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Administrative Staff

Pam Erskine
Pam Erskine Director of Program Services

Pam Erskine

I began my career with Skills, Inc. on March 23, 1989 as a per diem Direct Support Professional and have since moved through a variety of positions, each with increasing responsibilities, and now am the Director of Program Services. I have lived locally my entire life, most recently in an old farmhouse where I enjoy my family, the quite serenity of my gardens, and dogs. I am the proud mother of three children and three grandchildren, and have been greatly influenced by the most amazing women, my mom! My husband and I coached our children all through youth sports and now enjoy the show from a fan’s perspective.
Abby McKenney
Abby McKenney Director of Finance

Stephanie Johnson

Stephanie has more than 20 years of experience specializing in not-for-profit accounting. She began her career in public accounting focusing in non-profit auditing, accounting, and tax engagements and has served as the Director of Finance/Administration for non-profit organizations in Central Maine for the past 15 years. She graduated from Thomas College in 1991 with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and is a licensed certified public accountant in the State of Maine.
Lori Lefferts
Lori Lefferts Director of Human Resources

Pam Erskine

I began my career with Skills, Inc. on March 23, 1989 as a per diem Direct Support Professional and have since moved through a variety of positions, each with increasing responsibilities, and now am the Director of Program Services. I have lived locally my entire life, most recently in an old farmhouse where I enjoy my family, the quite serenity of my gardens, and dogs. I am the proud mother of three children and three grandchildren, and have been greatly influenced by the most amazing women, my mom! My husband and I coached our children all through youth sports and now enjoy the show from a fan’s perspective.
Chris Martin
Chris Martin Director of eWaste Alternatives

Pam Erskine

I began my career with Skills, Inc. on March 23, 1989 as a per diem Direct Support Professional and have since moved through a variety of positions, each with increasing responsibilities, and now am the Director of Program Services. I have lived locally my entire life, most recently in an old farmhouse where I enjoy my family, the quite serenity of my gardens, and dogs. I am the proud mother of three children and three grandchildren, and have been greatly influenced by the most amazing women, my mom! My husband and I coached our children all through youth sports and now enjoy the show from a fan’s perspective.

Managers

Cary Kelly
Cary Kelly Program Manager, Pittsfield Community and Senior Supports; Program Manager, L.C. Dill Center

Cary Kelly

I was born and raised in Pennsylvania. Upon graduation from high school, I joined the Army and volunteered for duty in Viet Nam, spending 13 months as a combat engineer. After my discharge from service, I spent time in Colorado working as a plant manager then moved to Connecticut, building a chimney sweep business employing six people. Wanting to do something positive with my life, I adopted my son. He was 4 years old and has Down Syndrome and now lives in a home at SKILLS. Realizing I did not know anything about developmental disabilities, I began working for the State of Connecticut at the Mansfield Training School, a state institution. There I learned all the wrong ways of supporting people. Time-out rooms, physical and drug restraints, pressure points, and lack of dignity and respect were all part of the daily routine. Wanting a simpler life than what was offered in Connecticut, we moved to Maine in 1988. I began working at Sebasticook Farms as a DSP at the Athens Workshop. There, I was introduced to a much different way of supporting people. Dignity and respect were the foundation of all our interactions with people, physical restraints were being phased out, and people were treated as valued individuals. I am now the Manager for the Senior Enrichment Program and the Pittsfield Community Supports Program. I have been a MANDT instructor for the past 12 years. I instruct a 2-day Alzheimer training for all SKILLS staff. I am a hospice volunteer. One of my main focus points is around aging issues. I love working at SKILLS and the opportunities it has afforded me with enriching the lives of the people we support. In my spare time, I tend to my apple and pear orchard in Harmony. I love the outdoors and find comfort being in nature. I am an avid hunter, harvesting deer, moose, bear, turkey, coyote, groundhog, and muskrat. I resist modern technology whenever I can. My girlfriend and I live a simple and content life on 50 acres of heaven.
Cindy Shaw
Cindy Shaw Manager, Hilltop Community Supports; Manager Ervin Community Supports

