Who We Are
Kids First Center has truly shown amazing results.
Through workshops, outreach programs and educational
forums, numerous children, parents and local professionals
have received training and other services devised
to help children and families deal with divorce and
separation. It is a pleasure to extend my most sincere
appreciation for all you have done."
-Olympia Snowe, United States
Libby has been Executive Director of the Kids
First Center since we opened our doors in 1998 and is our
only full-time employee. A tireless promoter of Kids First,
Peg handles public relations, oversees the quality of the
numerous programs offered by the Center and works with the
Board of Directors to set overall direction for the organization.
She serves on all of our working committees.
Swann is our Communications Coordinator. She joined
us in May, 1999. Working closely with the Executive Director
on development, Mary also oversees our monthly newsletter, our
website and other marketing strategies, and our Lending Library.
Mary serves on the Marketing/PR Committee.
Skorpen-Tifft is our Programming Coordinator and
joined us in 2008. She manages intake procedures for our
Intensive Co-Parenting Education program (ICOPE) and coordinates
all of our satellite Kids First programs. She serves on
the Programs Committee.
Barr , our Administrative Assistant, joined us
in 2012. She not only works as the office manager, juggling
phones and ordering supplies, but also coordinates volunteers
and manages our Kids Support Groups and our Portland Kids First
Kids First Center relies heavily on volunteers to accomplish
its mission. Over sixty individuals contribute to our success
on an ongoing basis. Our volunteer Board of Directors consists
of the following leaders in the Greater Portland community:
Elizabeth F. Stout, Chair
Terrilyn DeCoster, Vice Chair
Sarah Maloney, Second Vice Chair
G. Bridgham, Treasurer
E. Kump, Secretary
Jay M. Cross
Michelle Thorpe Hayes
Neil D. Jamieson, Jr.
Libby, Executive Director
Andrew M. Horton
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