The mission of Portland Area Villages is to support, educate, and empower seniors in the greater Portland area who wish to remain living in their own homes as long as possible, allowing them to maintain active, social, safe, and independent lives. This will be accomplished with a multi-faceted approach which will include volunteers who will provide services to members, establishing a vetted network of professional providers from which members may draw, providing a comprehensive list of established community services available to members, and enabling social connections and activities for members and volunteers. Portland Area Villages, as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, will be providing a business management umbrella for affiliated neighborhood groups who partner with us, enabling them to concentrate their efforts on the members and their needs.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President & Executive Director:
Elaine V. Mullin. Elaine is a 30-year Maine resident with the last 10 years spent on Munjoy Hill. When finding her Munjoy Hill home, she realized she never wanted to leave, and found like minded people to start planning for a future to support all who want to stay and age in place here. Elaine is a registered nurse, working in home and community care for the past 20+ years.
Vice president of Operations and Treasurer:
Carol S. Colton. Carol and her husband moved to Portland 10 years ago and love everything about Portland and Maine. She retired 4 years ago from a 30+ year career in insurance as a personal account manager, and loved the opportunity it gave her to interact with, and provide service to her clients. After retiring, she was looking for a way to give back to the community, and was thrilled to join the steering committee to develop an initiative to help neighbors age safely and securely in their homes. As a Board member, she spreads her passion for this program wherever she can. Carol also serves on the Board of Directors of Back Cove Neighborhood Association and coordinates Shoveling for Seniors in Back Cove.
Joyce Bokuniewicz. Joyce brings over 20 years experience working with start-up organizations with an emphasis on building socially responsible services, corporate direct sales, marketing, and business development. Joyce lives in York.
J Norris. J Norris joined the Board of Portland Area Villages in the summer of 2016. He holds bachelor degrees from the University of Missouri at Columbia and attended the MBA program at Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business. Jay is a specialist in project management and corporate governance and in data privacy and compliance. He currently serves as President of Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Organization and is a member of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce. Jay is married and in his off time enjoys pursuing photography portraiture and spending playtime with his pug Winston.
Holly L. Lord. Holly is a recently retired health care worker with a Masters in Community Counseling and a BS in Physical Therapy. She has lived in the West End for over 20 years. After working in many community health care settings such as home care, and in-patient rehabilitation, she is very aware of what it takes to be able to age in place. Holly wants to make sure that the services needed to allow elders to stay and age in their homes are there for herself and others.