Catherine Ryder serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Tri-County Mental Health Services (TCMHS) where she has been employed for 28 years. She believes in developing models that align with the principles of healthcare reform and is passionate about ensuring access, bending the cost curve and reducing stigma associated with behavioral health. She believes integration is critical and that we must develop clinical and fiscal models that are fully sustainable. Catherine is proud to represent an agency noted for its trauma-informed, recovery-based approach to services. TCMHS has been deeply committed to promoting whole health and wellness through collaboration and coordination with other key providers and resources across our communities.
Catherine is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a MS in Counselor Education, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. She has completed the certificate program in Primary Care Behavioral Health from University of MA and is a graduate of the Hanley Leadership Development program for healthcare leaders in Maine. Catherine currently serves as Board President for the Alliance of Addictions & Mental Health Services, Vice-President for the Board of Mental Health Risk Retention Group and also serves as a Board member for The Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership and the Maine Health Access Foundation. Additionally, she is a member of the Maine Military Leadership Council where she represents behavioral health.
Mike Burke is a fourth generation Mainah and has dedicated his career to providing Social and Community Services to make our communities stronger. He has over thirty years' experience providing executive leadership at the local, state and national levels.
Mike received his BS in Social Sciences and Education from the University of Maine. He is also a Leadership Maine alumni and received Executive Leadership certification from the Maxwell School on Public Policy at Syracuse University.
Mike also serves on the boards of the Maine Association of Nonprofits and Black Mountain of Maine.
Julie Olum joined Tri-County Mental Health Services is the Chief Financial Officer in June 2018. She oversees the Finance team that is responsible for all accounting and financial functions, including the development and management of budgets, preparation of financial statements and reporting to TCMHS’s board and the public.
Prior to TCMHS, Julie held the Chief Financial Officer position at Spectrum Generations and has had a financial management career spanning over twenty-five years in several successful non-profits. She has extensive experience in a wide range of leadership and management positions and is able to bring this valuable financial non-profit experience to TCMHS.
Julie and her husband Jeff, as well as her two adult children, live in Augusta, Maine. Julie received her BA in Accounting from University of Maine and her MBA from Thomas College.
Jesi Michaud is an Occupational Therapist and Chief Program Officer at Tri-County Mental Health Services. Michaud is a longtime member of the Tri-County Mental Health Services community. She brings with her a successful track record of management and of providing treatment in a mental health setting along with her passionate commitment to the mission, goals, and ideals of the agency.
Michaud first joined the Tri-County Mental Health Services’ staff in 2008 as a Residential Services Worker. She left the agency to pursue career experiences connected to her work in occupational therapy, which included working with Child Development Services REACH in Falmouth, Maine, and Maine General Medical Center in Waterville, Maine. Michaud returned to Tri-County Mental Health in 2012 and has held positions as an Occupational Therapist for the agency’s community Housing and Community Rehabilitation Services programs and as Team Lead for the Community Rehabilitation Team. Most recently, Michaud was the Manager of the Residential, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), and Community Rehabilitation Services Team.
Michaud received her Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern Maine Lewiston-Auburn College and her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont.
Donald Dufour is the Chief Human Resources Officer at TCMHS and has been employed with the agency for a total of 20+ years. He began working with TCMHS as a Children's Crisis Counselor in 1996 before transitioning to the Human Resources Department as a Human Resources Specialist in 1998. Donald was also previously employed by Maine Behavioral Health where he served as a Human Resources Partner and by Aroostook Mental Health Center, (AMHC) where he was employed as a Residential Services Worker. In addition to being a Veteran of the U.S. Army, Donald holds a B.S. degree in Social Sciences and English from the University of Maine at Fort Kent and a Masters degree in Human Resources Management/Industrial Relations from Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA.
Jamie D. Owens, MSB, is the Chief Development Officer at TCMHS. 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.
Prior to joining TCMHS, Ms. Owens worked for Aroostook Mental Health Center in Caribou, Maine for 20 years as the Director of Marketing and Development where she played an important role helping the organization to develop and enhance services and grow its budget from $11 million to $19 million annually. A native of the greater Belfast, Maine area, Ms. Owens lived in Virginia, New York, and California where she worked for two national managed behavioral healthcare organizations, Options Health Care and Merit Behavioral Care Corporation, successfully developing healthcare benefits proposals for the Department of Defense, several State Governments, Fortune 500 employers, and national insurance companies.
Ms. Owens earned her Bachelors’ Degree in economics from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts and a Masters’ Degree in Business Science from Husson College in Bangor, Maine. In her personal time, she and her husband enjoy boating, travelling, and spending time with their Labrador Retrievers.