Melinda Stamp resides in South Portland with her teenagers, Jamika and Ra'Shawn and their family cat, Bubbles. Melinda obtained a degree in Behavior Health and Human Services from Southern Maine Community College and hopes to pursue with her studies. As a professional, she has a long history of working closely with adults who are intellectually disabled that are also diagnosed with deafness as a camp counselor, Direct Support Professional and Community Case Worker. She is currently a Residential Program Manager with a certain agency serving the same population. Having grown up deaf in the Down Eastern area of Maine where she was mainstreamed for the most of her early educational background, she experienced the importance of socializing with other Deaf peers in /near Bangor area through summer sessions offered. As she reached to her Junior year of high school, she was able to go to Governor Baxter School for the Deaf (GBSD) which is currently known as Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MECDHH). In her home and professional environment, Melinda's preferred mode of communication is spoken English and American Sign Language and is a hearing aid user though she is profoundly Deaf. She is excited to be a new Deaf Guide with Maine Hands & Voices team!
Suite 3 #257, 60 Western Avenue, Augusta, ME 04330