Healthy Acadia, a community health coalition serving Hancock and Washington counties, recently welcomed Patrick Lyons and Bob Fitzsimmons as new members to the organization’s board of directors.
A Washington County native, Fitzsimmons has worked in law enforcement for many years; serving as a warden, a police officer for the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point and a sergeant with the Calais Police Department.
In 2013, he returned to his hometown of Baileyville to serve as the chief of Baileyville Police Department.
Fitzsimmons was instrumental in the planning of community forums that have taken place across the county in response to the opioid epidemic. He is committed to efforts to prevent substance misuse in his community and beyond, and to helping those affected by addiction to find their path to recovery.
As an associate with Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law, Lyons focuses on environmental and land use law and permitting, in addition to municipal law and civil litigation.
Prior to joining the firm, Lyons served as a term law clerk for the Hon. John A. Woodcock Jr., U.S. District Court, District of Maine. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maine School of Law.
Lyons resides in Ellsworth with wife, Kourtney Collum, a professor at the College of the Atlantic and the Partridge Chair in Food and Sustainable Agriculture Systems.