PARIS — REACH (Rape Education and Crisis Hotline) has announced the addition of two new members to its board of directors.

Steven Wallace is executive director of the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce. He has more than 20 years in operations, human resources and program management. Prior to his current position, he served as director of the Base Realignment and Closure Center, Naval Air Station, Brunswick. 

Wallace had 21 years of service in the Marine Corps and traveled throughout the world, including two combat tours in the Middle East. While in the military, he served as a machine gunner, instructor, director of operations and commanding officer.

Wallace has a bachelor’s degree in management and organizational development from Mount Olive College and is enrolled in a MBA program at Southern New Hampshire College. He is married to former Richelle Nota of Lewiston and they reside in Auburn.

Barbi Tinder has more than 19 years of experience in the travel industry. She also volunteered at Camp Susan B. Curtis for eight seasons as its arts and crafts director, assistant program director and women’s head counselor. She has served on several community boards, including the Lewis D. Hill Library board.

Tinder has served in various capacities in the Episcopal Church, especially on mentoring and women’s leadership programs, including president of the Episcopal Church Women in her parish, on the national board of the ECW, presenter and trainer for Women of Vision and presenter at the church’s recent Triennial where she and her husband also served as official photographers.

Tinder holds a bachelor of science degree in occupational therapy from Boston University, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Services. She held several positions in the occupational therapy field after completing internships that concentrated on physical rehabilitation, mental challenges, daily living skills and skill development through activities, which led her to become a registered occupational therapist. He and husband Jim reside in Stoneham.

REACH has served the communities in Oxford County and the towns of Bridgton and Harrison since 1981. REACH staffs a 24-hour helpline for anyone affected by sexual assault; presents personal safety programs in grades kindergarten to college level; offers support groups for adults and adolescents; and provides individual support and accompaniment for individuals at hospitals, police interviews and through the court process. Services are free and confidential.

For more information, call 743-9777 or visit www.reachmaine.org. Helpline numbers are 1-800-871-7741 (for Oxford County residents), and 1-800-213-6937 (for Bridgton and Harrison residents).


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