Craig Jordan, President of the Board of Trustees



Trustees 2017.  Front. Carolyn Eaton, Joan Patterson, Craig Jordan, Shelley Deane, Kimberly Gooch.

Back.  Mary Frank, Jan Brinkman, Jan Roberts, Robert Lively, Glenn Kapiloff, Steve Gray, Kelly Kading, Mike Luciano, Meredith Kendall, Timothy Thompson, Jeremy McFarlane, John Bogar.


“We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.” 
― Dorothy Day, The Long Loneliness

Seventeen community leaders volunteer their time and talents to support the Pierce House. The Nominating Committee recommends new members to the Board as vacancies arise. A Trustee may serve as an officer, and/or as a member of one of the three working committees:  Admissions, Personnel, and Policy Committee; Facility Committee; and Finance Committee

Each Trustee brings to the Board his or her expertise in health care, human development, financial management, legal issues, construction, or applied technologies. The full Board meets four times a year. Trustees elect officers and trustees, approve the budget, and dicuss reports and recommendations from the working committees. The chairpersons of each committee call ad hoc meetings during the year, in order to fulfill their responsibilities, as defined by the organization’s By-Laws.

The Administrator attends all quarterly meetings and provides information for the entire Board. With the oversight of the Treasurer and the President, and the approval of the Board, the Administrator manages the budget.

The Board is committed to providing a home-like facility with a caring atmosphere for older citizens who require assistance with the activities of daily living. The long-range goal of the Board is to continue the legacy of the Founders, who, in 1905, recognized the need for this facility. Today the Pierce House is a unique home for our elders: historic, vibrant, and welcoming.

Excerpts from the Special Supplement, Morning Sentinel, June 28, 2005; Diane Johnson, Correspondent.


Executive Committee: Craig Jordan, Joan Patterson, Timothy Thompson, Kimberly Gooch, John Bogar, and Carolyn Eaton. 

Admissions, Personnel, and Policy Committee: Carolyn Eaton, Jan Brinkman, Shelley Deane, Mary Frank, Kimberly Gooch, Meredith Kendall, Michael Luciano, Joan Patterson, and Darlene Mooar. 

Facility Committee: Craig Jordan and Jeremy McFarlane

Finance Committee: John Bogar, Robert Lively, Steve Gray, Kelly Kading, Jan Roberts, and Timothy Thompson

Craig Jordan. Owner of Craig Jordan Construction, builder of fine homes throughout Western Maine. Member of the Farmington Planning Board and a 20 year member of the Farmington Lions Club. Honored in 2000 as Entrepreneur of the Year by the Farmington Rotary Club. President of the Board of Trustees since  June, 2009. Trustee since 1990, member of the Facility and Executive Committees. 

John D. Bogar. BA, MBA, CPCU. Lafayette College: BA Economics;New Hampshire College: MBA. Co-Chairman of Kyes Insurance Agency, Past Chairman and Current Director of Franklin Community Health Network/Franklin Memorial Hospital, past Director of the Greater Franklin Development Corporation. Trustee since 1993, Chair of the Nominating Committee and Chair of the Finance Committee (2014).

Jan A. Brinkman, RN, EMT-P. Currently working as an Oncology nurse at Franklin Memorial Hospital, she has held various positions in both nursing and the pre-hospital EMS field. She is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maine at Farmington. Jan has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 2000. She serves on the Admissions, Personnel, and Policy Committee, and provides educational programs for the staff.

Shelley Deane. Attended the University of Maine at Farmington. Currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Administration and Human Resources at Franklin Savings Bank. Long time board member and volunteer for Titcomb Ski Education Foundation.  Avid community volunteer for organizations such as the American Cancer Society, Franklin County Community College Network, and our  local school systems. Trustee since 2015; Admissions, Policy, and Personnel Committee.

Carolyn Eaton. Employed at G.H. Bass from 1966 to 1991, Manager of Customer Service for many years, Financial Services Representative for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company 1991-2014. Honoree member of the Farmington Rotary; President of the Farmington Rotary 1999/2000. Trustee of The Pierce House since 1992; Chair of the Admissions, Policy, and Personnel Committee.

Mary Frank. BA in German, MS in Communications Disorders, SLP.  Currently retired.  Previous endeavors include: Intelligence Analyst, Dept. of Justice/DEA; co-owner of investigative/security firm; commercial sheep farmer; speech therapist in MSAD 9; Sugarloaf ski instructor; and Franklin County Treasurer.  I have lived in a number of states and abroad in France, Germany, and Pakistan. Maine is my home now. I volunteer at Titcomb Mountain and am the current Treasurer for the Carrabassett Valley Outdoor Association. Trustee since 2012, Admissions, Policy, and Personnel Committee.

William Geller. Retired University of Maine at Farmington administrator (1977-2010). Undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont, masters degrees from Indiana University, and the University of Maine, and a doctoral degree from Indiana University.  In retirement my volunteer time is devoted to the Maine Appalachian Trail Council, Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), Maine Public Lands, and the indigenous community of Yambiro, Ecuador. I spend most of my time wandering, researching, and writing about the Maine woods with two principal outlets, Appalachia, a magazine of the AMC, and University of Maine Raymond Fogler Library Special Collections Digital Commons (history). Serves on the Finance Committee; Trustee since 2019.

