Our Board

Executive Board Members

Heather Johnson: Board Chair; Skowhegan resident; Executive Director, REACH Family Services

David Bucknam: Vice Chair; Chief of Police, Skowhegan Police Department

Jason Gayne: Treasurer; Executive Director, Hospice Volunteers of Somerset County; Executive Director, Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce

Tobin Curtis: Secretary; Pastor, Christ Community Fellowship, Madison


Board Members

Brent Colbry: Superintendent of Schools, RSU/MSAD 54
Representing Skowhegan, Canaan, Cornville, Norridgewock, Mercer, and Smithfield

Stephen G. Colella: Sales/On-Air Personality, Mountain Wireless, Mix 107.9, and Cruisin' 93.5
Representing media

Jayme Denis: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child and Family Services

Miriam Dodge: Home-Based Supervisor, Child & Family Services, KVCAP

Elmer (Mer) H. Doucette: Chief Financial Officer, Redington-Fairview General Hospital
Representing fiscal agent

Sally Dwyer: Retired Branch Manager, Franklin Savings Bank
Representing businesses

Brandi Farrington: Administrator of Supported Housing and Community Living Supports, Kennebec Behavioral Health

Savanna Lawrence: College Student
Representing education/schools

Sydney Reed: Student, Skowhegan Area High School
Representing youth

Juliana Richard: Selectperson, Bingham
Representing municipal government

Rachel Rogers: Student, Cornville Regional Charter School
Representing youth


Staff to the Board

Matt L’Italien: Project Director, Somerset Public Health


Please note: Somerset Public Health membership consists of a diverse group of individuals and organizations that assist in carrying out essential public health services for our citizens. Commitment in writing is required to be an SPH member. Board meetings are open to the public. SPH members sit on Jackman and Bingham leadership teams, Somerset Economic Development Corporation, Somerset County Emergency Preparedness, and KVCAP and SCARP committees. We have sub-committees for Tobacco, Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Substance Abuse.

Updated March 2018