Health Affiliates Maine is a growing statewide Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agency providing therapy, case management and psychiatric assessment and treatment services. Through our commitment to our vision and mission, we are focused on providing the necessary tools for our clients’ successful journey to wellness.

Who We Are…And what makes us different.

Vision Statement

By recognizing that all people are affected by mental health and substance abuse issues, we will reduce the stigma associated with accessing such services, thus increasing the opportunity for all people to participate in their own journey to wellness.

Mission Statement

The mission of Health Affiliates Maine is to provide a mental health and substance abuse practice framework that embraces all individuals in their journey to wellness. As an agency, we recognize that many people struggle, at one time or another, with mental health or substance abuse issues. In light of this, we create an opportunity for the empowerment of individuals in the enhancement of their own quality of life. We strive for mutually respectful relationships among consumers, families, providers, organizations, communities, and government, as we understand our common commitment in working towards the well-being of society.


Clients are at the heart of “the journey to wellness.” Social workers and counselors are known for their big hearts.  They are known for raging against injustice when they see it.  They are known for working in systems that support people who have no voice.  Generally speaking they are not known for running a business.

In September of 2010, Andrea Krebs, LCSW and a passionate group of other women, did just that.  Financially backed by the business team of Emile Clavet and Kevin Dean of Provider Financial, a new agency was formed – Health Affiliates Maine (HAM).  Since that time, the agency has grown to be a highly respected licensed Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Psychiatric Assessment & Treatment agency, with over 300 affiliate clinicians and 80 case managers serving clients in every county in Maine and “sharing the journey to wellness.” In 2013, Health Affiliates Maine was named by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing small businesses, one of only 13 named in Maine.

Andrea Krebs, Executive Director, shares her philosophy:

“I believe that we are all on a continuum of mental health; there are times in our lives when we are healthy, and times when we are less healthy.  The ‘journey’ indicates that we have ups and downs, obstacles and leaps in our journey to wellness, just as our clients do.  In our work with clients, our journey is impacted by theirs, and their journey is impacted by ours, and that is why it is a shared experience.  It works because when clinicians and case managers are supported in striving for excellence and ethical practice, the people who need help benefit.”

-Andrea Krebs, Executive Director

Contact UsYour mental well-being is priceless.

If you want to learn more about how you and your loved ones can begin your journey to wellness, we welcome the opportunity to assist you. Please feel free to use the form below to contact us or just give us a call.

Executive Director

Andrea Krebs, LCSW
Phone: 207-333-3278

Administrative Office

(For All Deliveries)
Health Affiliates Maine
306 Rodman Rd, Auburn, ME 04210

Mailing Address

Health Affiliates Maine
PO Box 1150
Auburn Maine 04211
Phone: 207-333-3278
Fax: 207-333-3037
Toll Free: 1-877-888-4304

Clinical Offices

(By Appointment Only – Deliveries Not Accepted)

  • Auburn
    1120 Center Street
  • Augusta
    85 Stone Street
  • Bangor
    750 Hogan Road (Quality Inn)
  • Ellsworth
    66 Main Street
  • Portland
    62 Elm Street

Get In Touch!

Send us a message by completing the form below.

Employment OpportunitiesAre you a licensed mental health professional? We have the job for you!

Health Affiliates Maine is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. 

Human Resources Manager

Job Summary:  The Human Resources manager originates and leads HR practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce.

The Human Resources manager coordinates implementation of benefits, retirement plan, policies, compliance with labor and legal regulations at the federal, state and local level, safety of the workforce, recruiting and onboarding of employees; reports to the agency Executive Director and serves on the management team; and assists and advises company managers about Human Resources issues.

