WATERVILLE — The Board of Administrators of Maine Kids’s Residence has named Candace Marriner the brand new government director of MCH after a three-month nationwide search.
Marriner’s 25 years of management expertise throughout the serving to professions, 10 years of expertise in foster care and adoption work, and deep ardour for social work will support in advancing the mission of the almost 125-year-old group. MCH is understood for its 5 core packages in adoption, counseling, young-parent assist, caregiver sources, and winter help for households.
“I’m excited to be becoming a member of Maine Kids’s Residence,” says Marriner. “I’m trying ahead to working with the wonderful workers, board of administrators, companions, and group members who share the fervour of serving to others by means of the invaluable work of this group.”
When Marriner assumed the position on Aug. 14, she started to work intently with MCH program administrators to hold out the strategic goals that assist the mission and imaginative and prescient for the nonprofit group. Marriner may also be the first public dealing with consultant of MCH, who’s liable for constructing relationships, partnerships, and collaborations that assist the group wants and meet the objectives of the group.
Marriner is transitioning from her position as scientific director for Sheepscot Regional Training Program, the place she supported college students’ community-based studying and supplied scientific oversight and assist to workers. Marriner is a local of Maine who earned her grasp’s of social work from UMaine in 2008, her grasp’s of enterprise administration from Husson College in 2021, and is a licensed scientific social employee.
MCH will publicly welcome Marriner at its Group and Household Block Occasion, a free group occasion held on the MCH campus on Thursday, Aug. 17 from 5 to eight p.m. The block social gathering might be a chance for group members to fulfill Marriner, in addition to take pleasure in household pleasant actions. Extra details about the Group and Household Block Occasion may be discovered on the MCH web site: mainechildrenshome.org/occasions/community-block-party-at-mch.
Marriner succeeds Government Director Rick Dorian, who served MCH for seven years and guided the group by means of important development and adjustments in the course of the pandemic.