Rachael graduated with a BSW from Wheelock College in Boston, MA in 1994 and earned her MSW in 1997 from Barry University in Miami, FL. She earned the Approved Clinical Supervisor credential through the University of Southern Maine. Rachael’s social work career and experience has included case management, outpatient therapy, family therapy, residential treatment, community based treatment, program development and leadership. In Florida Rachael held the positions of Transitional Housing Program Director for a community mental health agency which led her to the position of Family Centered Services and Family Preservation Program Director for a national community based treatment organization. Her work here permitted her to move with the company which led to experience as the Aftercare Program Director for a Staff Secured Detention Facility for adolescent females in Philadelphia, PA. Rachael’s career eventually led her to Maine where she was the Clinical Director for a residential treatment program before assuming her position at Pathways of Maine as Regional Director, and now District Director of Eastern and Northern Maine.
Alison Lynn Catey, LCSW, District Director for Western, Southern and Southwestern Regions
Alison began her career at Pathways in 2005 as a home and community based clinician with strong clinical experience ranging from grief and loss to supporting healing within the refugee communities. It is Alison’s passion to create a healthy office culture for her employees that motivates and inspires the best clinical practice and the highest outcomes for children and families served in York and Cumberland Counties. Through Alison’s innate leadership skills, she was promoted to Regional Director succeeding her role as Clinical Supervisor, and then to District Director following the growth and expansion of the Southwestern Maine region. Alison is actively co-facilitating Pathways of Maine’s Employee Advisory Committee focusing on employee retention and is an active member of Pathways of Maine’s executive leadership team.
Stephanie Wiehn, Director of Training, Learning and Team Development
Stephanie joined the Pathways team in 2006. Her overall responsibilities are the oversight, management and implementation of employee trainings and recruitment efforts across the state of Maine. Stephanie currently is a core Foundations Trainer with exceptional skills in the areas of recruiting, hiring and orientating staff through the mission and vision of Pathways. Through her service at Pathways, Stephanie has held the previous positions of Central Maine Regional Coordinator and Central Maine Regional Office Manager adding to her growth and learning of the overall employee experience in all roles and positions across the company. She has a commitment to improving team members overall on-boarding experience as well as focusing on efforts to recruit and retain current members of the Pathways Team.
M. Leina Cortese,LCSW, Director of Quality Assurance
Leina has been a social worker for over 20 years with experience in child welfare and mental health. She earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh in 2004 and worked in a variety of settings as a mental health counselor, supervisor, and administrator. Leina has been with Pathways of Maine since 2007 where she initially served as a clinical supervisor and then regional director. Leina is currently a part of State Leadership as the Director of Quality Assurance and has responsibility for insuring our compliance with contracts, licensing, and other federal, state, and local guidelines as well as helping our agency work to enhance our staff’s experience and continue to improve our service delivery and outcomes to individuals and families.
Nicole Zenga, Director of Operations
Nicole Zenga began her professional career at Pathways in May of 2002. Through her years of service, Nicole has shown an unwavering commitment to aid in the growth and success of Pathways of Maine. She initially started in the role of Therapeutic Mentor where she excelled at providing children and families with exceptional services as direct care staff. She has continued her growth through the roles of Regional Office Manager, State Administrative Coordinator, and Director of Operations and is currently the Senior Vice President of Operations for the State of Maine and Massachusetts. In her current role, Nicole provides direct oversight for all of Maine’s policies, procedures, fiscal management, administrative operations and is first line of contact for HR related matters. Certificates: Behavioral Health Professional Certification; CPR/FA Trainer Certified.
Scott Hayward, LCSW, State Director
Scott graduated with a BA degree in Psychology from the University of Maine in 1995, then graduated from the University of New England with a Master of Social Work in 2002. He received substantial training in Attachment Disorder and Structural Family Therapy. After getting an MSW, Scott worked as a clinical director in a residential treatment facility for transition age men with sexually reactive behaviors. Then he worked as a regional director in a community based non-profit that provided treatment foster care, intensive in-home supports, child welfare services, case management and other services. From there Scott moved to his current position with Pathways of Maine.
Bart Beattie, a licensed clinical social worker, has worked in a variety of behavioral health settings since 1995, including residential treatment crisis services, therapeutic foster care, experiential therapy, and home-based family therapy. Bart received his Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Oregon in 1995, and his Master of Social Work degree from the University of New England in 2001. He began his career with Pathways in 2001 as a home-based clinician. In 2002, Bart was promoted as Maine’s first Regional Director, starting up its Western Maine Region. In 2008, Bart took on the role of State Executive Director. In this role, Bart focused on the development of a strong and agile leadership team, expansion of Pathways home and community-based services, and fiscal growth and stability. In his five years as Maine’s State Executive Director, Bart lead the three-fold growth of the Maine’s revenue and the expansion services into 15 of the state’s 16 counties, doubling its client census. Bart has strategically positioned Pathways at the center of the healthcare reforms in Maine, establishing Pathways as the preferred provider of low-cost behavioral health diversion services for the children’s Medicaid population and a lead provider of Behavioral Health Home services to children.
Maine’s Department of Health & Human Services considers Bart to be one of their key partners, frequently drawing on his expertise and creativity when crafting policy and healthcare reform initiatives related to children’s behavioral healthcare. Bart serves as the Chair of the Maine Association of Mental Health Services Children’s Services Sub-Committee and represents Pathways on several statewide committees and boards working to secure funding and promote best practices for children’s behavioral health and educational programming.
In Bart’s new role overseeing the six state New England region, Bart’s aim is to develop low-cost healthcare services to help states, payers and large healthcare systems manage the varied initiatives created by the Affordable care Act. Bart, an avid kayaker, enjoys living on the coast of Maine with his wife and four daughters.
Corinne Whitling Walker, LCSW
District Director for MidCoast, Central, Achieve & Merrymeeting Centers
Corinne received her BA in Sociology and Peace Studies from the University of Maine in 2001 and her Master of Social Work from the University of Southern Maine in 2005. Corinne worked for Pathways in 2005 as a Therapeutic Mentor and Clinical Intern while working towards her MSW. Following her internship, she left Pathways briefly and returned again in 2008 as a Clinical Supervisor. In 2010, Corinne was promoted to Regional Director and in 2013 to District Director, now overseeing four regions. As a District Director, Corinne works directly with regional leadership to provide consultation, oversight and support in managing the clinical, fiscal, and developmental functioning of the region.
Kate works out of the state office in Brunswick. In her role, Kate collaborates with community based host settings, such as schools, medical settings, and community centers to develop and seamlessly integrate clinical services into the natural settings of individuals and families. Kate has been with Pathways since 2012.