Cindy Shaw

Born and raised in Waterville. Maine, I have lived and Winslow, Maine for 30 years raising three children. I have 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The joys in my life are my children and grandchildren. I spend time at dance recitals, football, and my most favorite, wrestling tournaments. I enjoy watching and cheering them on. I am the proud grandmother of a 3 year High School state champion in wrestling. In my free time, I enjoy reading. I started working for Skills in July of 1998 as a Direct Support Profesional (DSP). I now manage two programs, Ervin and Hilltop. I love my job; it is and has been a very rewarding experience to get where I am today. I look forward to new adventures every day.
Kelly Young
Kelly Young Manager, Lawrence Acres, Mountain Road Waiver, Sand Road Waiver , Per Diem Staff, Anderson Lane Waiver , Fuller Corner Waiver, Shared Living, Hartland Road Waiver, Home and Community Supports, and Pittsfield Ave Waiver

Cindy Shaw

Born and raised in Waterville. Maine, I have lived and Winslow, Maine for 30 years raising three children. I have 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The joys in my life are my children and grandchildren. I spend time at dance recitals, football, and my most favorite, wrestling tournaments. I enjoy watching and cheering them on. I am the proud grandmother of a 3 year High School state champion in wrestling. In my free time, I enjoy reading. I started working for Skills in July of 1998 as a Direct Support Profesional (DSP). I now manage two programs, Ervin and Hilltop. I love my job; it is and has been a very rewarding experience to get where I am today. I look forward to new adventures every day.
Nicole Guenette
Nicole Guenette Manager, Beans Corner Waiver, Estes Ave Waiver, Gallagher Waiver, Grange Waiver, House in Shawmut, Dean Road Waiver, Brook St Waiver, Petra Waiver, Quarry Road

Cindy Shaw

Born and raised in Waterville. Maine, I have lived and Winslow, Maine for 30 years raising three children. I have 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The joys in my life are my children and grandchildren. I spend time at dance recitals, football, and my most favorite, wrestling tournaments. I enjoy watching and cheering them on. I am the proud grandmother of a 3 year High School state champion in wrestling. In my free time, I enjoy reading. I started working for Skills in July of 1998 as a Direct Support Profesional (DSP). I now manage two programs, Ervin and Hilltop. I love my job; it is and has been a very rewarding experience to get where I am today. I look forward to new adventures every day.

Residential Program Staff

Colleen Crawford
Colleen Crawford Residential Team Leader, Beans Corner Waiver, Estes Ave Waiver

Pam Erskine

I began my career with Skills, Inc. on March 23, 1989 as a per diem Direct Support Professional and have since moved through a variety of positions, each with increasing responsibilities, and now am the Director of Program Services. I have lived locally my entire life, most recently in an old farmhouse where I enjoy my family, the quite serenity of my gardens, and dogs. I am the proud mother of three children and three grandchildren, and have been greatly influenced by the most amazing women, my mom! My husband and I coached our children all through youth sports and now enjoy the show from a fan’s perspective.
Rachel Fuller
Rachel Fuller Team Leader, Gallagher Cottage Waiver and Grange Waiver

Rachel Fuller

I work for a non-profit solely because there is nothing more amazing in the world than to walk into work every day and be greeted by people who are always so happy to see you. The emotional rewards from working here outweigh any other experiences I have ever come across in my whole life. In my spare time, I can usually be found driving the four-wheeler through the mud, spending time with my family and friends, or occasionally reading a book when I find the time. I am inspired by the ability to try new things daily, having challenges arise and making it through a better person on the other side. Whether they be challenges for me in my life or career or the challenges for the individuals we support, there is nothing more inspirational than watching personal growth happen right in front of your eyes. I do not have a specific hero; as I look up to a wide variety of people who have struggled so hard and succeeded on the other side, who against all odds have become role models for others. Quirks - This one was a bit difficult... I talk to myself aloud lots of times, especially when I am trying to get something accomplished as I feel I can keep myself on task better if I literally talk myself through it.
Shawn Dumont
Shawn Dumont Residential Team Leader, The House in Shawmut, Dean Road Waiver

Pam Erskine

I began my career with Skills, Inc. on March 23, 1989 as a per diem Direct Support Professional and have since moved through a variety of positions, each with increasing responsibilities, and now am the Director of Program Services. I have lived locally my entire life, most recently in an old farmhouse where I enjoy my family, the quite serenity of my gardens, and dogs. I am the proud mother of three children and three grandchildren, and have been greatly influenced by the most amazing women, my mom! My husband and I coached our children all through youth sports and now enjoy the show from a fan’s perspective.
Maegan Trask
Maegan Trask Residential Team Leader, Brook St. Waiver and Petra Waiver

Maegan Trask

I have been with Skills for 8 years. I am a residential Team Leader for two homes in the Waterville area. I really enjoy getting to meet new people and working with the people we support. I have learned a lot in my years with SKILLS and can't wait to learn more. I am married to my best friend, Josh, and have two beautiful children. In my spare time, I really enjoy spending time with my family and friends in the outdoors kayaking, swimming, hiking and camping. I love being from the country.
Joyce Clement
Joyce Clement Team Leader, Quarry Road Residential Center

Pam Erskine

I began my career with Skills, Inc. on March 23, 1989 as a per diem Direct Support Professional and have since moved through a variety of positions, each with increasing responsibilities, and now am the Director of Program Services. I have lived locally my entire life, most recently in an old farmhouse where I enjoy my family, the quite serenity of my gardens, and dogs. I am the proud mother of three children and three grandchildren, and have been greatly influenced by the most amazing women, my mom! My husband and I coached our children all through youth sports and now enjoy the show from a fan’s perspective.
Elsie Shaw
Elsie Shaw Residential Team Leader,Lawrence Acres and Mountain Road Waiver

Pam Erskine

I began my career with Skills, Inc. on March 23, 1989 as a per diem Direct Support Professional and have since moved through a variety of positions, each with increasing responsibilities, and now am the Director of Program Services. I have lived locally my entire life, most recently in an old farmhouse where I enjoy my family, the quite serenity of my gardens, and dogs. I am the proud mother of three children and three grandchildren, and have been greatly influenced by the most amazing women, my mom! My husband and I coached our children all through youth sports and now enjoy the show from a fan’s perspective.
Tammy Waltman
Tammy Waltman Residential Team Leader, Sand Road Waiver, Per Diem Staff

Tammy Waltman

I am the Team Leader for per diem staff for Skills. I have worked for Skills, Inc. since December 2000. I take great pride in the value of services Skills provides for individuals with cognitive disabilities. In my spare time, I love hanging out with my pets, spending time with my grandchildren, and reading. I am inspired by the many loving and caring people that give so much of themselves to protect and rescue neglected and abused animals. My children are my heroes. They make my life matter. My children give me strength, make me laugh, and make me want to be a better person. A little quirk I have is that I have to arrange anything with a label on it, facing forward. I can’t stand the label of a can, bottle, box, book, etc., facing away from a room. Whenever I open a cupboard, draw, cabinet, etc., I make sure all the labels are facing in the same direction.
Joshua Fournier
Joshua Fournier Residential Team Leader, Anderson Lane Waiver; Fuller Corner Waiver

Angela Cox

I have worked for Skills, Inc. as Team Leader of Pittsfield Community Supports (PCS) for 4 years. I enjoy coming to work each day to a new adventure. Every day is a little different than the last. I enjoy working with the great team at PCS. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family.
Elicia Foley-Paradis
Elicia Foley-Paradis Residential Team Leader,Home and Community Supports and Pittsfield Ave Waiver

Pam Erskine

I began my career with Skills, Inc. on March 23, 1989 as a per diem Direct Support Professional and have since moved through a variety of positions, each with increasing responsibilities, and now am the Director of Program Services. I have lived locally my entire life, most recently in an old farmhouse where I enjoy my family, the quite serenity of my gardens, and dogs. I am the proud mother of three children and three grandchildren, and have been greatly influenced by the most amazing women, my mom! My husband and I coached our children all through youth sports and now enjoy the show from a fan’s perspective.

Community Support Staff

Sherry Allan
Sherry Allan Team Leader, Ervin Community Supports

Sherry Allan

I am originally from Fryeburg Maine, where the famous and biggest fair in New England takes place. I am a mother of two daughters and have a one-year-old grandson. My family and I discovered our Native American Heritage about ten years ago and I am really into knowing the history of my elders, helping those who live on the reservations and attending powwows. This led us to start a non-profit group eight years ago, where we raise money to send to the Native Reservation in Perry, Maine for the children's Christmas fund or to send gift cards from Hannaford for food. I love working for Skills, helping the people we support and working as a team. I like watching how the people we support change by becoming a little more independent and achieving their goals. My heart grows when I watch someone’s face and see a big smile as they cross the finish line during a Special Olympic event, even if they come in last!
Tammy Worth
Tammy Worth Team Leader, L.C. Dill Center and Thrift Store

Tammy Worth

My name is Tammy Worth and I'm the Team Leader at the L.C. Dill Center. I have worked here for 17 plus years. I enjoy helping people live up to their potential by helping them dream big and reach their personal goals. I want to show people that just because someone has an intellectual disability, it doesn't mean they can't live a full life. I have been married to my husband for 30 years; have 3 grown children and almost 7 grandchildren. I like to spend time with my family. I also enjoy photography. I look forward to spending many more years at Skills Inc.
Peggy Rines
Peggy Rines Team Leader, Pittsfeild Community and Senior Supports

