Tri-County Mental Health Services Announces New Senior Staff
LEWISTON — Tri-County Mental Health Services has announced the addition of Leslie Ogilvie, Colin O’Neill and Katherine Morissette to its leadership team.
Ogilvie has been named the new Director of Grants and Communications. Previously, she worked as a project manager and senior research associate for a small research firm that conducted program evaluations, needs assessments, and strategic planning to help build and sustain resilient and healthy communities.
Ogilvie brings experience in engaging with community members, families, government officials and other stakeholders on issues related to health care policy, mental and behavioral health care needs, social service challenges and access to disability and other benefits. Ogilvie holds a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
O’Neill was appointed to the position of clinical director. He is an energetic, results-oriented mental health administrator who brings over 25 years of management, planning and consulting experience in the public and not-for-profit sectors.
O’Neill previously served as 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 Assistant Superintendent of Treatment Programs at the 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-oriented leadership skills. O’Neill said, “I have experienced first-hand the success that community-based programs and treatments can have in reducing the number of people institutionalized in hospitals, jails, and prisons while improving their clinical outcomes. It convinced me that the future of promoting hope and healing in Maine is through the continued creation and improvement of community-based behavioral health care.
Morissette has been appointed Community Housing Manager. She joins the organization with extensive work experience in healthcare management and patient care. She most recently worked as the Patient Access Supervisor at Mid Coast Hospital and previously held several positions at Sweetser, including Residential Supervisor and Assistant Supervisor of the Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit, and Supervisor of children’s residential campus night.
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. Managing Director Catherine R. Ryder said, “Katie will be a great addition to our leadership team. We look forward to working closely with her to improve the residential treatment and recovery-oriented environment we provide to our family, friends and neighbors living with serious and persistent mental illness and medical issues in our community. .