Maine Association for Community Service Providers Announces New Executive Director

We are pleased to announce that Lydia Paquette, Esq. has been named the new Executive Director for the Maine Association for Community Service Providers. Lydia brings passion for our sector, the drive to advance our association’s mission and the skill to improve our effectiveness.

Lydia Paquette is a Maine native, born and raised in Washington County. She completed a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Maine and went on to obtain a Juris Doctor from Roger Williams University School of Law with a concentration in public interest law.

She is licensed to practice law in Maine and most recently worked with Disability Rights Maine as a staff attorney providing free legal services to individuals with developmental disabilities.

She is an accomplished and recognized speaker statewide and nationally in the rights of individuals with developmental disabilities, supported decision-making, and alternatives to guardianship.

Please take a moment to welcome Lydia to her new position. She can be reached for the moment at: Lydia.Dawson@meacsp.org.

Executive Director:
Lydia Dawson, Esq.
P.O. Box 149
Hallowell, Maine 04347
Phone/Fax:  207-623-5005
Email: Lydia.Dawson@meacsp.org


Leadership for 2017 – 2018

Jennifer Putnam
The Progress Center, Inc.
35 Cottage St.
Norway, ME 04268
Email: jenniferputnam@progresscentermaine.org
Website: www.progresscentermaine.org


Rebecca Emmons
Mobius, Inc.
310 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543
Email: remmons@mobiusinc.org
Website: www.mobiusinc.org



Vice President:
Janet Rancourt
New Communities
11 Parkwood Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
Email: jrancourt@newcomms.org
Website: www.newcommunitiesinc.org


Andrew Taranko
Living Innovations
238 North Street
Saco, ME 04072
Email: ataranko@livinginnovations.com
Website: www.livinginnovations.com