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

The Team

Lisa Park Laflin
Executive Director
Lisa Park Laflin

Lisa has been the executive director of UWTVA since 2008 where she oversees the strategic direction of the organization and all aspects of the organization’s mission to improve people’s lives. Prior to assuming this role Lisa worked for the Healthy Community Coalition. In this capacity, she provided support to community-based, collaborative initiatives to improve community connectedness, engaged isolated people in becoming contributing citizens, and improved access to resources. In addition, she researched and wrote grants, and provided leadership and strategic planning within HCC on community engagement.

Past employment illustrates Lisa's passion in community and resource development, and her ability to manage programs and design and implement strategic plans. These opportunities include Assistant Director of the University of Maine Museum of Art; Executive Director of River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, Maine; Marketing and Resource Development Coordinator of the Sacopee Valley Health Center, and Production Manager of Kirkland Newspapers.

Lisa is a graduate of the Honors Program at the University of Maine at Orono with dual degrees in English and Art History, and has completed masters coursework in Community Planning and Development at the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine.

She has served on many community boards throughout her professional life, including the University of Maine at Farmington Board of Visitors which she chaired. She is currently serving on the RSU 9 school board. Lisa has received a number of awards for her community engagement efforts including the Governor’s service award for Excellence in Volunteer Administration in 2013.

Lisa, an active Farmington Rotarian, lives in New Vineyard, and gardens among the bugs, with her husband, Brent. She has two grown children, Park and Riley.

Lisa has been the executive director of UWTVA since 2008 where she oversees the strategic direction of the organization and all aspects of the organization’s mission to improve people’s lives. Prior to assuming this role Lisa worked for the Healthy Community Coalition. In this capacity, she provided support to community-based, collaborative initiatives to improve community connectedness, engaged isolated people in becoming contributing citizens, and improved access to resources. In addition, she researched and wrote grants, and provided leadership and strategic planning within HCC on community engagement.

Past employment illustrates Lisa's passion in community and resource development, and her ability to manage programs and design and implement strategic plans. These opportunities include Assistant Director of the University of Maine Museum of Art; Executive Director of River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, Maine; Marketing and Resource Development Coordinator of the Sacopee Valley Health Center, and Production Manager of Kirkland Newspapers.

Lisa is a graduate of the Honors Program at the University of Maine at Orono with dual degrees in English and Art History, and has completed masters coursework in Community Planning and Development at the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine.

She has served on many community boards throughout her professional life, including the University of Maine at Farmington Board of Visitors which she chaired. She is currently serving on the RSU 9 school board. Lisa has received a number of awards for her community engagement efforts including the Governor’s service award for Excellence in Volunteer Administration in 2013.

Lisa, an active Farmington Rotarian, lives in New Vineyard, and gardens among the bugs, with her husband, Brent. She has two grown children, Park and Riley.

Kendra L. Baker
Finance and Operations Coordinator
Kendra L. Baker

Kendra joined United Way in 2015 and is the Finance and Operations Coordinator of United Way of the Tri-Valley Area. Her duties include overseeing all aspects of the company’s financial systems, managing the day to day operations and activities, overseeing organizational technology needs, including campaign software, and providing services to help improve people’s lives.

Past employment with Franklin-Somerset FCU, Camden National Bank, Work First Inc. and LEAP provides Kendra’s with a strong financial background, the ability to manage all operations associated with an office setting, and experience working with a diverse community. She has completed coursework at Coastal Carolina Community College and is a graduate of Mt. Blue High School. Certifications include State Board Licensed Insurance Producer and Medical Terminology.

She has coordinated and participated in many local events, and volunteered many hours within the community. Kendra holds a variety of awards/ recognitions, and certifications ranging from financials of banking, medical terminology to ethics in the workplace.

Kendra, an avid sports mom, lives in Jay, with her husband Kenneth and four very active children, Hunter, Calley, Ashley and Emily.

Kendra joined United Way in 2015 and is the Finance and Operations Coordinator of United Way of the Tri-Valley Area. Her duties include overseeing all aspects of the company’s financial systems, managing the day to day operations and activities, overseeing organizational technology needs, including campaign software, and providing services to help improve people’s lives.

Past employment with Franklin-Somerset FCU, Camden National Bank, Work First Inc. and LEAP provides Kendra’s with a strong financial background, the ability to manage all operations associated with an office setting, and experience working with a diverse community. She has completed coursework at Coastal Carolina Community College and is a graduate of Mt. Blue High School. Certifications include State Board Licensed Insurance Producer and Medical Terminology.

