As the COVID-19 crisis continue, CMA can provide guidance on human resource best practices and answers to frequently asked questions. As an essential business, CMA continues operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, and our professionals are currently working remotely and following social distancing guidelines. If you need HR assistance, including guidance on hiring, furloughs, layoffs, return to work or other workforce concerns, contact us at 207.780.1125 or

Deborah Gallant


Deb Gallant has over thirty years of background and hands-on experience in Human Resources Management and Leadership Development. Prior to joining CMA as a Vice President, she was President of her own HR consulting business for over 20 years, as well as having served as the Director of Leadership Development, OD and Learning at Maine Medical Center/MaineHealth, and at Key Bank as a Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Training. Deb has earned designations as Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), SHRM-SCP, Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), and a Certified Benefits Professional (CBP).

Deb Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Maine. She has completed graduate work in Business Administration and Psychology. She is also a 1995 Graduate of “The Program on Negotiation” at Harvard Law School, a 2005 graduate from the McGill International Executive Institute’s Accounting and Finance Program, and received her Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma in 2014. Deb is certified to conduct Emotional Intelligence assessments, DiSC work style assessments, to teach Conflict Resolution Skill Building, and to administer the MRG Leadership Effectiveness Tool.

Deb has been very active over the years in many various local, community and statewide activities. She served on the Board of a Publicly Traded Company in Northern Maine for 15 years and also served on the Maine Board of Accountancy as the Public Member for 10 years after being appointed to this position by the Governor in 1993. She has served as Chairman of the Board for Junior Achievement of Maine, Board Member at the University of New England, Member of the Cumberland Club Board of Directors, and as a Board member for Mercy Hospital.


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Kevin M. Healey

Kennebec Savings Bank has used many services provided by CMA. Executive recruitment, career counseling for employees, AAP support and Human Resources consultation. I am pleased with the quality of their work and I don’t hesitate to recommend their services to other HR professionals. CMA is Maine’s “home Town” team when it comes to providing professional HR services.

David Pease

CMA is my go to HR advisor when we need extra hands, eyes or minds to work on an employment related situation or project. I work with CMA in a highly collaborative partnership – we look at our organization’s vision and strategic plan, create a plan that is aligned and customized. I trust the team and am very satisfied with the work and results!

Allison Briggs

CMA is a fabulous trainer: knowledgeable, energetic, and practical! They delivered communication skills training to 30 of our hotel department managers, and the feedback we received was terrific. We certainly will request them back again.

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