bOARD OF DIRECTORS

 
Ira G. Mandel, MD, MPH 
Dr. Mandel completed his training as a family practitioner in 1982 and completed his Masters of Public Health training in 2001.
 
He has more than 34 years of medical practice and medical leadership experience, ten of which were spent in midcoast Maine including Knox, Waldo and Lincoln counties and the many islands contiguous with those counties.
 
In addition to performing the full range of family medicine, including delivering over 300 babies and serving as a hospice physician/medical director for 10 years, he has had extensive administrative and leadership roles.  He has served as medical director for several medical group practices as well as serving as medical director for several HMO insurance companies since 1982.
 
In regard to midcoast Maine, Dr. Mandel has traveled extensively as both a hospice physician who made many hundreds of house calls throughout the three county area, including the islands, but has also provided addiction treatment to further hundreds of patients throughout to midcoast Maine area.  As a result, he is very well known and respected as a very knowledgeable physician and leader in the local community.


Juan Alcalda
 
Juan has much life experience beginning in his youth when he dropped out of school, later finishing his schooling and embarking on an interesting and diverse career.
 
In 2009, Juan became a Licensed Private Investigator, working closely with large corporations following a role managing a 3-year project overseeing a $6 million architectural design and installation job in the Cayman Islands.  He also worked for mid-coast restaurants for many years and was employed at MBNA from 1997-2005.
 
Recently Juan has started to take the necessary steps to become a law enforcement officer.  To date, completed 2 of the 3 law enforcement pre-service phases along with necessary preliminary prerequisites.
 
 In 2011, Juan's peers unanimously voted him in as president of Five Town Basketball, a youth basketball organization that encompasses towns from Knox & Waldo counties.  With this position comes much teaching, educating and mentoring kids in grades 2-HS.  In 2017, Juan became a Restorative Justice mentor.
 
Juan has been active with MCRC, particularly in regard to establishing a re-entry program for the Knox County Jail for many inmates who struggle with addiction issues. 
 
 
Ned Bachus
 
Ned Bachus earned an MA degree in counseling (1974) and an MFA in writing (1988).  As an award-winning faculty member at Community College of Philadelphia, he counseled and taught deaf and hearing students from developmental to honors level, creating courses that linked content in psychology and English and that were taught collaboratively across academic disciplines.
 
Bachus’s writing earned him fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and from Ireland’s Cill Rialaig Project.  His Fleur-de-Lis Press collection of short stories, City of Brotherly Love, was awarded the 2013 Independent Publishers (IPPY) Gold Medal for literary fiction.  Open Admissions, his memoir about teaching and learning will be published in October by Wild River Books. 
 
Relocated to Maine, he writes full-time and volunteers with organizations that work to promote health and opportunity for all members of the community.  

C. Patrick Mundy
 
 
Pat is a graduate of the following institutions: Yale University with a BA in Psychology graduating in 1961,University of Maryland Law School graduating in 1964, Louis Allen Management School graduating in 1977 and West Chester University, MA in American History graduating in December 2004.
 
From 1964 to 2005 Pat spent over 43 years as an advertising and marketing consultant teaching corporate executives how to develop short and long-term strategic business marketing plans. He worked for Merrill Lynch, Salomon Smith Barney & The Glading Group during those years, marketing in the corporate services arena.
 
Since obtaining his degree in American History in 2004, Pat has had several teaching appointments including; University of Maine - Adjunct Professor, currently teaching at the Maine State Prison (where he developed and taught three college level seminars for the prison) and at Delaware County Community College in Media, PA.
 
From Dec. 2014 to the present, Pat has also served as a Mid Coast Restorative Justice Program Mentor to recently released clients from Maine State Prison to help in their transition into the community.  Additional prior experience includes becoming a partner in Social Venture Partners Delaware May 2003 with the mission to help build the capacity of early childhood learning centers throughout low-income areas in Wilmington, DE.  He also spent two years helping two pre-school community centers in Wilmington, DE develop a Long Term Strategic Plan.
 
He also serves on the following boards: Mid-Coast Forum for Foreign Relations and the Camden Conference.

 
Vicky Yates
 
Vicky Yates, a resident of Rockport, brings many years of experience in the mental health field having received numerous professional certifications including a B.S Degree in Mental Health Services from the University of Maine.  Additionally, Vicky’s experience with a close family member’s addiction gave her much greater insight and awareness into this disorder than professional schooling could have provided. Living with the deep emotional struggles helping her loved one move towards recovery fueled her passion for the need of education and supports in our communities.
 
Vicky’s professional experience began at Mid-Coast Mental Health Center (MCMHC) in 1999 where she worked as an emergency service worker in the Crisis Services Department for 6 years. She then became and "Access Clinician” at MCMHC, coordinating care for clients and then a "Residential Care Specialist” where she worked with a team of professionals to monitor safety needs for individuals with psychiatric disabilities. From 2002-4, Vicky also worked as a "Time for Change Group Facilitator” for New Hope for Women where she ran groups with individuals arrested for domestic abuse. This role gave her access to knowledge of the criminal justice system and domestic violence issues.
 
Vicky is very passionate about what can be achieved when committed, caring individuals unite in their community to identify and address social challenges, such as substance abuse disorders.
 
Vicky feels deeply committed to giving her time, knowledge and personal experience in addressing the social effects of addiction disorders. She looks forward to working with a team of diverse individuals to explore and develop future programs that can support our communities in keeping with the mission with the Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition.


  






Mailing Address:
Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition
  91 Camden Street, Suite 203
Rockland, ME  04841
 
phone:  207.701.1182   
 
info@midcoastrecovery.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




 
91 Camden Street | Suite 203
Rockland | Maine
207.701.1182