461 Hartland Road, St. Albans, ME 04971 info@skillsinc.net 207.938.4615

Our 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.
Nicole Guenette
Nicole Guenette Residential Program Manager

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.
Rachel Fuller
Rachel Fuller Residential Program Manager

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.
Cindy Shaw
Cindy Shaw Community Supports/PCP Manager

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 Residential Manager Administrator, Home Support Services

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.
Shelley Corson
Shelley Corson Team Leader, Central Maine Community Supports

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.
Sherry Wood
Sherry Wood 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!
Peggy Rines
Peggy Rines Team Leader, Pittsfield Community 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.
Patrick Bagley
Patrick Bagley Team Leader, L.C. Dill Center

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.
Maegan Trask
Maegan Trask Agency Scheduler; Team Leader - Petra House and Per Diem

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.
Rachel Fuller
Rachel Fuller Residential Program Manager

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.
Brandon Cossar
Brandon Cossar Team Leader - Brook Street Waiver, House in Shawmut

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.
Shawn Dumont
Shawn Dumont 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.
Tammy Waltman
Tammy Waltman Team Leader - Sand Road Waiver, Shared Living

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 Team Leader- Anderson Lane Waiver, Dean Road 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.
Meagan Badeen
Meagan Badeen Team Leader- Gallagher Cottage Waiver, Grange 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.
Amanda Erskine
Amanda Erskine Team Leader- Fuller Corner Waiver, Lawrence Acres

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.
Emily Barry
Emily Barry Team Leader - Home Support Program

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.

Board Members

Jack Dyer Board Chair

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.
Debby Ouellette Vice Chair

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.
Stephen Packard Board Secretary and Treasurer

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.
John Baker 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.
David Gilbert 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.
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.
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.
Loretta 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.