Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area welcomes new board members

Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area welcomes new members to the

 Board of Directors

Hospice Volunteers of Waterville is pleased to welcome four business leaders from the Waterville area as new members to its Board of Directors. The Hospice Board of Director’s are active participants and advocates for the mission and activities of HVWA to include development of policies and procedures, maintain development and growth objectives as well as financial support for the annual operating expenses.

Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area is a non-profit volunteer based, community funded organization founded in 1980 that serves 27 communities in Central Maine. HVWA’s mission is to provide non-medical support to individuals and their families during the last phases of life.

Joining the Board are Rick Forsley, Seven Grenier, Robert “Luxy” LeClair and Natalie Tortorella.

On behalf of Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area, Gerald Saint Amand, Chairman of the Board is pleased to welcome the four new members to our board. Their different work and educational experiences will complement the current makeup of the board, which will allow us continued support of the HVWA mission.

Rick Forsley

 

 

Rick Forsley, Financial Advisor

Rick has been working in the financial services industry since 2006. Rick earned B.S. in Business Administration from Thomas College and is nearing the completion of his MBA through his Alma Mater.

As a previous owner of three businesses, Rick has extensive marketing, sales and management experience. In 2006, Rick joined Choice Investments as a partner in 2009 and has been Owner/President since 2014.

Rick resides in Oakland. He is an avid golfer, skier, gardener and naturalist. Rick’s has two grown children and has been a foster parent for many years. He has had the pleasure of overseeing a full and vibrant household.

Rick currently serves as a board member of Waterville Country Club and also serves on the Thomas College Alumni Relations Committee.

Seven Grenier, Associate Director, Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs

Seven Grenier is celebrating her 17th year as an employee of Colby College, but her association with the campus began much earlier in 1985 working first in the Colby Business Office and then in 1991 as a non-traditional, full-time student majoring in administrative science. She earned a B.A. from Colby College and her M.B.A. from Thomas College.

In 2000, Seven returned to Colby fulltime to work in College Relations as an administrative assistant for the Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations Office and started to hone the skills that would make her successful in her current position within the department. Now as an associate director in the Grants Office in the Division of College and Student Advancement, Seven has formed close working relationships with many of the faculty across campus and supports their efforts to secure grant funding for their research, sabbaticals, and publications. She also oversees numerous stewardship reports to various foundations and charitable trusts, and she searches for prospects for the College’s grant-funded initiatives.

 

To remain active in the Waterville area community, Seven was a parent volunteer for Winslow High School’s Field Hockey Boosters, Project Graduation, and Alfond Youth Center Young American’s Dance program. She recently joined the Board of Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area for a three-year term.

 

She resides in China with her husband Mark, a cat, and two dogs. They have one grown daughter. In her free time she enjoys traveling, reading, and following the Red Sox.

Luxy LeClair

Luxy LeClair, Executive Manager Central Maine Motors Auto Group/Retired

Luxy LeClair has spent his sixty five years living and working in the Waterville, Winslow area.  The highlight of his professional career was the thirty years he spent working for the Gaunce Family at Central Maine Motors Auto Group.  Luxy started in 1985 as a Sales Person and working his way up to General Manager and retiring at the end of 2014 as Executive manager.  Since then he continues his ties to the dealership working on a part time basis.

Luxy takes great pride for the close relationships he has made with the employees and customers along with the lessons about community involvement learned from the Gaunce Family.

Luxy coached Midget Football in Winslow for 18 years as well as 4 years with Little League.  He worked to help and promote the One in Five K for Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Center and has been a Hospice Volunteer for the Resale Shop for the past five years and recently joined Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Board of Directors.

Luxy lives in Winslow with his lovely wife Marie.  They have four adult children.  In his spare time he loves to fish and travel.
Natalie Tortorella

Natalie Tortorella, Licensed Insurance Agent

Natalie currently works with Combined Benefits United in Hallowell. She earned a B.A. in Human Development from Colby College in 2014 and a Master’s in Education from Boston University in 2016.

During her sophomore year at Colby, Natalie began volunteering at Hope’s Place a grieving children’s program associated with Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area. She soon became the Program Director for Hope’s Place at Colby and recruited students to facilitate groups.

While Natalie was at Colby, she also participated in Hardy Girls Healthy Women, Boys to Men and Colby Cares about Kids. After leaving Colby College, Natalie moved to Boston to pursue her Master’s degree and complete Teach for America, a two year program teaching in Lynn, MA. Upon completion of the Teach for America program, Natalie bought a house in Augusta and was quick to jump back into her work at Hope’s Place.

Natalie resides in Augusta with her dog and enjoys guiding white-water rafting trips during the summer months. She spends free time volunteering in elementary classrooms.

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