She has coordinated and participated in many local events, and volunteered many hours within the community. Kendra holds a variety of awards/ recognitions, and certifications ranging from financials of banking, medical terminology to ethics in the workplace.

Kendra, an avid sports mom, lives in Jay, with her husband Kenneth and four very active children, Hunter, Calley, Ashley and Emily.

Nichole Ernest
Community Resource Coordinator
Nichole Ernest

Nichole Ernest joined United Way of the Tri-Valley Area as the Community Resource Coordinator in April of 2016. Her duties include helping the UWTVA meet its mission by leveraging people and their resources-time, talent, and treasure. Nichole helps promote the value of volunteerism through volunteer training, coordinating with partners, assisting with UWTVA campaign functions, as well as researching and growing relationships with the community. Nichole has successfully obtained her Certificate of Volunteer Management through the Maine Commission for Community Service.

Nichole has BA in International Business from Eckerd College and an MBA from Plymouth State College. She grew up in the Farmington area and moved back after 10 years in New Hampshire to raise her children close to her family, and in the community that she knows and appreciates. Past employment includes working with MAS Community Health, Work First Inc and LEAP. These positions have provided Nichole with a diverse background and a full awareness of both the needs of the local community, as well as the many resources available within our community. Nichole has coordinated and participated in many local events and always finds time to volunteer regularly. As the current President of the Mallett School PTA, the treasurer of the JWL Riding Club, and co-advisor of UMF's Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, Nichole demonstrates valuable volunteer leadership in our community.

Nichole and Andrew live in Farmington with their family, Jaimi, Madeleine and McKenna. Nichole is an active mom, juggling work, farm animals, riding lessons, dance lessons, gymnastics and skiing. 

Nichole Ernest joined United Way of the Tri-Valley Area as the Community Resource Coordinator in April of 2016. Her duties include helping the UWTVA meet its mission by leveraging people and their resources-time, talent, and treasure. Nichole helps promote the value of volunteerism through volunteer training, coordinating with partners, assisting with UWTVA campaign functions, as well as researching and growing relationships with the community. Nichole has successfully obtained her Certificate of Volunteer Management through the Maine Commission for Community Service.

Nichole has BA in International Business from Eckerd College and an MBA from Plymouth State College. She grew up in the Farmington area and moved back after 10 years in New Hampshire to raise her children close to her family, and in the community that she knows and appreciates. Past employment includes working with MAS Community Health, Work First Inc and LEAP. These positions have provided Nichole with a diverse background and a full awareness of both the needs of the local community, as well as the many resources available within our community. Nichole has coordinated and participated in many local events and always finds time to volunteer regularly. As the current President of the Mallett School PTA, the treasurer of the JWL Riding Club, and co-advisor of UMF's Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, Nichole demonstrates valuable volunteer leadership in our community.

Nichole and Andrew live in Farmington with their family, Jaimi, Madeleine and McKenna. Nichole is an active mom, juggling work, farm animals, riding lessons, dance lessons, gymnastics and skiing. 

Casey Wrigley
Loaned Executive - Hannaford
Casey Wrigley

United Way is pleased to welcome Casey Wrigley as a Loaned Executive this fall. Casey is with United Way because of the generosity of Hannaford of Farmington. Loaned Executives provide energy and expertise to United Ways on a temporary basis while also gaining valuable professional development experience. 

Casey will be working with staff on program initiatives that raise money such as the Great Charity Auction; increasing the visibility of United Way; workplace campaigns, and the Corporate Champion Circle.

Casey lives in Farmington Falls with his girlfriend Taylor, a spunky golden retriever, and two cats. He is a 2016 graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington. An avid athlete, supporter of the farm to table movement, and family man, Casey brings a lot to our organization.

United Way is pleased to welcome Casey Wrigley as a Loaned Executive this fall. Casey is with United Way because of the generosity of Hannaford of Farmington. Loaned Executives provide energy and expertise to United Ways on a temporary basis while also gaining valuable professional development experience. 

Casey will be working with staff on program initiatives that raise money such as the Great Charity Auction; increasing the visibility of United Way; workplace campaigns, and the Corporate Champion Circle.

Casey lives in Farmington Falls with his girlfriend Taylor, a spunky golden retriever, and two cats. He is a 2016 graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington. An avid athlete, supporter of the farm to table movement, and family man, Casey brings a lot to our organization.

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