Elaine is a 30-year Maine resident with the last 12 years spent on Munjoy Hill. When finding her Munjoy Hill home, she realized she never wanted to leave, and found like-minded people to start planning for a future to support all who want to stay and age in place here. Elaine is a recently retired registered nurse, who worked in-home and community care for the past 20+ years prior to retiring.
Vice President: Holly L. Lord
Holly is a recently retired health care worker with a Masters in Community Counseling and a BS in Physical Therapy. She lived in the West End for over 20 years and now resides on Stevens Avenue. After working in many community health care settings such as home care, and in-patient rehabilitation, she is very aware of what it takes to be able to age in place. Holly wants to make sure that the services needed to allow elders to stay and age in their homes are there for herself and others.
Carol and her husband moved to Portland 14 years ago and love everything about Portland and Maine. She retired 7 years ago from a 30+ year career in insurance as a personal account manager, and loved the opportunity it gave her to interact with, and provide service to her clients. After retiring, she was looking for a way to give back to the community, and was thrilled to join the steering committee to develop an initiative to help neighbors age safely and securely in their homes. As a Board member, she spreads her passion for this program wherever she can. Carol also serves on the Board of Directors of Back Cove Neighborhood Association and coordinates Shoveling for Seniors in Back Cove.
Secretary: Bruce W. Dalbeck.
Bruce grew up in Maine and moved back here in 2000. He is currently employed as a caregiver by a local home care company and by LL Bean seasonally. In his previous career, he was a management consultant working on a variety of strategic initiatives, ranging from improving operations to helping start-ups get launched and grow. Bruce believes community-wide support can help provide a more dignified, graceful, and safer way to age at home. He wants to help Portland Area Villages become a key support for all of lus. He resides in Back Cove with his wife and two cats. Bruce loves being outdoors - sailing, kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing, gardening, or just exploring our beautiful State and region.
Regi H. Robnett, Phd, OTR/L, FAOTA. Regi is a professor of Occupational Therapy and Associate Director of the Center for Excellence in Aging and Health at the University of New England in Portland. She has many years of experience in gerontology and brings an understanding of the senior population that is a valuable asset to the Board. Regi and her husband reside in Portland, Maine.
Ann T. Houser. Ann is a 45 year resident of Greater Portland, recently retiring from a 33 year career at Unum in Human Resources. She started her career in social work at Holy Innocents Home Care Services in Portland, providing in-home service to seniors, allowing them to age at home. Ann has also been on the board of several nonprofit organizations throughout her career. Joining the Board at Portland Area Villages brings Ann back to an original passion of hers focused on services and support for senior citizens. Ann and her wife, Nancy, currently live in South Portland.
Joyce Bokuniewicz. Joyce brings over 20 years of experience working with start-up organizations with an emphasis on building socially responsible services, corporate direct sales, marketing, and business development. Joyce lives in Massachusetts.
Clay Atkinson. Clay is a senior corporate manager and long-time consultant who has provided streetwise strategies to over 150 profit and nonprofit clients in 30 industries. He's learned the attributes, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of clients and customers. Experience includes: MBA adjunct professor, board member, mentor, co-founder of Elder's and Men's Groups. He now has a passion for the topic of emotional intelligence and is now semi-retired.
James Casey. Jim is a marketing strategist with expertise in strategic planning, product positioning, and tactical communications. His career focused on building regional, national, and global brands in many industries for varied clients. Jim is very active in pro bono work with start-ups and early stahe companies. He is a mentor with Maine Center for Entrepreneurs, is active in the Climate Change Lobby, serves on the Board of the Association for Consulting Expertise and is on the Board of the Cumberland County Master Gardeners.
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