March 26, 2019
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AMHC board selects new CEO

Community Author: Jamie Owens, MSB, AMHC Director of Marketing & Development
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Jamie Owens | BDN
Jamie Owens | BDN

CARIBOU — With the imminent retirement of current Chief Executive Officer Greg Disy, Aroostook Mental Health Center’s Board of Directors has selected Ellen Bemis as the new CEO effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Board President Athill Hebert states, “On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are pleased that Ellen Bemis has accepted the position as AMHC’s new Chief Executive Officer.  Ellen is an exceptionally skilled and professional leader with successful non-profit management experience.  She has a high level of commitment to meeting the health and social service needs of Aroostook County residents and extensive knowledge of the regulatory, fiscal, and operational accountability under which non-profit organizations function.  We are confident she will lead AMHC with skill and integrity to fulfill its mission in the future.”

Bemis comes to AMHC having served for 20 years as the Chief Financial Officer of the Aroostook County Action Program and as a member and past president of AMHC’s Board of Directors since 2011. She began her career as a Certified Public Accountant with Newman, Noyes & Associates in Portland and David N. Felch, CPAs in Caribou and holds a public accounting degree from Husson College. Bemis is a native of Maine and resides in Presque Isle with her husband Frank and their three children.

AMHC is a nonprofit organization with more than 20 service sites located across Aroostook, Washington, and Hancock counties. AMHC has been providing mental health, substance abuse, rehabilitation and social services since 1964.