FREEPORT, MAINE- June 8, 2012 -Molina Medicaid Solutions in Maine, based in Augusta, recently recognized three individuals for their community work at its first annual Community Champions Awards event in Maine, including Freeport resident, Valerie Gamache
was recognized for her
16 years of volunteer work with the National Alliance on Mental Illness
As the president of the Bath-Brunswick chapter, she facilitates its support group and serves as vice president on the NAMI Maine board of directors.
In addition, Gamache
has taught 23 twelve-week family-to-family education courses for family members who have loved ones suffering from mental illnesses.
has also been a foster parent while serving on several commissions at her
church and a family council of the local nursing home.
also makes Sunday visits to the Behavioral Health Unit at the hospital.
"Valerie is truly a selfless and giving person," said Peter Gray, executive account manager for Molina Medicaid Solutions in Maine.
grant to NAMI