UMC elects new officers, directors

Feb 01, 2020
New United Midcoast Charities officers and board members are, from left, top, President Betsy Saltonstall, Vice President Lori Alexander, Treasurer Steve Kemple and Secretary John Viehman; bottom, grants committee Chairman Dr. Jim Hengerer, and new board members Frank Hackett, who will serve on the finance and grants committees, and Mary Sargent, who will join the communications committee.

Camden — United Midcoast Charities has elected new officers and added two new members to its board of directors.

Betsy Clemens Saltonstall of Rockport is the new president of UMC's executive committee. Other new officers are Lori Alexander of Rockport, vice president; John Viehman of Rockport, secretary; and Dr. Jim Hengerer of Rockland, grants committee chairman. Steve Kemple of Lincolnville remains on the executive committee for a second year as treasurer.

Frank Hackett of Rockport and Mary Sargent of Lincolnville have joined the UMC board of directors.

Hackett relocated in 2018 from the Hudson Valley. Frank has experience from past roles as partner at a CPA firm, COO of a leather design firm, CFO of a lamp manufacturer and a consultant to many for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

Sargent is executive director of Penobscot Shores Retirement Community in Belfast. From 2010 to 2018, she was the administrator at Quarry Hill in Camden. She has been a West Bay Rotarian since 2012 and is the club’s immediate past president.

Saltonstall, who works for Maine Medical Center’s philanthropy office, joined UMC in 2014, began leading its development efforts in 2016 and became vice president in 2017. She has served on the boards of Midcoast Recreation Center, Friends of Midcoast Maine and Destination Wellness.

United Midcoast Charities, founded in 1942, is a 501(c)(3) community-supported nonprofit whose mission is to energize Midcoast Maine nonprofit agencies through finance and guidance, supporting a network of resources stronger than any single organization. UMC’s primary areas of focus are food, housing, health and safety, and economic security.

Since 2017, UMC has awarded grants totaling $1.5 million to more than 50 agencies as part of its community-led competitive grants program. More information is available at




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