Our Board of Directors
Jill Blanch DRAFT joined Lubec Community Outreach Center in 2019 and serves as the Board Secretary. She brings to the Board over 25 years’ experience in marketing and currently works at Machias Savings Bank as their AVP, Brand and Marketing Experience Manager. While living and raising a family in the Lubec area, Jill has been involved in various school and community activities. She and her husband, Sean reside in Lubec with their family and two dogs where she enjoys working on home projects, cooking, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Jennifer Plaut DRAFT is originally from Trescott and attended school in Lubec through middle school. Education and travel have taken her over much of North America, including a long stay in New Mexico to pursue a PhD in plant physiological ecology. 2018 brought her, her husband and two children back to Trescott, where they are all gradually getting used to measuring rainfall in inches instead of millimeters. She is currently a homemaker with a big garden and too many chickens. She loves wilderness travel by canoe, ski, or foot. She started volunteering at the LCOC when the pandemic lockdown first started;
“The LCOC is a wonderful space to meet your neighbors, while contributing to a really inspiring collective energy. I can’t wait for events once there’s NOT a pandemic in progress!”
Stephanie Page DRAFT hails from Southern Maine. She moved to Lubec over 27 years ago with her husband Ken. With no real connection to Lubec or the Downeast region, other than their time attending UMM, Stephanie and Ken believed their stay in Lubec would be short-term. It quickly became clear that they would be planting permanent roots in the community. They raised a daughter, Emma, who spent one summer working as a counselor at LCOC’s Summer Recreation program.
Over the past 27 years, Stephanie has been involved with many local organizations and served on the MSAD #19 Lubec School Board for several years. In her role as School Board member she was involved in negotiating the first lease for LCOC to occupy the old High School. She is committed to being involved in the community, with a focus on supporting youth initiatives.
Stephanie is also a current member of the Board of Directors for Eastport Health Care. She works for Machias Savings Bank as AVP, Physical Security Officer. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking on the beach, playing golf, and traveling.
Heather Henry-Tenan DRAFT hails from Washington County, Maine for the most part... she has Canadian roots, but was accidentally born in Massachusetts. She graduated from St. Stephen High School in New Brunswick, Canada with plans to become a diesel mechanic, but ended up at the University of Maine at Machias working on a Bachelor's degree in Education instead. She finished that challenge in 1989 and moved onto the University of New England to complete a Masters of Science degree in Education. Plans to become a school administrator was the plan, so she taught for two years as a math and science educator in Calais, but moved into a School Health Coordinator administrative position in 2000. In 2011, she and her husband, Glen Tenan, purchased The Eastland Motel in Lubec.
Heather spends spare time writing federal grants for the local AOS 77 School System, working as a sign language interpreter, and as a property manager for their apartment rentals in Calais, Alexander and Lubec. In 2018, she and her husband purchased yet another business in Calais and time is now split between working in Lubec and at their business, C&E Feeds; a farm supply business and Canadian shipping hub. When time allows, she and Glen pursue their traveling passion. They’ve visited many countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Central America, and Australia. In the rest of their spare time, Heather and Glen study archeology at Southern New Hampshire University.
They put serious roots down in the most eastern point in the US, and some day, they plan to retire at their home in North Lubec. But for now, their happy place includes hanging with their adult kids... and their five beautiful grandchildren!
“I joined LCOC in 2012 hoping to lend a hand to an organization created to remove barriers on the path to a better life. I joined a group of caring individuals and together we do our best to help Lubec work together for each other! The programs created over the last 9 years are exemplary and I’m proud to work alongside so many volunteers who have made Lubec a better place and life here an easier one to handle.”
Dante Zanoni DRAFT was Born In Rumford Maine and a 1994 UMM graduate. He works for the Community Caring Collaborative as the Director of their new Program, The Connection Initiative. This program helps to make lives better by connecting our neighbors in Washington County to community resources and options.
“I have lived in Lubec since 2004 and want to be on LCOC board because my children and I have integrated into Lubec's culture and all that it has to offer. I want to be part of the drive to help others in this community as we (family) have been helped by others when Jessika was dying from a long hard battle of cervical cancer. LCOC will help in that cause. It creates opportunities, programming and builds a sense of community. I want to be a part of that.”
Melissa (Missy) Mallock-Farren DRAFT resides in Lubec, Maine with family roots from both Lubec and Campobello Island reaching back for generations. Missy has been a Registered Nurse for 24 years and currently holds the position of the Director of Quality Improvement for Eastport Health Care. Her work there supports the Community Health Center model that provides Primary Care Services to underserved areas. She and her family have always resided in Washington County and have served on various boards, committees and organizations that benefit the community. Her love for the area and the community are the reason she decided to serve on the LCOC board. In her spare time, she likes to cook, go camping, travel, and spend time with family and friends, and can be found on Sundays during football season, cheering on the Patriots.
Joe Piscaldo DRAFT went to Calif in 1970, worked 5 yrs on a cattle ranch outside of Redding.
Moved to Portland, Ore in 1975. Worked 5 yrs in a Ford dealership as a mechanic, then 6 yrs at a ski area on Mt Hood. Did 4 or 5 10 day winter camping trips, coldest was minus 5 * Climbed Mt Hood 20 - 25 times, skied off the summit once on 3 pin bindings. 1988 moved to Wa State, spent 24 yrs working at a ski area adjacent to Mt Ranier. Bought a 28 ft sailboat in 1990 sailed extensively the San Juan and Canadien Gulf Islands. Sold it in 2007. Moved to Lubec in 2012. Helped move the Food Pantry from Whiting to L.C.O.C. in Jan, 2016 Became a Board member in May, 2018.
Denise Boston DRAFT began volunteering at LCOC food pantry in 2016.She then joined the board and youth committee as committee leader in 2020. Denise, alongside her family, is an avid homesteader. When she isn't volunteering at LCOC or her church, she is busy homeschooling her two daughters and helping tend the families’ livestock and gardens. Denise enjoys, cooking, music, crafts, and spending time with her family and friends. She joined LCOC to help others in need and become a part of an organization that is working together to help all within our community