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The Executive Team

Our executive team comprises individuals dedicated to the principles and mission of this agency.


Shawn Yardley, Chief Executive Officer

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Shawn Yardley is the CEO of Community Concepts and President of Community Concepts Finance Corp.  He oversees a wide range of programming at Community Concepts: from early childhood education, child abuse prevention and lead testing to affordable housing, transportation, small business development and more.  Shawn is currently leading an innovative two-generation approach along with a universal intake model, which streamlines processes and helps users better navigate needed services.

He comes to CCI having served as Director of Health and Community Services for the City of Bangor for nine years where he oversaw public health, housing and General Assistance. Shawn worked in child welfare for Maine DHS as a child protective caseworker and supervisor, including seven years as a regional administrator. For 27 years, he taught courses in child welfare and ethics at the University of Maine School of Social Work.  Shawn has a BA degree in Sociology/Social Welfare from the University of Maine at Orono and an MBA from Husson University. He serves on the University of Maine Augusta Board of Visitors and is on the boards of Educate Maine, and Maine Community Foundation’s Androscoggin County Fund Advisors.  Shawn is also past president of the Maine Public Health Association, past chair of the State Coordinating Council for Public Health and served on the Statewide Homeless Council and the boards of Catholic Charities Maine, NAMI-Maine and Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine. Shawn lives in Bangor with his wife Rita and together they are the proud parents of seven children, ages 18-35, and two grandchildren.


Kevin Mahoney, Chief Financial Officer

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Mahoney comes to Community Concepts from Martin’s Point Healthcare in Portland where he was Manager of Financial Analysis and Operations. He brings over 25 years of diverse experience as a financial manager, with an accounting and finance background and expertise in administrative systems and process improvement.

In addition to leading the finance team, Mahoney plays a pivotal role in developing and implementing the long-term strategy for Community Concepts and its subsidiary organizations. Mahoney has a B.S. degree in Accounting from Thomas College and is the current Chair of the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland.


Mary-Rita Reinhard, Chief Operating Officer

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Mary-Rita Reinhard is a seasoned operations executive with extensive experience in business process improvement, managing by the metrics, strategic planning, and leading people. She has experience in the non-profit, for profit and publicly traded industries. Recent past jobs held include Director of Operations at both Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maine and Tri-County Mental Health. As the Chief Operating Officer of Community Concepts, she will is focused on initiating change, establishing direction and executing against plan. Mary-Rita is a recent graduate of the Health Leadership Development Program through the Daniel Hanley Center and her background includes numerous leadership, business and executive courses.


Candace Sanborn, Chief Marketing Officer

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Candace has over 25 years of branding, media, and communication strategy experience in a variety of industries. She owned her own firm, Encompass Marketing, for 15 years and most recently  held the position of VP of Marketing for Provider Power. Candace is a long-time supporter of non-profits and has been active in numerous community groups including serving as Chair, Board of Directors, United Way of Androscoggin County; Board member, Maine Community Foundation (MCF); Board Member and past Chair: MCF Androscoggin County Fund and board member, Central Maine Medical Center.

Candace has a B.A. in Journalism, Advertising from the University of Maine and an M.B.A. in Marketing from Southern New Hampshire University. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Maine program, Lambda class.

 


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