Tri-County Mental Health Services announces new senior staff

Tri-County Mental Health Services announces new senior staff

LEWISTON — Tri-County Mental Health Services announced the addition of Leslie Ogilvie, Colin O’Neill and Katherine Morissette to its leadership team.

Ogilvie was named the new grants and communication manager. She previously worked as a project manager and senior research associate for a small research firm that conducted program evaluation, needs assessment and strategic planning to help build and sustain resilient and healthy communities.

Ogilvie brings experience engaging with community members, families, government officials and other stakeholders on issues related to health care policy, mental and behavioral health care needs, challenges in human services, and access to disability and other benefits. Ogilvie has a masters in public administration and a bachelors in political science from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

O’Neill was named to the position of chief clinical officer. He is an energetic, results-oriented mental health administrator who brings over 25 years of management, planning and consulting experience in both the public and non-profit sectors.

O’Neill previously served as the associate commissioner for the Maine Department of Corrections where he oversaw all field and facility operations, programming and contracts for the juvenile division. He also served as the deputy superintendent of treatment programming at Long Creek Youth Development Center where he worked as a behavioral health treatment provider and administrator.

He recently completed a fellowship at the John T. Gorman Foundation focused on advanced results-based leadership skills. O’Neill said, “I have experienced first-hand the success that community-based programming and treatment can have on reducing the number of individuals institutionalized in hospitals, jails and prisons while improving their clinical outcomes. This has convinced me that the future of promoting hope and healing in Maine is by continuing to build and improve community-based behavioral health care.”

Morissette was named community housing manager. She joins the organization with extensive experience working in health care management and patient care. She most recently worked as the supervisor of patient access at Mid Coast Hospital and previously held several positions at Sweetser including residential supervisor and assistant supervisor with the Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit, and overnight supervisor with the Children’s Residential Campus.

Morissette received her Master of Science in occupational therapy from the University of Southern Maine and her Bachelor of Science in psychology from Husson University. Chief executive officer Catherine R. Ryder, said, “Katie will be an excellent addition to our senior leadership team. We look forward to working closely with her to enhance the residential treatment and recovery focused environment we offer to our family, friends and neighbors living with severe and persistent mental illness and medical issues in our community.”

Leslie Ogilvie joins Tri-County Mental Health Services.

Colin O’Neill joins Tri-County Mental Health Services.

Katherine Morissette joins Tri-County Mental Health Services.

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