Our DSP Team:
KFI has a varied and extraordinary team of DSP’s (Direct Support Professionals) who provide exceptional supports. Many of our staff have worked for KFI for over 10 years because of the meaningful relationships they develop and the opportunity to have a real impact in someone’s life.
Our Management Team:
Barbara Beaulieu, CEO
[email protected] Barbara Beaulieu started as CEO for KFI in 2020 and has over 20 years’ experience with the organization. Her perspective on disability has been shaped by raising a daughter with a developmental disability. Barbara assists families as well as case managers in developing services and supports an individual might need. She currently holds a license in Social Work and a degree in Behavioral Science from the University of Maine.
Laurie Kimball, Director of Planning and Team Development
[email protected] Laurie Kimball joined the KFI team in January 2013 as Director of Outreach and Expansion and is taking the lead in designing new services to meet the needs identified in Southern Maine. With nearly 25 years of experience in the field in the Portland area, Laurie’s particular areas of expertise are positive approaches to supports, personal planning and nurturing community inclusion. Laurie is ready to hear from people who are looking for something different and to begin discovering with them how to create it.
LyAnn Grogan, Director of Training and Outreach
[email protected] LyAnn Grogan joined the KFI team in 2004 with almost 20 years of experience in the disability field. She honed her people and training skills in her work as a Music Therapist, national clinical training site director, and member of the Music Therapy Association’s national training committee. She has held various roles at KFI, most recently as Hiring and Training Coordinator, focusing her efforts on recruitment and training of DSP’s. As the Director of Training and Outreach LyAnn is expanding her role of training employees to include educating potential clientele, their family members, and community partner organizations, about the ways KFI supports individuals to live full and enriching lives.
Jeff Hooke, Director of Employment and Support Services
[email protected] Jeff Hooke has worked for KFI for 32 years. Over the course of his time at KFI, he has provided employment services to both adults and students throughout Penobscot, Piscataquis and Southern Aroostook counties, trained and supervised job coaches and participated in a number of employment services grants in both Maine and New England. Jeff has presented employment, job coaching and job development topics at various conferences and workshops in Maine and around the US. Jeff currently serves as a board member for Maine APSE and has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Rehabilitation work and Counseling Education from the University of Maine at Farmington and the University of Southern Maine.
Hilary Emery, Director of Operations
[email protected] Hilary Emery started her career with KFI as a Support Coordinator in 2011. She served in the US Army as an Information Systems Analyst and then earned her BA in Social Work from the University of Maine. Most recently, Hilary has been our Quality Enhancement Manager where she learned more about the internal operations of KFI. She enjoys combining her technology experience with her education in social work to help the agency run smoothly and focus on supporting people to live meaningful lives.
Other KFI Managers
Lynda Pasieka, Financial Manager
Peggy Jamieson, Millinocket Area
Amanda Hart, Millinocket/Lincoln
Holly Bean, Lincoln Area
Troy Pinkham, Lincoln Area
Brandie Michaud, Bangor Area
Jodi Benvie, Southern Maine Area
KFI Board of Directors
Bruce McLean, President
School Teacher/Business Owner
Julie Brown, Vice President
Human Resources Specialist (retired)
Jane Danforth, Clerk
Director of Grants and Community Wellness, Millinocket Regional Hospital
Anthony Moscone, Treasurer
Paralegal, Law Office of Dean Beaupain
Director, Katahdin Region Higher Education Center
Counselor, Millinocket Public Schools
Professional Forester (retired)
Financial Manager (retired)