Shawn Yardley

Shawn Yardley, Chief Executive Officer

Community Concepts CEO, Shawn Yardley

Shawn has an accomplished career in nonprofit and public management, is a trusted confidant for public and private leaders, has a reputation for leading successful efforts to address complex issues, and is involved in many statewide policy conversations. As a vital community leader in Bangor he is known for being a strategic and systemic thinker and leader.With multiple honors and awards for volunteer leadership, including, the University of Maine School of Social Work’s “Alumnus of the Year,” Shawn currently serves on seven local and statewide nonprofit boards.

Recent jobs held include Director of Community Services at Penobscot Community Health Care, Director of the Bangor Health and Community Services Department, Executive Director of the River Coalition in Old Town, and Maine’s Department of Human Services, Regional Program Manager for Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock, and Washington Counties.

Shawn has a B.A. in Sociology and Social Welfare from the University of Maine, an MS and MBA from Husson University, and has been a Faculty Associate in the Social Work Department at UMaine since 1986. He has been elected every year to serve on the State Coordinating Council for Public Health, and in 2006 was appointed by Governor Baldacci to the inaugural State Homeless Council, an appointment he continues to hold today.