AUBURN — The YMCA of Auburn-Lewiston welcomes five new members to its board of directors: Dr. Michael Cox, Daniel Dubé, Glen Holmes, Gabrielle Russell and Dr. Ray Stone.

Board chairman and president John Emerson said, “I am excited to work with such a talented and respected group of local professionals and leaders. Their guidance will help take the Y to the next level as we continue to grow and expand our community partnerships.”

Cox retired in January as CEO of Central Maine Orthopaedics and executive director of the Orthopaedic Institute of Central Maine at Central Maine Medical Center. An academic and researcher, as well as a health care administrator, Cox has 40 years of experience in teaching, medicine, research and health care management and has published more than 80 manuscripts, book chapters and abstracts. Cox received his PhD from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Dubé is an attorney and advocate for Lewiston-Auburn and healthy lifestyles. In addition to the YMCA board, he serves on the L-A Economic Growth Council, the Franco-American Heritage Center board and the Lewiston Board of Appeals. Dubé is also a certified Crossfit instructor and has served on the board of Grow L+A.

Holmes is the director of commercial lending and economic development for Community Concepts Finance Corp. A native of Oxford County, Holmes has served in the Air Force, held numerous management and executive level positions in the private sector and served as Buckfield’s town manager for seven years.

Russell, an architect, joins the YMCA board with more than 11 years of experience in the design and construction fields. She is committed to the preservation of Maine landmarks, with projects that include an addition to the historic Strand Theater in Skowhegan and the proposed revitalization of Lewiston’s Bates Mill No. 5. Russell is also a founding member of Grow L+A and serves on the Historic Preservation Review Board.

Stone is an Auburn-based osteopathic physician with more than 20 years of experience caring for patients throughout central Maine. In 2002 he was named Physician of the Year by the Maine Academy of Family Physicians. Stone is a supporter of active lifestyles and enjoys cycling, running and skiing.

The YMCA’s chief executive officer Steve Wallace said, “We have ambitious goals for our Y. Our board leadership has never been stronger, and I am confident that together we will do great things for our community.”

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