Town & Country Federal Credit Union’s participation in the 2022 Tri for a Cure triathlon resulted in a contribution of more than $20,000 to this year’s event in support of the Maine Cancer Foundation.

Town & Country Federal Credit Union had a strong staff presence at the 2022 Tri for a Cure, including nearly half a dozen participants. Pictured the day before the event at registration are four of the credit union’s participants. From left are Lyndsey Laskey, Linda Halleran, Brittany Eaton and Chelsea Torrey. Collectively, the credit union contributed more than $20,000 to this year’s Tri for a Cure in support of the Maine Cancer Foundation.  Courtesy photo

The credit union supported the event as a major sponsor of the Tri for a Cure, including the exclusive sponsor of the Survivors’ Breakfast and through staff participation in both the in-person and virtual option, which is held as part of the Tri weekend, July 9-10, in South Portland.

“We have been a long-time partner of the Maine Cancer Foundation and have supported the Tri for a Cure for a number of years,” said David Libby, president and CEO of Town & Country Federal Credit Union, in an Aug. 2 press release. “It was great to see staff again step up to participate in the event and to have a strong in-person presence this year, after the past two years. Unfortunately, cancer has touched most everyone in one way or another, and the funds that the Maine Cancer Foundation raise through this event make a positive impact on supporting research and early detection and prevention efforts in Maine.

“Our organization is committed to making our communities healthier and reducing cancer goes a long way in achieving that goal. We are proud to have supported this year’s Tri in such a significant way this year with our total contribution in excess of $20,000.”

In addition to being a major contributor of Tri for a Cure, Town & Country is also involved in other aspects of reducing the impact of cancer in its communities by partnering with the Maine Cancer Foundation to offer financial wellness programs including individual financial coaching, financial wellness workshops focused on the cost of a cancer diagnosis and other resources and initiatives that help cancer patients and their families.

Town & Country Federal Credit Union had a strong staff presence at the 2022 Tri for a Cure, including nearly half a dozen participants. Pictured the day before the event at registration are four of the credit union’s participants. From left are Lyndsey Laskey, Linda Halleran, Brittany Eaton and Chelsea Torrey. Collectively, the credit union contributed more than $20,000 to this year’s Tri for a Cure in support of the Maine Cancer Foundation.

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Maine Behavioral Healthcare taps experienced Grasso to lead communications

Maine Behavioral Healthcare announced last week that it has appointed an experienced health care communications professional to the role of director of communications and public affairs.

Nadine Grosso Monty J. Rand photo

Nadine Grosso, who for more than 20 years has served as the vice president and director of communications with the Maine Health Care Association, will join Maine Behavioral Healthcare Aug. 22 as director of communications and public affairs.

Grosso joins Maine Behavioral Healthcare after serving as the communications leader of an organization that representing more than 200 nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Maine, a role she has had since 2000.

“Nadine’s experience aligns well with our mission at MBH,” said Kelly Barton, MBH president, in a press release. “She knows what it is like to advocate for vulnerable populations on behalf of a health care provider.”

Prior to her current role, Grosso worked as director of public relations for the Health Care Association of New Jersey and prior to that was program director of the Cherry Hill (New Jersey) Municipal Alliance on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. She started her career as a public relations assistant at a community hospital in Pennsylvania.

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“Nadine is thoughtful and strategic and understands well the critical role that communications plays for health care providers, both in communities and among care teams,” Barton said. “I am confident she will be an effective spokesperson for our organization as we pursue our vision and mission on behalf the communities we serve.”

“Serving the communications needs of Maine Behavioral Healthcare’s patients and care team members provides me with an opportunity to continue work on behalf of those in our community who depend on dedicated health care professionals for their wellbeing,” said Grosso in an email. “The Maine Behavioral Healthcare mission matters and is even more vital as our communities emerge from the public health emergency. This is a chance to make a real difference in people’s lives.”

Grosso replaces Marc Glass, who left MBH earlier this year to lead communication efforts at the Mitchell Institute in Augusta. In her role, Grosso will be responsible for external and internal communications, making sure MBH’s patients, care team members and the broader community are aware of the work done every day at the organization in support of those with behavioral health needs.

 

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