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Meet Karen Lynn Keefe, Senior Program Manager of the Adult Program

By November 24, 2020Blog

Meet Karen Lynn Keefe, who has been in her field for 18 years. She was previously with Community Partners, Inc., which then merged with Spurwink in 2018.

When I’m not working at Spurwink, I’m: When I’m not at work I spend my time with my family: watching my daughter play field hockey and lacrosse, going on adventures, going to Patriots games (proud season ticket holder), and volunteering for my daughters sports booster.

Spurwink program that I connect with most deeply: The program I most connect with is the Community Supports program in South Portland.

Why behavioral health matters to me: I started in the behavior health field not really knowing what I was getting myself into. I knew that I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. This work is very humbling and rewarding, and it amazes me how much the folks I support give and teach me every day.

My favorite way to de-stress: I de-stress by spending time with my 2 cats; Ross & Gibson. They are the best medicine!

Words to live by: “One day, hour, minute or second at a time.” If that fails, I have learned that at any time you can start your day over.

Most interesting thing I’ve read or watched recently: I have to say this year was the first time I willingly watched all the coverage on the Presidential election. It made for some interesting television and conversations at home and at work.

The music I jam to alone in the car is: Anything from the 80’s and I’ll really jam out if Rick Springfield comes on! Last summer I met him and I have never in my life been so speechless. I couldn’t even get my camera to work at first. After I told my husband now my life is complete, lol!

Favorite ice cream: Pistachio, not sure why just have always been my favorite.

Recent Netflix obsession: Any crime type show. I like to try to figure out who did before the cast dose.

Sweet or salty?: Salty treats all the way but don’t get me wrong you put a little sweet with that salt, yummy!

Mountains or beach?: Any body of water. The ocean has always been my first love but over the years I have learned to appreciate the lakes, especially when kayaking or stand up paddle boarding.