Maisie Blaine is the NE Regional Ombudsman for Long Term Care in Minnesota. She serves 5 counties in Northeastern MN including Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and Northern and Southern St. Louis. Maisie holds both a Bachelors and Master’s Degree in Social Work and is licensed as an Independent Clinical Social Worker in the State of Minnesota. Prior to coming to the Office of Ombudsman, Maisie worked in Mental Health, the County System, and Long Term Care settings. In her capacity with the Office of Ombudsman for Long Term Care Maisie serves individuals receiving Long Term Care services in the state of MN to provide advocacy and oversight and ensure quality care.
Maisie is in her second term as a Board Member on the NE Advisory Committee. She has served since November of 2014. In her career, she has had the opportunity to work with both clients who are culturally deaf or deafblind and those who are experiencing age-related hearing or sight loss. She hopes that her membership can bring value to the Commission and that she can serve as a liaison to bring the voices of those in North East Minnesota to the Commission to continue to enhance their work for those that are Deaf, Deafblind or Hard of Hearing in Minnesota.
“I feel that it is important for me to serve on the board to give voice to those in NE Minnesota who are Deaf, DeafBlind or experiencing Age-Related Hearing Loss.” ~ Maisie Blaine