Who We Are

DHHS employs more than 3,100 people with work locations in all 16 counties. The average tenure of DHHS employees is eight and a half years.

DHHS Staff Demographics (as of August 2023):

  • 76% female
  • Age range: 19-81 years old
  • Average age: 47 years old
  • Race and ethnicity:
    • White: 2,848
    • Black or African American: 56
    • Hispanic or Latino: 43
    • American Indian or Alaskan Native: 27
    • Asian: 26
    • Two or more races: 9
    • Other (All others): 25
    • Not reported: 83

Sara Gagné-Holmes

Acting Commissioner

Beth Hamm

Deputy Commissioner

Benjamin Mann

Deputy Commissioner of Finance

Carolyn Dimek

Superintendent, Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center

Stephanie George-Roy

Superintendent, Riverview Psychiatric Center

Bobbi Johnson

Acting Director, Office of Child & Family Services

Bill Montejo

Director, Division of Licensing & Certification

Ian Yaffe

Director, Office for Family Independence

Michelle Probert

Director, Office of MaineCare Services

Paul Saucier

Director, Office of Aging & Disability Services

Hilary Schneider

Director, Office of the Health Insurance Marketplace

Sarah Squirrell

Director, Office of Behavioral Health

Dr. Puthiery Va

Director, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention