President Jeremy Bouford
"Hello MeCA members! I would like to begin with a quote that I think fits my time with MeCA, 'Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me. - Carl Sandburg'
My involvement as a MeCA Board Member was not planned or expected, followed by me unexpectedly taking on the Presidency, but like the quote says that make for some of the best things in life. And I wouldn’t change a thing! It has been an amazing opportunity, and I hope that you will consider taking on one of the open positions on the Maine Counseling Association Executive Board.
I want to end with a Thank you to each of you! All that you do for your clients, students, and communities; you are needed, and I value what you bring to Maine Counseling Association!" – Jeremy
In addition to Jeremy’s MeCA position, he works for the University of Maine at Augusta as their Recruitment Coordinator leading their recruitment team for the college. Additionally, Jeremy sits on Kennebec Valley Community College’s Associates of Applied Science in Mental Health - Advisory Board, providing guidance on transfer alignment between the two colleges.
Jeremy also heads the Capital Clubhouse Advisory Board which is a part of Kennebec Behavioral Health. Clubhouses are a global community of adults with mental illness working towards a common goal of recovery, the Capitol Clubhouse which is located in Augusta, Maine provides a vocational program for adults with mental illness. It provides a non-clinical environment organized to support members with employment, education, wellness and social opportunities.
Currently, Jeremy reside in Augusta with his husband and three dogs. They both are avid gardeners and greatly enjoy all things outdoors! They often “get away” for camping trips, hiking adventures, and ice fishing excursions any time they can!