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Tedford Housing Announces New Directors & Thanks Community Members for Service

July 26, 2019

Tedford Housing Announcements

BRUNSWICK, Maine (July 23, 2019) – Tedford Housing’s mission is creating pathways from homelessness to home by partnering with people and their communities in Midcoast Maine. Following are recent board, staff and community announcements.

Board of Directors Elections
Four new members were elected to Tedford Housing’s board, including John Gallagher, Ally Harper, Jamie Pacheco and Scott Staples. Gallagher, of Brunswick, is the now retired former director of MaineHousing. Harper, of Bath, is the marketing assistant at Bath Savings Institution. Pacheco, of Bath, is the program manager at Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust and wellness coordinator for the Merrymeeting Food Council. Staples, of Brunswick, is a retired psychologist.

Board of Directors Officers
Roger Brodeur, social service supervisor quality assurance at the Office of Child & Family Services Maine Department of Health & Human Services, was elected to president of the board; Patti Lawton, a REALTOR at Sotheby’s International Realty, was elected to vice president. Toni Kemmerle, principal attorney at the Maine Department of Transportation, was elected to secretary; and Field Griffith, retired, was elected to treasurer.

Staff and Community Recognition
Tedford Housing held its annual meeting and awards event on June 17th at The Brunswick Golf Club. The following awards were handed out at the event:

The Margit Cook Award – given annually to one or more persons who demonstrate exemplary volunteer service to Tedford Housing, have served in a formal volunteer capacity for at least five years and are recommended by Tedford Housing staff as persons of great integrity and outstanding volunteer service – was awarded to Marilyn Sinskie.

The Tedford Home Award – given annually to one or more persons who have worked closely with Tedford Housing to help meet its mission of ending homelessness – was awarded to Annie Rose.

The Scooty Brownell Award – given annually to those who have a history of supporting Tedford Housing in more than one way including financial, volunteering, advocacy or leadership – was awarded to Patty Biggs and Mary O’Brien.

Staff recognition:

In addition, adult shelter case manager Michelle Thiboutot was recognized for 10 years of employment with Tedford Housing.

Photos from the event can be found on Tedford Housing’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/tedfordhousing/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2219902041379514

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