Minimum Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Human Resources, Business, Organization Development required
  • PHR or SHRM-CP required or attained within first year of employment
  • At least 3 years of experience in human resources and 2 years of experience in a general leadership role
  • Experience in a health care or social services organization preferred
  • Active affiliation with appropriate Human Resources networks and organizations and ongoing community involvement, preferred.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of Human Resources practice areas of recruitment, compensation, benefits and employee relations
  • Broad knowledge and experience in employment law, organization development, employee relations, safety, and training and development.
  • Above average oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop Human Resources staff members.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as a successful participant on the management team that provides agency leadership and direction.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with people at all levels of the agency.
  • Ability to identify and handle priorities and/or sensitive issues with discretion and a commitment to a high level of confidentiality
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment. Must include Excel and skills in database/HRIS management.
  • Excellent organizational skills

Apply Online

School Based Clinician

Health Affiliates Maine is seeking licensed clinicians for a variety of placements at schools in Maine.

  • Freeport – 1 day a week (middle school)
  • Leeds – 2 to 3 days a week (elementary school age children)
  • Lewiston – 3 days a week (elementary school age children)
  • Oakland – 1 to 2 days; Monday and/or Friday (high school age)

To be eligible for one of these positions an applicant must be licensed in the state of Maine as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Conditionally Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC-C) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).

These are fee for service positions. The clinician will receive referrals from staff, complete an assessment, and develop a treatment plan in conjunction with the client and/or family. Individual and/or family therapy will occur on site at the school. Successful candidates will need to meet all hiring requirements. Ideal candidates would be willing to be credentialed with all insurances, including Medicare.

Learn more about becoming an Affiliate Apply Online

Facility Clinician

Health Affiliates Maine has openings for a licensed clinician to provide outpatient therapy to clients at:

  • Specialty Oncology practice located in the Kennebunk, Maine one (1) day a week. To be eligible an applicant must be licensed in the state of Maine as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).  Must be able to bill Medicare.
  • Lewiston Nursing Home a half day to one (1) day a week.  To be eligible an applicant must be licensed in the state of Maine as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).  Must be able to bill Medicare.

This is a fee for service position. The clinician will receive referrals from staff, complete an assessment, and develop a treatment plan in conjunction with the client and/or family. Individual and/or family therapy will occur on site at the facility. Successful candidate must meet all hiring requirements, be willing to be credentialed with all insurances, and must be Medicare credentialed. There will be some non-billable time that will be reimbursed.

Apply Online

Affiliate Clinicians

Health Affiliates Maine is accepting resumes for new affiliates in multiple areas of the state. Independent licensure as LCSW, LCPC, LMFT, LADC or Licensed Psychologist is required. Part of the mission of Health Affiliates Maine is to increase accessibility to services by supporting clinicians who provide outpatient therapy to consumers in their own communities. Together, we work to decrease the stigma associated with mental illness and substance abuse by encouraging the availability of treatment in the consumer’s local environment.

Health Affiliates Maine provides many benefits to clinicians who affiliate with our agency such as a network of providers, and dedicated, experienced staff to support you.  

Some Affiliate benefits include:  

  • Reliable weekly payments
  • Complete APS Management
  • Free monthly supervision
  • Free or Discounted CEU trainings: 20 CEU’s per year
  • Credentialing and Billing

Apply Online

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Health Affiliates Maine, an innovative state-wide licensed behavioral health agency, is accepting resumes for a psychiatric nurse practitioner to perform psychiatric assessments and ongoing psychiatric treatment in our Auburn office.  Health Affiliates Maine provides support for those who are interested in transitioning from an employed position into a private practice once a caseload has been built.  

Psychiatric nurse practitioner benefits include:

  • Twice monthly clinical supervision with the medical director
  • Electronic health record with IT support
  • Online patient scheduling software
  • In-house referrals
  • Credentialing for MaineCare, Medicare and commercial insurances
  • After hours answering service with email transcription
  • Urine & saliva collection for drug screens
  • 90 minute new patient & 30 minute follow-up appointments
  • Clerical support for phone calls, appointments, refill and records requests

If you are interested in applying or interested in talking more about this position, please apply online or contact Melissa Bowker-Kinley by phone or email at: (207) 520-7087, .
  Apply Online                  

Affiliate Psychiatric Providers

Health Affiliates Maine is accepting resumes for new affiliates in multiple areas of the state. Independent licensure as a Psychiatrist or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner is required. Part of the vision of Health Affiliates Maine is to increase accessibility to services by supporting psychiatric providers caring for consumers in their own communities. 

