Meet the Board

Board Officers:

Stephen Saunders, Chair

Rebecca LaLiberte, Vice-Chair

Marilyn Dunn, Secretary

Robert English, Treasurer

Roberta Scruggs

Buckfield Representative:  Roberta Scruggs

Roberta Scruggs is communications director of the Maine Forest Products Council, a not-for-provide organization that advocates for the forest product you industry. Previously, she was membership/outreach director at the Lakes Association in Bridgetown. She is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and spent much of her professional life as a reporter, columnist and editor at newspapers ranging from the Arab (Ala.) Tribune to the Miami Herald. In Maine, she has worked for the Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Lewiston Sun Journal, and free-lanced for the Maine Times, Down East, Yankee and other publications. She and her late husband, George Krohne also developed a news website called The Scruggs Report in 2004-2005 for in-depth stories about the Maine outdoors. She has two grown sons and lives in Buckfield. She is volunteering at RCAM because she believes we all need help at some points in our lives and she is grateful RCAM is there to provide it.


John Blancato

Canton Representative:  John Blancato

Work:  I am an RN, have been one for 35 years. I retired two years ago- I still maintain an active license. I worked for 12 years at C.M.M.C. in a variety of staff and Supervisory positions. I retired from Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice after 22 years as Clinical Supervisor for the Wilton office. I supervised a multidisciplinary team of forty clinicians and three secretarial staff. The office covers a huge geographical area in Androscoggin, Oxford, Franklin, and Somerset counties.  While at times it could be emotionally and physically draining- overall, I found my career as a R.N. very rewarding. I enjoyed the patient and family contact, the pace, no two days being the same, supervising a great team of dedicated professionals, and finally the constant learning necessary to stay current in an ever-changing profession.  Personal:  I have been married for 38 wonderful years. We have a daughter who is a LCSW, a son-in-law who is a Master electrician and a beautiful one -year old grandson. I have many interests and projects that I believe I will now have time to pursue.  We have lived in Canton for the past thirty years.  Community:  School Board Director for the former SAD 21 district for ten years. Currently, on the board of directors for the Lake Anasagunticook Association, located in Canton, and on the board of directors for Whitney Brookside Corporation an elderly and Section 8 housing project located in Canton. In the summer, I raise and donate produce from my large garden to the Canton Food Bank. I have volunteered for the R.C.A.M. gardening program for the past two years.  Finally, I am interested in representing Canton on the R.C.A.M. board of directors because I firmly believe in RCAM’s approach in helping those in need achieve self- sufficiency and would like to assist the agency in meeting the goals of its mission.


Rebecca LaLiberte

Greene Representative:  Rebecca LaLiberte

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!



Hartford Representative: Vacant


Leeds Representative: Joyce Pratt

Bio coming soon.


Litchfield Representative: Marilyn Dunn

Marilyn retired to Maine 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. She is happiest outdoors.


Livermore Representative: Vacant

Should You Be on the RCAM Board????

If you love helping your Livermore neighbors and care about helping improve your community, here’s an opportunity for you to make a difference. Want to learn more??? Call RCAM at 207-524-5095

Livermore Falls Representative: Vacant

Should You Be on the RCAM Board????

If you love helping your Livermore Falls neighbors and care about helping improve your community, here’s an opportunity for you to make a difference. Want to learn more??? Call RCAM at 207-524-5095

 


Monmouth Representative: Emily Dufour

Emily has lived in Monmouth a little over two years. She grew up mostly in Washington DC and Portland and attended UMaine Farmington. Emily’s husband, Jason, and she have three kids combined. They own Four Pence Gallery located in Monmouth, where they sell local artisan goods, vintage finds, and teach community art classes and camps. Emily works part time for GrowSmart Maine under the direction of Nancy Smith. In her much younger years, she taught in both rural Maine and rural Appalachia. So, despite being a “city kid” she has a deep awareness and understanding of the challenges facing families in rural areas.

Sabattus Representative: Vacant

Should You Be on the RCAM Board????

If you love helping your Livermore Falls neighbors and care about helping improve your community, here’s an opportunity for you to make a difference. Want to learn more??? Call RCAM at 207-524-5095

Sumner Representative: Vacant

Should You Be on the RCAM Board????

If you love helping your Sumner neighbors and care about helping improve your community, here’s an opportunity for you to make a difference. Want to learn more??? Call RCAM at 207-524-5095


Turner Representative: Richard H. Lee, Jr.

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.


Wales Representative:  Robert English

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.


Wayne Representative: Stephen Saunders

Steve grew up in Bethel, where he attended Gould Academy before graduating from St Lawrence University. He met his wife there, and they spent two years in El Salvador serving in the Peace Corps. Upon their return to Maine, Steve received his Master’s Degree in Spanish from UMaine and had a long career working in area high schools as a teacher and later as an administrator.  Steve is also trained in mediation and has worked for several area organizations as a mediator.  He is a Big Brother to a local teen, works at the local food bank, has previously served on the Board of Selectmen in Wayne; he has been on the RCAM Board for over a year, and is presently serving as Board Chair.