Serving the Maine Communities of Franklin County, Livermore & Livermore Falls

Board of Directors

Board Wall of Fame

We celebrate board members who have recently served two terms (six years):

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Officers

Chris Hollingsworth
President
Chris Hollingsworth
Spruce Mountain, RSU 73

Chris Hollingsworth is the Curriculum and Technology Director as Spruce Mountain (RSU 73) in Jay. Chris earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maine at Farmington and his Master’s Degree from UMO. Chris has more than 25 years of experience in school administration. Before assuming his current position Chris was principal of Spruce Mountain Elementary School and prior to that he was principal at Waterville High School and Assistant Principal at Sanford High School. Chris is an active member of the Western Maine Educational Collaborative.

When not working, Chris spends time on Morrison Hill Road in Farmington with his wife Jodi. They have four children--Tucker, Taylor, Cooper and Casey. The whole family is also very involved in helping to run Jodi’s parents Morrison Hill Apple Orchard during the summer to fall apple season. They are in the process of opening a cider tasting room where they will also be offering wood fired pizza.

Chris and Jodi, along with help from the family, are active in “renewing old houses” in the Wilton and Farmington area. If this does not keep them busy enough, Chris and Jodi are also owners of County Seat Realty.

Chris Hollingsworth is the Curriculum and Technology Director as Spruce Mountain (RSU 73) in Jay. Chris earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maine at Farmington and his Master’s Degree from UMO. Chris has more than 25 years of experience in school administration. Before assuming his current position Chris was principal of Spruce Mountain Elementary School and prior to that he was principal at Waterville High School and Assistant Principal at Sanford High School. Chris is an active member of the Western Maine Educational Collaborative.

When not working, Chris spends time on Morrison Hill Road in Farmington with his wife Jodi. They have four children--Tucker, Taylor, Cooper and Casey. The whole family is also very involved in helping to run Jodi’s parents Morrison Hill Apple Orchard during the summer to fall apple season. They are in the process of opening a cider tasting room where they will also be offering wood fired pizza.

Chris and Jodi, along with help from the family, are active in “renewing old houses” in the Wilton and Farmington area. If this does not keep them busy enough, Chris and Jodi are also owners of County Seat Realty.

RaeAnn Pike
Vice President
RaeAnn Pike
Franklin Savings Bank

RaeAnn Pike is a Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer with Franklin Savings Bank. She is a longtime supporter of the United Way. She has previously served 6 years on the Board of Directors and as Chair for the following committees: Special Projects, Very Basic Fund, Hope Fund and Community Partner Investment Team. Her passion and commitment to the United Way is because the organization’s focus is on our community working together to build a better community for all.

RaeAnn graduated from Mt. Blue High School where she was part of the National Honor Society. She went on to graduate from the University of Maine at Orono with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences. After college, she spent 6 years in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where she managed an Italian Restaurant. In the fall of 2000, she returned home to Maine where she began her 20+ year career with Franklin Savings Bank.

RaeAnn lives in Industry in a beautiful log cabin home. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, biking, camping, skiing, snowshoeing and other outdoor recreational activities. Chasing waterfalls and being on or near the water is always a favorite.

RaeAnn Pike is a Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer with Franklin Savings Bank. She is a longtime supporter of the United Way. She has previously served 6 years on the Board of Directors and as Chair for the following committees: Special Projects, Very Basic Fund, Hope Fund and Community Partner Investment Team. Her passion and commitment to the United Way is because the organization’s focus is on our community working together to build a better community for all.

RaeAnn graduated from Mt. Blue High School where she was part of the National Honor Society. She went on to graduate from the University of Maine at Orono with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences. After college, she spent 6 years in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where she managed an Italian Restaurant. In the fall of 2000, she returned home to Maine where she began her 20+ year career with Franklin Savings Bank.

RaeAnn lives in Industry in a beautiful log cabin home. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, biking, camping, skiing, snowshoeing and other outdoor recreational activities. Chasing waterfalls and being on or near the water is always a favorite.

Karen Henderson
Secretary
Karen Henderson
Community Concepts, Inc.

Karen is a Maine native and has lived in Franklin County since 1978, growing, learning, and loving the Phillips, Kingfield and Strong areas. Graduating from Mt. Abram High School in 1990. She has always possessed a strong desire to be the voice of those underrepresented and a staunch advocate for equality. She maintains a strong bond with her community. lnitially, she established her career by gaining an understanding of community resources and systems that foster independence for person's served. Since that time, she has worked diligently to build relationships with community partners and stakeholders with a goal of improving the quality of life in our rural area while empowering residents to effectively advocate for themselves. Karen is a workforce development specialist at Community Concepts, Inc.

Karen is a Maine native and has lived in Franklin County since 1978, growing, learning, and loving the Phillips, Kingfield and Strong areas. Graduating from Mt. Abram High School in 1990. She has always possessed a strong desire to be the voice of those underrepresented and a staunch advocate for equality. She maintains a strong bond with her community. lnitially, she established her career by gaining an understanding of community resources and systems that foster independence for person's served. Since that time, she has worked diligently to build relationships with community partners and stakeholders with a goal of improving the quality of life in our rural area while empowering residents to effectively advocate for themselves. Karen is a workforce development specialist at Community Concepts, Inc.

Larry Karno
Treasurer
Larry Karno
Coldwell Banker Sandy River Realty

Larry Karno is the owner of RMJ Group, a local developer of residential and commercial properties.  He is also a real estate broker and co-owner of Coldwell Banker Sandy River Realty.  He has worked in the real estate industry in various states since 1992.  Over the years, Larry served as the Director of Property Management for a nationwide firm in Los Angeles, and he owned a residential mortgage brokerage in Columbus, Ohio.

Originally from California, Larry attended both the University of Southern California and The Ohio State University.  He arrived in Farmington in 2009 with his wife Donna, a Professor of Early Childhood Education at University of Maine Farmington.  Larry worked at Franklin Memorial Hospital for a couple of years before returning to the real estate industry in 2013.

Larry’s involvement with United Way began when Sandy River Realty became the inaugural corporate sponsor for UWTVA in 2017.  He has served on the Community Investment team for six years and on the Board of Directors as Treasurer for two years.

Larry has three daughters – Jennifer, Melissa, and Rachel, each of whom enjoy successful, professional careers.  He recently welcomed a son-in-law to the family – Bob, a Massachusetts firefighter. Larry and Donna enjoy traveling the country in their motorhome, and enthusiastically cheer for the Ohio State Buckeyes every football season.

Larry Karno is the owner of RMJ Group, a local developer of residential and commercial properties.  He is also a real estate broker and co-owner of Coldwell Banker Sandy River Realty.  He has worked in the real estate industry in various states since 1992.  Over the years, Larry served as the Director of Property Management for a nationwide firm in Los Angeles, and he owned a residential mortgage brokerage in Columbus, Ohio.

Originally from California, Larry attended both the University of Southern California and The Ohio State University.  He arrived in Farmington in 2009 with his wife Donna, a Professor of Early Childhood Education at University of Maine Farmington.  Larry worked at Franklin Memorial Hospital for a couple of years before returning to the real estate industry in 2013.

Larry’s involvement with United Way began when Sandy River Realty became the inaugural corporate sponsor for UWTVA in 2017.  He has served on the Community Investment team for six years and on the Board of Directors as Treasurer for two years.

Larry has three daughters – Jennifer, Melissa, and Rachel, each of whom enjoy successful, professional careers.  He recently welcomed a son-in-law to the family – Bob, a Massachusetts firefighter. Larry and Donna enjoy traveling the country in their motorhome, and enthusiastically cheer for the Ohio State Buckeyes every football season.

Board Members

Dr. Erika Schumacher
Dr. Erika Schumacher
Pediatrician

Dr. Schumacher obtained her MD degree from the Larner UVM School of Medicine in 2008. She completed residency at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital in June of 2011 and subsequently directed the Yale Pediatric Refugee Clinic for newly-arrived refugees for several years, as well as practiced pediatric medicine in a community practice in central Connecticut. 

In January 2015 she moved with her husband and daughter to Farmington, in an effort to be closer to his family (in Cornville) and hers (in northern Vermont). She was employed at Franklin Memorial Hospital from 2015 until December 2020, when she left to pursue her goal of providing integrated, high quality primary care for children and families. She has opened an independent practice in Narrow Gauge Square in Farmington. 

Dr. Schumacher is also serving on the board of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.

Dr. Schumacher obtained her MD degree from the Larner UVM School of Medicine in 2008. She completed residency at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital in June of 2011 and subsequently directed the Yale Pediatric Refugee Clinic for newly-arrived refugees for several years, as well as practiced pediatric medicine in a community practice in central Connecticut. 

In January 2015 she moved with her husband and daughter to Farmington, in an effort to be closer to his family (in Cornville) and hers (in northern Vermont). She was employed at Franklin Memorial Hospital from 2015 until December 2020, when she left to pursue her goal of providing integrated, high quality primary care for children and families. She has opened an independent practice in Narrow Gauge Square in Farmington. 

Dr. Schumacher is also serving on the board of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.

Becky Davis-Allen
Becky Davis-Allen
Bangor Savings Bank

Becky Davis-Allen is a passionate advocate for Greater Franklin County. She has served on many boards in the area, including the Healthy Community Coalition, Western Maine CA$H coalition, Western Mountains Alliance, and the University of Maine at Farmington Board of Visitors. Becky has served two years as the United Way Campaign Chair as well. She has over 30 years of continuous service with Bangor Savings Bank and currently serves as Vice President as a local Mortgage Loan Officer. Becky lives in Strong with her significant other, Richard Savage Jr. Her favorite activities include cooking, playing with her 3 granddaughters and spending time at camp on Kimball Pond in Vienna.

Becky Davis-Allen is a passionate advocate for Greater Franklin County. She has served on many boards in the area, including the Healthy Community Coalition, Western Maine CA$H coalition, Western Mountains Alliance, and the University of Maine at Farmington Board of Visitors. Becky has served two years as the United Way Campaign Chair as well. She has over 30 years of continuous service with Bangor Savings Bank and currently serves as Vice President as a local Mortgage Loan Officer. Becky lives in Strong with her significant other, Richard Savage Jr. Her favorite activities include cooking, playing with her 3 granddaughters and spending time at camp on Kimball Pond in Vienna.

Terri Winslow
Terri Winslow
Eagle Elevator Company, Inc.

Terri Winslow is a Branch Manager for Eagle Elevator Company, running operations for Maine and New Hampshire out of her home in New Sharon.  Terri was born in Oak Harbor, WA into a military family and lived in various places throughout the country and Japan before settling in southern Maine with her husband and their children.  

Terri worked as an Administrative Assistant for Advocates for Children in Lewiston for over 8 years before beginning her career in the elevator industry where she has worked for over 20 years.  She has the opportunity to meet with building owners and facility managers throughout Maine and New Hampshire, putting together plans to maintain, repair and upgrade their elevator equipment.

When not working, Terri loves gardening, hiking, running, biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing or just about anything that gets her outside.  Especially if that means spending time with family. Terri and her husband, Doug, have four grown children. All are happily united with families of their own living here in Maine.   

 

Terri Winslow is a Branch Manager for Eagle Elevator Company, running operations for Maine and New Hampshire out of her home in New Sharon.  Terri was born in Oak Harbor, WA into a military family and lived in various places throughout the country and Japan before settling in southern Maine with her husband and their children.  

Terri worked as an Administrative Assistant for Advocates for Children in Lewiston for over 8 years before beginning her career in the elevator industry where she has worked for over 20 years.  She has the opportunity to meet with building owners and facility managers throughout Maine and New Hampshire, putting together plans to maintain, repair and upgrade their elevator equipment.

When not working, Terri loves gardening, hiking, running, biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing or just about anything that gets her outside.  Especially if that means spending time with family. Terri and her husband, Doug, have four grown children. All are happily united with families of their own living here in Maine.   

 

Dr. Joshua Hill
Dr. Joshua Hill
University of Maine Farmington

Dr. Joshua Hill joined the Early Childhood Education faculty at UMF in 2020. Prior to coming to UMF, Dr. Hill had nine years of classroom experience working in a variety of early childhood classrooms including public school preschools, university lab schools, and private childcare centers. They are an active member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators. Dr. Hill’s research interests include representations of transgender children in picture books, the inclusion of LGBTQ+ children and families in picture books, and an anti-bias curriculum in preschool settings. When not working, they enjoy spending time with their dogs and traveling with their partner.

Dr. Joshua Hill joined the Early Childhood Education faculty at UMF in 2020. Prior to coming to UMF, Dr. Hill had nine years of classroom experience working in a variety of early childhood classrooms including public school preschools, university lab schools, and private childcare centers. They are an active member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators. Dr. Hill’s research interests include representations of transgender children in picture books, the inclusion of LGBTQ+ children and families in picture books, and an anti-bias curriculum in preschool settings. When not working, they enjoy spending time with their dogs and traveling with their partner.

Shelby Childs
Shelby Childs
GiveCampus

Shelby Childs is a field marketer and fundraising strategist with a passion for connecting donors to the causes they care about most. She began her career in the nonprofit world, moving to higher education where she spent the last ten years as a fundraiser and volunteer manager, and now works for GiveCampus, the world’s leading digital fundraising platform for non-profit educational institutions. 

Shelby is a Farmington native and holds a BS from the University of Maine at Farmington. When not fundraising or planning events, she enjoys adventures in the outdoors with her two Labradors Pip and Penrose, cooking with friends, and reading. 

Shelby Childs is a field marketer and fundraising strategist with a passion for connecting donors to the causes they care about most. She began her career in the nonprofit world, moving to higher education where she spent the last ten years as a fundraiser and volunteer manager, and now works for GiveCampus, the world’s leading digital fundraising platform for non-profit educational institutions. 

Shelby is a Farmington native and holds a BS from the University of Maine at Farmington. When not fundraising or planning events, she enjoys adventures in the outdoors with her two Labradors Pip and Penrose, cooking with friends, and reading. 

Shaun Riggs
Shaun Riggs
The Dugout Bar and Grill

Shaun Riggs, of Farmington, was born in Brunswick, Maine. He grew up in Readfield and graduated from Maranacook Community School in 1998. He attended Bryant College in Rhode Island and later the University of Maine at Farmington.

Shaun began his work in the restaurant business when he was 13, working weekends in his grandmother’s breakfast diner in Palermo. He supported himself through college by working in restaurants. He spent a short stint at the Maine State Housing Authority as a consultant who planned the Annual Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing. After leaving UMF, he moved to Monrovia, Liberia, where he lived and worked for a catering business for 6 months.

After returning to Maine, Shaun had the opportunity to purchase The Dugout Bar and Grill, in the fall of 2010. Since then, he has operated the business successfully, employing 14+ workers at a time, and giving to several charitable organizations.

When Shaun isn’t at the Dugout, he enjoys spending time at his local Elks Lodge in Farmington. He volunteers in Youth Activities there, and was named Citizen of the Year in 2015. He’s an avid but far-from-professional golfer and fisherman, and enjoys time at his family’s camp on Moosehead Lake more than anywhere else.

Shaun Riggs, of Farmington, was born in Brunswick, Maine. He grew up in Readfield and graduated from Maranacook Community School in 1998. He attended Bryant College in Rhode Island and later the University of Maine at Farmington.

Shaun began his work in the restaurant business when he was 13, working weekends in his grandmother’s breakfast diner in Palermo. He supported himself through college by working in restaurants. He spent a short stint at the Maine State Housing Authority as a consultant who planned the Annual Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing. After leaving UMF, he moved to Monrovia, Liberia, where he lived and worked for a catering business for 6 months.

After returning to Maine, Shaun had the opportunity to purchase The Dugout Bar and Grill, in the fall of 2010. Since then, he has operated the business successfully, employing 14+ workers at a time, and giving to several charitable organizations.

When Shaun isn’t at the Dugout, he enjoys spending time at his local Elks Lodge in Farmington. He volunteers in Youth Activities there, and was named Citizen of the Year in 2015. He’s an avid but far-from-professional golfer and fisherman, and enjoys time at his family’s camp on Moosehead Lake more than anywhere else.

Rose Darling
Rose Darling
Wex

Rose graduated from Central Maine Community College with an Associate Degree in Business Administration and Management in 2020. After working in the banking industry for almost 25 years Rose joined the team at WEX Inc in Portland, Maine as a dispute analyst in the Summer of 2021.  Rose was born and raised in Livermore, ME, and lives there with her husband of 25 years and two dogs.  Their two adult children are recent college graduates that currently reside in Southern Maine.  In her free time, Rose enjoys spending time with her family and doing anything outside such as hiking, camping, and chasing sunsets.  If there is a waterfall or beautiful sunset to be found, you can find Rose chasing it down for the magical view and peacefulness.

As local business owners of Riverview Plumbing & Heating, Rose and her husband have always made it a priority to donate to local organizations that help those who need it most.  She is excited about the opportunity to join the United Way Board of Directors because she feels strongly about giving back to her community and is always looking for ways to get involved. Rose is looking forward to using her skills and get-it-done attitude to assist the United Way in any way she can.

Rose graduated from Central Maine Community College with an Associate Degree in Business Administration and Management in 2020. After working in the banking industry for almost 25 years Rose joined the team at WEX Inc in Portland, Maine as a dispute analyst in the Summer of 2021.  Rose was born and raised in Livermore, ME, and lives there with her husband of 25 years and two dogs.  Their two adult children are recent college graduates that currently reside in Southern Maine.  In her free time, Rose enjoys spending time with her family and doing anything outside such as hiking, camping, and chasing sunsets.  If there is a waterfall or beautiful sunset to be found, you can find Rose chasing it down for the magical view and peacefulness.

As local business owners of Riverview Plumbing & Heating, Rose and her husband have always made it a priority to donate to local organizations that help those who need it most.  She is excited about the opportunity to join the United Way Board of Directors because she feels strongly about giving back to her community and is always looking for ways to get involved. Rose is looking forward to using her skills and get-it-done attitude to assist the United Way in any way she can.

Lisa Charles
Lisa Charles
Community Member

Lisa is a mother of two boys, Kyle 20 and Anthony 10. She graduated from Gray New Gloucester High School in 1997. From a young age she was always a people person. She enjoyed making people laugh and being kind. She started her first job at 14 and never stopped working. She came across a lovely lady who offered her a job with adults with disabilities and that led her down a path of direct care. She had a sister who was disabled with CP and a seizure disorder so that kind of care came naturally to her.

She raised her oldest mostly on her own. She and her son started to get to know people through work and sports and volunteering at school and events.  She continued taking care of individuals with disabilities until COVID hit and currently cares for the elderly in their homes privately. Clients come to her from word of mouth referral. Lisa feels she has found the most amazing families through her work.

Her family knows all too well what it’s like to have less and fend for food or heat or simple things people take for granted, like having a place to do laundry. Since becoming stable she has started reaching out to the community to give back. She feels they were so fortunate in their time of need to get help from others, and feels it is her time to give back, specifically around the holidays. In the past she helped a few families, last year it was 8 families with 24 kids, and this year has turned into 17 families. She works to get the community involved in helping these families as well.

She is always looking for a way to be involved in her community and has participated in the Mother’s Day Flowers that United Way does for our seniors. She is very excited to join the Board of Directors.

Lisa is a mother of two boys, Kyle 20 and Anthony 10. She graduated from Gray New Gloucester High School in 1997. From a young age she was always a people person. She enjoyed making people laugh and being kind. She started her first job at 14 and never stopped working. She came across a lovely lady who offered her a job with adults with disabilities and that led her down a path of direct care. She had a sister who was disabled with CP and a seizure disorder so that kind of care came naturally to her.

She raised her oldest mostly on her own. She and her son started to get to know people through work and sports and volunteering at school and events.  She continued taking care of individuals with disabilities until COVID hit and currently cares for the elderly in their homes privately. Clients come to her from word of mouth referral. Lisa feels she has found the most amazing families through her work.

Her family knows all too well what it’s like to have less and fend for food or heat or simple things people take for granted, like having a place to do laundry. Since becoming stable she has started reaching out to the community to give back. She feels they were so fortunate in their time of need to get help from others, and feels it is her time to give back, specifically around the holidays. In the past she helped a few families, last year it was 8 families with 24 kids, and this year has turned into 17 families. She works to get the community involved in helping these families as well.

She is always looking for a way to be involved in her community and has participated in the Mother’s Day Flowers that United Way does for our seniors. She is very excited to join the Board of Directors.

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