This group of dedicated individuals represents the community that Central Hall Commons serves. Each brings their unique personal experience to the governing, directing and supporting of Central Hall Commons.
Michelle Fagan, President
Michelle is the youth librarian at the Thompson Free Library. She believes in the vision and aspirations of Central Hall Commons. As a strong supporter of outreach and community members working together to make our community the best it can be, joining the team was a great step in the right direction. Michelle has been working with Central Hall Commons since before it officially opened and is honored by the opportunity to serve as President of the Board.
INSPIRATION: We value the power of human interaction to inspire love, connection, and learning.
Patrick Myers, Vice President
Patrick is the Executive Director of the Center Theatre, participating on the boards of several community organizations that work to bring the people of our region closer together. Central Hall Commons and Center Theater continue to embrace opportunities to collaborate to benefit our rural communities. While serving as Vice President, Patrick looks forward to continuing to champion the importance of this work.
COOPERATION: We believe we can do more together than we can on our own.
Andrew Bermúdez, Fundraising Chair
Andrew has led several humanitarian efforts to access clean water, disaster relief, and food and medical aid. He has a passion for helping those in need in the Piscataquis region and hopes to help bring in new resources and unity for the residents of Dexter and the surrounding communities.
Central Hall Commons is grateful for his continued commitment to the community as Fundraising Chair.
HEALTHY AGING: We honor the process of aging & the diverse ways it affects individuals.
Kevin Chasse, Board Member
Dr. Kevin Chasse established his chiropractic practice in Dover-Foxcroft on September 23, 1991. Dr. Chasse received his Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Occupational Health (DACBOH) in 2000. He was the President of the Maine Chiropractic Association from 2004-2006. He is currently serving on the medical staff, as an allied health professional, at Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft.
COURAGE: We value boldness in our vision, actions, and leadership.
David Murray, Board Member
David is a teacher at Sedomocha Elementary School in Dover-Foxcroft, where he has served as a second-grade teacher for 12 years and as a music teacher. He directs the Stageworks, Jr. theatrical program at Sedomocha as well as Center Theatre’s drama camps in the summers. He believes in the mission of Central Hall Commons to bring a multi-generational venue that all can enjoy to downtown Dover-Foxcroft and hopes to help bring the arts from all over to our region.
INTERCONNECTEDNESS: We believe in the interconnectedness of all people with each other and with our environment.
Susan Ramsey, Board Member
Susan Ramsey is a musician and music educator with a love of the Maine landscape and for the community of Dover-Foxcroft. A classically trained violinist, Susan performs with the Highlands Classical Chamber Ensemble and directs the String Program at Foxcroft Academy. Central Hall Commons looks forward to making beautiful music together.
RESPECT: We nurture feelings of trust, safety & wellbeing by regarding the feelings, wishes, rights, or traditions of all.
Jane Conroy, Board Member
Jane Conroy is retired from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.
She currently is a substitute teacher at RSU#68. She is involved with Piscataquis Regional Retired Educators and Secretary of Maine Education Association-Retired. Jane was very involved in the early stages of the Central Hall building and programs. She looks forward to supporting the community offerings to our region.
INCLUSION: We cultivate a welcoming space for all.
Georgia King, Board Member
Georgia Underwood, Program Director for the Recovery Wellness Initiative, is a long time resident of Piscataquis County. Georgia has a deep-rooted history of working with community groups, supporting residents by seeking opportunities to develop programming to benefit everyone. Georgia has a bachelor’s degree in Mental Health and Human Services, specializing in Addiction Studies. She has spent over eight years working with Substance Abuse Disorders and Social Determinants of Health. As a Recovery advocate and ally, she is passionate about helping those who want to receive recovery support and services. Georgia serves on the board because she believes in community centers and their power to support individuals in mind and body.
PLACE AND HISTORY: We value the history of our space and our community, while also acknowledging the inequities.