Management Team

Our Management Team

Executive Director & Residential Programs
Catherine Thibedeau
207.866.3769 ext 103

Crystal Stoddard
207.866.3769 ext 104

Human Resources
Beth McLean
207.866.3769 ext 105

Community Programs
Karen Benson
207.866.3769 ext 102

Independence Advocates of Maine Management Team

From left to right: Trudy, Crystal, Catherine, Beth, Marsha, Dave, Karen, and Brenda.

The consumers and fellow staff are what keep me here and my long standing professional relationships with them. I love that every day, week, month and year is different. I appreciate the flexibility, the location and the benefits provided to me.

IAM is a great place to work because it is a small agency that does big things; you feel you matter as an employee and what you do has a positive impact on people’s lives

My favorite part of working here is having the opportunity to use my creativity to motivate and inspire the people we support to follow their dreams.


We may not be a big agency, but we have a big impact on the people we serve. Our emphasis on relationships in more intimate settings makes our programs unique and more personally satisfying for the people we serve and our staff.

It has been an absolute pleasure working with such a compassionate, dedicated, and talented group of individuals. Our employees are the best!


Creative is the one word I would use to describe IAM. We face every challenge head on and have helped people achieve great success.

I love that every day is different but also each day I’m working with people who have a “we will/we can” attitude.


IAM has made me realize all individuals, regardless of their abilities, have many attributes they bring to others; whether it is the excitement they bring when they reach a success, their laughter, singing, or excitement at holidays or events. They bring such joy to many, in the agency and in the community.

Dedication is the one word I use to describe IAM. The staff are dedicated to helping the individuals we serve enjoy life just like everyone else.


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