Tabatha Altland - Training Coordinator
I grew up between Massachusetts and Maine. I graduated from Andover College in Portland Maine with an Associate’s Degree in Accounting. I currently spend my free time hanging out or volunteering with my daughter, baking cupcakes, taking long scenic drives through New Hampshire with a mandatory stop for Tripoli’s Pizza, and visiting random places throughout Maine. Some of my volunteering include administrative assistant, math tutor, tax preparer, bookkeeper, after school care provider, and a server at my local soup kitchen. I also am the Treasurer and Payroll Department for the Bon Appetit Community Meal Program. Over the years I have had the privilege to try my hand at an array of jobs from cashiering, childcare, cost tracking, medical reception, water meter reading, tax preparation, and finally, direct support professional. I started at Great Bay Services 5 ½ years ago and fell in love with the job. I found I enjoy working with people supporting them through daily activities, with their jobs and in their homes, is very rewarding. I am the Head Coach for Great Bay Services Maine Special Olympics Team. At this time I have the privilege to work in Great Bay Services Community Supports, Independent Living Supports, and Employment Support programs.
Sandy Bradley - Employment Supports Senior DSP
I was raised in Eliot, Maine. I graduated in 1985 from Marshwood High School. I have three wonderful children and an amazing husband of 23 years. I have been with Great Bay Services for only a little over a year, but it was been one of my best decisions I have made. I have a management background and really enjoy the gratifying work to help members live their best lives. It is indescribable. I enjoy walking and swimming as hobbies, but it was really a blessing while supporting our members in community supports. I have truly enjoyed being in the employment position to help make a difference both in our members' lives and in the understanding of how very valued our members can be to any job.
Heather Robitaille - Community Support Senior DSP (Maine)
Heather has worked at Great Bay Community Support Program for two years as a Direct Support Professional. She has enjoyed her experience at GBS incorporating a variety of life and social skills into daily activities including hiking, walks on the beach, volunteering at meals on wheels, learning new skills and exploring the community. Heather particularly enjoys working with members on their individual goals and watching them grow and succeed. Heather enjoys spending time with her family, going camping, making family dinners, and attending her children's sports games, and spending time with her grand babies. Heather was born in Sanford, ME but moved to Connecticut when she was 8 years old. She moved back to ME at the age of 27 and has been a Mainer every since.
Teresa Stephan - Community Participation Services Senior DSP (New Hampshire)
I started at Great Bay in 2011 as a one-on-one staff. I also worked as a floater when my client was out. When he left GBS, I was asked to work as a chef in the kitchen GBS had in Newington. I said yes, but only if I could have clients help with the cooking to work on their goals. When the kitchen closed, I worked as a DSP, still teaching cooking and working on goals. I left the day service program in 2016 to work at our group home in York, Maine until it closed in 2018. I then return to the Dover center as a DSP. I enjoy teaching our clients new life skills and watching them learn new skills. The challenge of the different clients keeps me coming back to help them find a better way to be a part of the community they live in. I enjoy spending time with my dog, walking in the woods. I do a lot of crafting in my spare time. I have a son who lives in Kittery, Maine.