In addition to a network of providers and a dedicated, experienced staff to support you, Health Affiliate of Maine provides a variety of other benefits.

Affiliate benefits include:       

  • Reliable weekly payments
  • Complete APS Management
  • Free monthly supervision
  • Quality assurance & electronic health record
  • Credentialing & billing
  • Marketing assistance


Case Managers

Sign On Bonus!

Health Affiliates Maine is accepting resumes for per diem (up to 40 hours) mental health case managers to provide services to children/families and/or adults in several locations statewide. The preferred candidate will have at least 5 years of experience in the field of social services and at least 2 years direct case management experience. Join a team in which you will receive outstanding support and supervision, flexibility in your caseload and schedule, and a culture focused on self-care.


  • MHRT/C or provisional is required to provide adult case management.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in social services or related field is required (LSW preferred) to provide child case management.
  • The ability to:  work independently as well as a member of a collaborative team, have a high-degree of professionalism and ethical standards; and strong written/verbal communication skills.  

$1,000.00 sign-on bonus available to new hires with 5+ years of experience in Case Management.  Paid after successful completion of 90 days of employment.

Case Manager benefits include:

  • No quotas: No block of time is too small!
  • Make your own hours and pick your own clients
  • Free Case Management CEU trainings
  • Help with referrals
  • A team to help you with KEPRO!
  • Accessible supervisors
  • Regular clinical supervision
  • An environment focused on self-care

Mental Health Case Manager      Apply   

Health Affiliates Maine is seeking an experienced mental health case manager to provide per diem services to adults and/or children and families in the following locations. A Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field for targeted case management and/or a MHRT/C for adult case management is required. The preferred candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the values of the agency (resiliency, integrity, support, collaboration & advocacy). A sense of humor is also appreciated on our team!

  • Bangor
  • Bath/Brunswick
  • Cumberland County
  • Ellsworth
  • Farmington/Rumford
  • Knox County
  • Lewiston/Auburn – children needs only
  • Machias
  • Penobscot and Northern Somerset
  • Sebago Lakes Region
  • Waldo County
  • Washington County
  • York County


Health Affiliates Maine is an Equal Opportunity EmployerApply

Staff DirectoryMeet The Team!

At Health Affiliates Maine, we are lucky to work with a fantastic team of individuals, whom each contribute toward making HAM not only a fantastic place to work but also a place where each of us can thrive.

Andrea-KrebsAndrea Krebs, LCSW Executive Director

Ext. 204

Having graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore with a Master’s in Social Work in 2000, Andrea’s experience includes therapeutic work with children, adolescents, families and couples in outpatient clinics, the public school system, and private practice.  She has been in senior management of community mental health organizations since 2006, and worked together with the owners to establish Health Affiliates Maine in 2010, where she serves as Executive Director.

Andrea believes that mental health and substance abuse issues impact all people’s lives either personally or by the people they know and love.  Health Affiliates Maine, through their outpatient counseling, case management, and psychiatric assessment and treatment services, guide people toward recovery at their own pace, with ongoing compassion, respect, and support.  Through this mission, Andrea and the Health Affiliates Maine team work to reduce the stigma associated with accessing treatment so as to encourage all people to fully participate in their own individual “Journey to Wellness.”

Melissa-Bowker-KinleyMelissa Bowker-Kinley, MD, PhD Medical Director

Dr. Bowker-Kinley is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine and did her psychiatry residency at the New York State Psychiatric Institute while also completing a public psychiatry fellowship at Columbia University.  She completed a fellowship at Maine Medical Center in child and adolescent psychiatry in 2009.  Dr. Bowker-Kinley’s professional experience has included inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry, assessment and diagnosis of children, adolescents, and adults, pharmacological treatment of youth and adults, and psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and young adults. 

