katie Joined the faculty at UNH as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Social Work in August of 2020. She has been on the board of the NASW since 2021.