Spurwink began in 1960 with one house in Portland serving eight boys whose developmental needs could not be met at home or in public school. Today Spurwink serves over 8,000 people each year through the good work of 1,150 employees throughout Maine. Their mission remains to provide exceptional, evidence–based behavioral health and education services for children, adults, and families so that they can lead healthy, engaged lives in the community. Spurwink recently merged with Community Partners, Inc., a nonprofit provider of services to adults with autism and developmental disabilities, to expand adult services and add valued expertise from 300 new employees. They also recently launched a Behavioral Health Home service, offering a team-based approach to outpatient care.
Eric Meyer has served as President and CEO of Spurwink since 2013. He previously served as the Senior Vice President-Operations of the national Behavioral Health Group at APS Healthcare and was responsible for operations at service centers located in Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, California, Georgia and Florida. Eric is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has worked for many years in the Maine behavioral health provider community in a variety of roles, from therapist to program director. He obtained his MSW from the University of Maine and his MBA from the University of Southern Maine. Eric and his wife tend a small flock of chickens, some alpacas and a couple of horses on their small farm in Whitefield.