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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.

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Patrick Myers, Vice President

Patrick is the Executive Director of the Center Theatre, proudly  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 have embraced opportunities to collaborate to benefit our rural communities and while serving as Vice President, Patrick looks forward to continuing to champion the importance of this work.


Gloria Zela, Treasurer

Gloria received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and her Master’s in Business Administration at Southern New Hampshire University. Throughout her career, Gloria has specialized in business and financial management of nonprofit organizations. Her passion and commitment to the mission of various nonprofit organizations, which focus on enhancing the lives of the people they serve has been her impetus to accept the Treasurer’s position at Central Hall Commons.


Andrew Bermúdez, Fundraising Chair

Andrew has led many 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 surrounding communities. Central Hall Commons is grateful for his continued commitment to the community as Fundraising Chair.

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Susan Ramsey, Board Member

Music & Arts Envisioning Group – 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.

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Richard Swett, Board Member

Dick Swett is a retired orthopedic surgeon, and has lived in Dover- Foxcroft for 41 years, with his wife Caroline. He has two adult daughters, who live out of state. Dick’s present civic interests include being on the boards of Foxcroft Academy, Central Hall Commons, Code Maine, Eastern Area Agency on Aging, and Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center.

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Cheryl Stitham, Board Member

Cheryl Stitham White moved to Dover-Foxcroft when she was two months old and spent her formative years watching her mother and father perform on [then] Central Hall’s stage while her sister played basketball on the court.  She enjoys working with the organization to return Central Hall Commons to its previous role as a premier community meeting place and valued community resource.


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.

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Beth Ranagan, Board Member

BA and MA from Montclair State University;

Speech-Language Pathologist
President of NAMI Piscataquis County.
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Joe Ranagan, Board Member

B.A., Montclair State University
MS Ed, Temple University
Retired secondary school teacher of chemistry and physics and
Computer Coordinator at Dexter Regional High School