AMHC welcomes Macek to senior leadership

2 years ago

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Ellen Bemis, CEO of Aroostook Mental Health Services, Inc., has  announced that Julia Macek, LCSW, has joined the agency as program director of Behavioral Health and  Integration in Aroostook County. The position was previously held by Lorraine Chamberlain, LCSW, CCS, who  retired in November.

“I am pleased to welcome Julia to the senior leadership team,” said Bemis. “As program director, she will  oversee a variety of substance use and mental health programs and services for adults, children, and families  and lead in new program development, enhancement, and implementation.” 

Macek has more than 30 years of behavioral health experience in hospitals, residential treatment, outpatient  mental health, and, most recently, in early care and education. She is a certified poverty coach, president of the  board for Healthy Maine Families, and co-chair of the Aroostook Community Collaborative. Macek lives in Wade  with her husband, David. 

Celebrating more than 58 years, AMHC is a nonprofit organization supporting nearly 5,500 clients annually. The  agency has 26 service sites and 325 employees across Aroostook, Washington, and Hancock counties providing  mental health, substance use, crisis, and sexual assault services. For more information, connect with AMHC at