In addition to her clinical experience, Dr. Bowker-Kinley has been a faculty member in the Maine Medical Center Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, providing clinical supervision to general psychiatry residents and child psychiatry fellows, as well as lectures on topics including adolescent development, treatment of eating disorders, treatment of psychosis, and management of non-suicidal self-injury.  Dr. Bowker-Kinley began her current role at Health Affiliates Maine in the fall of 2014 as Medical Director, where her focus is to expand and oversee the Psychiatric Assessment and Treatment services, and provides psychiatric care to patients in the L/A and Portland areas.

Luanne-Starr-RhoadesLuanne Starr Rhoades, LCPC, LADC, CCS Outpatient Therapy Program Director

Ext. 250

Luanne came to Health Affiliates Maine in 2013 with over 10 years in private practice based in Lewiston; 4 years at St. Mary’s Partial Hospital Program, and 4 years providing counseling to service members and families of the Maine National Guard.  She specialized in treating adults for mental health and substance abuse problems.  Prior to becoming a counselor, Luanne worked in the areas of community leadership, older adult services, and job placement for individual with disabilities.

Luanne believes that counseling is a profound, courageous process that can change a person, family or couple in significant ways.  Seeking treatment is a healthy way of coping with the stressors of this life.  “As far as we know this is the only life we get, and it is too short to live mentally and emotionally unwell, and unhappy.”

Kate-MarbleKate Marble, LCSW Case Management Program Director

Ext. 221

Kate is a graduate of the University of New England with a Master’s in Social Work, and from the University of Presque Isle with a Bachelor’s in Health Education. Kate began her career at Healthy Community Coalition where she was recognized for her work on programs such as Tobacco-Free Franklin Families, an initiative to increase providers’ capability to assist pregnant and parenting women quit tobacco, and the Domestic Violence Response Project, an initiative to improve the community response to domestic violence. Inspired by this work, Kate pursued social work and started working in community mental health in 2007 as an outpatient therapist and program coordinator for a licensed mental health agency.

Kate has held her current position at Health Affiliates Maine as Case Management Program Director since 2010, where she oversees the referral department, utilization review and case management program. In this role, she places a strong emphasis on self-care for her staff so they can provide high quality services for years to come.

Tom-VurgasonThomas Vurgason, MBA Director of Program Development

Ext. 251

Tom received his MBA from Temple University in Pennsylvania. Prior to joining HAM in early 2013, Tom worked 23 years for St. Mary’s Health System as Vice President of Behavioral Services.   During his tenure at St. Mary’s he was instrumental in expanding the scope and the size of the behavioral services where St. Mary’s became known as a center of excellence for its Behavioral programs. Tom provided vision and strategic change that reached across the state and the Nation.  He helped develop the first behavioral health carve out non-profit insurance provider here in the State of Maine.  That insurer now provides services to 165,000 New Englanders.  He developed the first Tele-psychiatric service in the state that did not depend on grants for its sustainability.  He pioneered the concept of behavioral and primary care integration.

Tom’s current role at Health Affiliates Maine as Director of Program Development includes helping the organization to grow and be prepared for the changing health care environment.  He continues to help develop our psychiatric assessment and treatment  program.   He also develops relationships with commercial payers and is looking for collaborative relationships with other agencies that can leverage and enhance the services provided to our Affiliates and their clients. 

Nina BartlettNinaBartlett-2web
Director of Operations

Ext. 253

As the newest member of the management team, Nina joined Health Affiliates Maine in 2015, with over 10 years of experience as an Operations Manager.  Nina has had extensive involvement in managing various office environments, both with local and national companies. As a graduate of Lewiston High School and student at UMA, Nina strives to continue her professional development through life experience and educational units; both of which have gained her organizational development, leadership and strategic planning skills as some of her specialties.

Nina’s role as Director of Operations includes oversight of the Billing, Quality Assurance and Medical Records departments, where she works closely with fellow Directors and Managers to help improve processes for increased efficiencies.  Nina also provides Facility Management of all of Health Affiliates Maine’s satellite offices, located throughout the state.

