Scott M. Gagnon, MPP, PS-C
Associate Executive Director, AdCare Maine Programs/Staff and Director, New England PTTC
AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Inc.
Scott is a Certified Prevention Specialist with more than a decade of experience in the field. Since December 2015, he has been serving on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council. He is also a member of the Maine Substance Abuse Services Commission, appointed by Governor Paul R. LePage in 2012. Scott volunteers as the Chair of the marijuana policy education and advocacy group, Smart Approaches to Marijuana, Maine. He is also the Board President of the Maine Council on Problem Gambling. Scott has received several awards recognizing his contributions and leadership in the substance use prevention field.
James J. Gorske, MBA
AdCare Educational Institute, Inc.
Jim has been the Executive Director/CEO of AdCare Educational Institute, Inc. since 1990. He has been the former President of the Massachusetts Board of Substance Abuse Counselor Certification (MBSACC) and the Central Mass Regional President of Massachusetts Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (MAADAC.) Additionally, Jim teaches graduate courses in Master’s in Nonprofit Management program at Northeastern University in Strategic Marketing and Management of Nonprofit Organizations. He is a private consultant and has provided training, consultation, and technical assistance to various state and private organizations throughout New England in systems design and workforce development. He has been the guest lecturer at several regional conferences and has conducted numerous day long and multi-day workshops on Program Development and Design, Instructional System Design (ISD), Workforce Development, Adult Learning Theory and Practice, and Presentation Skills for Trainers.
Board of Directors
The agency is governed by a Board of Directors comprising regionally and nationally recognized members. Service on the board is voluntary.
Events & Training Team
New England PTTC Team
Erin Burnett, PPS
Senior Training & Technical Assistance Coordinator
Problem Gambling Services Team
Public Health and Health Care Emergency Preparedness Team
Allan Chrysler, MEP
Training and Exercise Coordinator
Division of Public Health Systems