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Melinda “Mindy” Ward

Melinda “Mindy” Ward

President and CEO

Deborah “Deb” Smith

Deborah “Deb” Smith

Associate CEO, Director of Intellectual Disability Services

Margaret Longsworth

Margaret Longsworth

Director of Mental Health and Clinical Services

Lisa Roye

Lisa Roye

Director of Finance

Mary Dunn

Mary Dunn

Director of Quality Assurance and Corporate Compliance

Heidi L. Riggs

Heidi L. Riggs

Executive Assistant


Founding President and CEO

Bonnie-Jean Brooks

Bonnie-Jean Brooks’ first Searsport High School essay turned into a prophecy guiding her professional and personal life even to this day as she nears retirement on Jan. 2, 2022, after nearly 43 years as OHI President and CEO.

“Do whatever I can to make life better for other less fortunate people in my beloved state of Maine,” she wrote as a young rural Mainer in the 1950s.

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OHI Board of Directors

Martha Harris – Chairperson
Attorney, Paine, Lynch, & Harris PA

Tim Moriarity – Vice-Chairperson
Chief Information Officer, Cross Insurance

Susan Gilmartin – Secretary
Partner, Downeast Laser Service, Inc.

Dr. Diane Boone – Treasurer
Professor of Business Administration, University of Maine

Margaret F. (Francie) Criner – Leave of Absence
Accounting Lecturer, University of Maine

Karen F. Berry
Retired Healthcare Professional, Radiologic/CT Technologist, Direct Support Professional, Parent/Family Member/Guardian

Bill Miller
Retired Pharmacist and Owner, Miller Drug

Sheri Quatrale
Business Banking Relationship Manager, Vice President, Key Bank

Ron Gastia
Retired Bangor Police Chief

Cheri Dow
K-12 Substitute Teacher, Intentional Peer Support Specialist

Tim Lo
Partner, Bangor Beer Company

Robert Freese
Financial services industry

Thad Zmistowski
Northern Light Health Vice President, Senior Litigation Counsel Legal Services

Sarah Zmistowski
Retired Attorney, Eaton Peabody

Raymond “Ray” Hart
Retired MSAD #63 Superintendent; Retired Director of Security, International Paper, Bucksport

Bev Uhlenhake
Broker, Epstein Commercial Real Estate

Paul Ouellette
President, Verdant Homes, LLC and real estate investor


Joint Leadership Team

Rayma Chiarell, Duane Hall, Scott Ferguson
Team Coordinators

Michelle Paige-Buttoli
Manager of Home and Community Based Waiver Services

Rich Romero
Resource Developer and Housing Administrator

Lindy Lynch
Manager of Case Management Services

Shirley Sprague
Manager of Human Resources and Professional Development

Kim Deschaine
Nurse Care Manager

Wayne Day
Professional Development Instructor

Carrie Schwabenbauer
Manager of Support Services

Craig Deschaine
Information Technology Manager

Alice Grindle
Eagles Nest Clubhouse Director

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