Nancy Kelly, President
Nancy Kelly, MSW, ACSW, received her BSW from Richard Stockton State College and her MSW from Rutgers University. For many years she worked as a Social Worker before taking the position of Assistant Dean of Student Services for Rutgers University School of Social Work. Since 1992 she has been the Field Director for the University of Maine School of Social Work in Orono, Maine. She teaches field-related courses and seminars and also teaches in the area of human behavior and the social environment. Her research interests include mental health, diversity issues, ethics and gerontology. In addition to serving as the President on the Wellspring Substance Abuse Services Board, she also serves as the Secretary on the Board of Directors of SAGE MAINE. She volunteers as a Library Assistant at the Stockton Springs Community Library and recently participated in Maine’s REACH Ally Training. She has rescued and now takes care of six animals at her home, one of which has been trained and is a Certified Service Animal.
Susan Reisman, Vice President
Ms. Reisman’s career in the field of marketing has spanned several decades and locations including her hometown of New York City, the Philadelphia area and her adopted state of Maine. As a consultant, she has worked with clients in the nonprofit sector, education, professional services, tourism and technology, among others. She is currently on faculty at the Husson University College of Business and continues to teach as an adjunct at the University of Maine School of Social Work where she had been coordinator of distance learning.
Prior to earning her MBA at the Wharton School, Ms. Reisman earned a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University with a concentration in administration and planning. She has worked in organizations, as a consulting firm partner, and as a university instructor and, without a doubt, prefers working with students to all other roles.
Alan J. Paradis, Treasurer
Dawn Pelletier, Secretary
Originally from the St. John Valley, Dawn M. Pelletier has been living in the Greater Bangor Community for 35 years. She is married to Lee Martin and they have two grown sons. She is a practicing lawyer with Pelletier & Faircloth, a firm that she started with Amy Faircloth over 22 years ago. Dawn has been active in many professional committees during her legal career including state wide appointments made by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court and former Governor Baldacci. She is currently a member of Penobscot County Bar Association, the John W. Ballou Inns of Court, the Maine State Bar Association, the Maine Trial Lawyers, and the American Association for Justice. As she is on the other side of her career, Dawn has sought to be more involved in the community. She has an interest in substance abuse and that interest and her friend, Lisa Skofield, are what brought her to Wellspring. Lisa’s Scholarship Bike Tour through northern and eastern Maine inspired Dawn to help with 2016 Wellspring Race for Recovery and she currently serves as co-chair of the 2017 Wellspring Race for Recovery Committee. Dawn and Lee enjoy almost all outdoor activities.
11 Years Wellspring Board of Directors.
Former Chair, Eastern Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Serving for 20 years in the Training and Development Corp I dedicated my life to working with low income and disadvantaged youth and adults. While serving as the Center Director I was also involved in the community. During this time I served in many positions in many organizations for the betterment of the lives of Maine residents. I serve as member of the Board of Directors of the Good Samaritan Agency, member of Maine Woman’s fund, Chair of Eastern Council of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, member of the Penobscot Jail Ministry providing services to inmates, co-sponsor of the Rape Response Center of Bangor, and Board of Directors of Wellspring. After my retirement I continued to serve my community, through Literacy Volunteers, Senior College, Wellspring and PEO. For four decades I have served underprivileged and disadvantaged residents of Maine. In my spare time I enjoy my husband, my family, my dog, my sewing, and outdoor activities.
Rebecca McMahan, LCPC, LADC
Rebecca is a mental health provider at a local community health center and a former counselor at Wellspring. She has a BA in social work from the University of Maine, MA in counseling psychology from Vermont College of Norwich University and certificate in behavioral health from University of Massachusetts Medical School. Rebecca lives with her husband, daughter, dog, couple of cats and a flock of ducks.
William “Bill” Shook Jr.
Bill has a bachelor’s in biology from Boston College. He went on to earn his master’s in bacteriology and public health administration from the University of Massachusetts. Bill served as Director of Public Health for the City of Bangor from 1963 to 1984 and then went on to become the Assistant Director at the Maine Bureau of Health from 1984 to 1987. Additionally, he was the Environmental Compliance Manager at Sawyer Environmental for nine years beginning in 1987.
In 1998, he became the assistant to the Town Manager in Glenburn where he served until 2016. He is currently on the Wellspring Board of Directors and Nominating Committee and serves on the Bangor Area Public Health Advisory Board.
James Werrbach, Ph.D.
Committee Involvement: Nominating Committee
Jim works as a private practice psychologist in Bangor, Maine.
He is a member of the Maine and American Psychological Associations. He works with individuals, couples, families, and addictions. He got his BS degree from Boston College and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He was a former clinical director at Wellspring and has served on Wellspring’s Board of Directors for many years. He lives with his wife, Gail, and together they enjoy being outdoors engaging in the many recreational activities Maine has to offer. His greatest passion after family and work remains the Boston Red Sox.