Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Children, Youth and Families

Maggie Vishneau

Policy Associate II


334 Wishcamper Center

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Phone: (207) 780-5469

Maggie Vishneau is an experienced leader and manager who has proven ability to align program design, planning, management, and implementation with the strategic and operational priorities of an organization or initiative. Maggie has led programs and project teams in both the public and private sectors in leadership development, systems change, community engagement, competency modeling, adult education, workplace learning, and instructional design. She has developed and led collaborative initiatives across a broad range of government, community-based, and agency partners. She is a skilled communicator able to lead project teams toward their goals.

Maggie’s experience at USM includes:

  • Coordinator for the Northeast and Caribbean Implementation Center
  • Statewide Project Coordinator for the Maine Youth Transition Collaborative
  • Project Director for Project PrecisionWorks
  • Program Developer/Curriculum Specialist for the Child Welfare Training Institute

MYTC 2014 Celebration

Colby Swettberg, May 2014, MYTC

Every year the Maine Youth Transition Collaborative brings together youth and adult partners from around Maine to celebrate the year's achievements and milestones.

MYTC’s fourth annual celebration dinner was held at the Brunswick Hotel and Tavern on May 13, 2014. Over seventy young adults, adult partners, professionals, legislators, adoptive families, and friends came together for an evening of fun, renewed connections, learning, and good food.

The importance of mentors in the lives of young people was the theme for the evening. The keynote speaker, Colby Swettberg, Executive Director of Adoption and Foster Care Mentoring in Boston, was introduced by Jacob Hills. Ms. Swettberg talked about what good mentor-mentee relationships look like for youth in foster care and led a discussion about best practices and challenges to bringing youth and mentors together.

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