Officer Candice Simeoni started Law Enforcement in 2004 and graduated from the 9th Law Enforcement Training Program at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in 2005. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Organizational Leadership Studies from the University of Southern Maine. She is the President and founder of the York County Elder Abuse Task Force which was established in 2005 and a leader in elder justice and elder exploitation awareness in Maine.
Officer Simeoni has been part of many riveting advances in combating Elder Abuse and establishing successful community policy approaches for the past 18 years. She is most proud of the many successes generated from the York County Elder Abuse Task Force. Officer Simeoni has a passion for being the voice for our vulnerable populations and has a deep soft spot for the elderly and those with disabilities. She was acknowledged at the state of Maine capital as well as the nation’s capital in Washington DC for her work. Officer Simeoni speaks nationally about her proactive approaches to educating various facets on challenging elder abuse topics in today’s society, about the importance of multidisciplinary approaches to elder exploitation and Elder Crime investigation response.
More about Candice:
In her ‘free time’ Candice enjoys crafting cakes. She is an “Icing Smiles Angel” where she donates personalized cakes to chronically and terminal ill children in Maine and New Hampshire!
Candice can be reached at
985-6121 (main line)
Karen Connolly has been a member of the YCEATF for 13 years, joining in 2008 and is the Vice President for the group. She is a recently retired Caseworker with the Department of Health and Human Services since 1984, starting as an investigator in Child Protective Services, then becoming an Adult Protective Services investigator in 1987. In 2016 she became part of a 4-person Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST) within Adult Protective Services, where she investigates allegations of financial abuse and exploitation in York and Cumberland counties. Karen is a retired paramedic, working for 25 years with Buxton Fire & Rescue.
She lives in York County with her husband of 30 years and their two 2-year-old feline fur children.
More about Karen:
She is a self-described “#1 fan” of Stephen King and has more books, articles and other memorabilia than any normal person should. Karen enjoys running and triathlon; to date she has completed 3 marathons, run up the Mt. Washington Auto Road twice and finished a half Ironman distance triathlon.
Karen celebrates the words of Robert Frost and believes that traveling the road not taken has indeed “…made all the difference.”
Karen can be reached at:
Mike Moloney graduated from the University of Southern Maine in 1990 with a degree in Geography – Anthropology, and immediately went to work in the banking industry! For the past 22 years he has worked at Kennebunk Savings Bank, managing branches in Eliot and York for most of that time. Since 2015 Mike has been the Vice President of Corporate Development and Training for the bank, where he oversees all training activities for the bank. Mike has been an active member of the York County Elder Abuse Task Force since almost the beginning and currently serves on the executive committee. Mike lives in South Berwick with his wife Cindy.
More about Mike:
When not working at the bank or volunteering in the fight against elder abuse you will likely find Mike in the Great Outdoors, hiking or kayaking with his buddy Pringle, The Adventure Dog.
Mike can be reached at:
PO Box 28, 7 Alewive Park Road, Kennebunk, ME 04043
1.800.339.6573 ext. 4430 | direct 1.207.467.2860 | fax 1.207.467.2888
Lex graduated from the University of New Hampshire School of Law in 2008. After law school, Lex served as a law clerk for both the Maine Superior Court and the Maine Supreme Court. Lex joined Kennebunk Savings Bank in 2011, first as Associate General Counsel and then as General Counsel for the Bank, managing all aspects of legal and regulatory compliance. This year, Lex left his role in the Legal Department to lead the Bank’s Commercial Credit Department as the Bank’s Senior Commercial Credit Officer. Outside the Bank, Lex serves on the Advisory Committee on the Maine Rules of Professional Conduct, and is a Board member of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland. Lex joined the York County Elder Abuse Task Force in 2016, helping the Task Force earn its 501(c)(3) status, and has developed a passion for combating the exploitation and abuse of the elderly and vulnerable members our communities.
More about Lex:
Lex is also a big fan of Philly Cheesesteaks, and is a graduate of the prestigious Stonier Graduate School of Banking and holds a Wharton Leadership Certificate.
Lex can be reached at:
Phone 207.985.4903 | Fax 207.985.5769
Linda Bridges is the Internal Controls Specialist and Security Officer at Kennebunk Savings; she has over 35 years of banking experience. She serves on the York County Elder Abuse Task Force, and is an instructor for the Center for Financial Training and Education Alliance. Linda also volunteers with the Southern Maine Agency on Aging for their Money Minders program and she regularly volunteers to share her knowledge as a speaker on topics related to elder exploitation and fraud. Linda lives in Kennebunkport with her husband.
More about Linda:
She is a trapper, and serves on the executive board of the Maine Trappers Association.
