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Governor John Baldacci

  First Lady Karen Baldacci  

   Chair, Children's Cabinet 

 

 

CHILDREN'S CABINET

               

Dept. of Education, Commissioner, Susan Gendron
Dept. of Health and Human Resources, Commissioner, Brenda M. Harvey
Dept. of Public Safety, Commissioner, Anne H. Jordan
Dept. of Corrections, Commissioner, Martin Magnusson
Dept. of Labor, Commissioner, Laura Fortman
Governor's Office, Senior Policy Advisors, Patrick Ende, Karla Black, Mike Mahoney
Communities for Children and Youth, Susan Savell
Cabinet Staff:  Lauren Sterling

                       

 
Regional Children's Cabinets:  I,II,III Other State Agency Personnel
               
Regional Initiatives and Partners Local Initiatives and Partners

The Children's Cabinet has the following members:  

First Lady Karen Baldacci

Chair, Children's Cabinet

Susan Gendron, Commissioner

Department of Education

Brenda M. Harvey, Commissioner

Department of Health and Human Services

Martin Magnusson, Commissioner

Department of Corrections

Laura Fortman, Commissioner

Department of Labor

Anne H. Jordan, Commissioner

Department of Public Safety

Patrick Ende, Senior Policy Advisor Governor's Office
Karla Black, Senior Policy Advisor Governor's Office
Mike Mahoney, Senior Policy Advisor Governor's Office

Children's Cabinet Executive Staff meet once a month (with members of the Senior Staff) to review input from their Senior Staff colleagues on issues coming up through local and regional stakeholders relating to priorities; and policy such as systems gaps and needs emerging; report on cross-systems policy issues; organize commuications with and for Commissioners on update policy-related items in preparation for Cabinet meeting.

James Beougher, Child and Family Services Department of Health and Human Services
Valerie Seaberg, Special Projects Department of Education
Barry Stoodley, Juvenile Services Department of Corrections
Denise V. Lord, Legislative and Program Services Department of Corrections
Jane L. Gilbert, OC Department of Labor
Janet D. Richards, Special Projects Department of Public Safety
Susan Savell Communities for Children and Youth
Lauren Sterling Children's Cabinet Staff
Leslie J. Roseff Institute for Public Sector Innovation

The Senior Staff, representatives from the member agencies, the Governor's Office, and other key individuals serve as resources and provide staffing to the Children's Cabinet, review action needed based on Executive Staff and Cabinet meeting outcomes, get Regional Children's Cabinets' updates, research and review the trend data related to our Maine Marks/Dashboard that will inform policy recommendations for Executive Staff, communicate new items related to priorities, and troubleshoot through systems issues.  The Senior Staff will communicate meeting outcomes to Executive staff agency colleagues, as appropriate.  

Lauren Sterling

Children's Cabinet Staff

Bobbi Johnson, Holly Stover, Ansley Newton

Chairs, Regional Children's Cabinet

Renna Hegg

Department of Corrections

Mary Lucia Public Safety

Joan Smyrski, Children's Behavioral Health Services

Department of Health and Human Services

David Stockford, Special Services

Department of Education

Mary Fran Gamage

Department of Labor

Daniel R. Despard, Child Protection Department of Health and Human Services

Susan Savell

Communities for Children and Youth, Children's Cabinet Staff

Guy Cousins, Office of Substance Abuse Department of Health and Human Services
Patti Woolley, Early Childhood Division Department of Health and Human Services

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