Michelle has proudly served as YCSA's first Executive Director for ten years. Under her leadership, YCSA has become a respected and valued partner in our community.
With Social Justice as a theme throughout her career, Michelle's areas of expertise include HIV/AIDS, Addictions, Minority Health Disparities, Women's Health, and, High-Risk Youth. Understanding the forces and systems that shape the conditions of people's daily lives has guided her work. Identifying the social determinants of health - the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live, and age - has been an outline of how to successfully implement programs and change to better the lives of those in need.
Michelle and Wally Schauer enjoy their three grown-up children and their families, which include five grandchildren. Her grandmother names are Grammy, Grannie, and Honey.
Meet the Team
Amber joined YCSA in January of 2023 as the Housing Innovation Manager. She has worked the last decade for the Town of York as the Director of Code Enforcement and Local Health Officer. Amber’s varied experience included implementing ordinances on land use and development, as well as collaboration with Town leaders, businesses, and social services to perform Health Officer duties often with those most in need in our community.
She looks forward to continuing her Health Officer role for the community, while creating and advocating for an increase in affordable housing in Southern Maine. Amber lives in York with her family which includes a dog and two cats.
Housing Innovation Manager &
Local Health Officer
Office: 207.363.5504 ext. 5
Donald has been with YCSA for over ten years. After graduating from USM with a BFA in Studio Art in 2011 and working for a notable gallery in Kennebunk, he decided it was important for him to work for a nonprofit with a mission focused on helping others.
From day one, he knew YCSA was that place. He currently holds title of both Thrift Shop Manager and Operations Manager.
“The countless volunteers and staff I have worked with over the years have enriched my life, and I am grateful every day to be a part of an organization that helps and inspires so many people."
Donald has lived in Wells with his lovely wife for over 25 years. He is the father of three amazing children and grandfather to seven.
Donald continues to create art and shows his work throughout New England. “Art has always been important to me and the skills I have learned as an artist has been an integral part of my success at YCSA."
Thrift Store Manager &
Office: 207.363.5504 ext. 4
In 2005, the York Food Pantry merged with York Community Service Association. Maureen’s father, Tom Whalen, was the first Food Pantry Manager and her mother, Pat, took over after her father died. Maureen followed in their footsteps as the Food Pantry Manager and now, Community Supper Manager, as well. The Food Pantry has been a big part of her family’s life including her grandchildren.
What a gift to be able to continue the tradition.
YCSA Food Pantry Manager &
YCSA Community Supper Manager
Office: 207.363.5504 ext. 3
A native of NH, Janie has lived in York for over 30 years. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services and has worked with families and elders for most of her professional career.
Janie is deeply committed to the people of York and is incredibly grateful for the love and support the community has for their neighbors.
Family Services Manager &
Town of York General Assistance Director
Office: 207.363.5504 ext. 2
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Joanne Muckenhoupt, President
Karen Gilroy, Secretary
Without our incredible team of staff and volunteers, we would not be able to make it all happen
Cheers to YOU!
Dr. Nirav Shah
Former Director of Maine CDC
"Please be kind and take care of one another."