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Executive Team

Judy Seals

Executive Director

Judy SealsJudy Seals, the Executive Director of SequelCare of Maine, has been with Sequel Youth and Family Services for nearly 20 years. She has over 30 years of experience in the field working with children and families, including opening and founding several programs.

Prior to joining the Sequel Youth and Family Services team, Judy founded the first private detention center in the state of Iowa, along with the first intake center, partnering with many government entities, including local police departments, sheriff’s departments, and youth detention centers, to make this happen. She started at Woodward Academy with Sequel Youth and Family Services in 2000 as the Admissions Director, where she was instrumental in getting the first child from the Virgin Islands placed. The program continued to grow from there and in 2004, Judy started a day school within Woodward Academy where she worked to place kids from other districts. In 2006, she founded SequelCare of Iowa as the Executive Director.

Judy was part of the acquisition and founding of SequelCare of Maine and was the Executive Director of both SequelCare of Iowa and SequelCare of Maine for over a year. She moved to Maine in December 2012 and has worked diligently to grow SequelCare of Maine into the program it is today, obtaining Joint Commission Accreditation and continuing to add new programs to best serve the people of Maine.

Merrilee Dahm Larsen, LCPC, CCS

Clinical Director & Program Development

Merrilee Dahm joined the Sequel Youth and Family Services family in 2014 as our Clinical Director. Her drive and dedication to serving children and families was quickly noticed and her role within Sequel began to grow. Over the years Merrilee has taken on additional responsibilities to help our programs grow and develop. She added Director of Development to her title in 2016. Merrilee is accredited as an Adolescent-Community Reinforce Approach (ACRA) Supervisor, allowing her to oversee our adolescent substance use treatment program in Waldo and Knox Counties.

While at Sequel she has developed an interest in helping staff to increase skills and in helping teams to work toward excellence in the treatment and support of our families.

Prior to her work with Sequel, she worked with children and families in rural Maine.

To contact Merrilee, e-mail her at merrilee.dahmlarsen@sequelyouthservices.com

Denise Deveaux

Controller

Denise Deveaux joined SequelCare of Maine, LLC in November 2013 as the Controller. She is responsible for billing, payroll, accounts payable and receivable as well as the financial statements. Denise holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Southern New Hampshire University in Accounting and has recently been accepted into the MBA program at Fitchburg State University with a completion date of 2019.

Denise was born in Gardner, MA and grew up in Moncton New Brunswick Canada. She has lived in various places due to her husband being in the US Navy; Monterey CA, San Angelo TX, Denver CO, Brunswick, ME, Rota Spain and Harrogate England. She currently lives in Brunswick with her husband, Glen, and two children, Matthew and Michael.

Brenda Masse

Human Resource Manager

Brenda Masse joined the SequelCare of Maine family in 2016 as our Human Resource Manager. She has 19 years of experience in the HR field.

Prior to working for SequelCare, she held roles in a manufacturing company as the HR Manager and with a national grocery chain in the HR department.

Brenda is a true Mainer, being raised in Aroostook County. She often jokes that “you can take the girl out of the County but you can’t take the County out of the girl”. She has lived in Southern Maine since 2000 with her dog Bailey. At times, you can find Bailey strolling through the office. Brenda enjoys crafting, working in her flower gardens and spending time with her friends.

To contact Brenda, e-mail her at brenda.masse@sequelyouthservices.com

Jill McKenney

Director of Behavioral Health Services

Jill McKenneyJill McKenney has been an integral part of the SequelCare of Maine team since 2009. She graduated from University of Maine Farmington in 1995 and she gained invaluable experience working in a hospital setting with children. Jill then took a position with a local daycare and grew quickly into the role of Executive Director. She served in that role for 10 years before joining the SequelCare of Maine family as the Behavioral Health Coordinator.

