Hope, Help & Guidance for Alzheimer’s Families

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Our Board

ErichErich is a Physician Assistant currently working for York Hospital in Kittery, ME as the Lead Provider of the Walk-in clinic. He has spent his 20 year career in emergency medicine, urgent care and wound care. Erich is an invited presenter at local, region, and national medical educational conferences. He has served on numerous boards focused on practice policy and program development. Erich studied biology at Springfield College in Springfield, MA before earning his Master of Medical Science degree from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Erich lives in Kennebunk, ME with his wife Kris and daughter Gabby and is an active member of the community.

Erich has been directly impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, losing his grandmother to the disease.

Debra is a native Mainer and a graduate of Simmons College with a BA in Business Administration. After enjoying a successful career in the specialty coffee business in Seattle, Boston and New York City, she returned to school to study another true passion – advocating for quality of life as we age. She studied at Hunter College’s Brookdale School for Healthy Living as well as received a Certificate in Aging from Mount Sinai Geriatric Care Center in New York. She returned to her home state in 2009, where she worked for 5 years as the Client Care Manager for Home Instead Senior Care. Her passion for championing quality of life for seniors continues in her role as Director of Sales for Sunrise Senior Living’s Huntington Common community in Kennebunk. Debra served as Facilitator for the Health Care Network Group of York County for 5 years and volunteers for the Maine Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. She has been an APTS Board Member since August 2015, and looks forward to doing her part to advocate for those affected by dementia and other age-related challenges.
Jackie is a former Banker and Marketing and Development Executive with a mental health and addiction services facility. Born in Boston. Attended public schools in Wakefield, Massachusetts. Graduated from The University of Massachusetts in Amherst with a degree in Business Administration. She enjoys retirement in Maine after living in Connecticut for many years. She loves sports, animals, gardening, collecting wine and riding her motorcycle. She lives with her three cats in Kennebunk with her partner Jane. We like to travel, eat in fine restaurants and look forward to growing old together.

board-edieEdie was born and raised in Kennebunk, Maine. She graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a BA in Communication and a minor in Business Administration. While living outside of Chicago with her husband, Robert, Edie was employed as an executive with a large auto dealer group based in Illinois and Florida. Edie and Robert returned to Kennebunk in the late 1990’s to be closer to her family. For the last ten years she has been employed part-time in an administrative capacity for a small strategy consulting firm. She is currently a member of the Communications Committee for the Education Foundation of the Kennebunks and Arundel. She and her husband have four children. Edie’s connection to Alzheimer’s is a personal one, as her mother Bet, one of the most precious people in her life, is currently living with the disease.

A Place to Start helped guide my family through some dark times as we struggled with my Mom’s journey with Alzheimer’s. At the time I was in awe of the assistance and compassion they provided, all while asking nothing in return. They are doing important work for an underserved community, and that’s why I am so pleased to be on their Board of Directors. My hope is that my work on the Board will allow me to help other families the way A Place to Start helped mine.

Kim graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in English Journalism and a minor in Communications. After graduation she worked on a Presidential Campaign doing “Advance and Scheduling “ for a U.S. Senator for the 1984 New Hampshire Primary, was an Account Representative for a daily newspaper in Portsmouth N.H., then moved to Boston then Washington D.C. for work as an Account Representative in directory advertising for South Western Bell.

Wanting to return to New England, Kim took a job with Nynex Mobile in Boston as an Account Executive selling wireless phones at their inception. Two years later she was recruited by Saco River Telephone and enjoyed a 10 year career with Star Cellular, their wireless division, handling sales and account management for large business and fleet accounts. Kim then went on to work as a Marketing Manager and Director of Marketing and Business Development for both Servpro Industries and ServiceMaster over a ten year period. During that time Kim served on the board for Camp Ketcha, a non-profit camp for children located in Scarborough, was a Girl Scout Leader and organized the January 2005 “Rummage for Relief” event to raise funds for the victims of the Tsunami in Indonesia which raised $7000 which was donated to the Maine Chapter of the American Red Cross.
After the sudden loss of her mother to lung cancer in 2009 Kim decided to pursue a more personally rewarding career. Since 2012, Kim has worked for the South Portland based non-profit , VNA Home Health Hospice & LifeStages. As a Provider Relations Liaison with Business Development , she has the privilege of representing VNA’s many services to individuals, facilities, organizations, and communities and in Cumberland and York county.

Kim resides in Scarborough with her husband and two high school-aged children where she enjoys the beach, boating, skiing and exploring the Great state of Maine.

Beth is a Registered Nurse at Maine Medical Partner’s Neurosurgery and Spine office in Scarborough, Maine. She has been a nurse for over 20 years in a variety of different fields. She grew up in Ohio and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Beth moved around the country with her husband, Carter before settling down in Kennebunk in 2001 where they raised their 2 children, Sean and Ally. Beth enjoys spending time with her family. They love to travel, scuba dive and explore the world.

Beth has been a volunteer for A Place to Start for many years now. She is very excited to be on the board and is looking forward to continuing her support for the organization and the community it serves.

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41 Main Street, Unit 2
Kennebunk, Maine 04043