Two Presque Isle business and community leaders were recently selected to serve on the Board of Trustees for The Aroostook Medical Center.


Seated from left:  new board members Scott Violette and Jane Towle; Steven St. Pierre, chair of the board; Carol Bell, vice chair; and Gene Lynch II, immediate past chair of the board and current chair of the finance committee. Other board members at the meeting were, standing from left: Richard Duncan, Dr. David Weed, Lynn Lombard, Holly Johnson, Barry McCrum and Dr. Sergio Lema. 

Jane Towle and Scott Violette, both of Presque Isle, are the newest members of the governing body of northern Maine’s largest non-profit organization and the region’s largest employer.

“Our TAMC Board is an engaged group of business, community, and healthcare leaders, who bring a varied and diverse set of skills and experience in support of our governance and fiduciary responsibilities to the TAMC organization,” said Steven St. Pierre, chair of TAMC’s Board of Trustees.  Towle and Violette will add to that skill and experience.

Towle is the owner and designated broker of RE/MAX Central.  In addition to being a leader in the professional area of real estate, she has extensive experience serving on education, foundation and volunteer boards.  She is a past president of the Presque Isle Rotary Club, a member of both the University of Maine at Presque Isle and Northern Maine Community College Foundation boards, a member of the Aroostook Board of the Maine Community Foundation, a board member of Aroostook Aspirations, and a member of the Broker Idea Exchange Council of the National Association of Realtors.  Towle has demonstrated her commitment to the community in many ways, including her efforts as event director for the 2016 World Cup Biathlon and the 2014 Junior World Championship Biathlon that took place at the Nordic Heritage Sports Center in Presque Isle.

Violette leads the financial services team for Barresi Financial and is the senior financial advisor on staff.  He became a Certified Financial Planner in 2009. Born and raised in Presque Isle, he worked out of the area for a number of years as a store manager for Circuit City, working in five different stores in Maine and New Hampshire and achieving Leader of Excellence recognition four times in eight years. He moved back to Presque Isle ten years ago to work at Barresi Financial, becoming a partner there in 2015.  Violette is also a partner in a commercial real estate development group.  He is past President of the Presque Isle Rotary Club, served as vice chair for City of Presque Isle Strategic Planning Committee, and served as the chair for Momentum Aroostook. He currently serves on the board of the Presque Isle Country Club, the Presque Isle Downtown Revitalization Committee, the Mark and Emily Turner Foundation, and the UMPI Board of Visitors.

TAMC has an active medical staff consisting of over 70 physicians and other healthcare practitioners, plus additional consulting and courtesy staff.  The organization employs 1,035 people and includes the A.R. Gould Memorial Hospital in Presque Isle; the Aroostook Health Center, long-term care and skilled nursing facility in Mars Hill; primary care practices in Presque Isle, Mars Hill, Fort Fairfield and Caribou; a Walk-In Care Center and County Dialysis Center, both in Presque Isle; Crown Emergency Care, an ambulance service with bases in Fort Fairfield, Limestone and Washburn serving 18 rural communities and territories; and Crown Critical Care Transport, based in Presque Isle and transporting critical patients throughout Aroostook County.

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