Congratulations to Sadie Faucher for being named the 2022 Public Health Rising Star by the Maine Public Health Association!
Sadie joined the AdCare team, supporting Maine CDC’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness Team as the Volunteer Management Coordinator in January of 2021, in the midst of a global pandemic. In this role, Sadie has successfully managed the largest, most robust volunteer engagement and deployment initiative ever undertaken utilizing Maine Responds Volunteers.
Sadie’s impressive accomplishments include that she has:
- Grown the Maine Responds volunteer base by 57%
- Actively deployed approximately 13% of available Maine Responds volunteers to support Maine CDC’s pandemic response
- Provided training to over 1,400 individual Maine Responds volunteers further enhancing volunteer knowledge and skills in areas the areas of Psychological First Aid, Strategic National Stockpile Resources and Warehouse Support, Bloodborne Pathogens, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), HIPAA and Privacy, Resetting Your Body’s Check Engine Light, and Organizations Preparing for Emergency Needs (OPEN) Training
During Sadie’s tenure so far, 32 unique missions were supported with Maine Responds volunteers including missions in the following fields:
- Contact Tracing
- Community-based Testing Clinics,
- State-run Testing Clinics,
- Community-based Vaccination Clinics,
- State-run Vaccination Clinics,
- Federal-supported Mobile Vaccination Clinics,
- Nurse Advisement Line,
- FrontLine WarmLine,
- Spiritual Care Corps,
- Monoclonal Antibody Treatments
Over the course of the pandemic response a total of 40,840 hours of Maine Responds volunteer time has been logged, inclusive of 6,818 shifts. The total monetary value of volunteer time provided to support Maine CDC’s pandemic response is $1.5 million.
At AdCare Maine, we are very proud of Sadie’s hard work and tremendous achievement during the pandemic. It is no surprise that the Maine Public Health Association is honoring her with the 2022 Public Health Rising Star Award.