Meet the Board

 

Chairman

Geoffrey B. Miller, M. Ed. – Monmouth

 

Geoff was raised in Maine, grew up in Winterport, and received a B.S. and Master of Education from the University of Maine.  After graduate school he worked in Student Services on university campuses from Wisconsin, Virginia, and returned to Maine in 1995.  Mr. Miller worked in higher education for twelve and half years.

In 2001 he began his career as a civil servant working for the State of Maine and he continues to work in Augusta today.  In his various positions in State government, Mr. Miller has developed statewide substance abuse prevention initiatives and programs with state and federal funds.  His experience ranges from managing and supervising teams of professionals, to running the day to day operations of a state office providing statewide services.  He has experience and skills in strategic planning, grant writing and reporting, media and marketing promotion, Request of Proposal and contract writing, and professional develop training.

Mr. Miller has served on state, regional, and national association committees in various leadership experiences.  He served as the Maine College Health Association President, the National Prevention Representative for Maine to the National Association of State Drug and Alcohol Drug Director (NASADAD), and served on the planning committee for the New England Institute of Addiction Studies (NEIAS).  He is honored to serve on the volunteer board of RCAM and looks forward in continuing his community service experience.

 

Vice Chair

Rebecca Laliberte – Greene

 

Rebecca Laliberte is owner of The Meadows Senior Living Center in Greene. Rebecca spent her initial career years traveling from the Atlantic to Pacific as a culinary expert for people and companies across the country. Rebecca was at a beauty salon when the hair dresser was venting about her family and mentioned, “I just need a place where my mom is safe and where she can get 3 good meals a day.” The next day Rebecca was driving to her job, she noticed the abandoned facility in Greene and immediately decided on buying it. She moved from Oxford to Greene and re-did the entire facility into a cozy, relaxed, and home like setting for senior living.  Rebecca did all this while raising her daughter, Lauriane, with only the help of her mom, Constance Pettis, and the help of good employees. Laliberte has run this successful business for 23 years.  Rebecca and her daughter are very proud of all the different accomplishments that have been achieved over those years.  Lauriane and her husband are currently living at The Meadows in hopes for Becky to get more travel, golf, and relaxing done. Rebecca is happy to be a part of such a supportive cause and believes in the mission of helping those in the local community.  Rebecca is proud to be collaborating with RCAM over those past 23 years and looks forward to the next 50!

 

Secretary

Bekah Krise – Sabattus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bekah Krise is a social worker and community organizer living in Sabattus, ME. Bekah currently works for a local Domestic Violence Resource Center cultivating new volunteer and intern leaders as well as providing advocacy for survivors. In previous work, Bekah has been a case manager for vulnerable populations and has especially enjoyed supporting homeless youth in finding housing, employment and through harm reduction. Bekah is passionate about justice issues, is invested in local revitalization and is an avid gardener. Bekah, her husband Ben, daughter Hannah and rescue pit bull, Dolly Parton, believe that living your values is important work and they support the work of RCAM because RCAM supports local people.

 

Treasurer

Robert English – Wales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert (Bob) English retired from the Navy and attended the University of Maine at Augusta earning an Associate’s Degree in Business in 1996 and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting in 1998.  Since graduation he has worked for Johnny’s Selected Seeds, CommTel, Bath Iron Works, and is currently employed by the State of Maine.  Positions have included Senior Staff Accountant, Assistant Controller, Corporate Tax Specialist, Managing Staff Accountant, Business System Analyst, and Tax Section Manager.

Bob has been a School Board member for Wales for over 20 years.  He is currently serving as the Treasurer for the Wales Presbyterian Church, and as the Quartermaster/Adjutant for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11032 in Greene.  Bob is also a member of American Legion Post 135 in Sabattus.

Bob is married to Susan and has two grown children, a daughter Jennifer Setechel of South Paris, and a son Christopher English (wife Ashley) of Leeds and one grandson, Bobby.

 

Cassie Mercier – Buckfield

 

Cassie grew up in Auburn and moved to Buckfield about four years ago.  She graduated from the Unversity of Southern Maine in 2015 with bachelor degrees in Psychology and Criminology.  Cassie currently works for TD Bank and has been with the bank for over four years.  Cassie enjoys disc golfing, walks with her dog and gardening.  She is excited to be a board member for RCAM and supports the mission statement in helping those in her community.

 

 

Marilyn Dunn – Litchfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marilyn retired to Maine 12 years ago after 27 years as a trainer in financial services and a consultant regarding retirement plan tax law.  She lives on Cobbossee Stream in Litchfield with her husband Tom and her beagle Darcy.  Marilyn and her husband made a living in Massachusetts but lived their weekends hiking, cross country skiing and camping in NH and Maine.  Marilyn has had a vegetable garden every year since she graduated college.  She enjoys foraging wild mushrooms, biking and traveling.  Marilyn is happiest outdoors.

 

 

 

Joyce Pratt

 

 

 

Donna Hebert – Canton

 

Donna has two Associates Degrees one in Business Administration and one in Accounting. She worked for International Paper Mill in Jay as switchboard operator and when management decided to down size, she was offered a job in the mill and took a job in the finishing department.  When the Mill went on strike she lost her job having been with the mill only 6 1/2 years.

Donna then took a job in housekeeping at the Victorian Villa in Canton, and was Treasurer for the Canton Sewer Department.  She worked for five years at the nursing home , then Accepted a job with Newpage Paper Mill in Rumford.  She retired from the sewer department after eleven years of service and the paper mill after 21 years of service.

She’s kept busy during her retirement as a member of the town budget committee, co-director of the Canton Food Pantry, serves on the Christmas Angel committee, and is head of the Outreach Program at the Canton Baptist Church where she is an active member.

Donna enjoys reading, adult coloring books, going for walks and spending time with family and friends.

 

Richard H. Lee, Jr. – Turner

 

Richard joined the Board in the Fall of 2016. Dick has a long history in the field of education. He was on the faculty, and held the position of Department Chair and VP/Dean of Instruction at Central Maine Community College before his recent retirement.

He was active in the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission for Technical and Career Institutions,  Faculty at University of Southern Maine and Southern New Hampshire University and an Education Program Specialist at the Maine State Approving Agency for Veterans Education; University of Maine System.

Dick currently has volunteer commitments with USM Lewiston-Auburn Senior College; Turner Public Library; Turner Planning Board, St. Philip Church in  Auburn and RCAM.

 

Don Berry

 

Linda Chretien

 

Dan Maurais