Meet Our Presenters...

Stephanie Desrochers
Program Coordinator, Benefits Counseling Services
Maine Medical Center - Department of Vocational Services
Stephanie, a Licensed Social Worker, joined MMC Department of Vocational Services as a Community Work Incentives Coordinator in 2007. She completed the Social Security Administration's required Work Incentives Planning and Assistance training and developed a strong knowledge of work-related MaineCare rules and policy for people with disabilities. In 2014, Stephanie was promoted to Benefits Counseling Program Coordinator, taking on a quality assurance role on the team.

Stephanie has a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from the USM Muskie School of Public Service and a B.A. in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire. After graduating from UNH, Stephanie served two years in the AmeriCorps*National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), a volunteer program that sends teams of young adults around the United States to communities in need. Following NCCC, she spent two years developing and coordinating volunteer opportunities for students at Lafayette College.
Paul Connair
Community Work Incentives Coordinator
Maine Medical Center - Department of Vocational Services
Paul has lived and worked in Portland since 2003. He initially joined DVS as an Employment Specialist in December 2013 to work for the grant-funded ASPIRE Vocational Assessment Project. When the grant ended in August of 2016, Paul left briefly but came back as a CWIC in February of 2017. He earned his B.A. in theology from Gordon College in 2001. He is passionate about seeing people live their best life and work in a career they love.