John McNaughton

President

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Edward McNaughton

Executive Director

Edward “Ed “ McNaughton born in Augusta, Maine;  grew up in Hallowell, Maine; graduated from Hallowell High School; worked several years in construction industry, including 18 years as  Highway Engineering Technician for the Maine Department of Transportation.  Worked 4 years as Paving Superintendent for The Bridge Construction Corp. Created and operated McNaughton Brothers Construction Corp. for 40 years; spent 8 years in the U.S. Marine Corps.; active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, instrumental in establishing the L.D.S.  church in the Augusta, Maine area; one of the original incorporators of Families Matter, Inc. (FMI) served as past President and Board Chair; and has served as FMI Executive Director for 25 years to present.  

Victoria Watkins

Assistant Executive Director/HR Manager

As a lifelong resident of Maine, I truly love the way of life that our great State allows us to enjoy. My career background is in affordable housing in which I worked for 40 years at different Public Housing Authorities. Prior to retirement in 2014 I served as the Executive Director of the Augusta Housing Authority for 27 years. During those 27 years we were able to assist over 650 individuals and families (many with disabilities) with their rental payments, ran a successful Family Self Sufficiency Program and also a Home Ownership Program which assisted several families in the purchase of their first home. After retirement I wanted to give back to the community in some way so when I was asked to serve on the Board of Directors for Families Matter, Inc. I immediately accepted. In serving on the Board I have come to realize what a wonderful service this company affords to the adult community with intellectual disabilities. The Staff of FMI is totally dedicated to serving all who attend Program and give 100% to ensure each individuals experience in wonderful and satisfying.

Larry Gray

Treasurer

Born in Augusta, Maine.1966 Graduate of Cony High School. Enlisted in the Air Force then the Maine Army National Guard serving a total of 39 years.Graduate of the Indiana Institute of Technology with a B/S in Business Administration. Worked in State Government 30 years, mostly in the DHHS as an Auditor.
Currently reside in Litchfield, Maine.

Dennis Guerrette

Member

Dennis co-founded STC New England LLC in 2006. From the business; inception, Dennis has been in charge of all day-to-day operations within the company, which owns and operates 18 tanning salons in Maine and New Hampshire, and now employs 150 people. Dennis co-founded SC New England LLC in 2014, which is a franchisee for Sport Clips Haircuts, and now operates 8 haircutting stores in Maine and New Hampshire, and employs 65 people. Dennis graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, and later with an MBA in Finance. He has six children and four grandchildren. Dennis considers the opportunity to assist Families Matter, Inc. in the mission as a chance to honor his developmentally challenged brother, who passed away many years before these kind of services were available.

Bridget McCabe

Member

My name is Bridget McCabe, she/her/hers.  I became interested in working with children with disabilities through my connection with the McNaughton family who were friends and neighbors as I grew up in Farmingdale, Maine.  Their daughter with Downs Syndrome and a foster child with autism grabbed my interest and curiosity and never let go.  In 1984 I graduated from the University of Maine at Machias with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education.  My full time job after graduation was Residential Director for  Sunrise Opportunities in Machias supporting adults with disabilities.  In 1997 after completing a Masters of Science degree in Human Service Administration began working in Portland for Goodwill Industries of Northern New England as Director of Residential Services.  Eight years later found me working for Residential Resources as an Associate Director supporting shared living, case management, and various other areas.  I currently work at Group Mainstream (GMS) supporting the case management, home support quarter hour/community support services 1:1, and training departments.  Over the years it has been my honor and privilege to serve on many community non-profit boards and was thrilled to be invited to serve on the Families Matter Board of Directors.   My curiosity was peaked early in life regarding growing up and living in this world with a disability and it turned into a lifelong passion and career.  

Harrison Wolfington

Member

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Donna Phillips

Member

I am the mother of a Families Matter, Inc. consumer, and a lifelong resident of Gardiner. My son, who has autism, has been a member of the FMI “family” since 2011. I first began working with the Board of Directors in October 2016 and served as the Board Secretary until January 2020, at which time I was nominated and elected to become a member. FMI provides a much needed service to adults with intellectual disabilities and autism, and employs a very caring and supportive staff. I am thankful that my son, and I are a part of the Families Matter, Inc. “family.”

Carol Harrington

Member

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