Staff

Our Devoted Staff

Julie Herrick, MSW, LCSW – Executive Director

Julie Herrick, MSW, LCSW and Executive Director of Oceanside Community Services, LLP, graduated in 2003 from the University of Montreal with a Bachelor Degree in Psychology. She worked at Sweetser Children services for five years, in various positions such as Youth and Family Counselor, Educational Technician III and Substitute Teacher learning various crisis intervention strategies and Special Educations techniques.

Julie’s interest in Social work and counseling continued to grow and in 2004 she was accepted at the University of New England’s School of Social Work. After graduating with her Master’s Degree, she obtained a clinical position with Sweetser’s Residential Staff Intensive and In-Home services programs. Her primary focus was working with adolescent males who had sexual offending behaviors, as well as other emotional and behavioral issues. She made therapeutic gain by using cognitive, behavioral and solution focused treatment modalities. Julie also provided clinical services through the 65M program, designed to support children and their family in their home environment and became fluent in Multisystemic Family therapy.

Julie joined the Support Solution Mental Health Clinic in 2007 as an outpatient Clinician. This transition allowed Julie to continue to provide therapeutic support and counseling to individuals and families, also learning and specializing in working with individuals dually diagnosed with mental health and intellectual disabilities. She continued to train and specialize by working with individuals with sexual offending behaviors. Julie has clinical experiences working with trauma victims as well.

Currently, Julie is in the process of becoming a CARF intern (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), with the goal of becoming a CARF surveyor in the near future. For more information on CARF visit

Julie believes in Social justice and equality. As a Clinical Social Worker, Julie recognizes the need to provide exceptional services through evidenced-based practices to individuals and their family and actively collaborate with other service providers to enhance the quality and the delivery of services

She and her partners are pleased to be opening Oceanside Community Services, LLP serving the local community of Maine and promoting the well-being of the individuals and families served by supporting, integrating and collaborating with children and families.

Jonathan Negoescu, MSW, LCSW – Clinical Director

Oceanside Community Services, LLP is pleased to present the Clinical Director Jonathan Negoescu, MSW, LCSW. Jonathan moved to Maine in 2000 after leaving North Carolina with business experience in Medical Practice Administration. Jonathan continued to function as a Medical Practice Administrator for the Maine Centers for Endocrinology and Diabetes; the Maine Health Care System.

Jonathan’s continued interest in social work directed his focus to apply to, and be accepted by, the University of New England’s School of Social Work. After graduating with his Master’s Degree, he obtained a supervisory and clinical position with Sweetser’s Residential Staff Intensive programs. His primary focus was working with adolescent males who had sexually offending behaviors, as well as those with various behavioral issues. Then, he moved and set his goals on developing an outpatient mental health clinic for a non-profit agency Support Solutions, Inc. While there, he continued working with an array of mental health issues and continued his specialty working on addressing sexual issues, developing harm reduction strategies and trauma recovery. While doing this, he also developed his craft by learning and working with individuals who have Intellectual Disabilities, Aspergers and Autism.

Jonathan then moved from working with established mental health agencies and decided, with his partners, to develop their own. agency Oceanside Community Services, LLP During the time developing the clinic, Jonathan completed his training and is currently a surveyor for CARF – Commission of Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities. CARF focus is on ensuring companies meet the needs for quality services providing to their communities. He travels throughout the U.S. surveying companies to ensure conformance to the standards and also offers consultation for companies who are attempting to complete CARFs accreditation process. To learn more about CARF, please visit their website at

As a Clinical Social Worker, Jonathan Negoescu realizes the importance of communication, collaborative practice and community involvement and hopes his experiences will allow him to serve as a leader in the mental health community. He and his partners are pleased to be opening Oceanside Community Services, LLP serving the local community of Maine and promoting the well-being of the individuals and families served by supporting, integrating and collaborating with children and families.

Tom Dinsmore MSW, LMSWcc – Clinician

Tom graduated from the University of Southern Maine, Portland in 2005 with a Bachelors degree in Social Work, having completed his senior year internship with the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child and Family Services. Upon graduation he earned his State of Maine Board of Social Worker Licensure and was hired by the State of Maine, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child and Family Services as a Children’s Services Caseworker where he spent the following three years.

As Tom interacted with the many participants in the social services community while employed as a children’s services caseworker, his interest in social work continued to grow resulting in a decision to explore the clinical field further. Tom applied to and was accepted into the University of New England’s School of Social Work, Advanced Standing Graduate Program in 2010.

While attending the University of New England Tom engaged in a yearlong internship with Oceanside Community Services, LLP. Upon his graduation he earned his State of Maine Board of Social Worker, Master Social Worker – Conditional Clinical Licensure and was offered a full time clinical position with Oceanside Community Services.

As a member of the Oceanside Community Services team, Tom looks forward to fostering the potential for growth and development inherent in all of the individuals and families he serves as a clinical social worker.

Kerianne Kuliga, LMSW-cc

In 2008, Kerianne graduated from Albright College in Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Gender Studies. She spent the next two years working as a case manager, primarily focusing on obtaining appropriate funding and services for individuals with Intellectual Disabilities [ID].

Kerianne’s continued interest in social work led her to move to Maine in order to obtain her Master’s degree through the University of New England. During her time of continued studies at UNE, Kerianne continued to gain experience in a variety of positions. First, she served as a Direct Support Professional [DSP] supporting individuals with Intellectual Disabilities in their residence supporting on building skills with daily living activities and building upon independent living skills. Secondly, Kerianne served as a Domestic Violence Shelter Advocate to women and their families who had been displaced following a domestic violence incident. While there, she worked with women on connecting to services and community supports.

While in her last year of graduate school, Kerianne spent her yearlong clinical internship with Oceanside Community Services, LLP where she gained clinical experience working with individuals in therapy, assessments, diagnostics, treatment planning and case management. Upon her graduation, she earned her Master’s degree and obtained her Conditional Clinical Licensure issued by the State of Maine Board of Social Workers.

With her accomplishments and hard work, Kerianne was offered and accepted a clinical position with Oceanside Community Services serving as a full time clinician and became an integral member of the clinical team. Oceanside Community Services, LLP is pleased to welcome Kerianne Kuliga to its clinical team.

Jack White BHP/ Office coordinator

Jack White joined Oceanside Community Services as Office Coordinator in 2012. He has 15 years of experience working in the mental health field previously serving at Sweetser Children Services. While there, he worked as a Youth and Family Counselor [YFC]; Behavioral Health Professional [BHP] and worked with the High Fidelity Wrap-Around Programs. He also worked at Saco River Health for 2 years as a Behavioral Health Professional and continues to work in that capacity with Bridges of Maine doing In-Home Services working with a variety of clients who have behavioral and emotional issues.

Jack has taken on many challenges during his career in the Social Services field. His training has been extensive working with populations from ages 5-19 who have a variety of mental health needs. He continues to do trainings through Bridges of Maine on a monthly basis remaining current with new information as it applies to his work.

Jack’s responsibilities at Oceanside are varied. As Office Coordinator, he is responsible for keeping client records up to date, audits and reviews, ordering supplies, following up on new referrals and ensuring the ongoing ease in flow for all office administration functioning. We are fortunate to have Jack working with our team!