ELLSWORTH and BLUE HILL —On October 22, the Northern Light Blue Hill and Maine Coast Hospital Common Board will welcome three new trustees.
Michael Hockenbury, Tyler Smith, and Jake Tyler all bring with them a variety of skills and experience as well as an interest in improving access to care and the overall health and wellness of the communities in Hancock County and beyond.
“Our board already benefits from strong leadership and diverse professional backgrounds,” said John Ronan, FACHE, president of Blue Hill and Maine Coast Hospitals, in a news release. “Our new trustees will be an extraordinary complement to the dedicated group currently serving our hospitals. We are extremely fortunate to attract trustees with vast expertise and interest in community service, finance, business, law, and healthcare.”
Jake Taylor, a life-long resident of Ellsworth, has been owner and operations manager of Wallace Events since 2008. Taylor has been a member of the Maine Coast Hospital (MCH) Poinsettia Ball Fundraising committee since 2014 and the MCH Chef’s Gala Fundraising Committee since 2015. He currently serves on the HCTC Improvement Steering Committee, is a Board member of the Ellsworth Business Development Corporation and is a past Board member of the Union Square Young Professional Group.
Michael Hockenbury, Esq. handles a wide variety of matters for Rudman Winchell, but generally practices within the Corporate and Business Practices group. Active in the community, Hockenbury serves on the board of directors for the Penobscot County Bar Association. He also serves on the Steering Committee of Fusion Bangor, a program of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce which offers various opportunities for community members and plays an active role in collaborating with local business and organizations to attract and retain young professionals in the greater Bangor region.
Tyler Smith, president of Greenway Equipment Sales since 1994, has contributed endless hours to groups and organizations. Smith serves on the Board of the Bangor YMCA Foundation and as a Corporator for Machias Savings Bank and Northern Light Health. He is currently the Board president of the Brewer Travel Basketball Club, Board treasurer for the Eastern Maine Basketball League, and the Assistant Brewer High School Boys Varsity Basketball Coach. In addition, he is a Trustee for All Souls Congregational Church. Smith also has served in volunteer leadership positions at Sebasticook Valley Hospital, Eastern Maine Community College, Maine Restaurant Association, Brewer Little League and Brewer School System.
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