Work Force Staff

Our core clinical staff members are selected because of their expertise and experience in providing quality employee assistance programming services, consultations, training, and SAP services. Our training and support staff members understand that quality customer service is our first priority and we all work closely to ensure that all services are provided competently, thoroughly and in a timely manner. We additionally have our own network of hundreds of fully licensed and experienced EAP counselors conveniently located to the employers, employees, and household members we serve.  


Sheila Thibodeau
Sheila Thibodeau
Director of Operations and EAP Counselor

Sheila earned her Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Maine at Orono and is licensed as a clinical social worker in Maine.

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Kara-Beth Levesque
Kara-Beth Levesque
Clinical Services Coordinator and EAP Counselor

Kara-Beth received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with a concentration in Forensic Counseling, from William James College.

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Yemaya St. Clair
Yemaya St. Clair
EAP Counselor

Yemaya earned her Master’s in Counseling from the University of Southern Maine and is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Conditionally-Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maine.

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Jen Ruhlin
Jen Ruhlin
EAP Counselor

Jen received a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan in 1997 and has been a Licensed Clinical Social worker in Maine since 2000.

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Rebecca Beckwith
Rebecca Beckwith
EAP Counselor

Rebecca received a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of New England in 2007.

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Michele Baranowski
Michele Baranowski
Administrative Assistant

Michele’s background is primarily in the health care customer service field where she has worked as a customer service manager and a specialist in regulatory compliance.

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Erin Benner

Erin earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Michael’s College in 2007 and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern Maine in 2009.

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Contact Us

Sheila Thibodeau, LCSW, CCS, SAP qualified
Director of Operations

Toll Free: 1.800.769.9819  Direct: 207.973.7229
E-mail: sthibodeau@northernlight.org

 
Kara-Beth Levesque, LCPC, NCC, CEAP
Clinical Services Coordinator, EAP Counselor

Toll Free: 1.800.769.9819  Direct: 207.973.7229
E-mail: kblevesque@northernlight.org
 

Work Force
Corporate Office: 

470 Forest Ave., Ste. 305
Portland, ME 04101

 

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