Meet the Teams

PIER is a transdisciplinary treatment team of social workers, psychiatrist, educational/vocational specialist, case manager and peer support specialist

PIER Program Team

Sarah Lynch 
LCSW
Program Manager
Meredith Charney 
PhD
Clinician
Emily Hancock 
LCSW
Clinician
Rebecca Jaynes 
LCPC
Clinician
Amy Mayhew 
MD
Psychiatrist
Mary Ross 
Care
Coordinator
Liisa Sloat 
Employment & Education
Specialist
Tan Twhigg 
LCSW
Outreach & Referral Coordinator
Saras Yerlig 
BA
Peer Support Specialist

Resilience Team

Coordinated care for adults (18-40) within 2 years of a first episode of psychosis at Maine Medical Center.

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Left to Right:
Wayne Bachner, Cheryl Plourde, Vanessa Davy, Sandra Ahlquist & Robert Kysela

Research Team

We are part of an international effort to better understand the nature of different mental health experiences, how they develop, and how to better help people for whom these experiences are distressing or getting in the way of their lives. If you would like to know more about what we are doing or would like to participate in our research follow the link below.

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Left to Right:
Anna Cloutier, Katherine Elacqua, Tan Twhigg, Kate Powers & Dr. Kristen Woodberry

Maine Medical Center Research Institute
PIER Program

Maine Medical Center 66 Bramhall Street Portland, Maine 04102

The PIER Program is part of the Maine Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and Maine Medical Center Research Institute.
Funding for PIER comes from the Mental Health Block Grant through the Department of Health and Human Services.