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4. Organizational Structure and Who to Contact

A Diffuse Organizational Structure in Maine

As happens with many initiatives in Maine’s volunteer sector, there is no universal network to bring the opportunity to local residents and organizations. Some networks are defined by geography as exemplified by United Ways. Some networks are defined by a common mission, such as associations of land trusts or YMCAs or after-school youth programs. To accommodate the many ways Service Enterprise can reach local organizations (public and private nonprofit), MCCS adopted a model in which MCCS itself is the central authorized Service Enterprise promoter (aka, Hub). MCCS maintains the network of certified trainers and promotes establishment of Service Enterprise affiliates.


Service Enterprise Organizational Diagram















Contact the Maine Commission for Community Service for general information about Service Enterprise or to learn how to become a Hub. If you are ready to participate, contact a trainer at your regional Hub listed below.

In Penobscot County:  
Shirar Patterson, United Way of Eastern Maine, (207) 941-2800
Janelle Wouristo
, United Way of Eastern Maine, (207) 941-2800

In Franklin County:
Lisa Laflin, United Way of TriValley Area, (207) 778-5048 

In Kennebec or Somerset Counties: 
Elizabeth Barron, United Way of Mid-Maine, (207) 873-0686
Jennifer Olsen, LocalFirst Group, LLC, (207) 447-5801 

In York County: 
Jason Ketterick, United Way of York County, (207) 965-3359
Michelle Surdoval, York Community Service Association, (207) 351-8234

For Lake Associations or other environmental nonprofits:
Maggie Shannon, Maine Lakes Society 

For nonprofits in Cumberland, Androscoggin, Sagadahoc and adjacent counties:
Carol Aten, Lift 360, (207) 699-4545
Anne Schink, ABS Consulting,  (207) 799-3312

For all other counties in Maine: 
Maryalice Crofton, Maine Commission for Community Service, (207) 624-7792
Michael Ashmore, Maine Commission for Community Service, (207) 624-7792
Pam Zeutenhorst, Envision Prosperity, (207) 356-0073