Monday, September 8, 2014

Christina Perkins and Bobbi-Jo Thornton Join Healthy Acadia’s Board of Directors

Healthy Acadia, a community health coalition serving Hancock and Washington Counties, is pleased to welcome Bobbi-Jo Thornton and Christina Perkins as the newest members of the organization’s Board of Directors. “We’re thrilled to have these dynamic community leaders join the team,” stated Ben Billings, Chair of Healthy Acadia’s Board of Directors. “Their experience, expertise, and passion will enhance our Board and the work we do in so many ways.”

Christina 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. Christina has a special interest in advocating for a healthy and active life style 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,” stated Perkins. “I am particularly interested in supporting healthy aging for all; Healthy Acadia is doing exciting work around this issue and many others.”

Bobbi-Jo Thornton, Vice President of Business Banking at Machias Savings Bank, has twenty 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 sixteen years, currently serving as Vice President of the Ellsworth club. A Maine native, Bobbi-Jo resides in the town of Hancock with her husband Chris and daughter Madison.

“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,” stated Thornton. “I have a personal interest in wellness and understand the importance it plays in our community. I look forward to being a part of this great organization and assisting them in any way that I can.”

Healthy Acadia is dedicated to building healthier communities across Hancock and Washington Counties by connecting individuals with health supports, building partnerships, coordinating education and prevention services, and improving policies and environments. Healthy Acadia is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is the Healthy Maine Partnership for Hancock County.


               Bobbi-Jo Thornton                                        Christina Perkins