PORTLAND, Maine — The Center for Grieving Children, which serves children, teens, their families, and the community in Cumberland and York counties, has announced its 2014-15 board of directors, including 21 incumbents and three new members.
Newly elected to the board are Christopher Cimino, executive vice president, C.M. Cimino, Inc. in Westbrook; Julie Grosvenor, M.D., physician and associate chief medical officer, Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford; and Peter Herzog, associate employment attorney, Fisher & Phillips LLP in Portland.
“Like the current members of our board, each of the newly elected members brings a unique perspective as well as professional experience and networks that will be invaluable as the Center continues to grow its service to grieving children and their families, schools, and other organizations in both Cumberland and York counties,” said John P. Mosley, newly elected board president, in a press release. Mosley is a financial adviser and partner with Mosley Financial Group.
In addition to Mosley’s appointment as president, the board confirmed appointments to its executive committee, as follows: Vice President Amanda V. Rand, Esq., senior vice president and director of wealth planning, Spinnaker Trust in Portland; Treasurer Michael Lane, vice president, IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. in Westbrook; and Secretary Kimberly Simard, director, retail finance, L.L. Bean in Freeport. Past president is Paul Letalien, CPA, principal, Baker Newman Noyes in Portland. At large members of the executive committee are Gail Bruzgo, accounting and audit manager, Bruzgo Kremer & Swanson LLC in Portland, and Melissa Smith, president & chief executive officer, WEX, Inc. in South Portland.
Continuing service on the Center’s board are: Lori Black, co-owner, Black Funeral Homes in Sanford and Springvale; Amy Booth, senior vice president and partner, CBRE Boulos Property Management in Portland; Douglas S. Carr, owner, Carr Consulting of Yarmouth; Dennis Carter, ticket office manager, Portland Sea Dogs; Joy Symon Fall, vice president compensation/benefits, Kennebunk Savings Bank; Kevin M. Hunt, vice president, research, R.M. Davis, Inc. in Portland; Gretchen Johnson, marketing director, Verrill Dana, LLP; Tracy Keegan, director, enrollment planning and performance metrics, Unum in Portland; Jan Nelson, associate professor, School of Business of the University of New England in Portland; Erin Ovalle, news anchor, WMTW News 8; Patricia Rossi Santucci, chief executive officer, Wellness Connection of Maine; Carl Toney, health planning consultant in Scarborough; Edward Tumavicus, M.D., physician, InterMed in South Portland; and Scott Whytock, owner, August Wealth Management in Portland.
ABOUT THE CENTER FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN: For children and families confronting loss, change, and grief when someone close to them dies or is seriously ill, the Center for Grieving Children is an oasis of loving support where it’s safe to talk about feelings and experiences. At no charge, the Center’s age-specific peer support groups are available weekly in Portland and Sanford. In partnership with Portland Public Schools, the Center also offers peer support for children resettled locally from countries suffering violent conflict or natural disaster. Additional peer support groups are available for young adults, bereaved parents, and widows/widowers/partners. Community outreach throughout the year brings the Center’s training, information, and crisis support to schools, workplaces, and other organizations. Trained volunteers make the Center’s services possible. Founded in 1987, the Center today serves more than 4,000 people annually, and depends on funding from individuals, businesses, foundations, and United Way. For more information: (207) 775-5216 andcgcmaine.org