Elin MacKinnon, LCSW
Early Childhood Consultation & Outreach Provider
Elin provides consultation through the CCC’s Early Childhood Consultation & Outreach program, covering the southern portion of Washington County. In addition to her ECCO work, Elin presents trainings for the CCC and provides clinical supervision and training for the Family Futures Downeast staff. She is also the driving force behind the gardening blog, Seeds & Sprouts and the Downeast Family Garden Project. She recently retired from teaching at the University of Maine at Orono and has over 30 years of experience as a clinical social worker working with children and families in the Bangor and Ellsworth areas in both agencies and private practice. Her areas of interest include expressive therapies, kinship support, families and group work and trauma informed care. Elin earned a Bachelor and Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Maine.
Liz has worked with the CCC on special projects since the beginning of the collaborative, helping with grant management and sustainability for incubated programs like Bridging. More recently, Liz has taken the lead in developing the Mentor-Friend Program and the Thriving in Place initiative. She has more than 30 years of experience in delivering innovative health and human services to Native Communities and consults with a variety of organizations, including Native American Tribes, regarding health care, health systems, training and program development. Recent awards Liz has received for her work include the 2013 Indian Health Service Health Advocate of the Year; and the 2014 National Indian Health Board Recognition for Outstanding Service to Advance American Indian and Alaska Native Health.