Month: October 2018

AMHC Appoints New Board Members

left to right: Tim Doak, Debra Jacques, and Al Martin

Effective November 6, 2018, three new members will join AMHC’s Board of Directors serving as representatives from Aroostook County. Debra Jacques is the Community Relations Manager for Katahdin Trust; Tim Doak is the Superintendent of Schools of Eastern Aroostook RSU 39 for Caribou, Limestone and Stockholm, MSAD 20 for Fort Fairfield, and MSAD 27 for Fort Kent; and Al Martin is the Human Resources Manager for Twin Rivers Paper in Madawaska.

Greg Disy, CEO, states, “I am pleased that Ms. Jacques, Mr. Doak, and Mr. Martin have volunteered to serve on AMHC’s board. Each is an exemplary individual whose skills and experience will be an asset to our Board and I am confident that each of them will be excellent stewards of AMHC’s mission of service to our communities.

The Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring AMHC’s mission is fulfilled and provide oversight for AMHC’s services and business practices. Board Members must be a resident of the AMHC’s service area and interested and capable of contributing to the development of policies and programs of AMHC. The term of each new member’s membership is three years.

AMHC is a non-profit, 501(c)(3)organization incorporated in 1964. AMHC offers behavioral health, brain injury rehabilitation, and social services for individuals of all ages, serving approximately 6,000 individuals annually from more than 20 locations across Aroostook, Hancock, and Washington Counties.

AMHC Board Selects New CEO

With the imminent retirement of its current Chief Executive Officer, Greg Disy, AMHC’s board of Directors has selected Ellen Bemis as the new CEO effective January 1, 2019. Board President Athill Hebert states, “On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are pleased that Ellen Bemis has accepted the position as AMHC’s new Chief Executive Officer. Ellen is an exceptionally skilled and professional leader with successful non-profit management experience. She has a high level of commitment to meeting the health and social service needs of Aroostook County residents and extensive knowledge of the regulatory, fiscal, and operational accountability under which non-profit organizations function. We are confident she will lead AMHC with skill and integrity to fulfill its mission in the future.”

Ms. Bemis comes to AMHC having served for 20 years as the Chief Financial Officer of the Aroostook County Action Program and as a member and past president of AMHC’s Board of Directors since 2011. She began her career as a Certified Public Accountant with Newman, Noyes & Associates in Portland and David N. Felch, CPAs in Caribou and holds a Public Accounting degree from Husson College. Ms. Bemis is a native of Maine and resides in Presque Isle with her husband Frank and their three children.

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