Lori Roming joins BBBS Board

Posted March 13, 2014, at 3:03 p.m.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine is pleased to announce its newest board member, Lori Roming of the Unity Foundation. She has volunteered with BBBS for several years and serves on the Governance Committee.

Lori Roming has been with the Unity Foundation since January 2001 and is currently the Research & Program Officer. Youth and education are two of the Foundation’s areas of interest. Her major responsibilities include day-to-day operations, grant management; Jumpstart Our Youth™ (JOY) ~ a collaborative youth philanthropy project and a capacity building program (CQ®). She carries out the Foundation’s work of strengthening Maine’s nonprofit organizations through strategic board development, collaborative projects and nonprofit education. Lori’s background includes extensive administrative and management experience in government, for-profit and nonprofit sectors.

Roming graduated from the first Midcoast Leadership Academy class and been a co-coordinator of MLA since the second year. She is a graduate of the Hutchinson Center’s Certificate Program in Nonprofit Management. Lori spent two years co-facilitating the Level II Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills program through the University of Maine’s Waldo County Cooperative Extension.

She lives in Unity and her family can be traced back to the town’s original settlers. She serves as secretary and newsletter editor for the Unity Historical Society, and has recently been appointed to the Comprehensive Plan committee.

Big Brothers Big Sisters changes the lives of 530 children in Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Penobscot, Somerset and Waldo Counties facing adversity for the better, forever by providing strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships. By partnering with parents, volunteers and organizations, children in the program have higher aspirations, greater confidence, better relationships, avoid risky behaviors and achieve educational success. To find out how you can start something great for a child today by volunteering or donating please call 236-BBBS (2227) or email:

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