HOW IT ALL STARTED
Our non-profit corporation An Angel’s Wing Inc. began in 2017. We are mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, friends and providers directly affected by the opioid crisis that has taken control of our country, killing an entire generation.
We are striking back and with your help, we can make a difference! With your help, our future includes retail locations across the country funding quality rehabilitation and recovery opportunities with focus on prevention for those in need.
WHAT WE HAVE DONE
An Angel’s Wing Inc. is active in the community. We are raising awareness as well as funds to help individuals suffering with Substance Use Disorder (SUD).
We are doing this through fundraising events and other social networks to get the word out that there is hope and there is a way forward for these individuals.
In crisis, call 911, Information 211, Recovery information 207-513-6051, Donations 207-241-0624.
WHO WE ARE
OUR DEDICATED TEAM
Debra has been in the customer service and business sector her entire life. For the past 18 years she has owned and operated her own successful business as well as attending the university of Maine in Augusta working towards her bachelors degree in business management.
Recently she has began pursuing a degree in human services with focus on substance use. A mother of four adult boys, she has dedicated her life to helping other people become successful.
Board of Directors
Stephanie is the founder and executive director of Sandcastle Clinical and Educational Services and LA Hearing Center in Lewiston. She has been practicing in the field of speech and language pathology for 37 years. Born and raised in Lewiston, Stephanie is proud of and engaged in the community where she still resides. She is currently serving as the Ward 7 City Councilor for the great City of Lewiston. Stephanie’s community involvement also includes the LA Metro Chamber of Commerce and the LA Rotary Club.
Stephanie first became aware of An Angel’s Wing when founder, Deb York and her son, Joshua Stoehner presented at a Rotary Club meeting. Having a son who was struggling with Substance Use Disorder at that time , Stephanie immediately became interested in the mission and work being done at AAW. Sadly, in February of 2020, Stephanie’s son, Kristopher lost his life to a fatal overdose at the age of 28. In January of 2021 Stephanie joined the board of directors with the hope of bringing an increased awareness of Substance Use Disorder to others, in the form of education, resources and support and most importantly helping AAW carry out their mission.
In her free time, Stephanie loves to spend time with family, enjoying the outdoors and the beautiful seasons of Maine.
Chairman of the Board
Shannon is a determined Mother of 3, a Wife, business owner & entrepreneur Who discovered An Angels wing a short time after someone close to her struggled with addiction.
She believes strongly in the work and mission of An Angel’s Wing and it’s continued support of our community. Shannon is a go getter with a huge heart who has devoted herself to ending the stigma and helping those struggling with SUD.
Lana has a passion for helping others and has been supporting people in the Lewiston Auburn Community for the last 15 years. Through her roles in mental health, substance use and homelessness initiatives including youth development, domestic violence, LGBTQ and parenting work in nonprofit and social work settings, Lana has grown into a leader in agency development. Supporting many affected by Substance Use Disorder in our community over the years Lana looks forward to building connections with AAW.
Lana is currently the Development Director of Blue Sky Counseling a Substance Use Disorder treatment agency. Blue Sky recently opened an office in Lewiston and looks forward to supporting this area with medication assisted treatment and therapeutic intervention. As many working in the field of recovery Lana has both professional and personal experience with people that have struggled on their journey to recovery. “I want to support people who are ready to get treatment to gain access immediately and as easily as possible, unfortunately there are not enough resources available.” Through supporting the mission of An Angel Wing Lana hopes to break down those barriers.
Lana also has two beautiful children and owns a property acquisition and management company Unlock&Main. When she is not working Lana is at the ball fields with her kids, exploring beaches, hosting family gatherings or painting something. Her fun, ambitious and creative style will be a great asset in making AAW more visible in the community, enabling new connections and helping more people.
Kylie is a practicing Registered Nurse who currently works in outpatient practice. She has been in the medical field for the last 20 years, starting out as a Medical Assistant and gaining her RN in 2016 from the University of Maine. A mother to three and stepmother to two, her passion in life is her family.
Kylie has witnessed Substance Use Disorder and it effects on individuals and their families firsthand and is hopeful to educate and offer support to others in the community who struggle with this disease either with themselves or others.
In her free time, you will find her shopping at the local thrift stores looking for bargains and spending quality time with her family.
Ileshea is a mother, wife, teacher, farmer, former business owner, and sales person who believes in the power of An Angel’s Wing. She wants to work to create more community awareness surrounding the challenges facing those who struggle with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and their desire to recover sobriety.
She hopes that increased awareness, and opportunities of options created by An Angel’s Wing will provide more chances for everyone’s children. Her proudest claim to date has been the privilege of being a mother to three incredible children.
Ileshea lives in Poland with 3 dogs, 6 cats, 6 sheep, 2 goats, a lizard, a rat and way too many chickens.
Mike is the founder of the Facebook group, Recovery on the road where he promotes connection, support and resources to people in recovery from around the world. He successfully achieved recovery in 2018 and now lives in long term recovery.
He recently joined An Angel’s Wing as a board member and is a Registered Maine Recovery Coach. He has been working in the field since 2020. By recovering loud, Michael hopes to shine the light of recovery into the darkest parts of society.
Alicia (Lisa) Escobar
Board Member, MHRTC,LADC,CCS
I live in Lewiston and have dedicated over half of my life serving this community. As a substance use disorder clinician, I have witnessed many barriers people face when trying to obtain treatment.
An Angel’s Wing has been supportive when other resources did not exist. I respect the mission of An Angel’s Wing and wanted to be involved. It takes a community, and I am hopeful that together we can overcome the stigma and make a change.
‘Each one of us can make a difference. Together we make a change’.
With a degree in Culinary Arts, a love of baking and a passion for helping others, An Angel’s Wing was the perfect fit for Danielle.
Donating her time to the bakery at An Angel’s Wing has helped spread the cause through the participation of craft fairs and multiple local events.
During her down time, Danielle enjoys spending time with her three kids and enjoying just about any outdoor activity.
1567 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
Monday - Sunday: 10am - 6pm