About Us

Operations

 

Paul Linet,

Founder & President

3i HoME was established to address the need for more accessible, affordable and supportive housing so that adults with physical disabilities in Maine can live independently in our communities. Following a lengthy career in business and law, Paul Linet, founded 3i Supportive Housing in 2019. 3i HoME was organized as a non-profit in 2020 as a natural outgrowth of the foundational work Paul initiated through 3i Supportive Housing.

Paul brings more than 25 years of family caregiving advocacy, as well as regulatory and legislative experience at the state and federal level, to this effort. Over the years, Paul has served as a member of the government relations committee of the Northern New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society; he has testified before state regulators on the impact of the Supreme Court's landmark Olmstead community-based care decision; he was an organizer and presenter at a regional symposium held under the auspices of the National Family Caregivers Association (now Caregiver Action Network); and he assists in the management of the Susan Hirschberg Linet, MD Fund administered by MaineHealth Care at Home. The Fund provides financial assistance to family members and other caregivers to chronically ill and elderly people in Maine. 

In addition to Paul Linet, 3i HoME has assembled a distinguished Board of Directors and Panel of Advisors, each of whom is an expert with years of service to various stakeholder groups impacted by the accessible, affordable and supportive housing.

Wendy Coco

Wendy is a forward-thinking proponent of health-care reform and systems change. As a
Healthcare Manager, she worked with the State of Massachusetts and Holyoke Community
College as an Adjunct Professor and Advocate guiding systems change and the enhancement of
Community Health Care Worker Discipline.


Wendy is an early adopter of population health strategies. She is highly skilled at identifying,
engaging and serving clients with complex medical, social and psychological challenges and has
a talent for teaching how this is done.


Her career path has included Consulting Nationally to assist in the development of Supportive
Housing for individuals who have been chronically and persistently homeless and who suffer
from persistent housing barriers, such a disabilities and poverty. She has been instrumental in
the development of programs that include workforce development, criminal justice reform and
social determinant of health.


One of the first individuals to address housing within a managed care agency, she is positive,
enthusiastic, creative and driven to create systems that erode the barriers that make it difficult
or impossible for individuals to live independently and successfully within communities.

Board of Directors

 

Marva Serotkin

Marva is the former President and CEO of The Boston Home, a nationally recognized residence and center of excellence for adults with progressive neurological diseases. Marva developed Harmon Apartments, an innovative housing project in Boston for adults with physical disabilities. The Boston Home received national attention for its innovative programs in assistive technology, wellness and spirituality, creative arts and clinical practice.

 

Active in many leadership activities, Marva serves on the Board of Directors of the Codman Square Health Center, Massachusetts Senior Care Foundation and Social Venture Partners.  She is a former President of the Massachusetts Public Health Association and Massachusetts Senior Care Association.

 

Prior to joining the staff of The Boston Home, Marva was the CEO of the Shattuck Hospital and President of Cura VNA in Plymouth.  Early in her career, she served as a key member of the executive management teams at several Boston hospitals.

Marva received her BA from Boston University and MPH from Yale University.

Drew Gattine

Drew Gattine is completing his fourth term in the Maine House of Representatives. He has over 25 years of experience in implementing and operating programs designed to deliver more effective and efficient health care. He is nationally known on the topic of program integrity and has presented at numerous national conferences on this subject. He is also a former state assistant attorney general. 

 

Drew is passionate about helping vulnerable people access high quality health care and live better lives. His service has been recognized by organizations such as Maine Equal Justice, AARP, Disability Rights Maine, Maine Council on Aging, Maine People’s Alliance, Cancer Action Network Maine and The Maine Primary Care Association. He has served in executive roles at Optum and Molina Medicaid Solutions.

 

Drew lives on a small family farm in Westbrook with his wife, Elizabeth. They have two children and a bunch of animals.

Mitch Sturgeon

Mitch Sturgeon is an author, blogger, disability advocate, and power wheelchair user. His memoir, ENJOYING THE RIDE: Two Generations of Tragedy and Triumph, chronicles how his quadriplegic mother inspired him to meet his own challenges later in life.

