The Maine Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) is a federally mandated council under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The Maine SILC advances independent living by engaging in or supporting research, publication, employment, community organizing, advocacy, and systems reform.

Federal statute requires that a Statewide independent Living Council be established and not within a State agency. The statute declares that a Council shall:

About the Members

Beth Mogan, Executive Director

Cheryl Peabody, Chair
Darcy Gentle, Vice Chair

Karen Mason
Diane Frigon
Lincoln Hunt
Patricia (Trish) Thorsen
Tom Newman
Samantha Fenderson
Stephanie Desrochers


Revised: 1/1/2019