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Meet Our Team...

With a combined experience of 200+ years, the SKILLS management team all strive for the common goal of helping adults with intellectual disabilities and other challenges achieve their goals.

Meet Our Directors

Stephanie Johnson

Executive Director

I first joined SKILLS in 2010 as the Director of Finance, and in 2016 I was appointed Executive Director. I have more than 20 years of passionate and successful non-profit leadership experience serving organizations in Central Maine. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Thomas College, and I am also a Certified Public Accountant. I am dedicated to maintaining and growing the mission of SKILLS, Inc., and the people we support in their journey to live happy, healthy and productive lives as part of their community.


Pamela Erskine

Director of Program Services

I am the Director of Program Services for SKILLS, Inc. I began my journey with SKILLS in 1989, as a per diem worker. I immediately fell in love with my new career. I worked hard, immersing myself in the services, learning everything I could, and taking every opportunity to move up the ladder and take on additional responsibilities. In 1999, I was offered and accepted my current position. One of my primary responsibilities is to ensure all people are treated with dignity and respect. My job is multifaceted, which provides me the opportunity to constantly stretch my limits with endless opportunities to grow and learn from the people SKILLS supports and from its employees. I am honored to guide such a dynamic organization.


Lori Lefferts

Director of Human Resourses

I am happy to have joined SKILLS, Inc., as the Director of Human Resources in 2016, bringing over 20 years of human resources experience in both for-profit and non-profit arenas. I am responsible for directing all human resources functions, including recruitment and retention, employee relations, and benefits administration. I am a Senior Certified Professional (SCP) with the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.


Abby McKenney 

Director of Finance

In 2011, I was hired by SKILLS as the Finance Manager and was promoted to Director of Finance in 2016. Before that, I served as SKILLS’ auditor for fifteen years. That experience provided me with an opportunity to see the life-changing work SKILLS does for many adults with developmental disabilities in central Maine. I decided to become a part of that team. I graduated from Bentley College in 1992 with a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy and am a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Maine.


Meet the Managers

Nicole Guenette

Residential Manager

 I am a Residential Manager and Administrator for four residential programs operating under the SKILLS, Inc. umbrella, as well as the Per Diem and Agency Scheduling functions. I started at SKILLS in 2000 as a Direct Service Provider (DSP). From there I worked in a crisis transition home and then as the Person Centered Planning Coordinator. My focus is on better serving the people we support by effectively implementing technology. I was instrumental in introducing, developing and training staff on the electronic documentation that is being used by SKILLS today.

Rachel Fuller 

Residential Manager

I am Residential Manager of six residential facilities here at SKILLS. This is my newest adventure of many that I have had the opportunity to explore within the company. I initially started my career here in 2005 as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) working full-time on the weekends. I became a Team Leader in 2009, where I had the opportunity to work with many different individuals in many different locations within SKILLS. I am also a MANDT instructor and teach new and seasoned employees the importance of relationship building while supporting the individuals we serve. One of my favorite things about working at SKILLS is the many opportunities that you are given to grow and learn. There are always new challenges or adventures waiting for you every day!

Elsie Shaw

Residential Manager

 

Cindy Shaw

Community Support Manager

I have been working for SKILLS since May of 1998. I began my career as a Per Diem Direct Support Professional (DSP) and have since moved through a variety of positions, each with increasing responsibilities. I am now the Manager of Central Maine Community Supports, Ervin Community Supports, L.C. Dill Community Supports, and Pittsfield Community Supports. I love working for SKILLS, helping the people we support, and working as a team. It is a rewarding experience and I look forward to new adventures every day.

Meet the Community Support Team Leaders

Shelley Corson

Community Support Services of Waterville 

Sherry Wood

Ervin Community Supports

Kelley Homes

Pittsfield Community Supports

Patrick Bagley 

LC Dill Center

Meet the Residential Program Team Leaders

 Laura Strohman

Petra House Waiver

Shawn Dumont

Brook Street Waiver
Per Diem/Agency Scheduler

Emily Barry

Fuller Corner Waiver

Nicole Hubbard

Hartland Road Waiver

Brittany Grant 

Anderson Lane Waiver

Krystle Williams

Sand Road Waiver

Meet our Supervisors

Crystal Temple

Manager, Thrift Store and 
Employment Services

Bio coming soon