Donna York, left, Augusta Banking Center manager, and Leanne Compton, right, Winthrop Banking Center manager, present a box of games to Renae L’Italien, CEO of the Kennebec Valley YMCA in Augusta.

During Camden National Bank’s 2021 Employee Appreciation Week, the bank announced a community donation of nearly 100 board games and $4,000 to local YMCAs serving children, including the Alfond Youth & Community Center in Waterville and the Kennebec Valley YMCA in Augusta. Camden National Bank has locations in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

In related news, the bank has received the highest possible overall rating of “Outstanding” from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency for its most recent Community Reinvestment Act examination period, covering 2018 to 2020. It marks the 18th year that Camden National Bank has received the top honor.

Established by Congress in 1977, the CRA encourages banks to meet the credit needs of all segments of their communities, including low- and moderate-income individuals.

Doctor joins Franklin Health Pediatrics

Heather Lynn has joined the Farmington-based Franklin Memorial Hospital medical staff as a provider at Franklin Health Pediatrics. Her clinical interests include preventative care, asthma management, and healthy eating.

Heather Lynn Contributed photo

Lynn received her medical degree from East Tennessee State University, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, followed by a pediatric residency at University of South Carolina/Prisma Health Midlands Children’s Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina.

Lynn is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has participated in numerous community service and child advocacy projects.


Maine Council on Aging appoints new board members

The Maine Council on Aging welcomed three new members of its Board of Directors effective Sept. 20. They are Peter Baker, LCSW, program manager for Geriatrics at MaineHealth; Catherine Ryder, LCPC, CEO at Tri-County Mental Health Services; and Angela Cole Westhoff, MA, CEO Maine Health Care Association.

Baker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has served as the program manager for geriatrics at MaineHealth for the past two years. Prior to that, he was the program director at the Alzheimer’s Association Maine Chapter, and executive director of Cape Memory Care.

Ryder has a master’s in Educational Counseling degree and was director of Clinical Services at Tri-County before serving as the chief executive officer in starting in 2012.

Westhoff recently became chief executive officer of the Maine Health Care Association after more than 20 years in nonprofit leadership roles in Maine, including with the Maine Dental Association, the Maine Osteopathic Association, and Healthy Androscoggin. She holds a master’s degree in communication from the University of Maine.

National Digital Equity Center announces plans for nationwide expansion

The National Digital Equity Center (NDEC), with offices in Wiscasset and Machias, has announced its new nonprofit status, and introduced its new board members, to kick off Digital Inclusion Week 2021. Formerly a program of the Axiom Education & Training Center, NDEC has branched out as an independent nonprofit with the mission to expand nationally to close the digital divide.

The organization provides classes to boost professional growth and the development of computer skills. NDEC hopes to be able to offer its programs to a wider audience, aiming to improve access to broadband technologies through digital inclusion, literacy efforts, education, resource planning, and funding research.

The center’s board new members include Lisa Leahy, Grace Cleaves, Mark Ouellette and Steven Koltai.

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