New Faces, Promotions and Awards

Jaime McLeod joined Preble Street as a communications manager.

McLeod, of Lewiston, has 15 years of journalism and public relations experience.

Gregory Perchik also joined Preble Street as teen services coordinator.

He brings nine years of social work and health care experience to his position. He was previously a clinical manager for the Boston Public Health Commission.

Jimmy Perkins was promoted to finance coordinator at Preble Street.

Perkins, of Biddeford, joined Preble Street in 2012 as an accounting associate. He is responsible for overseeing the agency’s financial records, including tracking, reporting and monitoring compliance with federal and state grants.

Don Harden, director of elder services at Catholic Charities of Maine, received the 2014 Joseph D. Kreisler Community Impact Award.

The award, named for Preble Street’s late founder, honors a community member who shares Kreisler’s passion for human dignity and social justice.

The Maine Homeless Legal Project received the Preble Street Community Partner Award.

David Soley, who leads the real estate litigation group at Bernstein Shur, accepted the award on behalf of the effort launched by Preble Street, The Volunteer Lawyers Project, Pine Tree Legal Assistance and The American Bar Association.

Partners include Bernstein Shur, Thompson Bowie, Murray Plumb & Murray, Petruccelli Martin & Haddow, The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein, Drummond & Drummond, Pierce Atwood, Verril Dana, Richardson Whitman Large & Badger, Curtis Thaxter, SOLOS Group, Unum, Drummond Woodsum and Norman Hanson & DeTroy.

Lin Lisberger, an art lecturer at the University of Southern Maine, was honored as Preble Street’s Volunteer of the Year.

Lisberger, a community volunteer for more than 25 years, was recognized for her compassionate, uplifting spirit.

Edie White, a social worker with Hospice of Southern Maine, was recognized as Preble Street’s Board Member of the Year for her leadership and commitment to the agency’s mission.