December 22, 2015
The YMCA of Auburn-Lewiston welcomes three new members to its board of directors. They are Audrey Chapman, Joseph Perryman and Karen White.
John Emerson, board chair and president, says, “We have ambitious goals for the Y, so we need a leadership team that can take us to the next level. These three individuals bring a diversity of talent that will help us do just that.”
Audrey Chapman is an independent consultant who currently works with the U.S. Biathlon Association, part of the Olympic movement, and the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center helping with special projects. In the past she served as Executive Director at the Maine 4-H Foundation and was a major gifts officer at the University of Maine. She graduated from the University of Maine and currently lives in Lewiston with her husband Michael E. Carey and their two young children.
Joseph Perryman is Facilities Director for the Lewiston School Department, where he manages all manner of facility and construction projects. Prior to that Perryman was an estimator and project manager for St. Laurent & Son Excavating. He is an active YMCA member and enjoys volunteering with his children’s athletics. He is currently working with Tree Street Youth on a facilities master plan.
Karen White of Gray is a full-time instructor in the education department at Central Maine
Community College. She has held a variety of positions in the education field, including public school teaching, Head Start, Nursery School, and as Maine’s Infant Toddler Specialist. She spent two years in a position funded through the Center for Disease Control aimed at increasing physical activity and healthy nutrition in early childhood settings, schools and communities. White earned her bachelor’s in elementary and special education from the University of Maine, Farmington, and her master’s from Wheelock College.