PORTLAND, Maine – Maria hadjiyane, vice president of ambulatory services for Maine Behavioral Healthcare, today announced that Caroline Raymond was appointed Senior Director of Community Services for the state’s leading behavioral health provider.
In his new role at MBH, Raymond oversees the community services of Behavioral Health Home (BHH), Dynamic Community Treatment (ACT), and Multisystem Therapy (STD), which together provide care and treatment to more than 2,700 patients and clients each year in MBH’s 12 ambulatory clinics are located in southern, central and western Maine.
Raymond brings nearly 25 years of leadership and direct service experience to his new role. Prior to joining MBH, Raymond held several progressive leadership roles at the Long Creek Youth Development Center of the Maine Department of Corrections in South Portland, including Screening and Assessment Counselor, Addiction Counselor, Program Manager and, from October 2017 to September 2021, superintendent.
Prior to serving as the superintendent of the state’s 164-bed secure juvenile facility which provides education, behavioral health, medical and recreational services to offenders ages 11-21 across Maine, Raymond has held several leadership roles at DayOne, an ambulatory care provider based in southern Maine. and residential addiction and mental health services. At DayOne, Raymond served as Director of Youth Development Services, Director of Corrections and Residential Services, Interim Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer.
“As someone with both leadership and clinical social work experience as well as many connections within the Maine behavioral health care provider community, Caroline is uniquely positioned to lead our community service programs and ensure that the populations we serve receive the care they need and deserve ” Hadjiyane noted.
“The opportunity to lead MBH Community Services is really a chance to focus on what I am most passionate about: helping people overcome important behavioral health issues.” Raymond noted. “I’m especially excited to focus on this in ambulatory settings where clients are most connected to their natural supports. The people of Maine are creating amazing communities and I look forward to working with them to improve the health of all Maine residents, so that they and their loved ones can lead fulfilling lives.
Raymond received his BA in Psychology from the University of Maine, a Certificate in Addiction from the University of New England, and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern Maine. In addition to being a Certified Clinical Social Worker, she is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and Certified Clinical Supervisor. In community services, Raymond is a member of the steering committee of 21 Reasons, a community coalition of individuals, organizations and businesses focused on creating a healthy community environment with policies, practices and attitudes. that support drug-free development for all. youth. She also volunteers for the Cape Elizabeth School Service and its soccer and lacrosse programs.
About Maine Behavioral Health Care
Maine Behavioral Healthcare is a leading provider of mental health services, with more than 30 ambulatory care centers in southern, western and central Maine, as well as Spring Harbor Hospital, offering an integrated continuum comprehensive, coordinated behavioral health care for Maine residents of all ages. . Learn more at MaineBehavioralHealthcare.org.
MaineHealth is an integrated, not-for-profit health system comprised of nine local hospital systems, a comprehensive network of behavioral health care, diagnostic services, home health agencies and more than 1,700 salaried physicians and self-employed workers working together through a responsible care organization. With nearly 22,000 employees, MaineHealth is the largest healthcare system in northern New England and provides preventative care, diagnostics and treatment to 1.1 million people in Maine and New Hampshire. It includes Franklin Memorial Hospital / Franklin Community Health Network in Farmington, LincolnHealth in Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor, Maine Behavioral Healthcare in South Portland, MaineHealth Care at Home in Saco, Maine Medical Center in Portland, Memorial Hospital in North Conway, NH, Mid Coast -Parkview Health in Brunswick, NorDx in Scarborough, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County Hospital in Rockport and Belfast, Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford and Sanford, Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook and Stephens Memorial Hospital / Western Maine Health Care in Norway. MaineHealth affiliates include Maine General Health in Augusta and Waterville, New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Portland, and St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. He is also a major player in the MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization in Portland.