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Ron Bansmer, Executive Director
Ron Bansmer received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maine at Farmington and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine. He retired from employment through the State of Maine after more than 40 years, which included 33 years of administering the WIC Program and MaineCare eligibility. At the time of his retirement, he was the Senior MaineCare Program Manager.

Joan C. Cook, Trustee
Joan C. Cook is a graduate of Plymouth State University and the University of Maine School of Law. After practicing law in Biddeford for many years, Joan became Vice President and Trust Officer at Biddeford Savings Bank, and then Vice President and Wealth Advisor for Charter Trust Company.

Joan has served on the Boards of Southern Maine Medical Center, Sweetser, United Way of York County, Kennebunk Land Trust, The Brick Store Museum, Maine Estate Planning Council, and several other organizations. She is currently a member of the Plymouth State University President's Council and Chair of the University's Heritage Society.

Ann Coffin, Trustee
Ann Coffin received her BS in Business Administration from Trinity College, Burlington, Vermont. Currently Vice President at Biddeford Savings Bank, she has over 23 years of banking experience in the areas of marketing and deposit/electronic services. Ann has volunteered for various nonprofit organizations in Southern Maine.

Eric Cote, Trustee
Eric Cote graduated from Colby College, and the New England School of Law. He served in the army in Vietnam and Africa. He is a former Mayor of Saco; current City Councilor in Saco; and he has been an attorney in his own general practice law firm for more than 27 years. He has served as Director for the non-profit Wardwell Home in Saco, for over 18 years. The Wardwell Home provides housing and supportive services for the elderly.

Michael Kemna, Trustee
Michael Kemna graduated from the University of Maine, University of Kentucky, and Sanders Brown Research Center on Aging in Lexington, Kentucky, with a major in Social Work and Gerontology. Michael's areas of interest include traumatic brain injury, geriatric mental health and long term care planning. Michael currently operates two assisted care homes in Maine with the focus on dementia/Alzheimers care.

Michael is a member of Gerontological Society of America, Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society and Alpha Delta Mu Honor Society.

Veronica M. Sheehan, Trustee
Veronica McGovern Sheehan is the former Executive Director of the Wardwell Assisted Living Services. Before assuming that position, she was Director of Resident Services for the Wardwell from 1994 to 1999.

Veronica graduated from Thornton Academy in 1958. She graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1961; enrolled in the B.S.N. completion program at Saint Joseph's College. Veronica was employed at the former Webber Hospital, now Southern Maine Medical Center (SMMC) for over 25 years, beginning in the Operating Room. Veronica "Vonnie", was the Charge Nurse in the Emergency Department from 1970 to 1987, and was the Nursing Director of the Emergency Department of SMMC from 1987-1992. She served as Nursing Director of the Fourth Floor Nursing Unit from January 1993 to September 1994.

Veronica is a Board Corporator of Southern Maine Medical Center, and served as a Director of St. Joseph's Manor, Sweetser Children's Home, and a Board Director of the Wardwell. She served on the State of Maine Legislature's Committee to study assisted living. Veronica also served on a committee with the Bureau of Adult and Elderly Services. This study was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Presently she serves on the Board of Corporators for the Southern Maine Medical Center and the Saco and Biddeford Savings Institution.

Maine Pooled Disability Trust
Ron Bansmer, Executive Director
P.O. Box 887
Augusta, Maine 04332
Phone (207) 967-6072
Fax (207) 480-1065
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