Healthy Acadia, a community health coalition serving Hancock and Washington counties, recently welcomed Bobbi-Jo Thornton and Christina Perkins as the newest members of the organization’s Board of Directors.
Perkins is an attorney in private practice at Fellows, Kee, Tymoczko & Pierson, LLC in Bucksport. She handles real estate, elder law, MaineCare and estate planning matters. She lives on a small farm in Orland with a number of rescued farm animals and is the founder and president of Maine Farm Animal Advocates. She has a special interest in advocating for a healthy and active lifestyle using plant-based food choices.
“I am passionate about helping people to lead healthier lives, and serving on Healthy Acadia’s board is a wonderful way to support our community members throughout the region,” Perkins said. “I am particularly interested in supporting healthy aging for all; Healthy Acadia is doing exciting work around this issue and many others.”
Thornton, vice president of business banking at Machias Savings Bank, has 20 years of banking experience. She is a graduate of the Leadership Hancock County Program, and has been active in the community as a Maine Lioness member for over 16 years, currently serving as vice president of the Ellsworth club.
“I am excited to join the board of Healthy Acadia. It is a well-run, highly respected group of individuals serving the community in which my family lives, with a clear mission and vision that I support,” Thornton said. “I have a personal interest in wellness and understand the importance it plays in our community.”