BANGOR, Maine — Penobscot Community Health Care announced that Eric Buch, director of operations, Four Directions Development Corp., has joined its board of directors.
Before joining FDDC in 2011, Buch served as planning and development director with Waldo Community Action Partners in Belfast and spent 27 years with local United Ways, holding executive and senior staff positions in Bangor and Bath, Maine; Worcester, Mass.; and Windsor, Ontario.
A native of Montreal, Buch received an undergraduate degree in social history from the University of Western Ontario and a master’s degree in community planning from the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. He is also a graduate of the Delta class of Leadership Maine.
Buch was a founding board member of the Maine Philanthropy Center and the Maine Association of Nonprofits, and remains a member of the association advisory council. From 2006-2009 he represented Waldo County on the Maine Commission for Community Service. He serves on the board of directors of Good Will-Hinckley, sponsor of the Maine Academy for Natural Sciences, the state’s first charter school, and is chairman the board’s governance committee.