Waban supports children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to reach their fullest potential.
Meet our leadership team.
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Special Projects
Director of Adult Systems and Services
Director of Clinical Treatment Services
Board of Directors
President: Kathy Fernberg
Vice President: Shawn Sullivan
Treasurer: Anthony Cataldi
Secretary: Mary Frances Frank
Jessie L. Krall
Our mission & our values
Waban is a non-profit corporation organized to develop and operate programs which promote the general welfare and education of children and adults with intellectual developmental and other disabilities.
We believe in the principles of normalization, community integration and self-empowerment through community activities and engagement. All programs, residential and day, operate utilizing those principles.
For more than 55 years, these principles have guided our spirit and our programming and made a difference in the lives of thousands of Mainers with disabilities.
Five decades of dedication
More than 55 years ago, four lifetime friends had a vision for a special place where people with developmental disabilities and other special needs could come and enjoy the summer.
This restful place would be founded on the principle of providing loving help, motivation and patience vital to the human needs of each person. Programs would be designed to create a sense of self-awareness, to build strong self-esteem and pride borne from accomplishment. Their goal was to offer people of all ages with physical and intellectual and developmental disabilities the best ways to reach their maximum potential.
Through the support and generosity of the community, many individuals, and annual fundraisers, such as the Telethon, Camp Waban has blossomed into a larger organization known as Waban that provides a comprehensive array of programs that each year provides essential services and supports to children and adults with special needs.
There’s always something good going on at Waban.
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Our 11th annual Golf Tournament is right around the corner. Join us on Friday, September 30 at the Sanford Country Club, where we’ll be raising money to support access to the community, and activities which…
Waban staff members are busy planning the 11th annual golf tournament, which raises funds for Waban’s adult Members’ health and wellness initiatives. Save the date – for Friday, September 30 – where once again, the…
On May 21, we held our 51st Tele-Fest, a celebration of our members, our programs and our staff–and an important way to raise resources for the work we do. And, as usual, the community delivered!…
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