Peggy Rines

I have worked at the Agency since 1999. When I was hired as a Per-Diem, I worked at many of the homes and day programs. In May of 2001, I was hired for a position at the Senior Enrichment Program that was then in Pittsfield. I then became Team Leader of the program and at one point was Team Leader of both the Skowhegan and Pittsfield Senior Enrichment Programs. We eventually combined the programs and moved into a building in Palmyra, Maine. Working alongside many of the people we support is very rewarding. It is great to see the elderly population be able to have a place where they can socialize, discuss the changes that happen as they age, and take time to work on leisure activities that they prefer to do, while using many of their skills so that they will maintain them as they age. In my free time, I have begun a new journey on becoming healthier, so I spend time at a fitness center or being active with tennis, long walks, hiking, swimming, and other physical activities. Spending time with family is also something I do in my free time. We have enjoyed camping as a family. Some of the places we have stayed are Canaan KOA, Balsam Woods in Abbot, Yogi Bear Jellystone Park in Madison, Stetson Shores in Stetson, and my favorite, in the woods, in Kingsbury.
Shelly Corson
Shelly Corson Team Leader, Central Maine Community Support

Stephanie Johnson

Stephanie has more than 20 years of experience specializing in not-for-profit accounting. She began her career in public accounting focusing in non-profit auditing, accounting, and tax engagements and has served as the Director of Finance/Administration for non-profit organizations in Central Maine for the past 15 years. She graduated from Thomas College in 1991 with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and is a licensed certified public accountant in the State of Maine.

Board Members

Andy Reed
Andy Reed Board Member

Andy Reed

It was back in the late 1980s or early 90s that Larry Ross asked me if I would consider serving on the Sebasticook Farms Board, now known as Skills, after the joining of Sebasticook Farms and Ken-A-Set. I knew and respected Larry for the work he was doing helping to give developmentally disabled people a better way of life with a purpose. I have been associated with many not for profit service organizations. I believed that serving on the board was a way to give back for our good fortune of having two beautiful, healthy daughters. I am happy to say that Skills has increased the ability of our clients to be able to grow and better their quality of life. I serve on the board and on different committees of the organization. Five years ago, I retired after serving in the banking community for 38 years. Since my retirement, I have kept busy doing the things I enjoy which I believe helps keep me in good health both physically and mentally. I am chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Knox Ridge Baptist Church. It is a blessing to be part of that body of Believers. We have a Certified Tree Farm and enjoy working with trees and the wood they produce. My wife and I have three grandchildren who keep us busy both while visiting with us and keeping up with their activities in Bangor. We enjoy RV camping, especially when taking the grandchildren along. I am also a Veteran who served a tour in Viet Nam. I am a supervisor with the Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District. I enjoy seeing improvements to the land with our cooperators through the National Resource Conservation Service. I am inspired by those who give their time unselfishly to better the lives of others. They are the real heroes. I certainly enjoy being on the board with the other directors who give their time to help others better their lives. We have come a long way over the years.

Andy Reed

It was back in the late 1980s or early 90s that Larry Ross asked me if I would consider serving on the Sebasticook Farms Board, now known as Skills, after the joining of Sebasticook Farms and Ken-A-Set. I knew and respected Larry for the work he was doing helping to give developmentally disabled people a better way of life with a purpose. I have been associated with many not for profit service organizations. I believed that serving on the board was a way to give back for our good fortune of having two beautiful, healthy daughters. I am happy to say that Skills has increased the ability of our clients to be able to grow and better their quality of life. I serve on the board and on different committees of the organization. Five years ago, I retired after serving in the banking community for 38 years. Since my retirement, I have kept busy doing the things I enjoy which I believe helps keep me in good health both physically and mentally. I am chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Knox Ridge Baptist Church. It is a blessing to be part of that body of Believers. We have a Certified Tree Farm and enjoy working with trees and the wood they produce. My wife and I have three grandchildren who keep us busy both while visiting with us and keeping up with their activities in Bangor. We enjoy RV camping, especially when taking the grandchildren along. I am also a Veteran who served a tour in Viet Nam. I am a supervisor with the Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District. I enjoy seeing improvements to the land with our cooperators through the National Resource Conservation Service. I am inspired by those who give their time unselfishly to better the lives of others. They are the real heroes. I certainly enjoy being on the board with the other directors who give their time to help others better their lives. We have come a long way over the years.
Georgie Lyons
Georgie Lyons Board Member

