Staff Updates – Spring 2022

Mar 21, 2022 | News

We have had many staff transitions since our last agency news update:

Summer through year-end 2021: In August, we welcomed Jennifer Needham as New Beginnings’ Residential Services Director supervising the Marian’s Place shelter program and the Transitional Living Programs; Jenn can be reached at or 207-815-9113. In September we welcomed Donna Bilodeau as the new Rural Case Manager working in the Farmington office. In October we wished Youth Development Coordinator Ethan May a happy retirement after 30+ years with the agency and promoted Signe Lynch to Education & Employment Program Coordinator (replacing former Coordinator Allie Smith). In December, former Finance & Admin Director Lisa Dumont moved on; both Jennifer Needham and Community Services Director Kris Pitts were promoted to the agency’s senior leadership team as part of ongoing agency restructuring. 

Winter and early spring 2022:  In February, we welcomed Frank Wotton to the TLP as our new Housing Manager based out of our Lewiston Transitional Living Program (TLP). We also welcomed Antoinette Namuryango to Marian’s Place Shelter as a Youth Worker. This spring we are saying goodbye to Mental Health Director Marc Madore after 18 years dedicated to serving NB youth. Mark made a huge positive impact on the agency and youth we serve. 

In March, Marian’s Place Shelter promoted Deborah Brauer to Shelter Program Coordinator and Liz Sirois to Assistant Shelter Coordinator, and the TLP welcomed Tanner Paladino as a Youth Worker. New Beginnings also welcomed our new Director of Finance & Human Resources, Alex Aponte. Please note that correspondence that would previously have been directed to Lisa Dumont should now be directed to Alex at: