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.

Jamie Marcus
Vice President
Jamie Marcus
Scott Healy and Associates

Jamie Marcus has worked in higher education for the past thirty years and currently serves as Senior Vice President at Scott Healy and Associates.  Prior to joining the firm, Jamie worked as a higher education administrator in both public and private universities.  Jamie earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from the University of Connecticut graduating Cum Laude.  He is also a graduate of the Harvard University Summer Institute on College Admissions and was actively engaged in several local and national college admissions and student life organizations.

In his free time, Jamie loves to travel with his favorite all time destination being Capri, Italy followed closely by Sitka, Alaska and Enoshima, Japan. He is also an avid runner having completed eight half marathons and the Chicago Marathon.  His favorite activity though is hanging out with his son enjoying the father and son bonding process. 

Jamie recently returned to Farmington, Maine with the flexibility to live anywhere in the United States.  He chose to return to Farmington because this is where he feels that he belongs.  The Farmington community has given Jamie everything he ever wanted in life.  He is excited about serving on the United Way of the Tri- Valley Board to give back to the community that has given him everything.  He wants to continue to help make Franklin County a place where everyone feels like they belong.  He is most excited about helping to plan events that encourage community involvement and supports the needs of Franklin County and its residents.  

Jamie Marcus has worked in higher education for the past thirty years and currently serves as Senior Vice President at Scott Healy and Associates.  Prior to joining the firm, Jamie worked as a higher education administrator in both public and private universities.  Jamie earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from the University of Connecticut graduating Cum Laude.  He is also a graduate of the Harvard University Summer Institute on College Admissions and was actively engaged in several local and national college admissions and student life organizations.

In his free time, Jamie loves to travel with his favorite all time destination being Capri, Italy followed closely by Sitka, Alaska and Enoshima, Japan. He is also an avid runner having completed eight half marathons and the Chicago Marathon.  His favorite activity though is hanging out with his son enjoying the father and son bonding process. 

Jamie recently returned to Farmington, Maine with the flexibility to live anywhere in the United States.  He chose to return to Farmington because this is where he feels that he belongs.  The Farmington community has given Jamie everything he ever wanted in life.  He is excited about serving on the United Way of the Tri- Valley Board to give back to the community that has given him everything.  He wants to continue to help make Franklin County a place where everyone feels like they belong.  He is most excited about helping to plan events that encourage community involvement and supports the needs of Franklin County and its residents.  

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 was born and raised in Los Angeles and graduated from Ohio State with a BA degree in Political Science.  Larry followed various employment opportunities, moving from Ohio, to Washington, D.C., to Phoenix, back to California, back to Ohio and finally to Maine in 2009.

He is a real estate broker and an owner at Coldwell Banker Sandy River Realty. His wife Donna is an Associate Professor at UMF, where she teaches Early Childhood Education.

Larry enjoys traveling in his motorhome, watching movies and football. He loves spending time with his three daughters and he awaits the day that someone makes him a grandfather!

Larry was born and raised in Los Angeles and graduated from Ohio State with a BA degree in Political Science.  Larry followed various employment opportunities, moving from Ohio, to Washington, D.C., to Phoenix, back to California, back to Ohio and finally to Maine in 2009.

He is a real estate broker and an owner at Coldwell Banker Sandy River Realty. His wife Donna is an Associate Professor at UMF, where she teaches Early Childhood Education.

Larry enjoys traveling in his motorhome, watching movies and football. He loves spending time with his three daughters and he awaits the day that someone makes him a grandfather!

Board Members

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. 

Some time 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 staff, and giving to several charitable organizations. 

When Shaun isn’t at the Dugout, he enjoys spending time and volunteering at his local Elks Lodge in Farmington.  He’s an avid but far-from-professional golfer and fisherman, and enjoys time at his family’s camp on Moosehead Lake.

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. 

Some time 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 staff, and giving to several charitable organizations. 

When Shaun isn’t at the Dugout, he enjoys spending time and volunteering at his local Elks Lodge in Farmington.  He’s an avid but far-from-professional golfer and fisherman, and enjoys time at his family’s camp on Moosehead Lake.

Elizabeth LeClair
Elizabeth LeClair
Educator

Elizabeth spends her days teaching Commercial Arts & Photography at the Mt. Blue Foster CTE Center. By night she works as a Marketing Manager at Calzolaio Pasta Company, and with any time left in her days she spends working as a freelance graphic designer, coaching field hockey and lacrosse at the high school, creating sports and yoga videos for the Farmington Rec Center, and spending time with her two beloved pups at home.  

Having been a part of this community since day one (literally), Elizabeth has enjoyed using her design skills to help local companies and organizations broaden their audience, find their voice, and look good while doing good.

Elizabeth spends her days teaching Commercial Arts & Photography at the Mt. Blue Foster CTE Center. By night she works as a Marketing Manager at Calzolaio Pasta Company, and with any time left in her days she spends working as a freelance graphic designer, coaching field hockey and lacrosse at the high school, creating sports and yoga videos for the Farmington Rec Center, and spending time with her two beloved pups at home.  

Having been a part of this community since day one (literally), Elizabeth has enjoyed using her design skills to help local companies and organizations broaden their audience, find their voice, and look good while doing good.

Sarah Hayes
Sarah Hayes
Otis Federal Credit Union

Sarah grew up in Livermore Falls. She earned a BA from University of Maine, and recently completed an MBA-level Marketing Strategy certificate program through Cornell. She holds professional certifications in various areas of digital marketing, including Google Analytics, Google Search ads, content marketing, social media marketing, and inbound marketing. Sarah previously lived in Los Angeles where she did freelance copywriting and search engine optimization work but returned to Greater Franklin County where she now works as the Director of Marketing and Communications at OTIS Federal Credit Union. 

Outside of work and numerous volunteer activities, Sarah enjoys spending time with her daughter, visiting museums, antiquing, trying new restaurants, writing, gardening, and running. A resident of Wilton, she is passionate about bettering her community in any way that she can.

Sarah grew up in Livermore Falls. She earned a BA from University of Maine, and recently completed an MBA-level Marketing Strategy certificate program through Cornell. She holds professional certifications in various areas of digital marketing, including Google Analytics, Google Search ads, content marketing, social media marketing, and inbound marketing. Sarah previously lived in Los Angeles where she did freelance copywriting and search engine optimization work but returned to Greater Franklin County where she now works as the Director of Marketing and Communications at OTIS Federal Credit Union. 

Outside of work and numerous volunteer activities, Sarah enjoys spending time with her daughter, visiting museums, antiquing, trying new restaurants, writing, gardening, and running. A resident of Wilton, she is passionate about bettering her community in any way that she can.

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.

Mary Ellen Simon
Mary Ellen Simon
Community Member, Rangeley

Mary Ellen Simon is a retired massage therapist living in Rangeley. She spent twenty-five years  practicing massage while also being very involved in the visual arts in Morristown, NJ where she was the co-founder and owner of Simon Gallery. An experienced curator and art juror, Mary Ellen also has expertise in resource development, sales, and event planning – making her a welcome addition to the United Way board.

Mary Ellen is very civic minded. Her past and present affiliations include Rangeley Friends of the Arts; puppy raiser for The Seeing Eye; and Franklin County Democrats.

Mary Ellen Simon is a retired massage therapist living in Rangeley. She spent twenty-five years  practicing massage while also being very involved in the visual arts in Morristown, NJ where she was the co-founder and owner of Simon Gallery. An experienced curator and art juror, Mary Ellen also has expertise in resource development, sales, and event planning – making her a welcome addition to the United Way board.

Mary Ellen is very civic minded. Her past and present affiliations include Rangeley Friends of the Arts; puppy raiser for The Seeing Eye; and Franklin County Democrats.

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.   

 

Phil Hilton
Phil Hilton
University of Maine System

Phil Hilton is a Senior Analyst Programmer with the University of Maine System and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maine at Farmington. Phil has been working in information technology since the mid 90s when he worked with his school administrators to design and configure their first computer network, web server, and 3D animation render farm. In addition to working with the University of Maine System Phil also moonlights as a developer and consultant with InterFix Communications.  Phil is currently serving as a member of the Board of Selectpersons in the Town of Wilton where he focuses primarily on economic development and tax relief. When schedules and weather permit, Phil, along with his wife and daughter, are the creators of Wilton Lights, a computer controlled Halloween and Christmas light display synchronized with music which has become a bit of a local attraction over the years.

Phil Hilton is a Senior Analyst Programmer with the University of Maine System and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maine at Farmington. Phil has been working in information technology since the mid 90s when he worked with his school administrators to design and configure their first computer network, web server, and 3D animation render farm. In addition to working with the University of Maine System Phil also moonlights as a developer and consultant with InterFix Communications.  Phil is currently serving as a member of the Board of Selectpersons in the Town of Wilton where he focuses primarily on economic development and tax relief. When schedules and weather permit, Phil, along with his wife and daughter, are the creators of Wilton Lights, a computer controlled Halloween and Christmas light display synchronized with music which has become a bit of a local attraction over the years.

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