Stefanie Joy Muscat

Stefanie Joy Muscat

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

About Stefanie

Stefanie Joy Muscat is the Executive Director of the Acadia Family Center. She is a passionate and accomplished nonprofit professional dedicated to creating thriving and inclusive spaces for service, healing, advocacy, and philanthropy within mission driven organizations who support their communities. Stefanie previously served as Director of Advancement for the Abbe Museum. For 13 years, she was at the helm of Bevara, an award-winning global consulting firm with a diverse portfolio of nonprofits and agencies. For over a decade she was a professor at Northern Essex Community College, where she created their popular Nonprofit Management Program. Stefanie is currently a volunteer non-profit adviser and instructor through Community InRoads, an organization in the Merrimack Valley of MA which assists small and undeserved nonprofits in the social service and education sectors. Throughout her career, she has been honored for her work. In 1999, she was included on the Detroit Free Press' list of "100 People to Watch This Century", for her work with mission driven organizations. In 2014, she was selected as a Fellow of The Nantucket Project, a gathering of the world's leading thinkers, visionaries, and performers to discuss the theme of "art + commerce". An MDI resident, Stefanie has a long-term commitment to the well-being of the island, and surrounding communities. She is the President-Elect for the Bar Harbor (MDI) Rotary. When not in the office Stefanie enjoys traveling, reading a good mystery in front of the fire, exploring all Acadia has to offer, and spending time with her husband Ty and daughter Abigail.

Jennifer Lincoln

Jennifer Lincoln

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

About Jennifer

As the Director of Finance and Administration, Jen is responsible for working with the Board of Directors, Finance Committee as well as the audit team to establish budget projections and report on the financial status of the organization. Her role at AFC also includes the oversight of all accounting and operational functions. Jen came to AFC in 2012 with a strong operational and financial orientation, after spending 5+ years in managerial roles at for-profit organizations.

Jen is a lover of all things outdoors, especially if her dog can join her. She lives on MDI with her husband and their dog, Freyja.

Hilary Chermak, MS, ATR-BC, LCPC

Hilary Chermak, MS, ATR-BC, LCPC

ART THERAPIST

About Hilary

Hilary obtained her Master of Science in Art Therapy from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee and loves working with individuals one on one while allowing art to guide and heal. Hilary is DEEP certified and treats children, adolescents and adults with various substance use and mental health disorders, including clients receiving Medication Assisted Treatment for opioid addiction. In her spare time, she paints, bikes, and hikes.

Teresa King-LeClair, LCPC

Teresa King-LeClair, LCPC

CLINICAL THERAPIST

About Teresa
 


Teresa has been providing counseling services on Mount Desert Island since 1996. She joined the staff of AFC in November 2016, and she assists clients with depression, grief, loss, stress management, relational conflicts, emotional trauma, and Medication Assisted Treatment of opioid addiction. She is DEEP certified, and her primary counseling approach is cognitive/behavioral treatment. Teresa's goal is to assist clients in strengthening their current coping mechanisms or to assist them in discovering more appropriate skills.


 

Laura Hupp

Laura Hupp

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

Lynn Verrill

Lynn Verrill

FRONT DESK ADMINISTRATOR

About Lynn

Lynn is our Front Desk Administrator who does a wonderful job managing the phone, scheduling clients, and collecting payments, while simultaneously making everyone feel welcome and comfortable

Nikolai Fox

Nikolai Fox

ADVANCEMENT COORDINATOR

About Nikolai

Nikolai joined the Acadia Family Center in May of 2020. He brings an organized, artistic perspective to the advancement of our important mission. Nikolai is a College of the Atlantic graduate (2000) who returned to Mount Desert Island from his home town of Philadelphia in 2016 in order to live close to Acadia National Park. He especially loves swimming in the lakes and ocean, and pursuing personal studio work and research projects.

Geromy Oakes, LCSW

Geromy Oakes, LCSW

CLINICAL THERAPIST

About Geromy

Geromy has his master's in social work. He uses MI, CBT, and DBT to help clients with alcohol, substance use, trauma, depression and anxiety disorders. He has over four years of experience working with co-occurring disorders both inpatient/outpatient with adults, children and families while utilizing individual therapy, group therapy, and intensive HCT. As a previous Statewide Program Manager of MAS Community Health, he oversaw Clinical Team Leaders and Case Managers focused on homeless, substance abuse and co-occurring clients. Geromy is a Maine Native who is proud to live and work in Down East Maine.