Meet our Board of Directors!

Ira G. Mandel, MD, MPH 


Executive DirectorDr. Mandel Completed His Training As A Family Practitioner In 1982 And Completed His Masters Of Public Health Training In 2001.    He Has More Than 34 Years Of Medical Practice And Medical Leadership Experience, Ten Of Which Were Spent In Midcoast Maine Including Knox, Waldo And Lincoln Counties And The Many Islands Contiguous With Those Counties.

Ned Bachus


Board Of DirectorsNed Bachus Earned An MA Degree In Counseling (1974) And An MFA In Writing (1988).  As An Award-Winning Faculty Member At Community College Of Philadelphia, He Counseled And Taught Deaf And Hearing Students From Developmental To Honors Level, Creating Courses That Linked Content In Psychology And English And That Were Taught Collaboratively Across Academic Disciplines.  

Amanda Dwelley


Board Of DirectorsAmanda Dwelley, A Resident Of Camden, Is A Social Science Researcher Who Loves Learning About Habits And Behavior Change And Is Continually Impressed With Humans’ Resilience To Adverse Conditions And Trauma. She Believes That We Are All Prone To Some Addictive Or Compulsive Thought Patterns And Behaviors, And Loves Listening To How Individuals Are Grappling With This Reality Of Being Human, And Trying To Help. Amanda Has A (Near) Daily Yoga Practice And Loves Talking About The “Mind-Clearing” Power Of Yoga.

Rick Bernasconi


Board Of DirectorsRick Lives In Belfast And Recently Joined The Midcoast Recovery Coalition Board Of Directors. More About Rick Coming Soon!