JED Campus

In August 2023, Thomas College became a JED campus. We are the only JED campus in the state of Maine and are currently in year 1 of a 4-year process.

Year 1 consists of a thorough assessment of how well the Thomas community supports student mental health and then draft a strategic plan to implement changes to provide even better supports for students campus wide.

In Years 2 and 3 we implement the suggested change and in Year 4 we repeat the assessment phase to learn of the impact of implemented changes.

JED Logo

History

What is the JED Foundation? 

The Jed Foundation (JED) is designed to help schools evaluate and strengthen their mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention programs and systems to ensure that schools have the strongest possible mental health safety nets. There are currently over 450 campuses engaged in the JED Campus program.  Thomas College is recognized as the first JED Campus in Maine. 

By joining JED Campus, Thomas College demonstrates a commitment to the emotional well-being of its students. JED Campuses embark on a multi-year strategic collaboration that not only assesses and enhances the work that is already being done but also helps create positive, lasting, systemic change in the campus community. The program provides schools with a framework for supporting student mental health, as well as assessment tools, feedback reports, a strategic plan, and ongoing support from the JED Higher Education team.

Thomas Mental Health Team

Thomas College formed a team to lead a multi-year strategic collaboration that not only assesses and enhances the work that is already being done but also helps create positive, lasting, systemic change in the campus community.

Students on the Mental Health Team include: Liv Rowe, Katy McIntyre, Emma Boucher, and Andy Cowles.

Liv Rowe
Liv Rowe ’24
JED Campus Co-Lead
MH Team Student Intern
Psychology – Mental Health Concentration
Katy McIntyre
Katy McIntyre ’26
Middle School
Education
Emma Boucher
Emma Boucher ’24
Communications – Public Relations / Marketing
Andy Cowles
Andy Cowles ’25

Cybersecurity

JED Campus Staff and faculty are listed below.
Liv Rowe (listed above), Lisa Desautels-Poliquin, and Greg King are JED Campus Co-Leads.

Jeannine Ross Executive Director of Student Financial Services [email protected] 207-859-1112
James Campbell Associate Professor of Accounting [email protected] 207-859-1336
Andrea Thebarge Associate Director of Athletics [email protected] 207-859-1314
Allison Moloney Associate Professor of Science [email protected] 207-859-1309