Kimberly Gooch, M.D.  Graduate of University of Iowa School of Medicine.  Board certified in Internal Medicine, University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital.  Clinical professor  Tufts-MMC undergraduate medical school.  Past member of Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine and delegate to the National Federation of State Medical Boards.  Retired physician and medical staff member at Franklin Memorial Hospital. Trustee since 2012. Admissions, Policy, and Personnel Committee, Clerk 2014.

Steve Gray. Attended Thomas College with an  Accounting Major and Business Management minor. Steve is General Manager of Franklin Chrysler in Farmington. He held management positions for two local banks, as Assistant Vice President Commercial Loan Officer and Mortgage Origination. Steve held  licensing for Life and Property and Casualty Insurance. He also held a Series 6 Investment license.  Steve grew up in Farmington and resides there with his wife, Jill. He has one adult daughter. Trustee since 2016. Finance Committee.

Kelly Kading.  Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology from the University of California at Davis. 36 years of experience in Executive positions within the Food and Beverage Industry with concentration on manufacturing excellence. Most recently a Managing Partner at The Ranch Winery in Napa Valley, one of Napa Valley’s largest producing wineries. Previously held the position of Senior Vice President of Operations with the Dean Foods Company overseeing the operations of 105 large dairy manufacturing facilities across the United States. Currently resides in Maine full-time with his wife Nancy. Kelly continues to consult for the Food Industry and serves on numerous Boards around the country. Serves on the Finance Committee; Trustee since 2016.

Robert L. Lively, Jr, PhD, University of Oxford, Oxford, England. Dean Emeritus, University of Maine at Farmington. Past President, Maine Chapter-Fulbright Association; Chair, Western Maine Storytelling Festival; President, Friends of Wilson Lake, Wilton, Maine; Past President of the Board of the Tri-Valley United Way. I enjoy kayaking and living on the lake in Wilton. We have a plaque in the kitchen that reads, "If you're lucky enough to have a house by the water, you're lucky enough." Trustee since 2000; serves on the Finance Committee.

Mike Luciano.  BS Business Administration  Husson University. Graduate Studies Human Resources Thomas College, Cornell University. Retired HR Director Pulp and Paper Industry serving both domestic and international positions. Current Board member and Chair of Personnel Committee Franklin Savings Bank. Current Chair of Finance Committee St. Rose of Lima Church. Served as board member and Chair of Franklin Memorial Hospital and Franklin Community Health Network. Served as board member and Chair of Greater Franklin Development Corporation. Served as  Foundation Board member Kennebec Valley Community College and committee member of the Pulp and Paper Foundation, University of Maine. Appointed by former Governor Angus King and served as member of Maine State Emergency Services Board. Trustee since 2014; Finance Committee, serves on the Admissions, Policy, and Personnel Committee (2017).

Jeremy McFarlane was born in Farmington and raised in Industry, graduating  from Mt. Blue High School in 1991. Jeremy attended the University of Southern Maine in Gorham/Portland. In 1998 Jeremy began his apprenticeship at Adams Funeral Home. Jeremy worked as the manager at Adams Funeral Home from 2002 until 2006, at which time he and his wife purchased the funeral home from the corporation in Texas making Adams Funeral Home a locally-owned and family-operated business for the first time since 1996.  Jeremy and Laura put the families they serve first. "It is our goal to serve each family as though they were a part of our own. We are here to serve our neighbors and their families and we are honored to be given that opportunity."  Trustee since 2012; Facilities Committee. Chair of Facilities Committee since June 2019.

Joan Patterson. BA degree in English, retired small-town actress. Married to a Veterinarian, mother of one, step-mother to eight. I have 25 grandchildren and 7 great-grands. Helped raise three other young students, all of whom are responsible, good citizens. I am an Iditarod volunteer and have spent most of the last 13 winters in Alaska. I am a lucky lady: I have adventure, family, and The Pierce House in my life. Trustee since 1993. Former Co-Chair of the Finance Committee. Serves as a member of the Executive Committee and Admissions, Policy, and Personnel Committee (2016). Vice-President of The Pierce House since 2009.

Jan Roberts.  Trustee since 2016; serves on the Finance Committee.

Timothy J. Thompson.  MBA, Thomas College; BA from the University of Maine. Graduate of the National School of Banking at Fairfield University.  Senior Vice President and CFO, Franklin Savings Bank. Trustee since 2008; member of the Finance Committee, Treasurer since 2013.  

Trustees 2016

Trustees 2016.  Front. Joan Patterson, Meredith Kendall, Craig Jordan, Patricia Flint, Kimberly Gooch.  Back. Carolyn Eaton, Timothy Thompson, John Bogar, Richard Harvey, Robert Lively, Jeremy McFarlane, Jan Brinkman, Shelley Deane.

Trustees above circa 2009. Front row, left to right: Carolyn Eaton, Meredith Kendall, Craig Jordan, Joan Patterson, Jan Brinkman, Kathleen Bean.  Back row, left to right: Arthur Perry, John Bogar, Robert Lively, Richard Harvey, Timothy Thompson, Robert Bean.

                                                    Trustees circa 2001. Front row, left to right: Carolyn Eaton,  Craig Jordan, Liz Marks, Arthur Perry, Joan Patterson. Back row, left to right:  Robert Lively, Meredith Kendall, Dan Adams, - - Richard Harvey, Jan Brinkman, John Bogar, Robert Bean, Kathleen Bean.