Board Members At-Large (Terms end June 2025):
Katrina Ladd (she/they) received her masters in social work from the University of Maine (Orono) in 2022. She lives in Farmington, Maine and works in RSU 9 as the day treatment clinician at the local middle school. Katrina’s passion is working with children, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings. She has experience working in crisis services, child protective services, and school/community based behavioral health. In her free time, Katrina loves to watch documentaries, play softball with a local league, and spend time with family/friends.
Kassandra Pierce (she/her/hers) recently received her MSW from the University of New England along with a Trauma-Informed Care certification. Kassandra has a passion for early childhood education and intervention advocacy. Kassandra also sits on the board of directors for Down Syndrome Awareness Project of Maine (DSAPME). Kassandra lives in Topsham, Maine and enjoys spending weekends hiking with her husband and dog.
Board Members At-Large (Terms end June 2026):
Kate Marble (she/her/hers) is the Case Management Program Director at Health Affiliates Maine, a statewide licensed mental health agency, since 2010. She has been working in community mental health for twenty years, leading initiatives in domestic violence, Veterans suicide prevention, and community mental health. She has over fifteen years of nonprofit board work and has served as Board Chair at the Center for Wisdom’s Women and Safe Voices. Currently, Kate is most passionate about policy issues impacting frontline social workers and their clients.
Lori Pelkey (she/her/hers) received her LPN in 2003 from North Idaho College, her BA in Human Services in 2019 from Southern New Hampshire University, and a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology along with her MSW from the University of Maine (Orono) in 2023. Lori’s final year specialty field internship was spent with the University’s Center on Aging. Lori lives in Northern Maine and has the honor of providing care for veterans at a local Veteran’s Affairs Community-based Outpatient Clinic. Time spent on the beaches of Maine is always incredible, however if you are looking for Lori during her free time, she can be found fishing for largemouth bass in the Penobscot River. One fun fact about Lori: She has swum in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans on the same day.
Grace Ott (she/her/hers) has been a member of NASW since her graduation from Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work in New York City in 2012. She is a current member of the NASW Maine Chapter’s Policy Committee. Grace has been practicing clinical social work (LCSW) through telehealth in private practice - A Personal Call, LLC. From 2020-2022, she served as a behavioral health clinician (BHC) for Pen Bay Family Medicine in Rockport, Maine. Grace co-founded a concierge Home Health Agency, My Halo, LLC, on the gulf coast of Florida and grew this practice to over 50 employees prior to moving to Maine full time. Grace continues to maintain licensure in both Florida and New York. With her multiple state licensure experience, she is interested in helping to build an interstate compact for social workers to work across state lines. Grace’s clinical experience has included work with Alzheimer’s and Dementia Related Disorders, Grief/Bereavement, Chronic health/medical issues and newly diagnosed, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Trauma, and life transitions.