Andy Reed

It was back in the late 1980s or early 90s that Larry Ross asked me if I would consider serving on the Sebasticook Farms Board, now known as Skills, after the joining of Sebasticook Farms and Ken-A-Set. I knew and respected Larry for the work he was doing helping to give developmentally disabled people a better way of life with a purpose. I have been associated with many not for profit service organizations. I believed that serving on the board was a way to give back for our good fortune of having two beautiful, healthy daughters. I am happy to say that Skills has increased the ability of our clients to be able to grow and better their quality of life. I serve on the board and on different committees of the organization. Five years ago, I retired after serving in the banking community for 38 years. Since my retirement, I have kept busy doing the things I enjoy which I believe helps keep me in good health both physically and mentally. I am chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Knox Ridge Baptist Church. It is a blessing to be part of that body of Believers. We have a Certified Tree Farm and enjoy working with trees and the wood they produce. My wife and I have three grandchildren who keep us busy both while visiting with us and keeping up with their activities in Bangor. We enjoy RV camping, especially when taking the grandchildren along. I am also a Veteran who served a tour in Viet Nam. I am a supervisor with the Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District. I enjoy seeing improvements to the land with our cooperators through the National Resource Conservation Service. I am inspired by those who give their time unselfishly to better the lives of others. They are the real heroes. I certainly enjoy being on the board with the other directors who give their time to help others better their lives. We have come a long way over the years.
Lori Tani
Lori Tani Board Member

Andy Reed

It was back in the late 1980s or early 90s that Larry Ross asked me if I would consider serving on the Sebasticook Farms Board, now known as Skills, after the joining of Sebasticook Farms and Ken-A-Set. I knew and respected Larry for the work he was doing helping to give developmentally disabled people a better way of life with a purpose. I have been associated with many not for profit service organizations. I believed that serving on the board was a way to give back for our good fortune of having two beautiful, healthy daughters. I am happy to say that Skills has increased the ability of our clients to be able to grow and better their quality of life. I serve on the board and on different committees of the organization. Five years ago, I retired after serving in the banking community for 38 years. Since my retirement, I have kept busy doing the things I enjoy which I believe helps keep me in good health both physically and mentally. I am chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Knox Ridge Baptist Church. It is a blessing to be part of that body of Believers. We have a Certified Tree Farm and enjoy working with trees and the wood they produce. My wife and I have three grandchildren who keep us busy both while visiting with us and keeping up with their activities in Bangor. We enjoy RV camping, especially when taking the grandchildren along. I am also a Veteran who served a tour in Viet Nam. I am a supervisor with the Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District. I enjoy seeing improvements to the land with our cooperators through the National Resource Conservation Service. I am inspired by those who give their time unselfishly to better the lives of others. They are the real heroes. I certainly enjoy being on the board with the other directors who give their time to help others better their lives. We have come a long way over the years.
Pauline Mathieu
Pauline Mathieu Board Member

Andy Reed

It was back in the late 1980s or early 90s that Larry Ross asked me if I would consider serving on the Sebasticook Farms Board, now known as Skills, after the joining of Sebasticook Farms and Ken-A-Set. I knew and respected Larry for the work he was doing helping to give developmentally disabled people a better way of life with a purpose. I have been associated with many not for profit service organizations. I believed that serving on the board was a way to give back for our good fortune of having two beautiful, healthy daughters. I am happy to say that Skills has increased the ability of our clients to be able to grow and better their quality of life. I serve on the board and on different committees of the organization. Five years ago, I retired after serving in the banking community for 38 years. Since my retirement, I have kept busy doing the things I enjoy which I believe helps keep me in good health both physically and mentally. I am chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Knox Ridge Baptist Church. It is a blessing to be part of that body of Believers. We have a Certified Tree Farm and enjoy working with trees and the wood they produce. My wife and I have three grandchildren who keep us busy both while visiting with us and keeping up with their activities in Bangor. We enjoy RV camping, especially when taking the grandchildren along. I am also a Veteran who served a tour in Viet Nam. I am a supervisor with the Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District. I enjoy seeing improvements to the land with our cooperators through the National Resource Conservation Service. I am inspired by those who give their time unselfishly to better the lives of others. They are the real heroes. I certainly enjoy being on the board with the other directors who give their time to help others better their lives. We have come a long way over the years.