About Maine P-PODS

Who are we?

In 2012, a group of parents and providers worked together to create Maine P-PODS, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to help families of children with Type 1 diabetes. Our executive board consists of dedicated parents and professionals who are commited and passionate about meeting the ongoing needs of families who manage Type 1 diabetes to provide community, education, and respite.

Board Members:

  • President – Ken Levesque (parent of PWD)
  • Vice President – Beth Blades, RN, CDE (Diabetes Educator)
  • Treasurer – Shelly Goding (parent of PWD)
  • Secretary – Sarah Leonard (Parent of PWD)
  • Kathy Coughlin (Parent of PWD)
  • Elizabeth Hamblin (Parent of PWD)
  • Kerri Nicholas (Parent of PWD)
  • Jerrold Olshan, MD (Pediatric Endocrinologist)
  • Ashley Thomas (Parent of PWD)
  • Maryann Waterman, APRN-FNP, CDE (Diabetes Educator)
  • Julie Barnes, RN, CDE (Diabetes Educator)
  • Loreta McDonell (Parent of PWD)
  • Brandi Kaplan (Parent of PWD)