We are all just walking each other home. - Ram Dass

AHOC Welcomes Three New Board Members

Erika Arguello is an International Medical School Graduate from the American University UAM in Managua, Nicaragua. She currently serves as the Project Director of The Rural Recovery Network and the Better Breathing, Better Living grant, HRSA funded grants, at Cary Medical Center. Before joining Cary Medical Center, she was a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Neuro-Oncology department at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.

“I feel very honored to be selected for this remarkable opportunity and serve the Aroostook House of Comfort as a member of the board. I look forward to working together with the board to be an advocate for the organization and its mission to help individuals and families through hospice and end-of-life care.”

Norman Fournier was born and raised in Wallagrass and is a graduate of the University of Maine in Fort Kent with a B.S. in Education. He attended Graduate School at the University of Maine in Orono with 45 hours in Doctoral Program in U.S. History before being drafted serving two years in U.S. Army. Norman has participated on several boards throughout Aroostook County, such as the Maine Human Rights Commission, United Way of Aroostook, SAD# 27 School Board, Maine Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company, Aroostook Transportation Corporation, St. Joseph Parish Council, and the University of Maine System. His 40-year career in health and social services include positions as the Director of Children Services and the Executive Director at Aroostook County Action Program (ACAP), later as the Associate Administrator at Northern Maine Medical Center, and as Chief Executive Officer of Fish River Rural Health Eagle Lake before retiring in 2012. 

“Having worked in Health Care for 25 years, I know firsthand how crucial the services of the Aroostook House of Comfort are for the residents of this County. I am honored and excited to serve as a Board member on such a worthy organization."

Terri Ouellette has been with MMG since 1998 and serves as Accounting Manager. Terri holds an MSB from Husson University and a dual B.A. in Accounting and Business Management from the University of Maine at Presque Isle. She earned her Certificate in General Insurance, Associate in Insurance Services (AIS), Associate in Reinsurance (ARe) and Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance (AIAF). She has the distinction of being named Virginia Allan Young careerist in 2006 by the Caribou Business & Professional Women. Terri serves on the Accounting and Business Administration Advisory Board of Northern Maine Community College and the Caribou Ecumenical Food Pantry Board.

“I have personally witnessed the genuine and compassionate care that the AHOC provided not only to my father during his time of need, but to my entire family.  The overwhelming sense of relief that I experienced by entrusting my father’s care to AHOC in his final days was something that I am eternally grateful for.  The appreciation, gratitude and respect that I have for this organization inspired me to want to contribute to the cause.  All that said, becoming an AHOC Board member was an extremely easy decision for me.”