LEWISTON. Three Counties Mental Health Services announced the addition of Leslie Ogilvy, Colin O’Neill and Katherine Morissette to its leadership team.
Ogilvie was appointed as the new grants and communications manager. Previously, she worked as a project manager and senior research fellow for a small research firm that performed program evaluations, needs assessments, and strategic planning to help build and maintain resilient and healthy communities.
Ogilvie has experience interacting with community members, families, government officials and other stakeholders on issues related to health policy, mental and behavioral health needs, social service issues, and access to disability and other benefits . Ogilvy holds an M.A. in Public Administration and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
O’Neill was promoted to chief medical officer. He is an energetic, results-driven mental health administrator with over 25 years of management, planning, and consulting experience in both the public and non-profit sectors.
O’Neill previously served as Deputy Commissioner of the Maine Department of Corrections where he oversaw all field and facility operations, programming, and contracts for the juvenile division. He also served as Deputy Superintendent of Treatment Programs at the Long Creek Youth Development Center, where he served as a behavioral illness treatment provider and administrator.
He recently completed an internship with the John T. Gorman Foundation focusing on cutting-edge results-oriented leadership skills. O’Neill said: “I have seen first hand the success that community-based programs and treatment can have in reducing the number of people admitted to hospitals, jails and prisons while improving their clinical outcomes. It convinced me that the future of promoting hope and healing in Maine lies in continuing to create and improve behavioral health at the community level.”
Morissette was appointed manager of public housing. She joins an organization with extensive experience in healthcare management and patient care. She most recently worked as a Patient Access Supervisor at Mid Coast Hospital and previously held several positions at Sweetser, including Residential Supervisor and Assistant Supervisor in the Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit, and Night Supervisor in the Children’s Dormitory.
Morissette received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern Maine and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Hasson University. Chief Executive Officer Katherine R. Ryder said, “Kathy will be a great addition to our senior management team. We look forward to working closely with her to improve the inpatient care and recovery environment we offer to our family, friends and neighbors living with severe and persistent mental illness and health problems in our community.”
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