Retired, Aroostook County Action Program
Ms. Sandstrom, a native of Aroostook County and resident of Presque Isle, is the former executive director of Aroostook County Action Program (ACAP), the community action agency serving Aroostook County. With a budget of approximately $13 million and using an integrated, case management approach, the grant-funded organization offers services to eligible families and individuals in the areas of housing, energy conservation and assistance, workforce development, child care, Head Start and early education, workforce development, community education, and health. Health programs include family planning and reproductive health; health screenings for Head Start children; Healthy Maine Partnership program; Supplemental Food for Women, Infants and Children (WIC); oral health education and screenings; and community health education. She has worked at ACAP since 1988 and prior to that worked as a medical technologist, administrative director of a clinical laboratory, and director of human resources in a health care environment. Connie serves on several boards and foundations including Northern Maine Community College Foundation, Maine Community Action Association, Mark and Emily Turner Foundation, Aroostook Regional Transportation Systems, and has chaired Eastern Maine HomeCare board since its inception in 2006. She earned a B.A. in medical technology and a Master of Public Administration degree from University of Maine at Orono, is a registered Medical Technologist (ASCP), a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and a graduate of the Leadership Maine Alpha Class.