Linda can be reached at:
207-985-490 ext: 2461
Ann currently works as an intern with the Kennebunk Police Department and the task force through the Vista Goodwill Industries program. Ann previously worked at a Home Health Agency caring for Older Adults in York County for fifteen years. Starting her employment as a CAREGiver and joining the office staff as Recruitment and Retention Coordinator later becoming General Manager. Ann was passionate about caring for older adults and working with the wonderful caregivers that provided such care and compassion. Prior to Ann’s employment at the home health agency, she held management positions in customer service, production management, and operations. Ann lives in Wells and her greatest joys are her two children and her dog, Gronkette, and the opportunities that she has had which has allowed her to work with and help such special people. Ann has been a member of the Task Force since 2014 and volunteers her time reading to Kindergarten children in York County as well.
More about Ann:
Ann has been sewing since the age of 11, has won 2 fashion design contests, and the most unique project was being asked by her kid's first grade teacher to disassemble her wedding dress and make two christening gowns for the teacher’s twin granddaughters.
Ann can be reached at:
Bridget is a native Mainer, growing up in Sebago with her parents, brother, and various furry family members. She attended the University of Maine at Orono and the University of Maine School of Law in Portland. Following graduation from Law School, Bridget served as a law clerk for the Honorable Maine Supreme Court Justice Donald Alexander and a year as a law clerk dealing exclusively with residential foreclosures in the York and Cumberland County Courts. Following her clerkships, in 2015 Bridget joined Legal Services for the Elderly as a staff attorney primarily responsible for cases in York County. She resides in Biddeford with her dog, Vegas, and enjoys reading, hiking, and small home improvement projects.
More about Bridget:
There are two topics that Bridget loves to talk about, her dog Vegas and foreclosure law, so it is best to avoid those topics with her unless you have at least an hour available to discuss them.
Bridget can be reached at:
Tel: 207-396-6586 Fax: 207-883-8249
Chris is a Regional Ombudsman for the Maine Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, a non-profit agency whose mission is to advocate for quality of life and care for long-term care consumers across the state. For the past ten years, Chris has dedicated his time to helping others, working with children struggling to overcome intellectual disabilities to adults with persistent mental illness. In his current role, Chris advocates for residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in York County. He is one of the newest members on the York County Elder Abuse Task Force.
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Chris is also a dedicated member of the disc golf community, participating in (and sometimes winning) tournaments and events throughout New England. He was born and raised in Southern Maine, where he currently resides with his 1-year-old pet hedgehog, Ted.
Chris can be reached at:
Fax: (207) 621-0509
Becky graduated from University of Maine at Farmington with a BA in Psychology in 2003. She went on to earn her Masters in Social Work from The University of New England in 2005.
Becky began her career at Kennebunk Nursing & Rehab Center where she was the Director of Social Services for four years. From there, she worked as a hospice Social Worker with Beacon Hospice in South Portland for three years. She then spent the next seven years at The Wardwell Neighborhood in Saco, where she was the Social Worker and Admissions Coordinator. In September 2020, she began to work for the Brain Injury Association, Maine Chapter, as a NeuroResource Facilitator. In May of 2022, Becky started a new position as the Coordinator of the Family Caregiver Support Program at Southern Maine Agency on Aging. Becky joined the Task Force in May of 2021. She also serves as a trustee on the Maine Disability Pooled Trust.
More about Becky:
Becky lives in York County with her husband, and two sons. She loves being by the water, enjoying a good historical fiction novel, running her Color Street side gig, and watching her boys play sports.
Becky can be reached at:
Alison knew at an early age that she wanted to be a nurse when she grew up and to help people! Alison obtained her bachelor's degree in nursing from Northeastern University in Boston. During her career she has cared for babies in the neonatal intensive care unit, children in pediatric intensive care unit, followed by most of her career in the Emergency department taking care of critical patients of all ages. Also, during this time, she was a helicopter flight nurse for University of Massachusetts Life Flight program, and fixed wing flight nurse for Critical Care Med Flight out of Portsmouth, NH. For the past 7 years she has been working for Kennebunkport Public Health Department, caring for the community, and advocating for the senior population of Kennebunkport. Alison is also a certified Foot Care Nurse. Alison has also been a member of a National disaster medical assistance team out of Massachusetts, DMAT-MA2 and has been deployed several times including 9/11 disaster in New York City ground zero. Alison is also a board member of KEMS, Kennebunkport Emergency Medical Service since 2018. Alison joined YCEATF in March of 2022. Alison lives in Kennebunkport with her husband and 2 children.
More about Alison:
In her spare time, you will find her reading books, knitting, gardening in her aquaponics garden, or somewhere in the great outdoors hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding or biking!
Alison can be reached at:
Special thank you to Alexandra Daley-Clark for the YCEATF photoshoot!