Meet Maine’s ‘rising star’ in public health

Via Peters

Over the past two years, more than 5,000 people have volunteered to help the state government quell the pandemic through a program called Maine Responds. Leading the contingent of volunteers has been Sadie Faucher, who came to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Jan. 4, 2021, during the height of the pandemic. It was her first job in public health.

Since then she has helped grow the number of volunteers by 57 percent, put them through an extensive vetting process, trained more than 1,400 volunteers, and ensured they assisted with contact tracing, testing patients for COVID-19, vaccinating the public, and providing psychological care. Volunteers have logged 40,840 hours during the pandemic, representing a total monetary value of about $1.5 million. 

This spring, she earned the Maine Public Health Association’s Rising Star Award for her leadership in rallying these volunteers. 

Meet Maine’s ‘rising star’ in public health

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