Community Employment Service Project

Founded in 2008, The Community Employment Service Project is funded by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services. In July 2010, the Maine Department of Labor, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services joined DHHS-SAMHS in its support to the project.

The primary aim of the project is to provide Supported Employment and Education services to individuals eligible for Section 17 MaineCare services (community integration) throughout the state of Maine. Seven Employment Specialists work in a mental health host agency located in each Community Service Network (CSN) throughout the state, and are supervised by two Project Coordinators. The goal of the project is to increase the rates of employment and education attainment for individuals with mental illness.

To find more information about the host agencies please go to the agency web sites listed below:

To find an Employment Specialist in your area please view the list below or or call (207) 662-2088.

Employment Specialists

CSN 1 - Aroostook County

Shelby Cousins, Employment Specialist III

Mental Health Center - Caribou
Phone: (207) 498-6431 x133

CSN 2 - Penobscot, Piscataquis, Washington & Hancock Counties

Avery Herzog, Employment Specialist III

Community Care - Bangor
Phone: (207) 299-1134

CSN 3 - Kennebec and Somerset Counties

Ashley Ward, Employment Specialist III

Kennebec Behavioral Health - Augusta
Phone: (207) 626-3455 x2302

CSN 4 - Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc & Waldo Counties

Bethany Goding, Employment Specialist III

Maine Behavioral Healthcare
Phone: (207) 542-3090

CSN 5 - Androscoggin, Franklin, Oxford Counties & Bridgton

Kasey Flagg, Employment Specialist III

Common Ties Mental Health Services - Lewiston
Phone: (207) 795-6710 x156

CSN 6 - Cumberland County

Ashley Moore, Employment Specialist III

Opportunity Alliance - Portland
Phone: (207) 523-4175

CSN 7 - York County

Melanie Racz, Employment Specialist IV

Maine Behavioral Healthcare - Biddeford
Phone: (207) 294-7574


Gayla Dwyer - CSN 1-4 Supervisor

Phone: (207) 489-2528

Patricia Salvatore - CSN 5-7 Supervisor

Phone: (207) 650-6195

For additional information, please download Is Work Missing From My Life?, a booklet produced by MMC Vocational Services through a contract with the DHHS Office of Substance Abuse and Adult Mental Health Services.