Our Volunteer Board of Directors is a diverse group of leaders who bring a variety of talents, experiences, and expertise, to the governance of Spectrum Generations Central Maine's Area Agency on Aging & Aging and Disabilties Resource Center.
Serving as a Board Member is just one of the many opportunities to volunteer your time and skills. If interested in joining our Board, please contact Spectrum Generations' President and CEO, Gerard Queally. Our agency by-laws can be viewed here as well as our Responsibilities and Conduct of Board Members.
Richard C. Mitchell, Board Chair
Kennebec County Member since 2014
Richard graduated with a BS in Economics and Dean’s List, Colby College, Waterville, ME. A former member of the Maine Army National Guard, Richard started his career in Human Resources in Maine. He then spent from 1987 until his retirement in 2012 working in New York, NY as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Warnaco Inc., and Group VP, Human Resources, PVH Corp. Richard joined our Board of Directors in 2014.
Carmen Bedard, Second Term Vice Chair
At Large Member since 2011
Carmen graduated with honors with a BS in Elementary Education from Indiana University in 1979. After nearly 11 years with Spectrum Generations' Muskie Community Center, she retired in 2011 and then was elected to serve on their Board of Directors. Carmen has 10 years experience providing care for family members with dementia and has served in numerous volunteer positions in Indianapolis, Brunswick, Topsham, and Waterville areas. Carmen has been married 43 years and is a mother of four.
Terry Drummond, First Term Secretary
At Large Member since 2015
Terry is an experienced writer, publisher and editor and served as Development Director at both Kennebec Mental Health Center and Spectrum Generations until his retirement in 2007. He has served on the Board of Directors at Stanley Steamer Museum, Bingham Area Health Center, and HealthReach (Chair for One Year). He currently volunteers at Spectrum Generations as a grant writer.
Gerald Homer, First Term Treasurer
At Large Member since 2015
Jerry is a retired healthcare administrator with 20 years of experience. In his retirement he works as a mate for Schooner Eastwind. He has a BS in Industrial Administration from the University of Connecticut and a Masters in Hospital Service Administration from Cornell University. He lives in Boothbay Harbor and is working to help establish a regional health center in that area.
At Large Member since 2016
Dan is currently VP of Operations at Inland Hospital and has been there for fifteen years. Prior to working for Inland, Dan worked for Marriott Management Services in a variety of healthcare settings throughout the Northeast. He has served on and continues to serve on several non-profit and for profit Boards such as the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanders, Salvation Army, United Way of Mid-Maine, Waterville Opera House and is also a member of the Waterville Kiwanis Club and Lions Club of Stratton. Dan works part time as an adjunct instructor in the graduate program at Thomas College. He has a dual BS degree in Management and Clinical Nutrition from Penn State and an MBA from Thomas College.
Brunswick Community Member since 2015
A native of Brunswick, Dick graduated from Tufts University in Boston before a seven year tour in the Navy. He taught Naval history for a few years at USC in California where he earned an MS in Quantitative Systems before returning to Maine to start a career in technology with the forest products industry. Dick spent 22 years with Great Northern Nekoosa and 13 years with Georgia Pacific in Atlanta. Dick is married with five children and six grandchildren. He also does volunteer tax preparation with the AARP sponsored Tax-Aide program. Dick is starting his second round with the Spectrum Board after the bylaw-required one year hiatus; it's nice to have him back! His current principal interest is our care transitions involvement.
Knox County Member since 2015
Paula is the current Vice President of Nursing Services at Pen Bay Medical Center. She earned her BSN from Saint Anselm College and her Masters in Health Services Administration from Saint Joseph’s College. She is affiliated or member of the following organizations: MaineHealth Chief Nursing Officer Council, VHA Chief Nursing Officer Council, American Nurses Association of Maine, American Nurses Association, Organization of Maine Nurse Leaders, Maine Partners in Nursing Education and Practice, Maine Nursing Action Coalition and the University of Maine Augusta Nursing Program Advisory Committee.
At Large Member since 2015
John is a graduate of the University of Maine at Orono and University of New Hampshire School of Law. He is a practicing Maine elder law attorney with offices in Waterville. He now serves on the Maine Council on Aging, is a member of the Maine Gerontological Society, and serves as Co-Chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee of the Maine State Bar Association Elder Law Section. He has served as past President (2007-2013) of the Maine Association of Area Agencies on Aging (M4A), and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Lakewood Rehabilitation Center. He is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and has been recognized by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court with the Katahdin Counsel Award for providing pro bono services to Maine's elderly. In 2010, John was selected Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce's Outstanding Professional. John speaks frequently to professional and community groups regarding long term care planning, estate planning, advance directives and MaineCare/Medicaid planning.
Somerset County Member since 2013
John is a very active member of various clubs and is a member on several area boards. He is the former owner of an insurance agency, women’s clothing stores, and a sales manager of an internet service provider. Most recently he served as a Maine State Representative of District 84 and is current Vice Chair of Fairfield Town Councilman.
Michael Rowe, Chair, Senior Advisory CouncilAt Large Member since 2016
Originally from Pennsylvania, Mike was a YMCA director that led him to Boothbay Harbor. An entrepreneur since 1979 he opened his delicatessen for nine years in Boothbay Harbor. For the past 27 years he’s been selling and servicing radio-based pet containment systems throughout Maine. Joined Coastal Community Center in 2012 and a member of their Fundraising Committee for entertainment, and LAC. A writer and collector of board games (over 12,000) he and his wife are active thespians in many communities and are residents of Waldoboro.
Helen-King AtallahAt Large Member since 2017
Helen currently works full time at IDEXX Laboratories, located in Westbrook Maine as an RN Case Manager, with IDEXX Environmental Health and Safety Division. Prior to working at IDEXX, Helen served as the Director of Nursing at St Andrews Long Tern Care Facility, located in Boothbay Maine. Helen also worked as Director of Human Resources for Hathaway Shirt Company. She has served on numerous non-for profit Boards, such as Alfond Youth Center, Maine Cardiovascular Health Council, and Maine Occupational Health Nurses Association. Along with her RN license she has a BS degree in Community Health Education, from the University Of Maine at Farmington, and an MBA from Thomas College. Helen currently lives in East Boothbay, Maine.