The success of policies and protocols implemented in Western Maine resulted in cultural changes and improvements in health and safety that have rippled throughout the state. Adler was instrumental in efforts to include universal screening for DV in emergency department and obstetrical visits, as well as screening for DV at primary care offices.
Her influence extends beyond healthcare spaces, as well.
The books listed here are set completely or partially in real or imaginary places in the state of Maine. Cozy mystery series featuring New York textile designer Avery Baker, who inherits her aunt's old Maine cottage, moves to Maine to renovate it, and finds a new career path in home renovation.
They're in alphabetical order by author, with links to author entries on the Maine Writers Index at the Maine State Library, if applicable (not all books set in Maine are written by Maine authors).
Farmington has posted signage about domestic violence along major roadways, and the DV trainings she helped develop are currently administered to law enforcement statewide. Adler won the Maine Women’s Fund leadership award for service to women, the Franklin Community Health Leadership Award, the Maine Medical Association award for humanitarian service promoting safe obstetric care for women in Nicaragua, the Hanley Center award for physician leadership, and the Peace in Our Families award.
The event raises money for scholarships through the BPW/Maine Futurama Foundation. Abrams is the Executive Director of the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers in Waterville, Maine, a statewide nonprofit organization whose mission is “to build and strengthen families and their children, instilling hope for the future and a better quality of life.” The agency celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1999.
An independent panel of judges reviews the nominations with careful consideration to select one or two honorees to be inducted each year.
You may complete our online nomination form, or if you prefer to receive a form by mail, please contact Marilyn Ladd, Office Manager, The Futurama Foundation, 103 County Road, Oakland, ME.
Sharon has brought many honors to the Maine Children’s Home, including the Maine Children’s Alliance 1999 Giraffe Award, the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce 2000 Community Service Award, and the Waterville Business and Professional Women’s Business of the Year Award.
In 2003, the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce awarded the Home a Certificate of Achievement Award, due in large part to Sharon’s outstanding leadership.