Katy Sperl, PHR, SHRM-CPDirector of Human Resources

Ext. 227

Katy is a seasoned human resources professional with a quiet passion for process improvement. As Health Affiliates Maine’s director of human resources, Katy manages all aspects of HAM’s HR operations including policy, benefits, recruitment, compensation, compliance, leadership, and employee relations.

As a director, as a professional, and as a person, Katy grounds herself in doing the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason—and with the right people. Being a part of a value-centered organization like HAM is important to her. Unafraid to try new things, Katy enjoys goal-oriented, constructive problem solving. And when writing policy, she adeptly aligns legality and organizational objectives. Katy is not only organized, detail-oriented, and structured, she is also great with people; it shines through her work to build effective, trusting employee relations.

A graduate of Valparaiso University, Katy has a bachelor’s in merchandising and a master’s degree in management from New England College. She spent twenty-three years in the human resources department at Central Maine Healthcare before joining Health Affiliates Maine in 2013.

Outpatient Therapy

Cindy Mailhot, LCSW
Assistant Director of Outpatient Therapy
Ext. 233

Mary Gagnon, LMFT
Training and Clinical Development Specialist
Outpatient Therapy Supervisor
Ext. 222

Mary Small, LCSW
Outpatient Therapy Supervisor
Refugee & Interpreter Services Coordinator
Ext. 243

Heather Moreau, LCPC
Outpatient Therapy Supervisor
Ext. 234

Quality Assurance

Trena Jackson, LSW
Compliance Officer
Ext. 239

Sarah Bilodeau
Privacy Officer 
Ext. 305

Brittany Kell
Quality Assurance Specialist
Ext. 225

Christina Williamson
Quality Assurance Specialist
Ext. 305

Benjamin Fortier
Data Distribution/Receptionist
Ext. 241

Faye Graham

Ext. 201

Laurie Hudson
Receptionist/Quality Assurance 

Ext. 311

Utilization Review

Janet Verrill, LSW, MHRT/C
UR Department Supervisor
Ext. 230

Kristen Butcher
 UR Advisor
Ext. 245

Nicky Tanguay
UR Administrative Support
Ext. 218

Emily Martel
UR Specialist
Ext. 236

Deborah Spaulding, BS, MHRT II
UR Specialist
Ext. 249

Lisa Zaleski
UR Specialist
Ext. 228          

Larissa Young
UR Specialist
Ext. 238

Human Resources

Patti Lawlor
Human Resources Specialist
Ext. 232

Case Management

Michelle Pilotte, LCSW
Assistant Director of Case Management Services
BHH Clinical Team Lead
Ext. 231

Alan Holbrook, LSW, MHRT/C
Case Management Supervisor
Ext. 252

Maria Tripp, LMSW-CC
Case Management Supervisor
Ext. 276

Marylena Chaisson, LCPC
Case Management Supervisor

Katie Talon, LCSW
Case Management Supervisor
Ext. 223


Tammy Belanger
Systems Analyst
Ext. 213

Brandi Walton
Credentialing & Denial Specialist
Ext. 265

Nicole Fields
Affiliate Billing Representative
Ext. 274

Macie Spear
Affiliate Billing Representative
Ext. 235

Roxanne Chabot
Medicare/Commercial Insurance Billing Representative
Interpreter Billing Representative
Ext. 224

Courtney Martel
Case Management Billing Representative & BHH Billing Representative
Ext. 308

Denise Turner
Biller/Financial Liaison
Ext. 303

Taylor Beaucage
Data Entry
Ext. 212


Mindi Ward
Referral Coordinator
Ext. 216

Shawn Giguere
Referral Coordinator
Ext. 240

Information Technology (IT)

IT Helpdesk

Bill Birthisel
Ext. 211

Behavioral Home Health (BHH)

Deborah Mason
Nurse Care Manager
Ext. 309

Carlene Mahaffey
Peer Support Specialist
Ext. 306

Lana Herring
BHH Wellness & Training Coordinator
Ext. 267


Lee Darling
Ext. 207