Mission Board – Changing of the Guard

Mission Board – Changing of the Guard

BAR HARBOR, ME – At its June meeting, the Mission Board honored directors whose terms were expiring and approved new members, an experience that always happens with mixed emotions. Two incoming members, Diehl Snyder, MD and Joanne Harris will join the Board.

Dr. Snyder recently retired as director of MDI Hospital Behavioral Health Center which he was instrumental in founding. For many years, Dr. Snyder has assisted the Mission and Sunbeam crew with telemedicine psychiatric services. He was a Sunbeam Award recipient in 2019. Dr. Snyder is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Joanne Harris served as Human Resources Director of The Jackson Laboratory for almost 3 decades, followed by 10 years at MDI Hospital. She also served on the Maine State Workforce Development Council, helping shape job opportunities for Maine citizens. Retired in 2017, Joanne has worked with small businesses in a consulting role. She graduated Florida State University, Tallahassee, with a baccalaureate degree in Political Science.

Stacey Smith of Bar Harbor, elected to the board in 2011, is passing the torch as President to Dan McKay, of Northeast Harbor. Linda Lewis of Bar Harbor started as a board member in 2014, serving on the Island Services Committee and Downeast Campus Committee. Jim Geary of Southwest Harbor, elected to the Board in 2011, served on the EdGE Committee, as Board Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee, and as an Audit Committee member. They have helped steward the Mission through strategic planning, major capital campaigns, leadership transition, and a public health crisis.

We offer a heartfelt welcome to new Mission directors and the community’s utmost gratitude to those who answered the Mission’s call of compassionate service.

Mission Board Member’s NEH Shop/Boutique Feature

Mission Board Member’s NEH Shop/Boutique Feature

Meet Our November Featured Business: The Kimball Shop

The Kimball Shop, at 135 Main Street in Northeast Harbor, opened for business in 1929. Started by Margaret Kimball, current owner Nancy Ho’s aunt, it has remained a family business to this day. “We had the option to close it or sell it, but my brother and I chose to run it,” says Ho. Nancy continues to be a daily presence in the shop, managing a small team that handles every aspect of the business, from managing stock to gift wrapping, shipping and organizing events.

What’s most striking about the Kimball Shop and Boutique isn’t just the breadth of items for sale, or even the friendliness and knowledge of the staff, but the lengths to which they will go to satisfy their customers. The Kimball Shop and Boutique are a Northeast Harbor institution.

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