Jill’s responsibilities in that role shifted and in 2012 she began working closely with our children’s in-home support program. In 2013, Jill was promoted to Regional Program Manager of our Bangor office overseeing all of our Behavioral Health Programs in the Greater Bangor area. Jill was chosen in 2014 to be one of SequelCare of Maine’s representatives in a National Leadership Development Initiative and has taken on top leadership roles in the agency. Jill is now the Director of Behavioral Health Services for the State of Maine.

To contact Jill, e-mail her at jill.mckenney@sequelyouthservices.com

Jaye Vandussen

Marketing Manager

Jaye van Dussen joined SequelCare of Maine in 2019 as a Marketing Manager. She has worked with health related organizations for the last 15 years in marketing, education and  program management. Her passion is connecting people that are struggling to helpful resources. Prior to moving to Maine, Jaye and her husband raised their family in Massachusetts, England and The Netherlands. Outside of work, Jaye can be found outside enjoying and exploring  the beauty of Maine. She loves living in Portland and takes full advantage of the amazing food scene.

To contact Jaye, e-mail her at jaye.vandussen@sequelyouthservices.com

Terry Vish

Director of Compliance and Quality Improvemet

Terry Vish is our Director of Compliance and Quality Improvement. Terry has 25 years of Lab Medicine  background which consisted of doing inspections, meeting regulations, and dealing with the Join Commission. She has 17 years of experience in leadership roles, including her most recent position as Operations Manager with a major healthcare company. Terry is very team oriented and enjoys developing people and leading them towards performance that exceeds customer and staff expectations. Terry loves living in Belfast where she has the ocean at her fingertips. She has had some very incredible ocean kayaking experiences, and loves hiking and swimming with her 2 golden retrievers.

To contact Terry, e-mail her at terry.vish@sequelyouthservices.com

Managers

Kristy Kenney

Regional Program Manager

Kristy is our Regional Program Manager for our coastal region. She is a graduate of Keene State College, where she earned her BA in Psychology. She began working in the mental health field right out of school as a youth counselor in residential programming. Over the next several years, Kristy worked in community-based services as a Behavioral Health Professional and Case Manager for different local agencies. In 2016 she joined the Sequel team as a Case Manager. As the needs of the program grew, Kristy’s expertise in the field was noticed and she was promoted to oversee the Behavioral Health Home program. She continues to show passion for her work and compassion for her clients and staff, and her role continues to expand at Sequel.

When outside of work Kristy enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, baking, snowmobiling and camping. She loves all of the wonderful things Maine has to offer.

To contact Kristy, e-mail her at kristy.kinney@sequelyouthservices.com

Kimberly Potter

Regional Program Manager

Kimberly has been with Sequel since 2013 and has grown into her role as our Regional Program Manager. Kim works with our Behavioral Health teams in the Bangor region. She has worked in the mental health field for nearly 20 years. Kim has an education in Mental Health & Human Services from the University of Maine system. She has worked with children, adults and families as well as in many administrative roles in her career. She started with our team as a Case Manager, providing in-home support to adults living with mental health needs. Her compassion, dedication and hard work has helped her excel with Sequel. When she isn’t busy at work she loves spending time with her grandsons, staying active with her bowling league and enjoys reading and gardening.

To contact Kim, e-mail her at Kimberly.potter@sequelyouthservices.com

 

Coordinators & Supervisors

Adam Perkins, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

Adam Perkins, LCSW, is a graduate of the University of Maine-Orono. Adam started with SequelCare of Maine in 2016 as a clinician. Prior to that, while finishing up his degree, he gained invaluable experience in the field as a Behavioral Health Professional.  He currently works as a clinician in many of our outpatient programs, as well as provides clinical supervision to our direct care staff in Southern Maine. Adam considers himself an active therapist, combining experience, education, creativity, and sense of humor with a down-to-earth, realistic approach to counseling.

To contact Adam, e-mail him at adam.perkins@sequelyouthservices.com

 

 

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