Maine Behavioral Healthcare Appoints New Senior Director of Community Services
November 22, 2021
PORTLAND, Maine – Maria Hadjiyane, vice president of ambulatory services at Maine Behavioral Healthcare, announced today that Caroline Raymond has been appointed Senior Director of Community Services for the state’s leading behavioral health provider.
In her new role at MBH, Raymond oversees Behavioral Health Home (BHH), Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and Multisystemic Therapy (MST) community-based services, which, together, provide care and treatment for more than 2,700 patients and clients annually in MBH’s 12 outpatient clinic locations spread across southern, central and western Maine.Raymond brings nearly 25 years of leadership and direct service experience to the new role. Prior to joining MBH, Raymond held several positions of progressive leadership at the Maine Department of Corrections’ Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland, including screening and assessment counselor, substance abuse counselor, program manager and, from October 2017 to September 2021, superintendent.
Prior to serving as superintendent of the state’s 164-bed secure juvenile facility that provides education, behavioral health, medical and recreational services to offenders ages 11 to 21 throughout Maine, Raymond held several leadership roles at DayOne, a southern Maine-based provider of outpatient and residential substance use and mental health services. At DayOne, Raymond was Director of Youth Development Services, Director of Corrections and Residential Services, interim executive director and CEO.
“As a person with both executive and clinical social work experience as well as extensive relationships within Maine’s behavioral health provider community, Caroline is well positioned to lead our community services programs and ensure the populations we serve receive the care they need and deserve,” Hadjiyane said.
“The opportunity to lead MBH’s community-based services is really a chance to focus on what I’m most passionate about – helping people overcome significant behavioral health challenges,” Raymond said. “I am especially excited to focus on this in the outpatient settings where clients are most connected to their natural supports. The people of Maine create incredible communities, and I look forward to partnering with them to improve the health of all Maine residents, so they and their loved ones can lead fulfilling lives.”
Raymond earned her bachelor’s in psychology at the University of Maine, a certificate in addictions at the University of New England and a master’s in social work at the University of Southern Maine. In addition to being a licensed clinical social worker, she is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor and certified clinical supervisor. In services to her community, Raymond serves as a steering committee member for 21 Reasons, a community-based coalition of individuals, organizations and businesses focused on building a healthy community environment with policies, practices and attitudes that support the drug-free development of all youth. She also is a volunteer for the Cape Elizabeth School Department and its soccer and lacrosse programs.
About Maine Behavioral Healthcare
Maine Behavioral Healthcare is a leading provider of mental health services, with over 30 outpatient locations throughout southern, western and mid-coast Maine, as well as Spring Harbor Hospital, providing an integrated continuum of comprehensive, coordinated behavioral healthcare for Maine residents of all ages. Learn more at MaineBehavioralHealthcare.org.
MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of nine local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and more than 1,700 employed and independent physicians working together through an Accountable Care Organization. With close to 22,000 employees, MaineHealth is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. It includes Franklin Memorial Hospital/Franklin Community Health Network in Farmington, LincolnHealth in Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor, Maine Behavioral Healthcare in South Portland, MaineHealth Care at Home in Saco, Maine Medical Center in Portland, Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H., Mid Coast-Parkview Health in Brunswick, NorDx in Scarborough, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County Hospital in Rockport and Belfast, Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford and Sanford, Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook and Stephens Memorial Hospital/Western Maine Health Care in Norway. MaineHealth Affiliates include Maine General Health in Augusta and Waterville, New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Portland and St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. It is also a significant stakeholder in the MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization in Portland.