Who We Are
Catherine Thibedeau, Executive Director
Catherine started working at IAM in 1997 and began her role as the Executive Director on January 1st, 2000. From 2000-2022, she also served as the Administrator of Treats Falls House, an ICF/IID under IAM. As the Executive Director, Catherine leads IAM in delivering services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through ICF/IID and HCBS Waiver programs.
Catherine is active on the state and federal levels. As a national expert on the ICF/IID program, she is a consultant to ANCOR for the sector. She is also involved with Maine’s State Association, MACSP, having served on the Board of Directors for 6 years, and currently serves as the Chair of the Professional Development Committee for MACSP. In addition, Catherine serves on the steering committee for Community Connect Maine, a grassroots stakeholder advocacy group.
Catherine’s work is driven by a core commitment to making Maine a better place for people with disabilities. She believes this is best accomplished when individuals have numerous and varying options and choices. In addition, Catherine sees change and growth as best achieved through people coming together to talk with, learn from, negotiate through, and support one another- regardless of how hard that may be.