Our Team

 

Cornerstones of Maine is the result of a labour of love for our two founders, Josh and Jake.  It is independently owned by them and was established on the foundation of their desire to create a young adult transition program that is based on mental health research and experience.  Not only are they the founders, they are also part of our core clinical staff.

Therapeutic Residential Team

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Lacee DeLorey

Residential Coordinator

Lacee has worked in residential programs for young adults for almost 15 years as both a case manager and program manager. She brings extensive experience coaching, mentoring, and supporting young adults in their efforts to reach their potential. She is a strong advocate for the LGBTQ community and is a great support for those residents in our program. Lacee also heads our photography club and continues to work as a professional photographer when she can find the time. She has a love for cooking, kayaking, exploration, the ocean, and contributing healthy doses of sarcasm to everyday life.

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Steven Sicard

Therapeutic Residential Advisor

Steven joined Cornerstones of Maine with over seven years of experience working in residential care programs for children with mental health challenges. Steven is a history and geography buff and when not at Cornerstones, he enjoys listening to music from the 50's to the 90's and watching documentaries.

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Candace Collins

Therapeutic Residential Advisor

Candace has experience working in the mental health field with both adults and adolescents. She earned a bachelor's in business administration & management and has her certificate in behavioral health science and holds an MHRT-C. She enjoys spending time with her family at the beach, hiking and exploring local trails, and exploring the state parks and forts. Candace enjoys using essential oils and other homeopathic remedies and is in the process of becoming certified in natural holistic remedies, all in an effort to live a healthier lifestyle.

Art McLendon

Therapeutic Residential Advisor

Art has eleven years of experience in the direct care field, working both with the developmentally disabled and young adults with behavior issues. When he's not mentoring at Cornerstone, he runs a business as a Sign Artist, selling his works to home decor shops along the New England coast. He likes working with others and encouraging them in their own artistic endeavors. He enjoys surfing, traveling, Mexican food, and spending time with his wife and dog. 

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Matthew Thomas

Therapeutic Residential Advisor

 

Matt is one of our first Therapeutic Residential Advisors at Cornerstones and has been with us since our inception in 2016. He earned his B.S. in Environmental Management and is a passionate supporter of environmental conservation. Matt enjoys working with young adults, is excited about offering guidance and support in our residences, and always looks forward to any opportunity for outdoor adventures with the clients.  Some of Matt's favorite experiences with our young adults have been camping at the Rangeley Lakes, snowboarding trips to Shawnee Peak, whale watching off the Kennebunkport coast, many climbs of Mt. Major in NH, and exploring Acadia National Park.  In his free time Matt enjoys spending quality time with his family, seeing some live music, and exploring our beautiful state.

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Celina McMichael

Therapeutic Residential Advisor

 

Celina has her B.S. in Elementary Education and has taught in multiple schools in the surrounding area.  Celina is also an experienced certified yoga teacher and has taught locally for over 15 years.  Celina has a great passion for health and wellness and role models that well as a mother, resident advisor, and teacher.  Celina is an avid athlete/runner who competes regularly in endurance races.  Celina is an advocate for environmental awareness and overall physical health and well-being.  

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James Dionne-Dellea

Therapeutic Residential Advisor

 

James come to Cornerstones with five years of health care experience, in a wide variety of roles and settings. Perhaps his most relevant experience has been in the National Guard where he has been able to mentor and provide emotional support to fellow lower-enlisted soldiers, who are mostly 18- 20. They tend to see James as someone they can turn to when they don't want to talk to someone in their chain of command, but still need the perspective of someone with a little more life experience. When James isn't working or pretending to be Captain America, he enjoys spending time with his beautiful family, working in his garden, or playing music.

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Elizabeth Hunter

Therapeutic Residential Advisor

 

Coming from a teaching background, Liz has been working with children and young adults with disabilities in an educational setting for a little over eight years. Deciding to switch things up, she opted to branch out and see where life took her. She is a self-proclaimed nerd with a passion for history, crafting, and costuming, and loves to share that with anyone willing to listen. When she is not engaging in her hobbies she can often be found baking up something delicious.

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Liam Rottkov

Therapeutic Residential Advisor

 

Liam has experience working in educational and behavioral health settings with both adults and adolescents. He is passionate about connecting with others and sharing his passion for learning. Most recently, he was an educational technician at a local private high school, assisting both local and international students. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine. During his time at USM, he also was a tutor for his peers. Outside of his professional endeavors, Liam has served as a volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club after school program. He enjoys spending time with his family, two dogs and a cat, traveling, trying new recipes, and watching documentaries.