Justice Nancy Mills (Chair)
Superior Court Justice Nancy Mills has been a justice of the Maine Superior Court since 1993, serving as chief justice from 2001 to 2004. She is also the presiding justice of the Kennebec County Co-Occurring Disorders Court. Prior to her appointment to Superior Court, Justice Mills served as a judge in Maine District Court and as an assistant district attorney in Maine Prosecutorial District IV (Kennebec and Somerset counties). She also worked in private practice at Wright and Mills in Skowhegan and as a law clerk to Justice Gene Carter on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Justice Mills holds BA degrees from Connecticut College and Michigan State University. She received her law degree from the University of Maine School of Law, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Maine Law Review.
Carolee Lindsey (Catholic Charities, Co-Chair)
Carolee Lindsey is the director of substance abuse and co-occurring services, Catholic Charities Maine Counseling Services and Saint Francis Recovery Center. Ms. Lindsey has worked for more than 30 years in social services, as a rehabilitation counselor, social worker, clinical supervisor, and service director of substance abuse and co-occurring outpatient and residential programs. Over her 20 years working in Cumberland County, she has been involved in several city and agency collaborative efforts. Ms Lindsey has worked closely with the Cumberland County judicial and district attorney's offices, as well as with state probation and parole in developing and implementing the Cumberland County Adult Drug Court. She was also involved with Federal Pre-Trial and Probation in the start-up of the SWITCH program. Ms. Lindsey has worked on numerous collaborative projects with the Office of Substance Abuse, including the Co-Occurring State Integration Initiative and the Network for Improvement of Addiction Treatment.
Stephanie Anderson (Cumberland County District Attorney)
District Attorney Stephanie Anderson is a Maine native who attended the University of Maine at Orono and received her law degree from the University of Maine School of Law in 1980. From 1980–1985, Ms. Anderson was an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, New York. She returned to Maine in 1985 and entered into private practice with a focus on litigation and criminal matter. She was first elected as Cumberland County District Attorney in 1990, and currently serves in that position. Ms. Anderson is a member of the National Advisory Committee of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids; a director and officer of the National District Attorney's Association; and president of the Maine Prosecutor's Association.
Robert Levine (Defense Lawyer)
Robert Levine is a criminal defense attorney who has been in practice in Cumberland County for the last 22 years. Mr. Levine has represented numerous individuals with substance abuse and mental health problems, and witnessed both good and bad outcomes, largely dependent upon the treatment services that have been made available. He has found that long-term success in treatment can change the lives of clients and the next generation of clients. Mr. Levine has participated in numerous seminars across the country, including the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia and the Trial Lawyer's College at Thunderhead Ranch in Dubois, Wyoming. He has a particular interest in mental health outreach based upon his own experience with an older brother who is mentally ill.
Elizabeth Simoni (Pretrial Services)
Elizabeth Simoni has served as the executive director of Maine Pretrial Services since 1996. She is actively involved in establishing and providing pretrial services across Maine. She is also active in Maine's problem-solving court movement through provision of case management for adult drug courts, co-occurring disorders and veterans' court, and family treatment drug courts. Ms. Simoni serves as a board member on both the National Association of Pretrial Service Agencies and the Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine. She is also a member of the National Institute of Corrections Pretrial Network. A 1989 graduate of Michigan State University, Ms. Simoni received her JD from the University of Maine School of Law in 1992.
Hartwell Dowling (Administrative Office of the Courts)
Hartwell Dowling, LCSW, is the diversion and rehabilitation coordinator for the Administrative Office of the Courts of the Maine Judicial Branch. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the Boston University School of Social Work. Mr. Dowling is a licensed clinical social worker and has worked as a clinician, supervisor, and administrator in a variety of community and correctional mental health and substance abuse treatment settings with children, adolescent, adults, and families. Mr. Dowling is presently responsible for the administrative oversight of Maine's adult drug treatment courts and its co-occurring disorders veterans court, as well as other rehabilitation activities of Maine's courts. Additionally, he provides technical assistance to drug courts in the United States through the Justice Programs Office of American University.
Valerie Landry (Project Coordinator)
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