Employee Spotlight on...
December 8th, 2017Laura Harvey is the Associate Director of Human Resources for Independence Association. She began her career at Independence Association in October 2002. Over the years Laura, (known outside of work as “Laurie”) has been a reliable, consistent, and professional employee who serves as an example for everyone, that continued growth and promotions within the association are possible if you are flexible and willing to learn. Beginning as an Individual Services Manager, Laura gradually worked her way up into positions of increasing responsibility. Within two years, Laura was promoted to the role as Children’s Services Program Manager. Her talent continued to blossom and she was promoted to the role of In Home Supports Manager. Then in September 2015, the opportunity to move Laura into Human Resources availed itself and she moved into the role as Associate Director of HR. Never to let moss grow on her feet, Laura continued her education and in December of 2015, Laura received her Maine State license as a Social Worker. Continuing with her aversion to moss, Laura is an accomplished runner. She has participated in countless local races, but even went so far as to participate in three races at Disney World- the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10 miler (2013), Expedition Everest Challenge (2015) and the Wine & Dine Half Marathon in 2017. When she is not running our HR department or running the streets in her hometown of Bath, she spends time with her husband Joe, and son Caleb. They enjoy camping and watching her son’s baseball games. Don’t let her size fool you, she may be calm and quiet but she can be a giant killer if necessary. 😊 Ray Nagel, Executive Director
July 25th, 2017
David Curtis is the Program Manager of Independence Association’s Community Living Program where he created the now famous “Chatty Goose” program on Gilman Avenue. David came to Maine from Florida, but was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. David and his significant other Ed live in Phippsburg and have been together for over 15 years. They have two furry children; Basil the famous Jack Russell Terrier you can often see with David when he is volunteering to do extra-curricular activities and a beautiful cat named Isabella. David is a DJ and owns his own DJ Company called “DJ Haunt”. He has volunteered his DJ services to many of Independence Association events. His favorite musician is Madonna and he can tell you anything you want to know about her. Much like Madonna, David is very interested in Kabbalah, and does spiritual outreach through a regular Facebook site called Kabbalah 4 All. David is rumored to be an excellent cook, and enjoys scary movies. He owns a large movie collection and oftentimes loans his movies to the participants at the Chatty Goose. David crochets yarmulkes and sells them all over world, is a skilled web designer and knows his way around a computer. In fact, David was commissioned to create the first Independence Association “Brand Book”. Most important, the staff and people in the Community Living program are very fond of David. Although he is very busy, he makes sure he at least stops in for every Chatty Goose activity. Ray Nagel, Executive Director