Dr. Paul Vinsel of West Bath has joined Tri-County Mental Health Services (TCMHS) as a physician prescriber for its Opioid Health Home Service in Lewiston. Catherine R. Ryder, CEO, says, “Dr. Vinsel is a well-respected, experienced emergency physician with a passion for helping individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) get well, recover and live fulfilling healthy lives. We are fortunate and very pleased that he has joined our team.”

     In addition to his work at TCMHS, Dr. Vinsel practices as an emergency department staff physician at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston and as the physician lead for the emergency induction medication-assisted treatment program at Bridgton Hospital in Bridgton, funded by a TCMHS grant from the United Way of Greater Portland.

     Dr. Vinsel is a Diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the National Board of Examiners for Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He received the Magnet Physician Award from Southwestern Medical Center in Bennington, Vermont. Dr. Vinsel is licensed to practice medicine in Maine, Vermont and New York and received his medical degree from the University of New England.

Timothy Kenlan, Esq. of Lewiston has joined Tri-County Mental Health Services Board of Directors representing Lewiston. Mr. Kenlan is a litigation and trial attorney at Berman & Simmons, PA where he has a busy personal injury, products liability, medical malpractice, and civil rights practice.
Catherine R. Ryder, CEO, says, “Tim Kenlan is a wonderful addition to the Tri-County Mental Health Services board and brings welcome legal expertise and leadership skills. We are fortunate that he shares a passion for Tri-County’s mission and interest in helping us achieve our service goals.”
Mr. Kenlan earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Maine, School of Law where he was on the Dean’s List, the Maine Law Trial Competition Team, and earned the Faculty Award for Trial Advocacy. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University where he majored in Russian Language and Literature and Music Performance. His other active board participation includes the Trinity Jubilee Center and the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra.

Safe Syringe Disposal

Tri-County in its leadership capacity for the CommUNITY Recovery coalition initiative has been successful in obtaining the City of Lewiston’s approval for placing syringe drop boxes throughout the city.  City councilors approved the 15 new receptacles at Tuesday night’s meeting, adding Lewiston to the growing list of cities across the country opting to do so.  

by Samantha York | September 3, 2019 

Project Support You

Check out the Sun Journal's press release about TCMHS and the Lewiston Police Force's partnership to learn more about how Project Support You is benefiting the community. Many thanks to our friend and colleague Officer Joe Philippon for his ongoing dedication. 

by Jon Bolduc | June 9th, 2019 | Photograph: Lewiston Police Badge

CCSME Recognizes Catherine Ryder 

On May 8th, 2019, Pat McKenzie, CEO of CCSME presented Tri-County Mental Health Service’s CEO Catherine Ryder with a Collaboration award for its Community Recovery Partnership. 

by Jamie Owens | May 29, 2019 | Photograph Left: McKenzie, Right: Ryder

Bates Recognizes Catherine Ryder for Outstanding Leadership

On May 8th, 2019, the Bates Harward Center for Community Partnerships recognized Catherine Ryder, CEO of Tri-County Mental Health Services, with a Community Partnership Award for Outstanding New Initiative, the Community Recovery Partnership. 

by Jamie Owens | May 29, 2019 | Photograph by: Alanna Gallagher

TCMHS Appoints new Chief Development Officer

Jamie D. Owens, MSB, is joining Tri-County Mental Health Services (TCMHS) as the new Chief Development Officer on May 6.  As the Chief Development Officer, she will be responsible for the design and implementation of a broad range of activities in support of the agency’s strategic plan, including public relations, communications, grant writing, and special events.  Ms. Owens joins the organization bringing more than 30 years of marketing and development experience in behavioral healthcare and architectural/engineering services. 

Jesi Michaud (Occupational Therapist, Chief Clinical Officer) and Nicole Garant (LADC, CCS, Substance Use Disorder Clinical and Grant Supervisor talk about the CommUNITY Recovery program to treat opioid use disorder. TCMHS is also offering Medication Assisted Treatment and recovery coach training. by Gleason Board Ops | Apr 8, 2019 | Breakfast Club Podcasts

Make sure to take a moment and read about this past collaboration that's receiving a second chance. 

Complements of our friends at the Sun Journal, Lewiston, ME

Have you got a minute to listen to Jesi Michaud, Director of Clinincal Services and Carrie Gosselin, Manager BHH, outpatient care, and substance use disorders of talk about Tri-County's programs? Great! Click below for the full interview on Maine's Big Z 92.7!

Take a minute and check out our Board President, Dr. Jeffrey Barkin, as he talks about the active shooter game and video game violence on News Center Maine.

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