Meet Our Board
Erich has been directly impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, losing his grandmother to the disease.
Mary-Lou is the Library Director at the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library in Kennebunkport. She has spent 20 years in the field and enjoys all aspects of interacting with patrons, finding them the right materials, and helping with computer questions/issues. She has served on several literary committees reviewing primarily children’s books and memoir for adults. She just completed a $1.5 Million Dollar construction project at the Graves Library that increased the space by 5,000 square feet to offer the community and visitors many new resources. Mary-Lou graduated from the University of Southern Maine before earning her Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science at Simmons College in Boston. She lives in Saco with her husband Greg and two cats. After caring for her aunt for several years, she joined A Place To Start to volunteer and support other families dealing with Dementia.
Amy has spent the last decade advocating for the students in our local school district. She has worn many hats such as PTA President, volunteer, School Board member, Building Committee member, and substitute teacher. Currently, you can find her happily working among the books in the local school libraries. While advocating for our students, Amy has also been simultaneously fundraising for additional programming, field trips and classroom extras. It is her creative outlet and is something she truly enjoys. When not selling fundraising raffle tickets, Amy is most likely watching the Red Sox, reading a good book or chatting with a friend in the aisles of Hannaford.
Susan is a board certified Occupational Therapist and a resident of Kennebunk, ME. She currently works as a program manager for a 3-day per week dementia outpatient program as well as operating her own private practice. She has worked with the geriatric community over the last 20 years and is passionate about educating families and local communities about dementia care. After completing her Masters of Occupational Therapy, Susan has also received several certifications for dementia care and education including PAC Trainer in the Teepa Snow Positive Approach to Care and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP).