Pamela Lowy - Executive Director
Pam's relationship with Great Bay Services began when her brother David joined the Great Bay bowling team in 1979. David has participated in a wide variety of programming offered by Great Bay Services over the intervening years, and to this day enjoys Community Participation Services through their Dover office. Pam served on the Board of Trustees from 2015-2020 – first as Secretary and then as Vice-Chair – and brings with her to the role of Great Bay Services Executive Director a professional background in nonprofit management with a focus on finances, human resources, and operations. She is passionate about the community which Great Bay Services is a part of, and proud of the work which her colleagues do with commitment and compassion every day.
Jon Stimmell - Maine Program Director
Jon oversees the operations of the Maine programs for adults with disabilities out of Sanford, Maine. He most recently worked in special education at the Monarch School of New England. He has spent most of his career in community support programs, including creating an adventure program, which immersed adults with disabilities into outdoor activities. Jon sits of the board of directors for Sanford Springvale Little League and is active as a coach in a variety of youth sports. He lives in Maine with his wife Kate and their children Annalise and Jack.
Pam Foster - Manager of Employment
Pam started her career supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at Community Partners in Biddeford, Maine in 1995 starting her career as a Substitute Staff. Over the years she worked as a Program Aid, Program Instructor, Habilitation Specialist, Direct Support Professional, Job Coach, Employment Specialist and Career Planner (DPG). In her final years with Community Partners she worked as a Program Support Coordinator and then Program Coordinator overseeing their Community Inclusion and Employment programs.
While at Community Partners she and her co-workers helped to create the now known Community Inclusion Program model.Pam is a certified Direct Support Professional, Employment Specialist, Career Planner (DPG), Job Coach, and Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA).
She has a background in American Sign Language, Visual Gestural Communication and Non-Violent Communication. She also has attended many trainings over her 25 years, some include; Autism/Asperger’s, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Downs Syndrome, Fragile-X syndrome, Prader Willi Syndrome, Real Eyes-Lessons in Humanity and Human Services, Seizure and Diabetes. Pam also has supported people to become advocates for themselves through Speaking Up For Us (SUFU) and the Maine Developmental Disabilities Counsel (MDDC) as well as supporting people in a Self-Advocacy monthly group.
Kristi Reynolds - Finance Director
Kristine (Kristi) Reynolds began her accounting career over a decade ago as an Accounting Clerk at Harding Metals, Inc. While working full time, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Southern New Hampshire University. She left Harding Metals for the last semester to gain experience in the Public Accounting sector. Kristi completed a tax internship at Baker Newman and Noyes during the 2013 tax season. Upon completion of her degree she accepted a full-time position as an Audit Staff at Berry Dunn. After garnering experience in public accounting and the procedures of CPA firms she made the move back to private accounting. Under the fantastic training of two certified CPAs as the Staff Accountant at Bradford Networks, Inc she gained knowledge and skills to help advance her career. She moved on to become the Accounting Manager at Hudson Tool Steel Corporation. After a year in that role she was promoted to Corporate Controller. At the birth of her second son she decided to stay at home for a few years. She has been pleased with the chance to make a difference at Great Bay Services. This has been a monumentally rewarding organization to become a part of.
Anna Fordyce, LMSW-CC - Clinical Director & Head of Quality Assurance
Anna started working with adults with intellectual disabilities in 2012. Her work inspired her to obtain her master’s degree in social work from the University of New England. Before working at Great Bay Services, Anna was a Social Worker at a visiting nurse home care company. She is excited to be back with her favorite population and with Great Bay Services. Anna lives in Maine with her husband, son and dog.
Susan Marcellino - Independent Living Coordinator
Susan has been working with individuals with disabilities for over 30 years. She started as a Direct Support Professional working her way up to a group home manager for several homes in the Portland area before moving to Saco. It was in Portland that she supported a young man through a pilot program to introduce Independent Living supports. She worked closely with this gentleman to learn the skills necessary to live in his own apartment and to develop self-advocacy to prepare for his new journey. It was then that she found this was her passion, to see the accomplishments that she helped this man achieve.
Susan then moved to Saco where she began managing Independent Living programs for several agencies over the years. She came to Great Bay Services in September of 2017 to build an Independent Living program from the ground up. The program now serves 14 individuals to maintain their skills to live independently and also to support members to gain the skills to transition into what will become an independent life.
Chrissy S. - Communications & Outreach Coordinator
Rob K. - Maine Community Services Manager
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 7 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.