Mitch lives with his wife and now caregiver, Kimberly, in their highly adapted home in South Portland, Maine. He is a contributor to multiplesclerosis.net and has been blogging for 10 years at enjoyingtheride.com about living a contented life despite disability.

Mitch earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1986 and his MBA in 1995.  Mitch spends his days following his favorite teams (he's an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan), writing, napping, and helping out where he can.

Michelle Stash

Michelle Stash is an experienced senior leader with comprehensive knowledge in public and private sectors across retail, health care, manufacturing, technology, and service industries. Michelle is currently President of CieloAlliance, a Business Unit within Cielo Global Holdings, that is focused on enabling business solutions through technology. Prior to CieloAlliance, Michelle worked at L.L.Bean for 12 years.  At L.L.Bean, Michelle was instrumental in a broad business transformation initiative across the company an Enterprise Wide technology solution that replaced 100's of custom developed applications. She is PMI certified and served as an Intelligence Specialist in the United States Navy.  Michelle brings a broad and focused set of skills, experience and capabilities to solve business problems.  

Panel of Advisors

 

Julie Fralich

Julie is the former Director of the Center on Aging and Disability at the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine. She worked for over 20 years conducting research, evaluation and analysis of Medicaid and Medicare programs and policies with an emphasis on the financing and integration of care for individuals who are dually eligible for those programs. Prior to her retirement, she was a member of the national research team, led by RTI, responsible for monitoring and evaluating dual eligible demonstrations in a number of states.


She also evaluated a number of Maine-based demonstrations for people with Alzheimer’s and
Dementia; and provided implementation and monitoring assistance for the Money Follows the Person Program. Other areas of expertise included quality management of home and community based waiver programs; the use of Medicare-Medicaid data for policy analysis; and the development of quantitative and qualitative metrics for monitoring long term services and supports.


More recently, Julie has continued to be involved in local civic groups and is chair of the town of New Gloucester’s Economic Development Committee and is a member of the town’s Comprehensive Planning Update Committee.


She has a BA from Hampshire College and an MBA in Health Care Management from Boston University.

Peter Pitegoff

Peter  Pitegoff is Professor of Law at the University of Maine School of Law, where he was Dean from 2005 to 2015, and previously was a professor and vice dean at the State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo Law School. He has taught, worked, and written extensively in the areas of community economic development, labor and industrial organization, corporation and nonprofit law, employee ownership, and legal ethics.

 

Peter served for ten years on the board of directors of Coastal Enterprises, Inc., a national leader in community development finance. Prior to his academic career, he was legal counsel for the ICA Group, a Boston firm that assists worker-owned enterprises and related economic development initiatives. He is a graduate of Brown University and New York University School of Law, where he was a Root-Tilden scholar.

Frank O'Hara

Frank O’ Hara has been involved with housing, community, and economic development in Maine for 40 years at all levels of government and the private sector: the City of Portland, the Greater Portland Council of Governments, the Maine State Planning Office, the Maine State Housing Authority, the Office of the Governor, and as a principal in the consulting firm Planning Decisions, Inc.

 

During this time, O’Hara has conducted market feasibility studies for all kinds of housing and health facilities, including affordable and market-rate housing, as well as hospice care, adult day care, boarding homes, and Alzheimer’s care centers. 

 

Additionally, he has authored award-winning journalism pieces and a number of state policy reports.

David Hirschberg

David Hirschberg is Vice President of Development for Bay Cove Human Services, a Boston based non-profit social services agency. David has more than 20 years of experience in fundraising and non-profit management. Prior to joining the staff of Bay Cove in April 2011, David served as Vice President of Institutional Advancement for Zoo New England. He has also held senior fundraising positions at Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger and Community Servings.

 

David holds an MBA from the Heller School at Brandeis University, and a bachelor's degree from Tufts University.

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