Big Brothers Big Sisters Welcomes New Staff Members

We have some new faces at Big Brothers Big Sisters and we’d like to tell you a little bit about them.

Lucy Barnhart,
SB Research Project Coordinator T

BBBS is pleased to announce that Lucy Barnhart has accepted a position as our school based mentoring research project coordinator. The national research focuses on learning more about the mentoring process in schools and is being conducted in only eight pilot sites. Lucy is thrilled to be part of this ‘cutting edge’ research and to be part of the BBBS team! Lucy Barnhart is a graduate of MDIHS and is near completion of her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education, at UMO. Lucy Barnhart served a year as an Ameri*Corps Vista for the Hancock County Children’s Council. She designed and implemented the Downeast Books for Kids program, which delivered over 40,000 books to local youth in Hancock and Washington counties.

Amberlea Freeman,
A*VISTA, Mentoring Coordinator

Big Brothers Big Sisters welcomes their new Communities for Children Americorps VISTA and mentoring coordinator, Amberlea Freeman. Amberlea will be making and maintaining matches at Hancock Grammar, Ellsworth Middle, Charles C. Knowlton, Bryant E. Moore, Beech Hill Elementary, and Cave Hill Elementary schools. She recently graduated from the University of Maine at Orono with her Bachelors in mathematics. Amberlea has spent most of her life volunteering her time working with the elderly and welcomes the chance to serve the children of this community. Amberlea comes to us from Brewer, Maine, where she lives with her 19-month-old son, Jarek. In her spare time she enjoys freelancing as a portrait photographer and teaching math at Orono Adult Education.