REM Award Honorees (2010 – 2011) — Carol Welch (Kennebec Behavioral Health)

Kennebec Behavioral Health thanks and congratulates Carol A. Welch as KBH Volunteer of the Year for her outstanding work in behalf of KBH and other community-based groups.

Carol A. Welch joined our boards in 2002 and very quickly became president of the Foundation Board. She currently attends countless meetings for KBH while serving on our agency’s KMHA (Kennebec Mental Health Associates) Board and as vice president and treasurer of our KMHA Foundation Board. She also is a member of the Finance and Nominating Committees.

Carol, a mother of two and grandmother to five, is an example of a truly dedicated community volunteer. She is a docent at the Colby College Museum of Art, a member of the Mid-Maine Global Forum, and a member of the Waterville Women’s Club, where she served as chair of the Interim Department.

At the First Congregational Church, she was the first coordinator of the Music at First series. The professionally trained vocalist has a deep appreciation for music. For five years she chaired the Waterville church’s successful Organ Restoration Committee and she also chaired the church’s Board of Deacons. Carol also served as a PTA president at the George J. Mitchell School, formerly known as the Brookside School.

A graduate of Simmons College, she retired from Colby College after 28 years, 19 of them as assistant to the President. She originated the Music at Colby series and will participate this summer in the college’s Great Books course.

Carol always has exhibited a great enthusiasm for life and has seen much of it through her extensive travels through Europe, Canada and most of the United States.

She joined Kennebec Behavioral health, she said, in an effort to help people find competent mental health and substance abuse care.

“Helping people live happier lives is the goal,” she said, “and we all need to have compassion to assist with that goal.”

For more information about Kennebec Behavioral Health, please visit its website.

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