Karen's first experience caring for individuals with special needs was in 1989 while working as a CNA at the Elizabeth Levinson Center, a State of Maine residential facility for children with disabilities. From there, she followed her dream of starting a family and becoming a Registered Nurse. Karen relates her many years of nursing experience to the success of Lee Residential Care. Providing a holistic approach to each member is of the greatest importance, along with advocacy for members served, individualized services, and consumer and guardian satisfaction.
Linden has extensive experience as a former franchise owner and manager. He uses his experience to support Lee Residential Care in maintaining an unparalleled quality of care. As a certified Safety Care Instructor, he trains staff to overcome difficult situations safely. Linden oversees finances, purchases, and maintenance of the homes, properties, and vehicles to provide happy, healthy homes for the individuals Lee Residential Care serves.
Brian has worked in the field since 2015 with a wide variety of clients. He currently manages multiple homes in the agency and is certified as a QBS Safety Care Trainer. He is trained to overcome difficult situations and is responsible for the staff's safety under his supervision. Brian provides positive support to clients who live in their homes, ensuring they are getting the best quality care.
Keri has been employed with Lee Residential Care since 2012. She handles most of their Human Resources needs including employee scheduling, benefits administration, training coordination and employee certification tracking.
Jordyn began working for Lee Residential Care in 2015 as a Direct Support Professional. In 2020 she started working in the office as an Administrative Assistant. Jordyn is responsible for licensing and HCBS compliance.
Chris started out his career at Lee Residential Care in 2012 when he was hired as a Direct Support Professional. He was then promoted to Executive Assistant in 2015. After a brief time period away, Chris is back in his role. As an Executive Assistant, Chris is the house manager for half of our homes as well as a QBS Certified Safety-Care Instructor. He encourages and participates in community inclusion activities with our members and supports our staff to make sure all members are receiving quality care.
Mission Statement: To offer the highest quality, caring, professional environment to people with cognitive or physical disabilities in a family, staff, and peer-supported environment. Each individual's goals will be met to their maximum potential by encouraging independence, success, and community inclusion.
Vision: We are a smaller agency that is progressively growing. Lee Residential Care's goals are to continue growth while staying a smaller agency to enable individual, consumer-focused care with a goal that is not focused on the number of people served but the quality of service provided.
Our staff works as a team to create a positive environment for each other and the individuals we serve.
We provide happy, healthy, single-family homes tailored to the needs of each person we serve. Homes are located primarily in Hampden, ME.
We guide our staff's professional development to provide exceptional care to the individuals we serve and meet all state requirements.
We currently employ nearly 100 professionals. More than half of our staff has been with Lee Residential Care for over three years.
Karen Lee, RN, CEO, is available at all times in an advisory capacity, attending most medical and psychiatric appointments.
Lisa Keyser, LCSW, BCBA, works with Lee Residential Care to develop Positive Support and Behavior Management Plans to meet each individual's unique needs.